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The word chamber signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often with an intimate atmosphere. However, it usually does not include, by definition, solo instrument performances.
Many classical musicians enjoy playing chamber music. In most cases, chamber music is performed without a conductor, so each performer has greater artistic freedom.
Though originally designed and formed for Chambers (hence its name) within Palaces and community areas for the wealthy such as dining areas, today it is played in many areas allowing the instrumentalist the ability to portray his/her skills.
Anyone who is a competent musician can play in these ensembles, though in most cases is associated with academy individuals for practice and to supplement their studies. There are also professionals who have tour's organised probably through an agent
Though there are amateur groups around, primarily it is for the professional musician and a degree or something similar is usually the norm in these situations.
Most groups are formed from 2 to 9 players. Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word chamber signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often with an intimate atmosphere. However, it usually does not include, solo instrument performances.
This is a very dedicated situation in that because of the small numbers, each individual is under scrutiny where as in an orchestra it is seen as a whole and eyes are on the conductor, which does not exist in these groups.
The potential of this is to enhance your public display ability. Performed in many areas these days and not solely associated with Palace chambers.
Closely related activities are logistics between venues, costume requirements, team work, experimentation with arrangements not normally available to the orchestral musician.
Cost cannot be really valued when you take into consideration college fees and other expenses getting there, apart from costs for instruments and depends upon the quality of instrument you want and the end sound. There are extensive travel costs as venues can be many hundreds of miles apart, requiring also hotel costs.
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