MINI SESSIONS

Adult Learners

 

January

 

Upper Strings: New Year Reset

Wednesday 27 January, 3 and 10 February

7.30-8.30pm GMT

In this three-part session, we will begin with a left and right-hand reset, discuss posture and set up, refresh basic vibrato and shifting skills, and work on developing intonation, rhythm and general musicianship.

Suzie Collier

Alex Laing

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  • Tutor: Suzie Collier and Alex Laing

 

  • Participants: Adult Learners – Upper Strings

  

  • Registration Fee: £18 (financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Monday 25 January

 

  • Information will be sent by Tuesday 26 January

 

Exploring Duo Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Saturday 30 January and 6 February

4.30-5.30pm GMT

Join violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Tom Poster for the first part of a new series exploring sonatas for violin and piano. We’ll be exploring the give-and-take, collaborative phrasing and beauty of sound in Brahms Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major. Then on week two discovering more about Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano as we look at creative use of tone colour, characterisation and different approaches to French and German music. These sessions are aimed at advanced violinists and pianists and are open to older teenagers (recommended approx. age 15+), students and teachers.

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Elena Urioste

Tom Poster

  • Tutor: Elena Urioste and Tom Poster

  • Participants: Advanced Violinists and Pianists – young people aged 15+, music students, recent graduates, teachers, adults

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Thursday 28 January

  • Information will be sent by: Friday 29 January

 

February

Music and Mindfulness

 

Thursday 11 February

7.30-8.30pm GMT

In this session, we will be working with flautist and mindfulness expert, Lee Holland, looking at music and mindfulness. For teachers, this will provide you the opportunity not only to experience the benefits for yourself, but also how to pass this on to your students. Music students, recent graduates and adult learners are all invited to join this session.

Lee Holland

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  • Tutors: Lee Holland

  • Participants: All teachers, students, recent graduates and adult learners

  • Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Tuesday 9 February

  • Information will be sent on: Wednesday 10 February

 

March

 

Interpretation and Analysis – Violinists

Tuesday 2 and 9 March

7.30-8.30pm GMT

These sessions are suitable for young people approximately age 15+, music students, recent graduates and instrumental teachers. In these sessions we will be focusing on two pieces of violin repertoire: Allemande from Bach’s D minor Partita and Mozart Violin Concerto in G major, movement 1. Through these two pieces of repertoire, we will share how simple musical analysis and understanding of context can shape ideas of interpretation and improve a performer’s ability to memorise and tell a convincing story.

Alex Laing

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  • Tutors: Alex Laing

  • Participants: Advanced Violinists (age 15+), music students, recent graduates and instrumental teachers

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Friday 26 February

  • Information will be sent on: Monday 1 March

 

Interpretation and Analysis – Cellists

Tuesday 2 and 9 March

6-7pm GMT

These sessions are suitable for young people approximately age 15+, music students, recent graduates and instrumental teachers. In these sessions, we will be focusing on two pieces of cello repertoire: Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue from Bach’s 1st Cello Suite and Haydn Cello Concerto in C major, movement 1. Through these two pieces of repertoire, Robin will explore how simple musical analysis and understanding of context can shape ideas of interpretation and improve a performer’s ability to memorise and tell a convincing story.

Robin Michael

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  • Tutor: Robin Michael

  • Participants: Advanced Cellists (age 15+), music students, recent graduates and instrumental teachers

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Friday 26 February

  • Information will be sent by: Monday 1 March

Exploring Brahms' Cello and Piano Sonatas

 

Thursday 4 and 11 March 

7.30-8.30pm GMT

Join cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk for a two part series exploring Brahms' Piano and Cello sonatas. During these sessions, we'll be delving into the relationship between piano and cello, the context and character of the repertoire, interpretation and analysis of some chosen movements, as well as hearing performances from Leonard and Alexei. These sessions are for advanced cellists and pianists and are open to older teenages (recommended approx. age 15+), students, teachers and advanced adult players. 

Leonard Elschenbroich

Alexei Grynyuk

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  • Tutors: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

  • Participants: Advanced Cellists and Pianists - young people aged 15+, music students, recent graduates, teachers and advanced adult players 

  • Registration Fee: £15 (financial support is available - please indicate on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Tuesday 2 March

  • Information will be sent on: Wednesday 3 March 

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