Advanced Vibrato (Higher Positions & Double Stops) for Upper Strings
Monday 5 and 12 October
Intermediate and Advanced String Players
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 9.30am-4.15pm
Mass Orchestra Repertoire: Paganini 24, arr. The Ayoub Sisters
Intermediate Orchestra Repertoire to include Brook Green Suite, 3rd movement - Holst
Advanced Orchestra Repertoire: Lyric for Strings- George Walker and St Paul's Suite, 4th movement - Holst
Join Nicola Benedetti and our incredible team of tutors to prepare, rehearse and perform.
During these sessions, we will be approaching music in a way that inspires fun and enjoyment, a greater sense of togetherness, a true abandonment of caution, and an embracing of scratches, scrapes, as well as connecting to creativity, to dance, rhythm and improvisation. Each orchestra will work separately, and we will come together for one mass piece.
About three weeks prior to the sessions, you will receive the music and tutorial videos from our Tutors to help you prepare. A creative activity is also shared in advance to encourage you to immerse yourselves in the story of the music during the preparation period.
On the weekend, we explore expression, storytelling, sound production, freedom in playing, the context of the music and improvisation, as well as delving into specific technical challenges.
Each day ends with a short performance to which families are invited to join.
A two-part series focusing on developing vibrato for advanced violinists & violists. A follow on to the July vibrato session, but equally as accessible to new participants, these sessions will allow you to extend your vibrato skills in the higher positions and with double stops and to explore the different colours and textures which can be achieved for different characters. This is recommended for advanced players
Please Note: Participants in the sessions are expected to have prepared their parts before the day. This will allow us to better focus our time together on larger objectives like storytelling, sound production, freedom in playing.