Beginner Strings (Pre-Grade 1-3)
Saturday 16 January
Join the Benedetti Foundation for an afternoon exploring a brand-new piece of music whilst resetting your technique at the start of the year. There will be two beginner parts to choose from: one for pre-Grade 1 / Grade 1 players, and the other for those working around Grade 2/3 level. You can choose the part you feel most comfortable with to prepare.
During the afternoon, we will work both together and separately in individual sections. We’ll finish the day with a full play along.
You will receive the parts and tutorial videos to help you to prepare from the beginning of January.
Advanced Vibrato (Higher Positions & Double Stops) for Upper Strings
Monday 5 and 12 October
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
Tutor: Rachel Cooper (violin), Alex Laing (violin), David Munn (cello), Ruth Nelson (viola), Stewart Wilson (double bass)
Participants: Beginner String Players – approx. age range 5-12 – we would recommend a parent is present for younger players.
Guidance on which part to choose: Click here to view the Score
Pre-Grade 1 & Grade 1: we recommend you should be comfortable playing open strings and 1st fingers
Grade 2 & 3: you should be familiar with the notes of:
Violins – G major 2 octaves
Viola and Cello – C major 2 octaves
Bass – G and C major 1 octave
*Grade 3 players may also wish to look at the music for the Intermediate Strings and choose the part most suitable for you
Admin Fee: £10 (full financial support is available – please indicate on the registration form)
Final day to Register: SUNDAY 10 JANUARY