Building Foundations: Exploring the Physicality and Psychology of Playing

12 - 18 February 2022

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ABOUT THE SESSIONS

Following last year’s 'Building Foundations' Virtual Sessions, this year we return with our first Short Virtual Sessions addressing our physical and psychological foundations.
 

We believe strongly in the addressing of our foundations, within which we advocate for individuality and creativity to be applied. There is no one way to play, one way to make music, one interpretation, or one methodology or pedagogy.
 

Alongside our friends, colleagues, and incredible tutors, we strive to inspire collective development and never-ending journey of discovery.
 

We hope these sessions will deepen this dialogue, and we will all learn something from the experience.

TUTORS AND GUEST ARTISTS

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HOW THE SESSIONS WORK

The Sessions take place between 12 - 18 February 2022

Live String Tutorials - Saturday 12 February

Live Wellbeing Sessions and Panel Discussion - Sunday 13 February

Daily Challenges - Monday 14 to Friday 18 February

 

We will be releasing daily challenge videos on our website and Instragram page which can be viewed at any time.

These will focus generally on the fundamental principles of developing technique. These are accessible to players of all instruments, and all levels.

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE DAILY CHALLENGES FROM 2021

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Live String Tutorials

Saturday 12 February

We will host a series of live tutorials for all ages and stages of string players with our tutors and guest artists.

These will focus on string technique and exploring the fundamental principles of playing our instruments.

Our guest artists will be divided between the sessions and you can attend, or watch back the recording, of more than one level of Session. These Sessions take place on Zoom.

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3 - 3.45 pm GMT

Introductory and Beginner String Players (School Age)

Beginner and Intermediate Adult String Players

Intermediate School Age String Players

Advanced School Age String Players

Professional Level Adults - Conservatoire Students and Advanced Adult Players

 7 - 8 pm GMT

4.15 - 5 pm GMT

 5.30-6.30 pm GMT 

 3 - 3.45pm GMT

 
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Wellbeing for Musicians

Sunday 13 February

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Melissa White

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 4.15 - 5 pm GMT

 3 - 3.45pm GMT

Violinist yogi, and co-founder of Intermission, Melissa White will be delivering sessions dedicated to wellbeing for musicians.

There will be three sessions live on Zoom:

Young People Under 12

Young People Aged 12-18

 Over 18s

 5.30 - 6.15 pm GMT

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Panel Discussion

Sunday 13 February 7 - 8 pm GMT

Join Nicola Benedetti as we host a panel of guest artists including violinist Alina Ibragimova and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich for a live discussion on the physicality and psychology of playing, and the influence and impact excellent teaching can have on your development.

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Nicola Benedetti

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Alina Ibragimova

Leonard Elschenbroch

Including...

TUTORS AND GUEST ARTISTS

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WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Anyone, of any level of playing. You will be able to access all the challenges and can move freely between groups if needed. We would advise those of you who are fortunate enough to have teachers to please consult with them where possible

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REGISTER TO TAKE PART

 
 

There is no set fee to take part. Instead, we ask you to donate what you can.

A donation of £10 -15 would cover the cost of a place for one person on the sessions.

By registering, you will gain access to the live Zoom sessions.

 Registration remains open throughout and recordings will be available for those who cannot attend live.

Watch back recordings will be sent from Monday 14 February. 

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TUTORS AND GUEST ARTISTS

 

The live tutorials will be delivered by a team guest artists and tutors who will work with the different levels. Our guest artists will be split across the various sessions listed above, and you may join, or watch back, sessions other than your own (adults will be able to access recordings of the young people’s sessions at a later date).

Nicola Benedetti
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Violin
Rachel Cooper
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Violin
Rozzie Curlett
Cello
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Leonard Elschenbroich
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Cello
Viola
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Andrea Gajic
Violin
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Melissa White
Violin
Viola
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Richard O'Neill
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Alex Laing
Violin
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Alina Ibragimova
Violin
Elena Urioste
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Violin
Cello
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Laura van der Heijden
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Cello