‘I am still a novice in the piano playing community, and the more I reflect, the more I am convinced how good the week has been! The quality of teaching was superb – it really was. The ambience, the pianos – it has made me aware of where I am, the path ahead of me and the endless opportunities to take my piano playing further.’
Says it all, doesn’t it?! The words above were from Bob, a pianist who attended the Summer School for the first time this year, and who has reserved a place for 2018. It really was a great week, a celebration of 40 years of the Summer School tinged with some sadness as we said au revoir to pianist James Lisney, below left, who steps down as an Artistic Director after more than twenty years’ association with the course.
Plans are well in hand for 2018 however, and we look forward to welcoming David Owen Norris to join the team. We look forward to welcoming you, too! Watch this space for information, for the 2018 application form and for details of next year’s recitals, presentations and classes.
Photographs: Stephanie Mickler