Course FAQs

MASTERCLASSES FOR PIANISTS

15th-21st August 2020

Tutors: Karl Lutchmayer, Christine Stevenson, Graham Fitch, Ann Martin-Davis and Daniel Hill

These classes are of mixed ability and, ideally, three well-prepared pieces of repertoire are required. Tutors will aim to cover both technical problems and interpretative points which will be of interest to the entire class. There may be the opportunity to accompany a singer.

Each class member will have three half-hour slots in class during the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What standard of piano playing do I have to be to join a masterclass?

Anything between post-Diploma and approximately Grade 4.

Do all my pieces have to be at a good standard or can I bring pieces that are “in progress”?

Course members usually find that they get the maximum benefit in class, and the most out of the course, from playing pieces which are securely “under the fingers” and at a good standard.

What are the performance opportunities?

In 2020 class members can submit recordings in advance to feature in the online student concerts; for a modest extra charge there are also “Platforms” where a thirty-minute recital can be given.

Can I play any style of music in the masterclass? i.e. jazz, blues etc?

A broad range of music is usually heard; lists of repertoire being played in the class are submitted and circulated a few weeks before the course, so it’s good to choose music which is readily available for other class members to bring and follow if they wish.

Do I have to attend all sessions that are scheduled in the timetable?

You are free to choose sessions that are of interest to you, and to observe other classes. 

 

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Our Tutors

Ann Martin-Davis

Ann Martin-Davis

Graham Fitch

Graham Fitch

Christine Stevenson

Christine Stevenson

Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill

Karl Lutchmayer

Karl Lutchmayer