Tutors: Karl Lutchmayer, Christine Stevenson, Graham Fitch, Ann Martin-Davis and David Owen Norris
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, and to play duets.
Each class member will have three half-hour slots in class during the week.
Anything between post-Diploma and approximately Grade 4.
Course members usually find that they get the maximun benefit in class, and the most out of the course, from playing pieces which are securely “under the fingers” and at a good standard.
There are student concerts in which course members may perform; for a modest extra charge there are also “Platforms” where a thirty-minute recital can be given.
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.
You are free to choose sessions that are of interest to you, and to observe other classes. Here is a link to 2017’s timetable. There are many scheduled breaks during the day.
Dress is informal; you might like to pack something smart or smart casual to wear for performing in a concert, or for the Gala Dinner.
It’s less than a 5 minute walk.
The Performance Hub where the course takes place has lifts.The accommodation has stairs; please inform us if you need a room on the ground floor.
Bed linen, towels and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided.