Stowe 2024 – Book Now!

Cheers! A very Happy New Year to all piano-lovers, and here’s to a great year ahead, full of music-making, new discoveries and new piano friends.

What are your piano New Year’s Resolutions?! If they include enriching your love of music, exploring repertoire and sharing it with like-minded friends, come and join us at Stowe in August for a fabulous week, from Saturday 10th until Friday 16th.

You’ll have three opportunities to play in a masterclass for soloists, you can observe other classes, and there’s a class for accompanists, too. Play in a student concert, be inspired by presentations on subjects such as Effective Practice Processes, plus a ‘Walkthrough’ of a piece, highlighting its background, form, structure and interpretative choices. Our tutors will be performing music by Byrd, Chopin, Liszt, Busoni, Prokofiev and William Bolcom among others, as well as a selection of songs by Fauré, marking the centenary of this composer’s passing, and there will be presentations on ‘Composers under Stalin’s Shadow’, ‘Chopin and Liszt – the Patriot and the Pilgrim’, and ‘Busoni: the Reluctant Revolutionary’.

Can there be anywhere more beautiful than the Stowe landscape for an evening stroll, taking in its temples, follies and its beautiful lake … we don’t think so. Renew, refresh and unwind in Capability Brown’s gardens, enjoy a recital, then join your friends for a drink in the bar. Our Gala Dinner, held in Stowe House’s magnificent State Music Room, completes the week in splendid style

Any questions? Do get in touch with Brian our administrator, whose contact details are at the foot of the page. But please don’t wait – there are only a few remaining places. One of them is for you.