Have you seen the latest Pianist magazine? Don’t miss it – full of exciting articles and tips to refresh and inform our love for the instrument. Don’t miss the Summer School for Pianists’ advertisement on page 70! And don’t miss out on your place at Summer School – contact us now to apply; the last few places are going fast. There is room for non-participating Observers, too.
A week of great teaching, inspirational recitals, good company – our Summer School offers it all, and more.
The tutor Recitals will be particularly varied, with repertoire drawn from Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Enescu, Purcell, Stockhausen, Schumann, Schulz-Elver, Walton, Elgar and Debussy. And the popular pre-concert talks, the Aperitifs, will return, giving brief “tasting notes” about the music before the evening performances.
The “Piano Matters” presentation topics for 2018 are – Karl Lutchmayer: Piano-flaneur: Concert Life in Pre-War Paris; Christine Stevenson: So who was the Girl with the Flaxen Hair? Perspectives on Claude Debussy; David Owen Norris: The Severity of Time – How nineteenth-century composers used dynamic markings to indicate rubato in piano music; and Graham Fitch: On Urtext and Other Editions: Does it Matter?
Remembering the anniversary of Debussy’s death in 1918, we are having a theme of Debussy and his World in 2018. As a non-obligatory option, participants are invited to choose a piece by Debussy or his contemporaries. There is much to explore!
There will be classes for Piano Accompaniment with Ann Martin-Davis and baritone Brian White, and for Piano Duet, overseen by Graham Fitch. There are thirty-minute solo recital opportunities – Platforms – and Student Concerts for solo or duet items.
Each participant will be allotted three half-hour slots in their masterclasses. All are welcome to visit other classes to observe. Private lessons can be arranged with each of the tutors.
Don’t delay – book now!