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    09 Apr

    St. John the Evangelist's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN, UK

    9 April 2019 To 11 April 2019

    9:30 am To 3:30 pm

    +44 (0)7956 614530

    'Unsung Heroes' courses are directed by Catherine Black.

    Catherine studied at the Royal College of Music in London where her cello teachers were Christopher Bunting and Eileen Croxford. She graduated in 1983 with a GRSM and an ARCM Teachers Diploma.

    In 2013 Catherine co-founded the Baroque & Roll String Orchestra with the wonderful violinist, Julia Bishop of Red Priest.

    Catherine taught for many years on behalf of the Centre for Young Musicians in London and is a deputy at the junior departments of Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was an associate lecturer at Chichester University in 2014 and 2015.

    Catherine worked as cello coach for the adult learners string orchestra Strings at St Martins, The Chamber Orchestra at Conway Hall and Battersea Young Strings.

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    21 Jul

    Radley College, Radley, Abingdon, UK

    21 July 2019 To 3 August 2019

    +44 (0)7912 217374

    Visiting professors 2019

    • Sung Won Yang
    • Catherine Ardagh-Walter
    • Pierre Doumenge

    Teaching staff 2019

    • Kwêsi Edman
    • Paul Cox
    • Elizabeth Parkin
    • Erin James
    • Elizabeth Harré
    • Claire Babington
    • Matthew Forbes
    • Katy Cox
    • David Kadumukasa
    • Tim Smedley
    • Helen Downham
    • Chris Doggett
    • Peteris Sokolovskis
    •  
      Hannah Monkhouse
    • Arthur Boutillier
    • Lawrence Durkin
    • Tristan Horne
    • Sergio Serra
    • Mike Nowland

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    27 Jul

    Jersey Academy of Music, St Saviour, Jersey

    27 July 2019 To 4 August 2019

    +44 (0)1534 720030

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    28 Jul

    All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, UK

    28 July 2019 To 2 August 2019

    +44 (0)7956 614530

    'Unsung Heroes' courses are directed by Catherine Black.

    Catherine studied at the Royal College of Music in London where her cello teachers were Christopher Bunting and Eileen Croxford. She graduated in 1983 with a GRSM and an ARCM Teachers Diploma.

    In 2013 Catherine co-founded the Baroque & Roll String Orchestra with the wonderful violinist, Julia Bishop of Red Priest.

    Catherine taught for many years on behalf of the Centre for Young Musicians in London and is a deputy at the junior departments of Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was an associate lecturer at Chichester University in 2014 and 2015.

    Catherine worked as cello coach for the adult learners string orchestra Strings at St Martins, The Chamber Orchestra at Conway Hall and Battersea Young Strings.

    South-East England

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    28 Jul

    All Hallows School, Cranmore Hall, East Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4SF, UK

    28 July 2019 To 2 August 2019

    +44 (0)1926 778158

    The Summer's Cool Team

    Our staff are very experienced, some having run this course since 1985. All our tutors are professional musicians and fully qualified music teachers.

    Andrew Mock

    Andrew studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving Diploma of Music in Education (Hons) with Special Mention. A lifetime in education, working in all age groups in both the state and private school systems in the UK and NZ. While in post as Director of Music at Prior Park College, Bath, he set up and directed the Summer School of Music (1985) which continues to run successfully as Summer’s Cool.

    Sue Mock

    Sue studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving the Diploma of Music in Education. After two years of class music teaching Sue turned to specialise in instrumental teaching and ensemble performance, working with students of all ages and abilities including Suzuki violin work. She has been the co-founder/director of Summer’s Cool since its beginnings and completed her teaching career as the Deputy Area Manager for Central Warwickshire County Music Service. Andrew and Sue continue their work in music workshops for children as members of “Leamington Music Education Programme”.

    Lorna Waters

    Lorna started her musical life as a cellist, and continues to play for weddings and events in The Buckinghamshire Quartet. After completing her Music Degree at Southampton University, she went on to study to be a Primary School Teacher at Warwick University. During her first few years of teaching, she also studied for her MMus in Composition for Screen at The Royal College of Music in London. She currently works for Oxfordshire County Music Service, teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone in a number of schools throughout the South East of the County. She also runs South Oxfordshire Music Centre, organising groups and ensembles for approximately 80 children, from beginners to intermediate players across South Oxfordshire. 

    As well as teaching, Lorna enjoys composition and arranging popular tunes for her pupils and groups. 

    Lorna has two young daughters, whom she hopes will one day be involved in Summer’s Cool Music Courses too!

    Jules Mock-Morton: Singing animateur - Designated Safeguarding Officer

    Currently the director of her own music education company 'SuperSing' delivering high quality music provision to individuals and schools across Yorkshire. Jules leads a thriving adult community choir in York as well as teaching students of all ages and musical standards. With a background of musical theatre, music psychology and community music from her university studies - Jules prides herself on leading confidence boosting, enjoyable and high quality music sessions. As well as leading the vocal classes on Summers Cool Jules will also be an active member of the orchestra, wind band and string group playing bassoon, violin and viola. Jules will also lead many of the extra curricular sporting and team activities which contribute to the week’s positive friendly ethos.

    Kirsty Budgen

    Kirsty Budgen is currently working for Croydon Music and Arts as a Lower strings Instrumental teacher and leads many Sound Start and Mini Strings projects within the area. She is the mentor and leader of Boris Johnson music scholars chosen from the Croydon area. She enjoys working with infant, junior and secondary students. She plays with Surrey Opera and for various quartet and ensemble events. 

    Kirsty studied the cello and piano initially at Junior Guildhall and was awarded a music scholarship to study with John Todd from the Coull Quartet while studying for a BA( Hons) music with qualified music status at Warwick University. 
    She went on to work with Warwickshire County Music Service as the Leader of lower strings. She enjoyed the position of Director of Rugby Music Centre, Eastern area conducting a range or orchestral groups and music theatre groups. 
    She was a member of the Hannay string quartet and played with various orchestral ensembles and for shows across the Midlands.

    Mark Cadman

    After spending five years at the RNCM Junior School studying with Paddy Adinall, Mark Continued studying the Trumpet with John Holland and Wes Warren (CBSO) at Birmingham Conservatoire. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in 1993 he then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Studies, also at the Conservatoire. He continued his studies and graduated with a certificate of teaching with the ABRSM. 

    Mark has freelanced throughout the midlands and South Yorkshire where he now lives playing with various orchestral, choral and jazz ensembles. 

    Having been a full time member of staff at Warwick School for twelve years, and Assistant Director of Music (Instrumental) at Repton School he is now the Director of Music at Hill House School, Auckley near Doncaster. Mark not only oversees a very busy instrumental music program, teaches GCSE and A level music, he also manages 15 Visiting Instrumental Staff. He conducts many ensembles including the school Jazz Orchestra and Senior Orchestra. 

    Mark enjoys helping young musicians achieve their potential and has taken groups to the National Concert Band Festival, Music for Youth and The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield. It has been known that in his spare time, Mark is a greater spotted MAMIL (lat. Mamillargus) and enjoys putting himself through excruciating pain by doing triathlons and 100 mile cycling sportives in deepest North Wales!

    Clare Cadman

    Clare graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus degree in 1994. She studied Violin with Wendy Quirk (CBSO) and piano as her second study. After graduating she began freelancing throughout the midlands playing for orchestras and chamber ensembles. She played in The Hannay String Quartet for a number of years and ran a successful music agency – SpaMusicWorks with her husband, Mark, providing musicians and ensembles for weddings and functions. Clare was Assistant Director of Music at Foremake Hall Preparatory School (Repton Preparatory School) and has worked as a peripatetic violin and piano teacher with Warwickshire Music service, Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick School, Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School) and now works at Hill House School, Auckley, near Doncaster teaching the piano, running a 60 strong year 1 and 2 choir, a senior string ensemble and co-directing the school orchestra. 

    Clare enjoys cooking and has a secret longing to be on Masterchef! She also enjoys walking, gardening and cycling in North Wales when she is not busy teaching!

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    09 Aug

    Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Road, Godalming, UK

    9 August 2019 To 18 August 2019

    +44 (0)1428 652202

    Faculty: Professors

    Flute: Susan Milan ARCM(Hons), FRCM, PgDip(GSMD)

    Former Principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber musician and recording artists. Member of the London Chamber Music Groups, Debussy Ensemble and Instrumental Quintet of London.  Professor of Flute, Royal College of Music, London. Adjunct Professor of Flute Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. Founder and Director of the British Isles Music Festival.

    Assistant Flute: Nina Robertson

    Successful freelance musician, chamber musician and soloist as well as experienced teacher. She studied at the RCM with Susan Milan, winning numerous prizes and graduating with a B.Mus (Hons) and a Dip,RCM.

     Oboe: David Theodore

    David Theodore studied the oboe at the Royal Academy of Music. At the age of twenty he was appointed Principal Oboe in the BBC Welsh Orchestra. He has held various London Principal positions, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber musician and soloist,  he has appeared with many of the leading orchestras. He has recorded the Mozart and the Vaughan Williams Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra for Chandos Records.

    Clarinet: Mark Van de Wiel

    Mark van de Wiel is established as one of Britain’s leading and most versatile clarinettists. Born in Northampton and educated at Merton College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music, Mark was appointed principal clarinettist with Welsh National Opera and subsequently with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He joined the Philharmonia as principal clarinet in 2000, and the London Sinfonietta in 2002. He is also principal with the London Chamber Orchestra.  He is a  member of the Endymion Ensemble and  Professor of Clarinet, Royal Academy of Music, London.

    Clarinet: Barnaby Robson

    From 1998-2013, Barnaby performed worldwide as principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and in April 2014, joined the orchestra of English National Opera as principal clarinet. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he has performed on numerous TV and film scores and have recorded albums for Sony, ASV, Hyperion, the BBC and Decca. He has composed music for TV, film, radio and the concert hall. His scores have been used in productions broadcast on the BBC, Channel Four, ITV and Sky and in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australasia and Japan. He has produced albums and tracks for Westone Music, EMI and Universal Music.

    Horn: Jeffrey Bryant

    Jeffrey Bryant studied horn at RAM with Ifor James. He is currently horn professor at RCM having previously taught at GSMD for thirty years. He has held the position of principal horn in the LPO, LSO and RPO with whom his has frequently appeared as soloist. He has recorded the Mozart concerti and the Britten Serenade with the RPO. He is horn tutor with the iCulture Orchestra and previously held that position with EUYO.

    Bassoon: Martin Gatt

    Martin Gatt studied at the Royal College of Music with Archie Camden and was principal bassoon of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1958-66, of the English Chamber Orchestra from 1966-76, and of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1977-98. He was also bassoonist in the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet from 1967-91 and taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1967-84. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he founded the Department of Wind, Brass and Percussion. He is currently Professor of Bassoon at the Royal College of Music, London.

    Violin: Philippe Honoré  

    Philippe Honoré was a principal player with the Philharmonia Orchestras from 2005–2011. After receiving top honours from both the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was made Lauréat of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation of France in 1992 and was awarded an Honorary Associateship by the Royal Academy of Music in 2001. He is a former member of the Vellinger Quartet and a founding member of the Mobius ensemble and regularly appears as soloist with leading orchestras. He is professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London

    Violin: Igor Keller  

    Recitalist and chamber musician based in Switzerland and 1st Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of St Gallen.

    Viola: Yuko Inoue

    Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras.She performs frequently with Britain’s most eminent string quartets and chamber ensembles. She is a member of the Fibonacci Sequence Ensemble and Professor of Viola, Royal Academy of Music, and RAM Junior Department, London.

    Cello: Josephine Knight 

    Josephine is Professor of Cello and Alfredo Piatti Chair of the Royal Academy of Music, London.  She studied at Yale University and Juilliard School before launching a career as soloist and chamber musician collaborating with many leading international performers. She has recorded for EMI Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos and Blackbox/ASV.

    Piano: Ian Brown

    Ian is a musician of great versatility whose career embraces chamber music, solo and duo playing and conducting. His musical life began as a bassoon player, eventually concentrating on the piano when he became pianist-in-residence at Southampton University. As concerto soloist he has appeared with many of Britain’s leading orchestras playing a diverse solo repertoire from Bach to Rachmaninov and Bartók. He became pianist with The Nash Ensemble in 1978 and during this long association has played at all the important British music festivals. he is currently Professor of piano, Royal Academy of Music, London.

    Harpsichord: Robert Costin

    One of Britain’s leading harpsichordists, Robert has made numerous acclaimed recordings and travels internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

    Faculty: Resident pianists

    Daniel King Smith studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won numerous prizes for Chamber Music. He is now much in demand as a collaborative pianist and recitalist.

    Leo Nicholson studied piano at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and at Trinity Laban where he was a consistent prize-winner. He is a much sought-after accompanist and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member.He has performed with the flautist Rosanna Ter-Berg at the Wigmore Hall, and with the saxophonist Anthony Brown. Together they have played all over the country. 

    Jill Morton is much in demand as both soloist and collaborative pianist. She spent a season as Pianist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and has given masterclasses at universities and specialist music schools throughout Britain. She currently holds the position of Head of Keyboard at the Perse School in Cambridge. 

    Francesca Carta is currently professor of piano at the G. P. da Palestrina Conservatory of Cagliari. She is member of the Hofmannsthal Ensemble, with whom has recorded for Radio Suisse Romande, Riverberi Sonori Recordings and Radio France. Francesca is regularly invited as collaborative pianist for competitions, courses and master classes.

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