uk and ireland

    14 Jul

    Winchester College, College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA, United Kingdom

    14 July 2019 To 11 August 2019

    +44 (0)20 7060 4076

    All of the Ingenium Academy’s music staff are carefully selected not only for their outstanding musicianship but also for their enthusiasm and talent for working with and bringing out the best in young people.

    Members of music staff at the Ingenium Academy include orchestral conductors and instrumental teachers from the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, amongst many other prestigious institutions. Vocal and choral leaders include names from the Royal College of Music, NYCGB (National Youth Choir of Great Britain) and award-winning group, the Swingle Singers, and piano and saxophone programmes are led by internationally renowned soloists who are also accomplished teachers at some of the UK’s top conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Birmingham Conservatoire.

    South-East England

    The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience.Read more

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    15 Jul

    Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells, UK

    15 July 2019 To 27 July 2019

    +44 (0)7886 355952

    Teaching faculty

    • Olena Shvetsova: Director & Piano
    • Richard May: Artistic Director & Cello
    • Vadim Gladkov: Piano
    • Oleg Marshev: Piano
    • Noriko Ogawa: Piano
    • John Byrne: Piano
    • Jeffrey Sharkey: Piano/Composition
    • Georgy Vasilenko: Violin/Conductor
    • Joshua Fisher: Violin
    • Andrea Gajic: Violin
    • Marianna Vasileva: Violin
    • Mariam Rustschi: Violin/Viola
    • Alison Wells: Cello
    • Ben Davies: Cello
    • Gary Ryan: Classical Guitar
    • Andrew Kidd: Voice
    • Halyna Ovchaernko: Composition/Theory
    • Matthew Bale: Choir Conductor & Piano
    • Lydia Scadding: Accompanist
    • Aaron Burrows: Accompanist

    South-West England

    Welcome to Encore Music Projects 6th International Summer School Following on from the hugely successful courses in previous years, we are delighted that our summer school will…Read more

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    21 Jul

    Sherborne School, Abbey Road, Sherborne, UK

    21 July 2019 To 28 July 2019

    +44 (0)1935 810 517

    About our team

    A high-profile team of professional musicians and educators delivers the Sherborne Choral Course. Here is a brief guide to the main tutors.

    John Rutter CBE

    John Rutter is one of the best-known English composers and conductors of his generation. His music is characterised by beautiful melodies that resonate with audiences around the world.

    Longer compositions include Requiem, Gloria, Mass of the Children and The Gift of Life, while his shorter pieces are justifiably famous. Many will be familiar with anthems such as For the Beauty of the Earth, All Things Bright and Beautiful and The Lord Bless You and Keep You both from their extensive radio play and from performing them in concert.

    John was Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge, and leads the Cambridge Singers, who have made more than 50 recordings since the 1980s. He established the Collegium record label in 1983.

    John will be sharing a new composition at the Sherborne Choral Course, leading the choir through rehearsals and conducting them during evensong in Sherborne Abbey.

    Bob Chilcott

    Bob Chilcott has been described by The Observer as a “contemporary hero of choral music” – an epithet that neatly captures his contribution to the British choral tradition. Bob was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and performed with the highly popular King’s Singers for 12 years.

    With a particular reputation for compositions that engage young people, Bob is renowned for his friendly style. His St John Passion, Salisbury Vespers and Requiem are well known to many, both as recordings and performance pieces. They speak of his immersion in the Church’s choral tradition, but Bob’s expertise does not end there. As Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers since 2002, he knows how to bring the best out of any choir, whether they are preparing for a great liturgical act or to perform a piece of secular music in concert.

    James Henderson

    As Director of Music at Sherborne School, James oversees the Sherborne Choral Course and is a lead tutor and conductor.

    An experienced tutor on similar courses elsewhere in the country, James is steeped in the Church’s musical traditions. He regularly conducts Sherborne’s choir as it leads services in the Abbey, and works closely with the clergy and staff team to ensure that the music is of the very highest quality.

    James came to Sherborne in 2005 having previously been involved with the music at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and having been Director of Music at Portsmouth Grammar School where he worked with the London Mozart Players in the Portsmouth Festivities. Thanks in no small part to his visionary leadership of the department, Sherborne is widely recognised as one of the country’s foremost independent schools for Music. Indeed, The Week named the School 'Best for Music' in its Independent Schools Guide – a well-deserved accolade that underscores the credentials of its Choral Course.

    South-West England

    Join promising young singers and musicians from across the country on the inaugural Sherborne Choral Course for a week in the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne.Read more

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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

    South-East England

    The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello and double bass summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus…Read more

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    23 Jul

    Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

    23 July 2019 To 28 July 2019

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    Teachers

    • Daniel Moult, Course Director and head of the highly acclaimed organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. One of the UK’s most versatile organists and hugely in demand as a concert organist and organ teacher and with many CD and DVD recordings to his name.
    • Sarah Baldock, trail-blazing UK organist and choral director with prestigious cathedral and education appointments throughout her career. Prize winner at various international organ competitions. Another exciting addition to the vibrant TOSE team!
    • Tom Bell, highly acclaimed UK performer, teacher and animateur, with a particular interest in contemporary music and cross-arts collaboation, and Director of RCO North. A very popular TOSE teacher returns!
    • Tansy Castledine, a dynamic and renowned musician and choral director, who we are delighted to welcome to TOSE for the first time! Recently appointed Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. 
    • Henry Fairs, stellar UK organist and teacher. Associate Head of Organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and holding visiting and honorary professorships at Leipzig’s Musikhochschule and the University of St Andrews.
    • Erwan le Prado, award winning, charismatic performer and teacher. Renowned across Europe, and based at St Etienne, Caen with its superlative Cavaillé-Coll organ. 
    • Simon Williams, Director for RCO East, South and South West and Organist & Director of Music at St George’s Church, Hanover Square in London’s West End.

    East of England

    About The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) Whether you are applying for or considering a university organ scholarship, entry to a conservatoire, taking up a gap-year organ scholarship,…Read more

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    27 Jul

    Jersey Academy of Music, St Saviour, Jersey

    27 July 2019 To 4 August 2019

    +44 (0)1534 720030

    Faculty

    About Jersey International Masterclasses Jersey International Masterclasses‘ goal is to provide world class education to students who want to learn from internationally acclaimed musicians and pedagogues.Read more

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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

    Join us to play and study some of the most evocative choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.Read more

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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!

    South-West England

    About Summer’s Cool Summer’s Cool is a very friendly course designed to accommodate and support young musicians of all stages and standards.Read more

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    29 Jul

    Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

    29 July 2019 To 1 August 2019

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    +44 (0)20 8981 1551

    East of England

    Grand Union Orchestra’s Summer School is aimed at young instrumentalists, aged 12-21, who want to experience how music is played and learned in different parts of the…Read more

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    30 Jul

    Norwich School, 69-71A The Close, Norwich, UK

    30 July 2019 To 14 August 2019

    +44 7910 145013

    Henriette de Vrijer – Course Director

    Henriette studied violin with Jan Hulst (Concertgebouw Orchestra) at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in the Netherlands and graduated in 1991 with the DM exam. From 1991-1994 she continued postgraduate violin studies with Tessa Robins-Khambatta (Royal College of Music) in London. She was a member of the Continuo Chamber Orchestra in the Netherlands and played for Dutch Television. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education from the Open University.

    Henriette has taught the violin in music schools in the Netherlands and currently works as a visiting violin teacher in schools in England. She also has a private teaching practice at home. Students have gone on to specialist music schools, read music at university, have become professional violinists and viola players, have gained music scholarships and music exhibitions to schools and colleges and have won music competitions. In recent years, violin teachers have come to observe Henriette's lessons in order to enhance their own teaching. Henriette is also a contributor to The Strad Magazine's 'Ask the Experts' column.

    East of England

    About the course The International Summer Music School (for pupils aged 15-18) is a collaboration between Norwich School and Pro-Am Strings, offering talented violinists, viola players, cellists…Read more

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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.

    South-East England

    About the British Isles Music Festival The British Isles Music Festival is a unique, residential chamber music and master class course, which celebrates the emergence of outstanding young…Read more

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    12 Aug

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

    12 August 2019 To 18 August 2019

    +44 (0)24 7641 1269

    Tutors to be announced.

    East Midlands

    The BKA’s Summer School returns for 2019, featuring a week of intense fun and learning with teaching from some of the finest minds in music education.Read more

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    15 Aug

    Chetham's School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

    15 August 2019 To 22 August 2019

    9:00 am To 5:00 pm

    +44 (0)1625 266899

    [2018 faculties. 2019 to be announced.]

    Week One

    • Gemma Beeson
    • Simon  Bottomley
    • Graham Caskie
    • Bobby Chen
    • Hilary Coates
    • Christopher Elton
    • Douglas Finch
    • Norma Fisher
    • Nikita Fitenko
    • Philip Fowke
    • Peter Frankl
    • Duncan Glenday
    • Harry Harris
    • Alison Havard
    • Leslie Howard
    • Marta Karbownicka
    • Helen Krizos
    • Megumi Masaki
    • Leon McCawley
    • Murray McLachlan
    • John McLeod
    • Margaret Murray Mcleod
    • Pascal Nemirovski
    • Dina Parakhina
    • Martyn Parkes
    • Emma-Ruth Richards
    • Einar-Steen Nokleberg
    • Claudius Tanski
    • Seta Tanyel
    • Charlotte Turner
    • Ashley Wass
    • Gavin Wayte
    • William Westney
    • Katerina Zaitseva

    Week Two

    • Steve Berry
    • Susan Bettaney
    • Ronald Brautigan
    • James Brawn
    • Les Chisnall
    • Marcella Crudelli
    • Hazel Fanning
    • Alicja Fiderkiewicz
    • Margaret Fingerhut
    • Ben Frith
    • Duncan Glenday
    • Carlo Grante
    • Thomas Hecht
    • Eugen Indjic
    • Paul Janes
    • Piers Lane
    • Peter Lawson
    • BingBing Li
    • Philip Martin
    • Murray McLachlan
    • Jonathan Middleton
    • Tessa Nicholson       
    • Artur Pizarro
    • Martin Roscoe
    • Sandro Russo
    • Graham Scott
    • Ory Shihor
    • Christopher Stokes
    • Mark Tanner
    • Marie-Louise Taylor
    • Vladimir Tropp
    • Gavin Wayte
    • Jeremy Young
    • Ting Zhou

    North-West England

    The Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists is a source of inspiration, fun, insight and focus for everyone who enjoys the piano and piano-playing.Read more

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    18 Aug

    Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, UK

    18 August 2019 To 22 August 2019

    1:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    +44 (0)1274 510050

    Course tutors

    Rob Buckland is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive and versatile Saxophonists of his generation, regularly appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio, and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. He has commissioned and recorded music from many of today’s leading composers, featuring on his own solo CD (Towards the Light 1998), with the Equivox Trio (The Time is Now 2006), eight CDs with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (of which he is a founder member), and 2 new CDs planned for 2012, including a new disc of saxophone concertos that he has commissioned over the last 20 years.

    He regularly performs and records with such diverse ensembles such as the Michael Nyman Band, Halle Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Opera North and Northern Sinfonia. Uniquely in demand as both classical soloist and jazz artist, Rob also regularly works with Sax Assault, the John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Royal Variety Performance Orchestra, Keith Nichol’s various early jazz projects, and can regularly be heard performing on many Film and TV soundtracks, including recently the BBC’s remake of “Upstairs Downstairs”, and ITV’s highly acclaimed “The Forsyth Saga”. In recent years, Rob has been heard performing as concerto soloist with the RLPO, CBSO and the Orchestra of Opera North performing John Williams’ “Escapades” Concerto - taken from the soundtrack to the Dreamworks Film “Catch Me if You Can”, leading the saxophone section of the RLPO’s landmark performance with the Wayne Shorter Quartet in 2008 and recently featuring as the saxophone soloist with Elvis Costello’s new orchestral project.

    Rob has spent a significant proportion of his time over the last 25 years performing with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, a world class ensemble that is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's finest contemporary chamber ensembles, performing, recording and commissioning over 100 new works for the medium. As a composer, Rob writes and arranges for both concert performance and film, tv and media, and has written a highly successful and popular ongoing series of original compositions for young players, many of which are now part of the Associated Board, Trinity and Guildhall syllabuses (published by astute-music.com). He will also release a new comprehensive saxophone tutor book, based on his 15 years teaching at the RNCM, in spring 2012.

    Alongside his busy performing schedule, Rob is Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was recently awarded a Fellowship (2008). He is Saxophone Consultant at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, runs his own International Saxophone Summer School, the Manchester and Harrogate Saxophone Summer Courses, and is frequently asked to present saxophone weekends and days throughout the UK. Rob is a Henri Selmer Paris artist, and endorsee for Vandoren Reeds.

    Carl Raven is a freelance saxophonist and educator in Manchester, U.K. He has performed with BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 10:10, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia, the Michael Nyman band and is a member of the acclaimed Apollo Saxophone Quartet. He is also a member of ‘House of Bedlam’.

    Sally MacTaggart is an award winning freelance saxophonist and teacher based in London. She began her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, and graduated with first class honors in 2010. During her time there she picked up numerous accolades including the RNCM Creative Soloist prize, RNCM Concerto award and RNCM Chamber Ensemble of the Year. Following this she relocated to London and achieved a Masters with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under Christian Forshaw, John Harle and Nick Moss.

    Gilly Blair is an award winning classical Saxophonist from the Wirral, UK. She graduated from the RNCM with a First Class BMus (hons) degree in 2014 and with a Masters degree with distinction in 2016 under the tutelage of Rob Buckland and Carl Raven. During her studies, Gillian received tuition and appeared in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists including Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Johan van der Linden and Timothy McAllister, and studied at the internationally renowned 'European University of the Saxophone' in Gap, France. As a soloist, she has performed around the country at festivals and concert series' including the BBC Proms.

    Carl currently is a saxophone and improvisation tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and at Leeds University and Manchester University. Carl is a Vandoren performing artist.

    Until very recently, John Alley was Principal Keyboard Player of the London Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has played just about everywhere. Indeed, he recently returned from a very successful trip to the west coast of the USA with Michael Tilson Thomas.

    He has performed in countless Proms and has worked with many of the twentieth century's major composer/conductors, including Boulez, Berio, Benjamin, Henze, Lutoswaski, Oliver Knussen, and Thomas Ades.

    A 'minor' sensation occurred in the performance of Shostakovich's 'Suite for the Hypothetically Murdered' when he drank a pint of beer in the middle of a cadenza!

    He has recorded extensively for television, radio, and disc and played on the soundtracks films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Little Women and (the new) Jane Eyre. He has contributed to over thirty volumes of music including Rabboni flute sonatas and the Arban trumpet studies, for which he wrote the accompaniments.

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    18 Aug

    Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, UK

    18 August 2019 To 22 August 2019

    1:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    +44 (0)1274 510050

    Course tutors

    Born in London, John Cushing grew up in Liverpool. He began playing the clarinet at the age of thirteen and, after leaving school, studied with Sidney Fell at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he was awarded the Hiles Medal. He later continued his studies in London with John McCaw. After five years as Principal Clarinet with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, John was appointed Principal Clarinet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in April 1978, a post he held until September 2014, 36 very happy and fulfilling years. Since joining he has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on many occasions, and has an extensive Concerto repertoire, including James Macmillan’s clarinet concerto “Ninian,” which was written for and dedicated to him in 1998. John performed premieres of Ninian in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London and later around the UK, as well as on tour in Bergen, Norway. He made the world première recording of the work with the RSNO and Alexander Lazarev. He was delighted to perform the piece in Scotland again in 2014 with RSNO after a period of 16 years and thrilled that new audiences responded to it so enthusiastically. In other concertos John has appeared as soloist with conductors as diverse as Rattle, Berglund, Bamert, Gibson, Jane Glover, Takuo Yuasa, Weller, Lazarev, Walker and many others. In the past few years, John has given several other World and Scottish première performances of works for solo clarinet and chamber ensemble, including pieces by Sweeney, John Adams, Ted Kirk and again James Macmillan, this time a piece for clarinet alone - From Galloway which is also again dedicated to him. As a guest orchestral player John has performed as Principal clarinet with many of the British symphony orchestras. John Cushing has a particular interest in chamber and contemporary music. Over the years he has been a member of and played with groups as diverse as Paragon, Allander and Hebrides Ensembles, has worked with many string quartets and the clarinet, soprano and piano trio Vocalise. He is currently busy in the Phoenix wind trio with Katherine Bryan (flute) and David Hubbard (bassoon) as well as the wind quintet Primi whose players are members of both the RSNO and Halle. John has taught clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) since 1978 and gives masterclasses and recitals throughout the country, primarily with pianist Scott Mitchell. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from RCS in July 2014 and is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Salomon Prize 2015.

    Juliet Colville studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Cox, Linda Merrick and Colin Pownall (bass clarinet).  She was awarded a Major Entrance Award from the RNCM to continue her studies and graduated with a Master of Music in 2006.  As a student Juliet was the leader of the National Youth Wind Orchestra for 2 years, playing in concerts around the UK and in Ireland.  Since graduating Juliet has worked with orchestras including the Hallé Orchestra and the National Concert Orchestra.  She spent four years as the clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute player for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with whom she made several TV broadcasts including for BBC Songs of Praise.  She has also performed as a deputy on the South Pacific UK tour and for Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along for Theatre Clwyd.  Juliet also enjoys recitals and education work with her reed trio, the Arundo Trio as well as being in demand as a woodwind teacher in the North West.  Juliet has been a tutor on the Harrogate Clarinet Summer School since its first year.

    Juliet also performs with various other ensembles including the British Clarinet Ensemble and St Clements Wind Ensemble.

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    19 Aug

    Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, UK

    19 August 2019 To 23 August 2019

    1:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    +44 (0)1274 510050

    Course tutors

    Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the twenty years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has performed concerti include Leonard Bernstein, Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano and he has played in Chamber Music ensembles with André Previn.

    As well as performing as a soloist with both the LSO and ECO, he has also appeared as guest Principal with many London orchestras and has recorded regularly, as both an orchestral player and a soloist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

    For the last ten years Paul has toured extensively, giving recitals, concerti and classes in America, Europe, Canada, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East.

    Paul has also co-written and performed on a cross-over projects with Neil Percy, Principal percussionist with the LSO. Their disc, Ball and Biscuit, was released in 1999 on the Black Box label. Their latest disc, Cuvée Acoustique was released in May 2006 and a play along version for one or two flutes (Flute Fusions) was published by Kevin Mayhew in January 2007, giving flautists the opportunity to experience different rhythms from around the World.

    After 16 years as Professor of Flute at the Guildhall School of Music, Paul took up a similar position at the Royal College of Music. He has also edited several books of music entitled The Flautist's Collection and has completed editing and recording the complete Flute Sonatas of J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel (consisting of score, parts and CD with complete performance and play along version) the Telemann Fantasias, the two unaccompanied Partitas by J. S. and C. P. E. Bach and the Canonic Sonatas and Sonatas for two flutes by Telemann. He is currently working on editions of the complete flute works of the hitherto uncelebrated Guiseppe Rabboni. 

    In June 2007 his latest book, 'The 28 Day Warm up Book for all Flautists......eventually!' was published. This 150 page volume with four sections on Sonority, Fingers, Articulation and Intervals is entirely original and in a logical and musical way helps to address and solve numerous playing related issues. It is now in its second edition.

    Paul has performed on more than 50 film sound tracks, including classics such as Star Wars (episodes 1 and 2), Aliens, Braveheart, Harry Potter, Who framed Roger Rabbit? and Honey I shrunk the kids.

    As of 22/09/05, Paul took up the position of Principal Flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra and in January 2011 was appointed as Principal Flute of English National Opera.

    Thomas Hancox works regularly as guest principal flute with the UK's leading orchestras,including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English National Opera, and the English Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. Solo and chamber work has led to collaborations with artists and ensembles including the Allegri and Sacconi string quartets, Trevor Pinnock, Ilya Gringolts, Vladimir Mendelssohn, and Matthew Barley, with recitals in the Cheltenham, Spitalfields, St Davids, Canterbury, and Oxford Chamber Music festivals.

    Dedicated to bringing music to all, Thomas is Chief Executive of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, a charity that introduces and makes available chamber music to young people. With his harpist duo partner, Rachel Wick, he is also an artist for Live Music Now,a charity that brings the joy and power of live music to those who otherwise would not be able to access it.

    He currently teaches privately in London, having previously taught at King's College London and the Dragon School, Oxford. Additionally he is a tutor on the ever-popular Flute Kitchen summer course in Harrogate.

    Thomas read music at St Peter's College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a first, before pursuing further studies in Paris with Patrick Gallois, and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music with Paul Edmund-Davies and Samuel Coles, finishing with a distinction and the honorary DipRAM. He was generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and the Craxton Memorial Trust.

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    Christine Lorriman is a well respected flautist and teacher in the Lancashire/Yorkshire area. In 1975 she was awarded a County Scholarship to study with Patricia Morris and Atarah Ben-Tovim. She continued her studies at Huddersfield School of Music with Alan Lockwood (BBC Philharmonic) and on completion of her degree she was awarded a distinction and the Turner Prize for Orchestral Playing. She is currently principal flute with both the Haffner Orchestra and the Promenade Concert Orchestra.

    Christine has been a tutor to the Lancashire County Youth Ensembles for many years and is now the Orchestral Manager for the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra. Since 2001 Christine has been a tutor on the annual international "Flute Kitchen" summer course in Harrogate.

    Until very recently, John Alley was Principal Keyboard Player of the London Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has played just about everywhere. Indeed, he recently returned from a very successful trip to the west coast of the USA with Michael Tilson Thomas.

    He has performed in countless Proms and has worked with many of the twentieth century's major composer/conductors, including Boulez, Berio, Benjamin, Henze, Lutoswaski, Oliver Knussen, and Thomas Ades.

    A 'minor' sensation occurred in the performance of Shostakovich's 'Suite for the Hypothetically Murdered' when he drank a pint of beer in the middle of a cadenza!

    He has recorded extensively for television, radio, and disc and played on the soundtracks films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Little Women and (the new) Jane Eyre. He has contributed to over thirty volumes of music including Rabboni flute sonatas and the Arban trumpet studies, for which he wrote the accompaniments.

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    21 Aug

    Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, UK

    21 August 2019 To 23 August 2019

    9:30 am To 9:30 pm

    +44 (0)1274 510050

    Course tutors

    Born in London, John Cushing grew up in Liverpool. He began playing the clarinet at the age of thirteen and, after leaving school, studied with Sidney Fell at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he was awarded the Hiles Medal. He later continued his studies in London with John McCaw. After five years as Principal Clarinet with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, John was appointed Principal Clarinet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in April 1978, a post he held until September 2014, 36 very happy and fulfilling years. Since joining he has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on many occasions, and has an extensive Concerto repertoire, including James Macmillan’s clarinet concerto “Ninian,” which was written for and dedicated to him in 1998. John performed premieres of Ninian in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London and later around the UK, as well as on tour in Bergen, Norway. He made the world première recording of the work with the RSNO and Alexander Lazarev. He was delighted to perform the piece in Scotland again in 2014 with RSNO after a period of 16 years and thrilled that new audiences responded to it so enthusiastically. In other concertos John has appeared as soloist with conductors as diverse as Rattle, Berglund, Bamert, Gibson, Jane Glover, Takuo Yuasa, Weller, Lazarev, Walker and many others. In the past few years, John has given several other World and Scottish première performances of works for solo clarinet and chamber ensemble, including pieces by Sweeney, John Adams, Ted Kirk and again James Macmillan, this time a piece for clarinet alone - From Galloway which is also again dedicated to him. As a guest orchestral player John has performed as Principal clarinet with many of the British symphony orchestras. John Cushing has a particular interest in chamber and contemporary music. Over the years he has been a member of and played with groups as diverse as Paragon, Allander and Hebrides Ensembles, has worked with many string quartets and the clarinet, soprano and piano trio Vocalise. He is currently busy in the Phoenix wind trio with Katherine Bryan (flute) and David Hubbard (bassoon) as well as the wind quintet Primi whose players are members of both the RSNO and Halle. John has taught clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) since 1978 and gives masterclasses and recitals throughout the country, primarily with pianist Scott Mitchell. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from RCS in July 2014 and is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Salomon Prize 2015.

    Juliet Colville studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Cox, Linda Merrick and Colin Pownall (bass clarinet).  She was awarded a Major Entrance Award from the RNCM to continue her studies and graduated with a Master of Music in 2006.  As a student Juliet was the leader of the National Youth Wind Orchestra for 2 years, playing in concerts around the UK and in Ireland.  Since graduating Juliet has worked with orchestras including the Hallé Orchestra and the National Concert Orchestra.  She spent four years as the clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute player for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with whom she made several TV broadcasts including for BBC Songs of Praise.  She has also performed as a deputy on the South Pacific UK tour and for Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along for Theatre Clwyd.  Juliet also enjoys recitals and education work with her reed trio, the Arundo Trio as well as being in demand as a woodwind teacher in the North West.  Juliet has been a tutor on the Harrogate Clarinet Summer School since its first year.

    Juliet also performs with various other ensembles including the British Clarinet Ensemble and St Clements Wind Ensemble.

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