LMFL (Language and Music for Life) XXII International Summer Music Course

2019-07-08

2019-07-26

Llandovery College, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1454 419504

http://www.lmfl.org.uk/llandovery

Wales

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Please visit the LMFL website to for further information and to apply online.

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William Godfree – Conducting, Composition, Theory, Organ, Choir
Alexander Trostiansky – Violin
Madeleine Mitchell – Violin
Jean-Luc Borsarello – Violin, Artistic Director
Richard Crabtree – Violin, Viola
Tomás Tuláćek – Violin, Viola
Leo Phillips – Violin
Lana Trotovsek – Violin
Daniel Grosgurin – Cello
Nitzan Laster – Cello
Pierre Feyler – Double Bass
Angharad Edwards – Harp
Alex Forsyth – Sax Jazz & Electric Bass Guitar.
Steve Banks – Electric Guitar, Improvisation
Luigi Borio – Classical Guitar
Daniela Pisano – Flute Piccolo
Boris Bizjak – Flute & Baroque Flute
Gerard McChrystal – Saxophone Clarinet
Paolo De Gaspari – Clarinet Bass Clarinet
Heather Gordon-Redfern – Clarinet Classical & Jazz
Urška Cvetko – Recorder
Dr Paul Goodey – Oboe, Composition, Theory
John Morgan – Trumpet (Classical & Jazz)
John Perry – Jazz & Pop Drums
Ekaterina Nemirovitch-Danchenko – Piano
Roustam Koudoiaroff – Piano
Vìra Müllerová Dvořáčkoá – Piano
Tim Funnell – Piano, Jazz
Leonardo De Lisi – Opera Bel Canto
Letizia Morelli – Vocal Teaching, Jazz, Blues
Robert Short – Vocal Teaching, Jazz, Gospel
Simonida Miletec – Vocal Teaching

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Event Description

This specialised, intensive language and music Summer course is for musicians preparing for exams, auditions and competitions with some of the world’s best teachers.

The course is for adults and unaccompanied teenagers from the age of 12 as well as accompanied children with a lower age limit of five. Students can choose to attend just the main course (two weeks) or both the pre-course and the main course (three weeks):

  • Pre-course (20 places): 8-13 July 2019 (arrival on 7 July)
  • Main course (100 places): 14-26 July 2018 (arrival on 13 July afternoon and departure on 27 July morning)

The pre-course is designed for students who need either intensive linguistic tuition or who want to benefit from extra tuition from our teachers present on the pre-course or both. Students who attend the pre-course then go on to the main course. The main course features instrumental and voice tuition, masterclasses, composition, conducting, and jazz. It also offers students the opportunity to improve language skills, working either in small groups or one-to-one with our language tutors.

There are two kinds of participants:

  • Non-residential: local students or participants who choose to live out in hotels, B&B etc, taking two main meals from Sundays to Fridays
  • Residential: those who want full board and take all their meals at Llandovery College for the duration of the course

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Organizers

Language and Music for Life (LMFL)

http://www.lmfl.org.uk

About the organiser

Created in spring 1997, LMFL (Language and Music for Life) is an unique organisation committed to providing training in both music and foreign languages to students of all ages.

The first LMFL summer course was held in August 1997 and has grown in size and quality ever since, and we have opened courses abroad for Advanced Level students.

Contact information

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The course brings together young pianists with professors, musicologists and leading journalists of the modern piano world. Over two weeks, the participants will get regular tuition, attend lectures, seminars and workshops; they will perform in house concerts and public concerts.

Some of the students will be recommended for participation in the concert series ‘Musik an der ETH’ in Zurich; most advanced students will also be able to receive financial support from our sponsors for their further education.

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  • Concert opportunities
  • Studying in the atmosphere of music and creativity
  • Sport activities
  • Accommodation with full board at the Disentis Abbey
  • Exclusive location  amidst the Graubündner Mountains at the sources of  Rhein

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Eligibility

Young pianists aged 15-35 presently studying or graduates of a music institution who wish to deepen their understanding of music and performing arts, to enlarge their knowledge of the process of music making and to widen their artistic horizons, those who have in view to make music their profession are welcome to take part in the work of the International Piano Summer Academy.

Language

German, French, English, Russian. Working knowledge of one of these languages is required.

Facilities

  • The International Summer Piano Academy provides all students with accommodation (single room) and full board during the entire period of their staying at Disentis Abbey.
  • Every student receives five one-hour individual lessons.
  • Pianos are available for practicing.
  • House concerts and public concerts will feature most advanced students. Participation in concerts is encouraged, though is not obligatory.
  • The students have free access to all activities of the course including other professors’ lessons, lectures, seminars, to all house and public concerts, and to all sport facilities (hiking, tennis, badminton and ping-pong).
  • The Abbey can accommodate members of the participant’s family for a period chosen: a subject of early booking; special charges apply.

Listeners

The Academy welcomes everybody who is wishing to participate in its work as a listener. Listeners enjoy the same privileges as students; however, they do not receive private tuition.

Venue: Disentis Abbey

Founded in the 8th century, Disentis Abbey is today the spiritual and educational centre of the Upper Rhine Valley (Vorderrheintal). The location of the Abbey provides Summer School participants not only with a very special and inspiring framework for the course, but also provides the necessary background for both relaxation and concentration.

Travel

  • Participants should arrange their travel to Disentis so that they are available at 15.00 on 21 July 2019, reparting at 10.00 on 4 August 2019.
  • Travel costs are additional to course costs.
  • The nearest airport is Zurich
  • Train travel: as follows: Zurich – Chur – Disentis
  • By car: Zurich – Chur – Disentis

For further details, please, consult your travel agent or www.sbb.ch.

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  • 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!
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.

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Whether you are applying for or considering a university organ scholarship, entry to a conservatoire, taking up a gap-year organ scholarship, or simply looking to develop your musicianship, this Royal College of Organists course is for you. Just be sure to be of grade 7 standard or higher by the time the course takes place.


Not quite ready for TOSE and/or wanting a preparatory day? If so, click here for details of TOSE-in-a-Day event, London, 23 March 2019.


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We are based once again at Trinity College, Cambridge with its celebrated and recently refurbished Metzler organ and many other practice facilities. Book early to guarantee a place and to secure the early bird rate which is available until 28 February. We welcome applications for bursaries (apply by 1 May at the latest).

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