Music China 2019

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**2019 dates to be confirmed**

With China becoming the second-largest consumer market in the world, its business opportunities are multifold. Over 90,000 visitors from more than 86 countries and regions attended Music China 2016 to source the latest market favourites.

Now in its 18th edition, Music China also offers varied fringe programmes, including educational workshops, industry forums and live music shows which complement the central trade exhibition.

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Radley College, Radley, near Oxford, United Kingdom

18 August 2019 To 23 August 2019

+44 (0)118 950 7865, +44 (0)7745 377643

Principal tutors: Robert Winn, Kate Hill, Robert Manasse, Janet Way, Katie Alcock, Carrie Hensel, Thies Roorda.

South-East England

Oxford Flute Summer School continues to offer flute players of all ages and abilities a wonderful week of playing, learning and making friends.

Oxford Flute Summer School offers three distinct options for different levels of players, but with many shared experiences and an emphasis on active participation.

There are classes for everyone; for instance preparation for college auditions and competitions, 18th century performance style, extended techniques for beginners, performance and platform presentation skills.  Other activities are more specific to each option. Students on the Oxford Players and Oxford Performers options are encouraged to attend and listen to all classes including Oxford Masterclass option.


Oxford Players

Students on the Oxford Players  and Oxford Performers options are encouraged to attend and listen to all classes including Oxford Masterclass option.

Included are:

  • an individualised timetable for each student
  • two private flute lessons
  • one private piano session
  • one group lesson
  • daily tutored ensembles
  • daily technique classes
  • daily flute choir
  • concerts and masterclasses

This course is for:

  • players who want to develop their skills
  • enthusiasts who enjoy group playing
  • suggested standard, grade 5 to grade 8 and beyond

Why choose this course?

  • because it has a high level of participation
  • because it focuses on group playing and supportive learning

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Oxford Performers

The Oxford Performers course contains all the modules of the Oxford Players course and provides additional performance opportunities.

Oxford Performers aims to challenge more experienced flautists with a focus on performance, auditions, exams or improving teaching skills. Choosing this option enables students to prepare with confidence for the next step in the development of their musical career.

Included are:

  • all elements of the Oxford Players Course, and in addition
  • a masterclass performance
  • a concert performance

This course is for:

  • students auditioning for music colleges
  • teachers updating their performance skills
  • players preparing for Diploma exams
  • suggested standard above grade 8

Choose this course if you’re looking for a challenge and for performing experience.

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Oxford Masterclass

Intended for conservatoire students, postgraduates and professional players, the course offers guidance on the way to achieve the next level in your performance. There will be classes on a practical approach to professional auditions and on building a successful career.

Included are:

  • working with Robert Winn and other internationally acclaimed teachers
  • between 6 and 8 hours of intensive study daily
  • masterclass performances
  • a concert performance

This course is for:

  • advanced players of conservatoire level
  • postgraduate students
  • young professional players

Choose this option for active participation in all classes, a class size limited to 15 players and because the week of intensive study prepares you for your next steps in your career.

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Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH, UK

11 August 2019 To 17 August 2019

+44 (0)1622 756660

Tutors

  • Ann Martin-Davis
  • Graham Fitch
  • Christine Stevenson
  • James Lisney
  • Karl Lutchmayer

South-East England

The Summer School for Pianists has established a central and unique position in the field over the last 40 years.

The 2019 Summer School for Pianists will take place at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire from 11-17 August 2019. The school is set amidst 250 acres of magnificent National Trust gardens landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, with masterclasses taking place in the splendour of the State Music Room of Stowe House as well as in the new music department of this All Steinway school.

Combining a friendly atmosphere with musical expertise, the Summer School for Pianists has become an essential annual event for pianists of all levels.

Superb facilities at Stowe School ensure that music takes centre stage for a week, with top class concert instruments and plenty of practice rooms. The masterclasses, lecture presentations, tutor and student concerts, ensuite accommodation and good food in a stunning location create an event that is informative, stimulating and sociable for all pianists – and music lovers who simply wish to observe.

Programme highlights

In 2018 the tutor presentations, Piano Matters, were especially praised for making the course even more attractive for performing participants and for observers as well. The three Piano Matters topics for 2019 are:

  • The Classical Cover Version from Karl Lutchmayer;
  • Keeping Repertoire Fresh from Graham Fitch; and
  • Chord of the Week – an Exploration of Harmony from David Owen Norris (tbc)

There will be a class for Piano Accompaniment with Ann Martin-Davis and baritone Brian White, and a series of early evening optional activities – including:

  • choir;
  • a session on Sight-reading Skills with Christine Stevenson;
  • a presentation on technique: The Essential Mr Czerny with James Lisney; and
  • a session on Audacity Software, with Dieter Niebel. Learn to record your own performances on your lap-top!

2019 theme

The theme for 2019 is the influence that folk music-making has had on piano repertoire – folk song, dance and legend. As a non-obligatory option, participants are invited to choose a piece with a ‘folk’ connection. There is much to explore!

Recitals and masterclasses

The tutor Recitals will be particularly varied, with repertoire drawn from composers including Purcell, Louis Couperin, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Alkan, Liszt, Hindemith and Britten.

There are six thirty-minute solo recital opportunities for participants – Platforms – available for a modest charge, and three student concerts for solo or duet items.

As usual, each participant will be allotted three half-hour slots in their masterclasses during the week. All are welcome to visit other classes to observe. Private lessons can be booked with each of the tutors.

Leisure activities

And there will be time to wander around the grounds, play a round of golf on the 9-hole golf course (green fees apply), have a game of tennis (please bring your own racquets and tennis balls) or, for an additional fee, enjoy a guided tour of Stowe House.


Testimonials

I am still a novice in the piano playing community, and the more I reflect, the more I am convinced how good the week has been! The quality of teaching was superb – it really was. The ambience, the pianos – it has made me aware of where I am, the path ahead of me and the endless opportunities to take my piano playing further.

Bob

I can thoroughly recommend the Summer School for Pianists …  A great deal of planning and thought goes into the programme by the Directors. A very varied, fascinating and enjoyable set of activities, including talks, lectures, invited speakers, recitals and concerts, runs alongside the excellent masterclasses given by the tutors. I found all of this really valuable in setting my attempts to play the piano in a wider musical context. The facilities were also excellent, with good grand pianos for the classes, and a large number of practice rooms. Last but not least, the atmosphere was friendly and supportive.

Susan

I have just returned from my fourth year’s Piano Summer School and can honestly say it was the best one so far – a wonderful experience! We had fabulous concerts from the tutors who also gave us interesting lectures and entertained us, as well as giving us inspiring tuition. The whole atmosphere is very friendly and it was lovely to meet up again with piano friends from previous years.

Tricia

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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.

East of England

Join us to play and study some of the most sublime & emotionally powerful Passiontide choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Our repertoire is ten specially for this central moment in the sacred year. This is going to be a wonderful three days working and exploring such great music together – do join us!

Whatever age you are, find yourself challenged and thrilled! The repertoire for the Unsung Heroes course is designed to develop your musical understanding and technical skills so that you are prepared as you find your way about your musical world. This repertoire ranges over many centuries and styles and evolves your playing like no other.

We study style and technique throughout as well as the historical context of each piece. There are some Baroque bows for you to borrow too.

Further information

  • Repertoire: The repertoire for 2019 will be announced in the new year; the scores will be available from May and can be forwarded to you on receipt of your application
  • Standard: It is in the nature of the writing that the parts are varied, so the range is from around Grade 2 upwards
  • Ages: 14 to infinity

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