MusicFest Aberystwyth Cello summer course
In 2022, throughout our annual summer festival, the artists-in-residence can be found coaching ensembles, leading workshops, giving masterclasses and performing in the Festival concerts. Students also have the opportunity to perform in public and enjoy free entry to all festival events. Please note that we have reduced our fees to make the courses more accessible to all; there are also generous bursaries available.
An opportunity to work intensively with Kari Ravnan on all aspects of cello playing. Teaching will take the form of individual lessons, workshops, discussions and performance classes.
Participants should bring at least two contrasting works and some studies that they wish to work on. Kari would like to receive an indication of intended repertoire well before the start of the course. They will also be time for individual daily practice, which will be an integral part of the course. Cellists will also be assigned to chamber groups.
The course will be led by Kari Ravnan. Kari plays with the Oslo Philharmonic, is Artistic Director of the Horten Chamber Music Fest. and has been a member of the Zennor String Trio and Prometheus Ensemble in London and Borealis Ensemble in Oslo. She has taught at the Trondheim Music Conservatory and since 2008 at the Barratt Due Institute of Music. She has a special interest in teaching chamber music. Her students have won many competitions, including Musician of the Year of the Norwegian Music Competition for Youth, ‘Æresprisen’ of the Sparre Olsen Competition and the bronze medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Junior Division in the USA (the world’s largest chamber music competition for youth).
The tuition fee for this course is £595 excluding accommodation, which includes a pass to all concerts during Musicfest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked and paid for in full before 30 April.
The Friends of Musicfest award a limited number of bursaries towards tuition fees, so early application is advisable. Bursaries of £260 are available for all students in full-time education in the UK and bursaries and £180 for international students. See the fees and bursaries page for further details.
Self-catering and en-suite accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for Musicfest students in University halls of residence, or you can book your own accommodation outside the University. See the accommodation page for further details.
You can request a space on this course on the MusicFest website. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Jul 23 - 30 2022
- Time: 04:00 - 12:00