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BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//MUSIC:ED - ECPv4.9.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:MUSIC:ED X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for MUSIC:ED BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:"Europe/London" BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:BST DTSTART:20190331T010000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:GMT DTSTART:20191027T010000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="Europe/London":20190809T080000 DTEND;TZID="Europe/London":20190818T170000 DTSTAMP:20190716T202916 CREATED:20190422T171116Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190529T135759Z SUMMARY:British Isles Music Festival 2019 DESCRIPTION:About the British Isles Music Festival\nThe British Isles Music Festival is a unique\, residential chamber music and master class course\, which celebrates the emergence of outstanding young musicians throughout the world. \nIt unites young people through the common language of music and gives them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience\, learn from each other and learn from some of the top teachers and performers in the UK and Europe. \nDuring the festival they study in masterclass and individually with established professors\, rehearse under supervision and perform major works in high level concerts to the general public and to their peers and professors. This is enormously beneficial to the many students who do not yet have the opportunity to work and perform on a more professional level. This experience is a much needed bridge between conservatory and professional life. \nWho should attend\n\nConservatory and young professional musicians intending to have a career in music as performers\nInstruments: wind\, strings\, piano and harpsichord.\nMusicians may apply individually or come as a ready formed group.\nThe lower age limit is 18 and upper age limit 32.\n\nWhat’s in it for me?\n\nWork with established performers and teachers\nLearn rehearsal techniques\nIncrease your confidence\nExplore new repertoire\nMeet musicians from around the world and make new friends\nTake part in a number of high level concerts\nGain performing experience\n\nConcerts\nIn 2018\, 65 musicians attended from 25 countries and we programmed more than 130 works. The concert repertoire for the main Concerts Series will be determined by applicants’ choices and the constellation of musicians who take part in the festival. \n\nThe Director contacts all applicants well in advance to discuss concert repertoire\, allowing preparation time.\nThere will be four concerts each day for students to perform in\, including Lunchtime Informal Concerts\, Afternoon Baroque Concerts\, 6 o’Clock Duo Concerts in the and 8 o’Clock Concerts in the Chapel.\nSome concerts are video-recorded professionally.\n\nFaculty: Professors\nFlute: Susan Milan ARCM(Hons)\, FRCM\, PgDip(GSMD)\nFormer 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. \nAssistant Flute: Nina Robertson\nSuccessful 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. \n Oboe: David Theodore\nDavid 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. \nClarinet: Mark Van de Wiel\nMark 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. \nClarinet: Barnaby Robson\nFrom 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. \nHorn: Jeffrey Bryant\nJeffrey 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. \nBassoon: Martin Gatt\nMartin 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. \nViolin: Philippe Honoré\nPhilippe 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 \nViolin: Igor Keller\nRecitalist and chamber musician based in Switzerland and 1st Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of St Gallen. \nViola: Yuko Inoue\nWinner 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. \nCello: Josephine Knight\nJosephine 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. \nPiano: Ian Brown\nIan 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. \nHarpsichord: Robert Costin\nOne of Britain’s leading harpsichordists\, Robert has made numerous acclaimed recordings and travels internationally as soloist and chamber musician. \nFaculty: Resident pianists\nDaniel 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. \nLeo 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. \nJill 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. \nFrancesca 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. \nRegistration and fees\nApply online on the BIMF website. \nCourse fee and full board: £1100 \nBIMF is a residential course.  The fee covers accommodation  in comfortable modern single rooms with communal shower rooms and toilets\,  breakfast\, morning coffee\, lunch\, afternoon tea and dinner. \nNon-residents will be charged £20 per day for lunch and dinner. 8 days plus one dinner: £170 \nA number of scholarships and bursaries are available for each class. These are awarded at the discretion of the Musical Director and Professors on the basis of both level of playing and financial needs.  We will require a personal statement\, a recording\, a video or YouTube recording (if possible)\, a reference and a photograph. \nPlease apply here. \nThe closing date for course applications will be 17 June 2019. The number of places in each class will be capped at 12 for violins\, 10 for flutes\, 8 for all other classes. \nThe closing date for scholarship applications will be 17 May 2019. \n URL: LOCATION:Charterhouse School\, Charterhouse Road\, Godalming\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Festivals,International,Summer schools,UK and Ireland ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="British%20Isles%20Music%20Festival" GEO:51.1953881;-0.6173992 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Charterhouse School Charterhouse Road Godalming United Kingdom;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=Charterhouse Road:geo:-0.6173992,51.1953881 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="Europe/London":20190821T150000 DTEND;TZID="Europe/London":20190825T140000 DTSTAMP:20190716T202916 CREATED:20190614T175343Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190615T132943Z SUMMARY:The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival and Conducting Courses DESCRIPTION:About the abcd Choral Leader’s Festival\nDates: 22-25 August 2019 \nThe Association of British Choral Directors’ 34th Annual Convention has so much more to offer that it has an extra day and a new name too! \nOffering inspiration for all choral leaders\, there are conducting courses\, concerts by top choirs\, mini-performances\, workshops\, lectures\, a large exhibition and much more. \nThe festival devotes more time to communal involvement\, both during the weekend and afterwards in our choral lives; there are more plenary sessions\, including keynote addresses and opportunities to hear great singing and to sing. \nThe main strands develop the communal theme: \nA shared language – Europe’s choral music\nThroughout the Festival\, but particularly on Friday\, the Festival welcomes European guests\, alongside the ‘Best of British Music’\, sessions for teachers and more. Presenters include Jim Daus Hjernøe and Astrid Vang-Pedersen from Denmark\, the National Youth Choir of Hungary and their conductor László Nemes\, Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore. \nSinging in the community\nSaturday is community choir day: insights for everyone leading open-access community choirs into how to establish and develop community choirs\, non-conventional leadership skills\, plus lots of road-tested\, useful repertoire and performances from local community choirs. \nResearch\nA new initiative\, with the opportunity to present papers. This marks the launch of a new peer-reviewed academic research journal published by abcd aimed at promoting research-informed practice and a scholarly approach to choral work. \nRepertoire\, repertoire\, repertoire!\nRunning right through the Festival\, an increased number of repertoire reading sessions\, plus sessions with composers David Bednall\, Paul Mealor\, Owain Park\, singing sessions with John Rutter and David Lawrence\, and music from Hungary. \nPlus…\n\nSessions for all those working with young voices\, conducting masterclasses\, singing in different languages\, vocal and conducting technique.\nPerformances from choirs including the National Youth Choir of Hungary\, London Youth Choir\, Town Hall Gospel Choir\, Singing Community of Choirs and Lutley Community Voices\nExhibition time to visit UK and European publishers\, composers and tour operators\nNetworking time with colleagues old and new\n\n\nAbout the Conducting Courses\nFestival Conducting Courses 21-22 August with Amy Bebbington and Julian Wilkins \n\nLeading from the front for anyone starting out in leading singing or with limited experience\, particularly in schools and community choirs\nAdvanced choral leadership for anyone conducting their own regular choir to a high standard\n\nYoung Conductors’ Course 22-25 August with Lucy Griffiths \n\nFor anyone aged 18-25\, running in parallel with the Festival\, group tuition on basic choir training and conducting. Bursaries available!\n\n\nBooking\n\nOnline booking with plenty of flexible options is at\nEarly Bird rates apply until 30 June\n\n URL: LOCATION:Royal Birmingham Conservatoire\, 200 Jennens Road\, Birmingham\, B4 7XR CATEGORIES:Conferences,Courses,Festivals,Summer schools,Trade exhibitions,UK and Ireland ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: GEO:52.4839372;-1.8864224 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 200 Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7XR;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=200 Jennens Road:geo:-1.8864224,52.4839372 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="Europe/London":20190906T183000 DTEND;TZID="Europe/London":20190908T130000 DTSTAMP:20190716T202916 CREATED:20190422T183533Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190529T135548Z SUMMARY:OrganFest 2019 DESCRIPTION:About the event\nOrganFest 2019 will take place in Cardiff from 6-8 September 2019. \nVenues include: \n\nEglwys Dewi Sant (Willis\, 1887)\nSt David’s Hall (Peter Collins\, 1982)\nSt John the Baptist (Willis\, 1894)\nNational Museum of Wales (Snetzler\, 1775)\n\nPlease put the date in your diary now! \nFull details are available on the OrganFest website. \n\nOrganFest 2019 is organised jointly by \n\nBritish Institute of Organ Studies\nIncorporated Association of Organists\nRoyal College of Organists\n\n\nComments received about OrganFest 2017\n\n‘It was… inspiring to be a part of last weekend’s Fest and so encouraging to see a large crowd’\n‘I shall forever treasure in my mind the picture of FJ and his standing ovation: a very special moment’\n‘It was good so many people got to know about one of Hull’s treasures’\n‘There was so much to enjoy and by which to be stimulated’\n‘Full marks… to all the organisers for providing such a sparkling programme of people\, events and music’\n\n URL: LOCATION:Cardiff\, Cardiff\, Wales\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Festivals,International,Summer schools,UK and Ireland ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: GEO:51.481581;-3.17909 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="Europe/London":20190913T173000 DTEND;TZID="Europe/London":20190915T170000 DTSTAMP:20190716T202916 CREATED:20190621T151953Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190622T124347Z SUMMARY:Cambridge Piano Weekend 2019 DESCRIPTION:About the event\nThe Cambridge Piano Weekend is an exciting new piano festival with the aim of continuing and perpetuating the pianistic ideas and ideals of the legendary French-Swiss pianist Alfred CORTOT. \n\nParticipants should have achieved a minimum level of playing Grade 7 distinction or equivalent and above.\n\nProgramme highlights\nIn 2019\, it is with great pleasure that the highly regarded pianist Frédéric AGUESSY\, winner of the prestigious Concours Marguerite Long\, teacher of Cédric TIBERGHIEN\, will be playing a full evening piano recital of works by Schubert\, Liszt & Debussy on Friday 13 September. \nFrédéric will be teaching both individually and in public Masterclasses/Student-classes over the weekend. \nThe up-and-coming young Russian pianist Ilya KONDRATIEV\, student and disciple of Elizabeth LEONSKAYA\, will be playing a recital of works by Chopin & Schubert. \nOn practising the piano\, *Ilya advises: \n‘Always think about what you are doing when you are practising; have a clear target that you want to achieve.’ \nThere will be a lecture with demonstration by Dr Vasileios RAKITZIS drawing on his recent doctoral paper: ‘Alfred Cortot and Schubert\, studying Cortot as a performer\, teacher and artist’. \nVasileios wrote: ‘I strongly believe that musicians still have a lot to learn from Cortot’. \nFees and bursaries\nCombined fee for Master-Class participation* & Individual Tuition including playing in one public concert: £295. \n*Minimum level of playing Grade 7 distinction or equivalent and above. There is some financial assistance\, in the form of scholarship or bursary\, available for full-time piano/music students. Opportunity for one pianist only awarded a scholarship to play in the Anglia Ruskin University Lunchtime Concert Series. \nFees are for participation and exclude food\, travel and accommodation. There is some financial assistance available in the form of bursary for full-time students. \nVenue\nThe course is organised in association with Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. \n \n URL: LOCATION:Anglia Ruskin University\, East Road\, Cambridge\, CB1 1PT\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses,Festivals,Performances,UK and Ireland ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="Normandy%20Piano%20Courses" GEO:52.205312;0.134158 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Anglia Ruskin University East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT United Kingdom;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=East Road:geo:0.134158,52.205312 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="Europe/London":20190928T090000 DTEND;TZID="Europe/London":20190928T190000 DTSTAMP:20190716T202916 CREATED:20190627T160150Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190627T160150Z SUMMARY:UK Choir Festival 2019 Exmouth DESCRIPTION:About The UK Choir Festival\nLaunched in 2016\, The UK Choir Festival is a festival which aims to support\, train and bring choirs together in a beautiful setting where people can learn\, develop and thrive. \nProduced by Producer & Musical Director\, Russell Scott\, the festival is designed for choirs of all abilities\, ages and style\, no matter whether you are a local community choir\, a cappella choir\, school or university choir\, gospel choir\, choral society or barbershop choir. \nWhether you are a choir of four people or 100 people\, your choir will love being part of this exciting and dynamic festival\, where learning and making great music is at its heart. \nHailed by American Express Essentials as one of the most ‘Awe-Inspiring Choral Festivals of the World’\, The UK Choir festival is produced to give choirs the opportunity to be taught by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK. \nThe Experience\nWhether you choose to attend on one day or both days\, choirs take part in a series of amazing workshops given by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK\, in a supportive\, informative\, collaborative\, non-competitive and inspiring conference-style setting. \nIt will involve practical and method teaching\, and everyone will be involved.  At the end of each day\, choirs get the opportunity to rehearse and then perform (if they choose to) in front of each other and the panel of workshop leaders who will give each choir written constructive feedback. \nThe festival is non-competitive\, but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other whilst being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK. \nThere will be opportunities to busk\, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders\, as well as learn new techniques\, brush up on performance\, and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be. \nThe UK Choir Festival is unique\, and takes place in the beautiful locations of St Albans\, Manchester\, Monmouth (Wales)\, Exmouth\, Chichester and York. \nDon’t miss this fantastic opportunity of learning from the very best and being part of some incredible music making. \nPrices\nPrices per person\, per day range from £30 to £65. Visit the UK Choir Festival website to find out more. \n URL: LOCATION:Exmouth Community College\, Gipsy Lane\, Exmouth\, EX8 3AF\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses,Festivals ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:©-Helen-Murray-1440x720.jpg GEO:50.6270147;-3.4076287 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Exmouth Community College Gipsy Lane Exmouth EX8 3AF United Kingdom;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=Gipsy Lane:geo:-3.4076287,50.6270147 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR