The dates for this course are July 30th until 2nd August, 2013 with Simon Nicholls and James Lisney.
The repertoire this year will be own choice from the music of Mozart and Bach with participants encouraged to bring a further piece of own choice repertoire (maximum 8 minutes) for inclusion in the final concert. If participants choose to play music other than by these composers, this is fine: the course theme is only there as a guideline.
We welcome musicians of all age groups from eighteen years and upward with an ability range from intermediate and advanced amateurs up to music professionals and concert artists.This is an excellent course for the observer - the setting is very relaxing and the course is both entertaining and enlightening (and exceptional value).
The emphasis of the course is on building musicianship along with skills and confidence. The relaxed country house setting of Hindhead (with many delicious meals) encourages a free flowing dialogue amongst the students and course leaders. A full range of standards is welcomed and the material for the classes does not need to be `concert ready`.
The workshops will be complemented by improvisation classes, lectures, question and answer sessions, concerts and discussions of recorded performances.