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William Bruce joins the tutors in a JESTA play day.

8th February 2015

William Bruce joins the tutors in a JESTA play day.

Great news! - William Bruce has joined the team for our JESTA play day on the 8th of February at the Purcell School. So not only do we have Simon Cartledge and Gwilym Hooson we also have the extremely talented bass player Vera Pereira who has just been appointed principal bass of Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
If you have any students that would like to be involved, especially violas and basses then we would love to see you there. estastringsevents.org/jestaplayday/home


Summer School

9-14 August 2015

European String Teachers Association

Summer school 2015

9th-14th August

Cheltenham, UK

Professional Development lies at the heart of the European String Teachers Association and each year the Summer School draws together a world-class faculty of teacher-presenters to share experiences and pedagogic insights into teaching and playing string instruments.

2015 promises an inspiring series of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and concerts. Participants range from young professionals to semi-retired players giving a unique mix of experiences and opportunity for sharing of ideas and knowledge. Informal chamber music groups spring up every evening around suppertime and after the concerts.

The programme retains its ever popular Basics (String Pedagogy) classes which take an in depth view of how we play and teach string instruments. Every year these classes take on their own special life as the presenter and participants change and the class evolves to suit everyone's interests and needs.


String Teacher's Day RWCMD

28th February 2015

28th Feb 2015, continued professional development day for string teachers at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
This event is free for RWCMD and Cardiff University students.

Join ESTA on February the 28th for a CPD (continued professional development) day of workshops, masterclasses and the final of the ESTA Young Composers' Competition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Distinguished pedagogue Simon Fischer will hold a masterclass for upper strings, Caroline Lumsden will present Language Through Music workshop and Mary Cohen will talk about Musical and Technical goals in Partnership for String Teachers. In the evening there will be a joint concert given by string players from the Purcell School and the Junior RWCMD featuring works by the finalists of the ESTA Young Composers’ Competition, please feel free to stay and attend. Tickets for the concert will be sold separately by the RWCMD box office.


Pathways in Teaching with Simon Fischer

February 2015

In February 2015 ESTA is proud to announce Simon Fischer will present a series of 4 Pathways in Teaching sessions. We know these will be hugely popular so please do book early.

Simon's sessions are February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 2015.

All sessions are 2.30-5.30 at the Primrose Hill Community Centre. London NW1 8TN

www.estastringsevents.org/PathwaysInTeachi


JESTA Playday at the Purcell School

8th February 2015

JESTA Playday 8th of February 2015 10am-5pm

ESTA Young String Players Day at the Purcell School.

For all young string players from Grade 4 standard and higher. If you are a violin, viola, cello or double bass player of at least Grade 4 standard then this playday event is for you! You will rehearse Vaughan Williams’ Concerto Grosso with professional, experienced and dedicated tutors in an intensive and enjoyable ensemble environment. Come and develop your skills in a varied and imaginative way!

A big thank you to the Purcell School for sponsoring this event. We wish everyone a fantastic day of music making.


Young Composers Competition February 2015

February 2015

Young Composers Competition February 2015

After the highly successful launch of this competition in 2012 ESTA Young Composers' Competition will be held again in collaboration with The Purcell School for Young Musicians. Applications are welcome from all young composers. The closing date is the 10th of January 2015. The winner in each category will be given the title of 'ESTA Young Composer 2015 (Junior / Intermediate / Senior)' and invited to Cardiff where the overall winner will be announced. There will be 4 categories 11 and under, 12-15, 16-18 and 19-21.

Please find details and how to enter here: www.estayoungcomposers.org


JESTA Playday Cardiff

1st March 2015

JESTA Sunday March 1st 2015

For all young string players from Grade 4 standard and higher. If you are a violin, viola, cello or double bass player of at least Grade 4 standard then this playday event is for you!

Come and develop your skills in a varied and imaginative way!

March 1st is a Sunday workshop day leading to a lunchtime concert lead by David Le Page and is open to students from the Purcell School, Junior RWCMD and all local pupils of grade 4 and above.

The fee for local pupils is £15. Siblings £10.

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