Steve bingham - Concert and Recording News
I'd like to extend a personal invitation to you all to a concert I'm giving on Saturday 14th December near Cambridge in the UK. Of course I realise that many of you won't be able to get there, but I wanted to invite everyone anyway :-)
Royal Conservatoire The Hague organises auditions in London
The Hague, The Netherlands - On 24th and 25th January 2014 the Royal Conservatoire The Hague will travel to London where it will organise auditions for its Bachelor and Master Classical, Early Music, and Vocal programmes. The deadline for applications is 1 January. The auditions will take place at the London Welsh Centre.
The 41st International Viola Congress 2013 in Cracow, Poland
The 41st International Viola Congress 2013 in Cracow, Poland is coming up in September 5–15th, please feel free to share this information with your membership. www.facebook.com/events/163188177198604/
New National Curriculum
A 'universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity'........The Department for Education released details of the proposed new National Curriculum today, due to come into effect in September 2014, which would see youngsters studying music up to Key Stage 3 (age 14). For more information www.classicfm.com/music-news/l ... usic-announced/
Trinity College London to award new Certificate for Music Educators
A new qualification for music educators is being launched today by Trinity College London. The Trinity Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) will be available from 1 September 2013
3rd & 10th February
“Teaching music through the body and the voice”
A COURSE FOR TEACHERS OF PRE-SCHOOL & INFANT CHILDREN
by NIKHIL DALLY
Monday, 3rd February and Monday, 10th February, 2014, 1.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Bracknell, Berks.
For full booking information, please go to www.dally.org.uk/TeachersCourseFeb2014.pdf.
N.B. Booking closes on 20th December, 2013, so please book soon!
Here is some feedback from a previous course I offered in Bracknell:
“The best course I’ve ever been on. The most fun and the most useful. The only course that I feel will significantly impact on my teaching.”
Emma Barker, music co-ordinator, Bracknell
“This at last is the best musical approach I’ve encountered.”
Gillian Hodgson, Principal, ABC Pre-School, Ascot
16 - 20 February 2014
Pro Corda VIOLIN
Venue: Leiston Abbey, Suffolk
Dates: 16 - 20 February 2014
Director - Darragh Morgan
Masterclasses - Kenneth Sillito and Jack Liebeck
Following a hugely successful
pilot, Pro Corda Violin returns
with an intensive five day course
during the spring half term
break in 2014. Course Director
violinist Darragh Morgan ‘agile,
incisive and impassioned’ BBC
Music Magazine, is again joined
by Sebastian Mueller, Professor
at Guildhall School of Music and
Drama. Masterclasses will be
given by Kenneth Sillito, former
Artistic Director, Academy of St
Martin in the Fields and the young
violin wizard Jack Liebeck. Creative
workshops and a new piece will be
developed by award winning Irish
composer and musical animateur
Alongside masterclasses, individual
daily violin lessons will focus on
technical issues, effective practice
methods, core repertoire and
approach to the “live concert
experience”. Ample practice
sessions will be built into the daily
timetable. The Violin Ensemble will
cover repertoire from the Baroque
genre to the present day.
To apply, please complete the
booking form overleaf or use the
online form at www.procorda.com.
Belle Serre, home of international cellist Lowri Blake, offers an idyllic setting for Cellos at Belle Serre, 2014.
Set in five acres of gardens and woodland, with magnificent views of the Montagne Noire, Belle Serre offers an idyllic environment for an intensive cello week in south-west France, with cellist Lowri Blake. Lowri will be giving daily individual and group tuition in an informal atmosphere.
Summer Week 1: Tuesday 15 - Tuesday 22 July
Summer Week 2: Saturday 26 July - Saturday 2 August
Summer Week 3: Tuesday 5 - Tuesday 12 August
(Week 3 is for advanced cellists)
A varied daily schedule will include individual tuition, duo repertoire with superb resident pianists, group technical workouts and ensemble playing with Willemijn Knödler and Susan Urbita, chamber music sessions with a guest musician each week, and discussions about all aspects of cello playing. The aim is to study hard in a house party setting, with time to relax too, basking in the sunshine around the pool or taking long shady walks in the surrounding countryside.
Full details of each week's schedule will be posted on www.busyline.blogspot.com shortly.
Courses 1 and 2 are for all levels. Amateurs, students and professional cellists are all welcome. Course 3 is for advanced cellists only. Participants in 2011-2013 came from all parts of Europe and from the USA, Japan, Australia and Mexico -
a truly international fest!
The summer courses run for one week (18.00 arrival on the first day, 10.00 departure on the final day), with a concert given by participants on the last evening of the course.
The cost, to include all tuition, meals and accommodation is €930. Non-residents are charged at €760 including lunch and supper each day. Camping at Belle Serre: €830, including all meals. Non-playing guests sharing a room with their partner are welcome to join us for the week, at €650.
Visit www.cellosatbelleserre.com for full details and booking information.
26th July - 1st August
25TH INTERNATIONAL COLOURSTRINGS SYMPOSIUM
the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music
26 July – 1 August, 2014
Teachers of violin, viola and cello are welcome to join us
in this jubilee occasion of Colourstrings courses.
Language of the course is English
and Hungarian for Hungarian participants.
Early bird application deadline: 1 May, 2014
More information (faculty, prices, accommodation, etc.)
and online application will be available
at www.colourstrings.hu after 15 October, 2013.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
17th November 2013
A Day with David Le Page
Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2QG.
Would you like to play orchestral music and new arrangements with other ESTA members while learning about different teaching techniques from the new President of ESTA? Would you like to bring your students along to play alongside you and other ESTA members? If you would like to spend a day with David Le Page and other likeminded string teachers all willing to learn new techniques and different repertoire, don’t miss the ESTA National Event on 17th November 2013 at Harrogate Ladies' College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2QG. The day will feature works for string orchestra and new arrangements by David Le Page. We will end the day with a performance of the rehearsed orchestral repertoire and a short performance by David Le Page. If you have written a method or have other products which you would like to share with other string teachers, then this event gives you a unique opportunity to do so. To reserve table space contact email@example.com as soon as possible. Space is limited and we will offer a strictly first come, first served allocation of the available space. Space will only be available to those who book in advance. Yorkshire ESTA teachers: if you have violin or cello pupils (between grades 5 and 8) you would like to be considered to perform at the master classes, please send details with pupil's name, instrument, age and work to be performed by Friday 25th October. Successful applicants will be notified by 1st November. There are 3 places available of 20 minutes each on violin and cello. Applicants must also participate in the orchestra day. Please email Alison Major firstname.lastname@example.org for application form for pupils under 18 who would like to join the orchestra day
10.00 Arrival Registration - tea/coffee
10.30 Orchestral play through conducted by David Le Page
11.30 tea/coffee + trade stands
12.00 Orchestral play through conducted by David Le Page
13.00 Lunch + networking + visit trade stands
14.00 Masterclass (students under 18 should attend as observers - hopefully all adults will too!)
15.00 tea/coffee + trade stands
15.30 Orchestral play through conducted by David Le Page
16.30 Performance to parents and guests of participants. Short performance from David Le Page.
17.00 Close of Event
10th August 2014
ESTA returns to Dean Close School to present the 2014 ESTA Summer School on 10th August until 16th August.
ESTA are requested to get in touch with Ian Anstee should they wish to present or exhibit work at the Summer School.
To register for the event please email email@example.com
Tuesday 17th september 2013
Talks and Lecture recitals
Soundbox, Museum Piano Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1 5HT
Tuesday 17th September 12.30-2.00pm
Tuesday 8th October 12.30-2.00pm
Tuesday 29th October 12.30-2.00pm
Tuesday 26th November 12.30-2.00pm
Free, no tickets required
Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections. Presented by Viotti Lecturer in Performance Studies, violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved, the events explore the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers.
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