The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition
Violists from around the world have been invited to enter the first Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition. Organised by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University and the British Viola Society, the winner will be awarded £2,000 along with several high profile recitals as part of Birmingham Conservatoire’s Concert Series.
Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle.
Together with the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the renowned French Cellist Gautier Capuçon has created a special project around a cello class, which will meet monthly beginning in December 2014 at the foundation’s magnificent new Auditorium designed by Frank Gehry.
12th October 2014
Pathways In Teaching
From The Feet Up with Simon Cartledge
When: 12th October 2014
Where: Primrose Hill Community Centre, London NW1 8TN
From the feet up is a workshop on the whole body and how we use it when playing the violin. He will look at posture and flexibility useful to violinists and how to release those muscle knots and tensions. Best set up on the violin will be covered, making sure we play from the most beneficial position for the left hand and the bow arm. This will lead us into some great movement patterns essential to the fundamental technique.
Pennies will drop, issues will resolve and the teaching/ playing experience will get better!
1st November 2014
St. Dunstan's College Cello Day is an excellent and inspiring event being held on Saturday the 1st of November 2014.
The day will consist of:
· A Mass Cello Ensemble
· Grade Exam Workshop, Question & Answer session and a Parent/Teacher workshop with the remarkable teacher and ABRSM examiner Alison Moncrieff-Kelly
· A Cello recital and Masterclass given by the inspirational cellist Matthew Lowe & pianist John-Paul Ekins.
· Technique and performance workshops given by Oliver Mansfield.
· Soundheart Music Shop will be on site selling accessories, sheet music and instruments.
· Cello Classics will be providing specialist cello CD’s for purchase.
Participants are open to students between the ages of 7-18 (grades 1-8+). Observer entrance is open to all!
Day Observer: £20.00
Morning Observer: £10.00
Recital only £10.00
Afternoon Observer: £10.00
More details at www.olivermansfieldcellist.co.uk
November 1-2 2014
Sheffield Chamber Music Weekend 2014
November 1st and 2nd
High Storrs School, High Storrs Rd, Sheffield. S11 7LH
WITH THE GILDAS QUARTET.
For all string players and pianists who enjoy
playing chamber music, and appreciate good
coaching by a professional quartet.
Bring your own chamber group, or come as an
individual and meet new people to play with.
Advanced course: for Grade 7 and above
or lots of amateur chamber music experience.
Runs Saturday and Sunday,
with option for one day only.
Cost: Full course - £90
Sat. only or Sun. only - £50
£15 school age & students
Bursaries available on a discretionary basis. Introduction to Chamber Music course.
For young people, grades 5 – 7.
Further details/application forms see Saturday Nov. 1st. Cost: £15.
19th October 2014
On the 19th of October Simon Cartledge will be presenting his workshop Mind your Language in London.
Each of our 4 Pathways
sessions this Autumn will be held at Primrose Hill Community Centre NW1 8TN, 2.30-5.30.
Mind your Language is a workshop looking at the use of language in order to have the most beneficial influence on pupils and how to engage pupils in the creative and learning processes. Learn how to connect with pupils or parents we find more challenging. This session will be an eyes, ears and senses opener and there will be some good laughs on the way.
2nd November 2014
A DAY OF MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND RECITALS featuring:
• David Le Page
• Kathy and David Blackwell
• Chas Dickie
November 2nd, 2014, 10am to 5 pm at Cardiff University School of Music CF10 3EB
Event hosted by ESTA UK and Cardiff University Music Department
David Le Page, ESTA UK President, will present 3 sessions:
• ‘Leading from the Chair' - a lecture/demonstration for music students and others - a practical session for string orchestra.
• A masterclass for upper string students. Apply now!
• ‘Paganini Revisited’ – a lecture/recital featuring solo works by David himself and Paganini.
Kathy and David Blackwell will be teaching creative ideas for beginner strings.
The afternoon will see Chas Dickie leading an improvisation workshop.
12th, 19th October 23rd, 30th November 2014
This Autumn we are offering four Sunday afternoon sessions exploring some of the many pathways in teaching.
On the 12th of October Simon Cartledge will present 'From the Feet up', a workshop on the whole body and how we use it when playing the violin and viola. It gives us a systemic, whole body mind approach to playing. We will look at posture and flexibility useful to string players. How to release those muscle knots and tensions.
On the 19th of October Simon will present his second workshop entitled 'Mind you Language' At this workshop we will be looking at the use of language in order to heighten our awareness and consider how we can best use our words to the greatest effect. How to engage pupils in the creative and learning processes. How to connect with pupils or parents we may find more challenging and how we talk to and influence ourselves.
Chris Haigh will present his workshop 'Folk Fiddle' on the 23rd of November.There is a tendency for the uninitiated to assume that, by comparison with classical music, folk is simple, requiring little in the way of technique, discipline and musicality. With tunes often no more than 32 bars in length, and little requirement to go beyond first position, how demanding could folk fiddle be?
Chris's second workshop on the 30th of November entitled 'Discovering Rock Violin' This workshop will show how to follow a chord sequence and play simple rhythm parts. Then, using appropriate scales, to construct melodic lines, counterpoints and hooks which will compliment what the rest of the band is doing.
Book for all or pick and choose. For more information click here: www.estastringsevents.org/PathwaysInTeachi/home
1-7 September 2014
Applications from all Conservatoires are welcome and also from those about to apply to Conservatoire and prepare for auditions. This course is an intensive week consisting of individual lessons, master classes, technique workshops, performance classes, sessions on orchestral excerpts and specialist advice concerning auditions. Registration and applications to be sent by 15 July 2014
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