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Flute Festivals

Future Flute Fest: London Flute Festival

Friday, 17 August, 11:00 - Sunday, 19 August 18:00

Where? St John's Smith Square, London

The British Flute Society returns to St John’s Smith Square for a second summer flute festival - this time celebrating all things new in the flute world: the instrument, its technique, its music. With celebrity recitals, workshops, a flute choir, trade stands, and opportunities to meet players, teachers and composers - the Future Flute Fest is for everyone who is passionate about the flute!

  • Philippe Barnes
  • Joshua Batty
  • Katy Bircher
  • Wissam Boustany
  • Sophie Cherrier
  • Ian Clarke
  • Michael Cox
  • Karin de Fleyt
  • Tilmann Dehnhard
  • Marion Garver
  • Shanna Gutierrez
  • Stéfan Höskuldsson
  • Anna La Berge
  • Gareth Lockrane
  • Stephen Preston
  • Carla Rees
  • Mark Sparks
  • Peter Verhoyen
  • Amy Yule
  • Matthias Ziegler
  • BFS Young Artists

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Flute Courses

Flutes in Tuscany

Wednesday, 11 July - Wednesday, 25 July

Where? Tereglio, Tuscany. Italy

Develop all aspects of your flute playing in a tranquil and immersive environment. Suitable for adults and students above the age of 16. Intermediate standard or higher. Tutor - Elizabeth Walker (flute and baroque). Sarah Murphy and guest tutor Wissam Boustany. 

Flutes en Vacances in Suffolk

Friday, 20 July, 18:00 - Thursday, 9 August 11:00

Where? Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk

5 Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Courses with Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster.

Ensembles, Workshop Sessions for Tone and Technique and Solo Repertoire.

julie.flute@icloud.com

07922169122

Flutes du Soleil - French Alps, Summer 2018

Sunday, 29 July - Saturday, 4 August

Where? Le Chinaillon,
Le Grand-Bornand,
FRANCE

Set in the stunning French Alps, our tutor Andrea Kuypers will lead a fun and friendly week of workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and informal performances.  

We welcome flautists of all ages. Applicants should be minimum Grade 4 standard through to Diploma.

The course will encourage and inspire developing flautists in a relaxed environment where the emphasis is based on success through enjoyment.

It won’t all be work... there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery.

For full details, and to book online, visit www.flutesdusoleil.com.
Get £50 off all places if you book before 31 December 2017.

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The Scottish International Flute Summer School

Sunday, 12 August, 15:00 - Sunday, 18 March 10:00

Where? St Leonard's School, St Andrews, Scotland

Set in stunning St Andrews and for students age 16+, The Scottish International Summer School runs for one intense week with world class tutors including Lorna McGhee, Michael Cox, Ian Clarke, and Wissam Boustany.  2 customisable courses of varying instensity levels are available and all the info can be found on our website.  If you're still not sure which course is right for you then please give us a call! 

Here's what previous attendees of the summer school had to say: 

  • “This was an excellent course, totally inspirational. Lovely friendly participants and tutors. One of the best courses I have yet attended."

  • “Love it all. The mix of players, ages, tutors. The flute saturation where everyone is respected for what they bring and can offer.”

  • “First time going, I really enjoyed it and will certainly be looking to come back next year!”

 

Trevor Wye Studio Course

Saturday, 25 August, 17:30 - Saturday, 1 September 09:30

Where? Trevor Wye's Studio, Hastingleigh, Kent

The Trevor Wye Studio Course

A small and intensive course with Trevor Wye covering all aspects of solo playing, technique, historical archives, repertoire and ensembles.  10 places only

 

julie.flute@icloud.com

07922169122


Flute Days

Wonderful Winds Flute Days! -Okehampton

Saturday, 28 July, 10:00 - Sunday, 29 July 18:00

Where? The Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR

Two days of friendly Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities!

Sat. 28th July - For novice/intermediate players or rusty returners! (Approx. Grade 1-5)

Sun. 29th July - For more confident or advanced players. (Approx. Grade 5-Diploma)

  • Play together in a large flute choir and smaller groups using the Wonderful Winds library.
  • Work on your sound, technique and ensemble skills.
  • Coached by Joss Campbell and Mel Orriss.
  • Just Flutes and Wonderful Winds Trade Stands

 

Summer Flute Ensemble Day

Saturday, 25 August, 10:00 - 16:30

Where? Sharrow Performing Arts Space
Sheffield
S7 1BE

​Join Sheffield Flute Choir and Carla Rees for a day of flute ensemble playing in Sheffield. Through exploring different flute ensemble repertoire, Carla will coach players in ensemble playing technique - what do you need to think about when you're playing in a group and how can you make the best sound together as an ensemble? 

Carla Rees is a UK-based low flutes specialist who has developed an international reputation for her innovative work. She is Artistic Director of rarescale, an ensemble with whom she works to create and promote new repertoire for her instruments. She completed her PhD at the Royal College of Music in London in 2014, researching extended techniques for Kingma System alto and bass flute. She is currently Programme Leader for Music at the Open College of the Arts and an Honorary Research Associate and flute teacher at Royal Holloway University of London. Carla runs the rarescale Flute Academy, an ensemble for advanced flute players which offers training in the specific techniques of alto and bass flute playing, within the context of a flute ensemble, and is an accomplished arranger of music for flute ensemble.

For players aged 16+, cost £35

Wonderful Winds Flute Days! -Yateley

Saturday, 8 September, 10:00 - Sunday, 9 September 17:00

Where? Yateley School, School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NW

Two days of friendly Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities!

Sat. 8th September - For novice/intermediate players or rusty returners! (Approx. Grade 1-5)

Sun. 9th September - For more confident or advanced players. (Approx. Grade 5-Diploma)

  • Play together in a large flute choir and smaller groups using the Wonderful Winds library.
  • Work on your sound, technique and ensemble skills.
  • Coached by Joss Campbell and Mel Orriss.
  • Just Flutes and Wonderful Winds Trade Stands

Wonderful Winds Flute Days! - Flitwick

Saturday, 6 October, 10:00 - 18:00

Where? Woodland Middle School Academy,
Malham Close,
Flitwick,
Bedfordhsire,
MK45 1NP

A day of friendly Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities!

For novice/intermediate players, rusty returners, through to more confident or advanced players. (Approx. Grade 1 - Diploma)

  • Play together in a large flute choir using music from the Wonderful Winds library.
  • Work on your sound, technique and ensemble skills.
  • Coached by Joss Campbell and Mel Orriss.
  • Just Flutes and Wonderful Winds Trade Stands

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Master Classes

30th forum for flute and piano

Friday, 20 July, 09:00 - Sunday, 29 July 23:59

Where? Diekirch - Luxembourg

Live your flute dream in Diekirch!

  • Have you ever dreamt about playing for and work with the best flute professors?
  • Do you want to spend fantastic holidays with wonderful musicians from all over the world?
  • Participate in Forum for Flute and Piano and gain experience to enjoy playing the flute even more!

 

Private flute lesson, chamber music, technical group lessons, orchestral excerpts and concerts.

Tuition w/housing €675, Tuition alone €450.

 

Masterclass teachers :

Carlo Jans, Mario Caroli, Valerie Debaele, Wally Hase, Olga Ivusheikova, Ewa Rzetecka, Ieva Dzerve, Cordula Hacke, Katrin Reifenrath.