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Friday, 8 February, 18:00 - Thursday, 21 February 09:30
Saturday, 9 February, 10:00 - Sunday, 10 February 16:00
COME TO JERSEY FOR A FLUTEWISE EVENT, YOU COULD MAKE IT A FAMILY HOLIDAY!
FLUTEWISE IS DELIGHTED TO BE WORKING IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE JERSEY ACADEMY OF MUSIC
After a great weekend in Jersey in February 2018 we are going back next February, this time for a 2 day course! We will be at the Jersey Academy of Music, Chateau Vermont on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February 2019 with Abbie Burrows, Gareth McLearnon and Liz Goodwin plus the great staff in Jersey - Claire and Andy Harvey and Chris George.
You can attend each day or you could come and stay at the Chateau. The cost of coming as a day student for the 2 days is £70 and for a residential place it is £105 (this includes 1 nights stay with all food, tuition and VAT where applicable). We will do all of the usual activities you would expect on a Flutewise course - warm ups, 'improve your playing' workshops, masterclass-type workshops, ensemble playing, musical games such as the Scale Game and Piccolo, have the opportunity to perform and hear some great performances from Abbie and Gareth, but most importantly, we will have fun!
Friday, 29 March, 14:00 - Sunday, 31 March 13:00
Where? Pinner, North West London
For Application form click the website link
A residential weekend of flute lessons, classes and chamber music for adult learners. Covering technique, Moyse, scales, repertoire, as well as enjoying chamber music and good food and wine! **There is one space left.**
Plan for the weekend:
Friday 29th March
14.00-15.00 Arrival at the property and settle in.
15.00-16.00 Class on JAWS! Flexibility
16.00-17.00. How to practice Moyse – De La Sonorite, Tone Development Through Interpretation and 24 studies. Part 1 of 2
17.00-17.15 - Break
17.15 - 19.15 Chamber music
20.30 Dr Gilbert- talk on health
21.00 Wine and cheese party
Saturday 30th March
7.00-8.30 Breakfast (at your leisure)
8.30-9.00 Morning warm up – Attention to Tension!
9.00-10.00 Moyse method part 2
Repertoire class - 30 minutes each to play repertoire and get feedback
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch break
14.15 Private lessons – 1 hour each
18.30-19.15 Flute repair talk with Lynsey
19.15 Dinner (at the property)
20.15 onwards- chamber music party.
Sunday 31st March
7.00-8.30 Breakfast (at your leisure)
8.30-9.15 Morning warm up on resonance (singing)
9.30 – 10.45 Scales and etudes class Taffanel & Gaubert scales and Etude of the Week
11.00-12.00 Final chamber music session
13.00 Lunch in central London.
Suggested venue: Sakagura.
Please send an email to me at
For more information and to reserve a space.
Friday, 10 May, 17:30 - Saturday, 18 May 09:00
Where? Dubrovnik, Croatia
A Musical House Party for players, partners and friends.
Coached Ensembles and Workshop Sessions for Tone, Technique, Tips and Tricks.
Monday, 10 June, 18:00 - Friday, 14 September 09:00
Where? Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Dales, UK
Friday, 19 July - Sunday, 28 July
Each day at the Galway Flute Festival begins and ends with ALL students together! Every day begins with warm-ups led by Sir James, focusing on tone production and technique. The day continues with masterclasses given by Sir James and Lady Galway, along with Guest Artists' workshops on solo repertoire, technique, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, jazz improvisation, piccolo, low flutes, contemporary techniques and more. Evenings are filled with concerts by the world's leading flutists and an Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway. The Festival ends with the Grand Finale Concert, featuring the Festival Flute Choir, which is your chance to perform in an ensemble directed by Sir James!
Throughout the week we have a large array of beautiful instruments on display for you to play and enjoy, thanks to the many flutemakers who support our Festival. Thanks to their generosity, we are fortunate to be able to offer special prizes to deserving students at the end of the Festival. These prizes include handmade head joints, piccolos, flutes and scholarships towards next year’s Festival!
All classes are open to all students and music lovers to observe throughout the Festival.
We invite you to join us at the 30th Anniversary Galway Flute Festival from 19-28 July 2019, for an inspiring week filled with picturesque sights and sounds, taught by the Master and his friends!
Friday, 19 July - Thursday, 8 August
Where? Earls Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Sunday, 21 July, 17:00 - Saturday, 27 July 12:00
Flutes du Soleil is a fun and friendly week away in the French Alps, where the focus is on learning through enjoyment.
Set in France’s magical Haute-Savoie, our tutor Andrea Kuypers will lead a week of workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and informal performances.
Thursday, 25 July, 16:30 - Wednesday, 31 July 12:00
Where? Earls Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk, UK
Tuesday, 20 August, 17:30 - Tuesday, 27 August 09:00
Saturday, 15 December, 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December 18:00
Festive Flute Ensemble fun for players of all ages and abilities!
Sat 15th Dec: Grade 1 - 5. Sunday 16th Dec: Grade 5 - Diploma
*Play together in a large flute choir and smaller groups using seasonal 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.
Sunday, 28 April, 10:00 - 16:00
Come and be part of this exciting opportunity to discover new music and meet other musicians.
Over the course of the day, brass and woodwind players from across Hampshire will form a unique ensemble. They will receive expert tuition from the Atea Quintet tutors, take part in a variety of workshop sessions and perform in a concert to family and friends. The music chosen will be suitable for players of all standards and the day will run between 10.30am and 4pm at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA. Tickets are £15.
For family and friends to attend the end of day concert at 3.15pm a ticket must have been purchased in advance, these cost £3.
The Atea Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they regularly mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.
Since its formation in 2009, the Atea Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included tours to Japan, Scotland, the Czech Republic and residencies at the Two Moors Festival and the Dartington International Music Festival.
Brought together by their communal love of wind chamber music the Atea Quintet look forward to sharing their passion with you! For further details of the day and to book visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/hampshiremusic
Here is a proposed timetable for the day ***subject to change before the event***
10am - Registration
10.30am - short welcome recital from Atea. Then split into choir sessions and technique class
11.45am - break
12.00am - masterclasses x4
1.00pm - lunch
1.30pm - choir rehearsals
2.00pm - massed wind quintet rehearsal and masterclass with HMS quintet from Hub Scholars
3.00pm - break
3.15pm - concert to parents: Atea solo items and then choir items and massed wind quintet piece. Spectators must purchase a £3 ticket in advance to attend the concert.
4pm - end of day
This day is supported by Jonathan Myall Music, who will be onsite with trade stands selling instruments, reeds, sheet music and accessories.
Recitals and Concerts
Thursday, 7 February, 13:00
A lunchtime recital of sonatas by Mel Bonis and Prokofiev
Given by Altus Flutes artist Roderick Seed and pianist Aleksander Szram.
Kindly sponsored by Altus Flutes UK/ Just Flutes
Thursday, 28 February, 13:15
Altus Flute Artists Stephen Clark and Roderick Seed are joined by pianist Aleksander Szram for trios by JS Bach, Mel Bonis and the Swan Lake Fantasy by Tchaikovsky/Christiansen.
JS Bach - Trio sonata in G major BWV 1039
Mel Bonis - Suite en trio op 59
Tchaikovsky/Christiansen - Swan Lake Fantasy
Many thanks to Altus Flutes and Just Flutes.