Viola Courses in the UK and Europe: 2017
Promoting the viola and improving the standard of playing
Saturday 8th July 2017
Viola Workshop at Ravenfield, South Yorkshire
The day will include ensemble playing, masterclasses and an informal recital by Robin.
Full details: www.viola-workshops.co.uk
Pro Corda is a registered charity and completely not-for-profit. The charity was established in 1969 and founded by Pamela Spofforth MBE and Elizabeth Hewlins MBE. Its purpose is ‘to provide for and conduct the education of young persons and others in the whole art, philosophy and theory of music, particularly chamber music’. Pro Corda is the largest music organisation of its kind and is recognised as the UK’s centre of excellence for ensemble training. The administrative base is at Leiston Abbey, but it also offers course around the country. All Pro Corda courses employ leading international artists and musicians at the forefront of their fields.
Conservatoire (18 yrs +) Viola. February 2018 -
Pro Corda’s highly acclaimed course for students undertaking music study in further education. Participants receive coaching from world famous musicians and performance platforms in pursuit of furthering their music education careers.
Benslow Music runs frequent string and chamber music courses with many opportunities for Viola players of all abilities. Links to courses which include violas from April 2017 to July 2017 are below
|String Orchestra||Mon 24 – Thu 27 April 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1623|
|Light Orchestra||Fri 5 – Sun 7 May||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1647|
|Bach Concertos on Modern String Instruments||Fri 5 – Sun 7 May||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1649|
|Foundation String Chamber Music||Fri 19 – Sun 21 May 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1657|
|Group Quartets with Jonathan Trout||Mon 22 – Thu 25 May 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1659|
|String Chamber Music: Growing in Confidence||Tue 30 May – Thu 1 June||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1664|
|Intermediate String orchestra||Fr 2 – Sun 4 June 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1668|
|Group Quartets with the Tedesca||Mon 19 – Thu 22 Jun 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1679|
|String Quartets with the Tedesca||Thu 22 – Sun 25 Jun 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1680|
|String and Piano Chamber Music||Mon 3 – Thu 6 July 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1690|
|Late Starter String Orchestra||Fri 7 – Sun 9 Jul 2017||http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1692|
2017 SUMMER COURSES
Festival Quattro Corde, near Bologna, Italy from 12-23 July 2017
Louise Lansdown will be teaching on a new course this summer: Festival Quattro Corde held at Sant’ agate Feltria, near Bologna.
She has a maximum of one or two places left on the course.
Here is the link for the website: www.4strings.co
Artistic Director is Jan Repko and a wonderful staff will be in residence for the duration.
Louise would love to hear from you before mid May if you are interested.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Jones Advanced Viola Summer Course
Applications are now open for an Advanced Viola summer course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Matthew Jones, Senior Tutor in Viola and acting Head of Chamber Music. The course features viola masterclasses, Alexander technique, yoga, performance techniques, and more.
Heartsease Philip Gates: Music for viola and piano. Matthew Jones, viola and Philip Gates, piano
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July 2017
———————————————————————————————————————————————————-Martin Outram’s Viola Summer School
Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2017
Tutors: Martin Outram, Julian Rolton
This is a course for players at the most advanced level, from conservatoire entry standard upwards. Martin will guide participants in all areas of technique and interpretation in friendly, informal masterclasses and private lessons.