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Practising Performance Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

17 October 2019: Alexander Technique with Dorothea Magonet

24 October 2019: Conducting Masterclass with Ben Glassberg

31 October 2019: Practising with Robert Cohen

7 November 2019: Collaborative Piano Masterclass with Michael Dussek

14 November 2019: Vocal Masterclass with Catherine Wyn-Rogers

28 November 2019: Yoga for Musicians with Anna Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

 


Thursday 17 October 2019: Alexander Technique with Dorothea Magonet

Dorothea Magonet

2.00pm-3.15pm (beginners) & 3.30pm-4.45pm (non-beginners), Recital Room at the Faculty of Music  

Following on from her highly successful classes last year, Dorothea is returning to Cambridge.

The Alexander Technique is an invaluable tool for the mental and physical process of learning music and many musicians consider it an indispensable foundation discipline on which to build their professional skills. This workshop will explore practically the underlying principles and learn simple practices, which participants can take into their daily lives as well as into their music practice and performance. It will involve understanding how the force of habit can interfere with functioning and learning, and applying conscious thought to bring your whole self into a better condition – ‘to tune your-self’. 

The classes are limited to 12 places in each class - please apply early. 

These classes are not open to observers. 

 

Thursday 24 October 2019: Conducting Masterclass with Ben Glassberg

Ben Glassberg2.00pm-4.30pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music  

Featured repertoire – Beethoven Coriolan Overture

Ben Glassberg graduated from Girton in 2015 and then went on to study at The Royal Academy of Music. He is already in great demand as an opera and symphonic conductor across Europe and further afield.  This class will be a fascinating opportunity for current Cambridge students to learn from and discuss with Ben how his technique and career have developed since his time at Cambridge. The class will include work on conducting technique and gestures, and there will also be the opportunity to also discuss practical aspects of conducting itself and of being a freelance conductor, with all its joys and challenges. 

 

Thursday 31 October 2019: Practising with Robert Cohen: Essential, inspiring, fulfilling.

Robert Cohen

2.00pm-4.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music  

Following on from his popular classes on practising, Robert Cohen returns to explain how to be time efficient and highly productive, and how to find great enjoyment and satisfaction in your daily work. 

“I explain the journey of learning while answering fundamental questions on how to analyse and solve technical issues. How to handle the different stages of music preparation so that you arrive at your performances feeling prepared and excited. So you can perform at your best! Practising well is a life skill. It is the art of learning.”

During 35 years of his distinguished international career, Robert Cohen has been hailed as one of the foremost cellists of our time. As well as being invited to perform concertos worldwide, he has made many recordings and is an inspiring conductor. In 2010 he became Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, where he gives lectures on practising, sound, memory, performance anxieties and concentration. 

 

Thursday 7 November 2019: Collaborative Piano Masterclass with Michael Dussek

Michael Dussek
2.00pm-4.30pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music 

Michael Dussek returns to give another inspiring class on collaborative music making in chamber ensembles. Michael is Head of Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music as well as having a truly significant career as a solo and chamber music pianist. He will coach repertoire for pianists playing with instrumentalists or singers

 

Thursday 14 November 2019: Vocal Masterclass with Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Catherine W-R
2.00pm-4.30pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music 

We are delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers for her debut Practising Performance Class. Catherine is a regular performer at English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. Catherine will be leading a revelatory vocal class focusing on singing, rhetorical delivery and performance.

Singers should bring an accompanist

 

Thursday 28 November 2019: Yoga for Musicians with Anna Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

Yoga
2.00pm-3.15pm (beginners) & 3.30pm-4.45pm (non-beginners), Recital Room at the Faculty of Music 

Yehudi Menuhin, who suffered crippling pain as a result of his violin practice, considered his yoga teacher to be his “best violin teacher”.  All too often demands of musicianship can lead to debilitating physical and mental health problems. The body is our first instrument, and yet a musical training gives little chance to really understand it. 

Yoga is a practice of balance, perspective and integration, and rests on the intelligence that our most exceptional practice is harnessed when we understand that knowing and looking after ourselves is an act of generosity. Practicing yoga can help musicians regain strength, flexibility and balance of body, mind and psyche, and to cultivate a practice that is sustainable, compassionate and in which disparate-seeming factors such as micro-motor technique, the nuance of phrasing, and future ambition are all rooted in one intention. 

The classes are limited to 12 places in each class - please apply early. 

These classes are not open to observers. 

 

If you have any questions regarding upcoming masterclasses and workshops, please email  

 


PAST EVENTS

18 OCTOBER 2018: INTRODUCTION TO BAROQUE DANCE WITH MARY COLLINS

25 OCTOBER 2018: VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH NICHOLAS MULROY

1 NOVEMBER 2018: PRACTISING WITH ROBERT COHEN: PREPARATION FOR PERFORMANCE

8 NOVEMBER 2018: WIND AND BRASS MASTERCLASS WITH RICHARD WATKINS

16 NOVEMBER 2018: BAROQUE MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN BUTT

29 NOVEMBER 2018: CONDUCTING TECHNIQUES WITH NICHOLAS CLEOBURY

24 JANUARY 2019: JAZZ WORKSHOP WITH NICK SMART

7 FEBRUARY 2019: VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH YVONNE HOWARD

14 FEBRUARY 2019: EXPLORING THE ART OF PERFORMING RECITATIVES WITH ANDREW SKIDMORE ANDY ARTHUR

21 FEBRUARY 2019: COLLABORATIVE PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL DUSSEK

28 FEBRUARY 2019: CONDUCTING HAYDN'S CREATION WITH SIAN EDWARDS

7 MARCH 2019: PERFORMING ROMANTIC REPERTOIRE WITH PROFESSOR JOHN RINK