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Practising Performance Events 2018-19

LENT TERM 2018

24/01/19 - Jazz Workshop with Nick Smart

07/02/19 - Vocal Masterclass with Yvonne Howard

14/02/19 - Exploring the art of performing recitatives with Andrew Skidmore & Andy Arthur

21/02/19 - Michael Dussek Collaborative Piano Masterclass

28/02/19 - Sian Edwards Conducting Haydn's Creation

07/03/19 - Performing Romantic Piano Repertoire


PP Lent

 

24 JANUARY 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

JAZZ WORKSHOP WITH NICK SMART

We are delighted to welcome Nick Smart, Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, to the Faculty for this special Jazz workshop. Nick is a dedicated educator, prominent jazz trumpet soloist and performs in groups such as the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, James Taylor Quartet and the Stan Sulzmann Big Band.  Nick will bring repertoire to play in this workshop. All jazz players are invited to apply to take part.

 

7 FEBRUARY 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH YVONNE HOWARD

Yvonne Howard, Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, will be visiting the Faculty for a revelatory vocal class focusing on singing, rhetorical delivery and performance. Singers (with keyboard players) are invited to apply.

 

14 FEBRUARY 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

EXPLORING THE ART OF PERFORMING RECITATIVES WITH ANDREW SKIDMORE & ANDY ARTHUR

The class will focus on the role of the continuo instruments (keyboard and bowed bass) and the crucial dialogue between continuo instruments and voices. The relationships with the text and singer, and between the keyboard and bowed bass instruments will be explored. The implications of the notation and possible conventions and the balance between harmonic structure and text will also feature in the class. Taken by two experts in the field, many more questions will arise during the afternoon. Cellists, bass players, keyboard players and singers are invited to apply to perform in this masterclass.

 

21 FEBRUARY 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

MICHAEL DUSSEK COLLABORATIVE PIANO MASTERCLASS

Michael Dussek 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. Pianists performing ensemble repertoire with instrumentalists or singers are invited to apply to perform in this masterclass.

 

28 FEBRUARY 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

SIAN EDWARDS CONDUCTING HAYDN'S CREATION

We welcome Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, to work on another iconic work, a selection from Part 1 of Haydn's Creation. Class participants will include pianists and conductors who will be required to sing when not playing or conducting. This is an excellent opportunity to get inside the piece as a performer and/or choral conductor.

 

7 MARCH 2019

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

PERFORMING ROMANTIC PIANO REPERTOIRE

Professor John Rink will discuss and demonstrate key issues of Romantic Performance Practice, using both an Erard Piano from 1842 and a modern Steinway Concert Grand. Students are invited to perform suitable repertoire in the class.


PAST EVENTS

25 JANUARY 2018: CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH NICHOLAS CLEOBURY

2 FEBRUARY 2018: PERFORMING MESSIAEN WITH MATTHEW SCHELLHORN AND JEREMY THURLOW

8 FEBRUARY 2018: VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL CHANCE

15 FEBRUARY 2018: PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL DUSSEK

21 FEBRUARY 2018: CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH JOHANNES WILDNER

1 MARCH 2018: CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH SIAN EDWARDS

27 APRIL 2018: UNLOCK YOUR PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL WITH MARTIN LAWRENCE

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

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