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Practising Performance events 2018/19

MICHAELMAS TERM 2018

18/10/18 - Introduction to Baroque Dance with Mary Collins

25/10/18 - Vocal Masterclass with Nick Mulroy

01/11/18 - Practising with Robert Cohen: Preparation for Perfomance

08/11/18 - Wind and Brass Masterclass with Richard Watkins

16/11/18 - Baroque Masterclass with John Butt

29/11/18 - Conducting Techniques with Nicholas Cleobury

 


 

Dance

18 OCTOBER 2018

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

INTRODUCTION TO BAROQUE DANCE WITH MARY COLLINS

This class is open to everyone, and no experience of dancing is necessary. Acknowledged as a world expert both in research and as a dancer, Mary Collins will teach a practical introduction to the dances which underpin a great deal of Baroque and later repertoire. By recognising the features, patterns and characters of each dance form, you will discover ways to realise and interpret dance-based music with a fresh perspective, resulting in exciting, informed performances. The workshop will include a basic introduction to the steps and style of key dances.

marycollins.co.uk  

Here is an excellent introduction to Mary’s work.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTLlenIc6YQ

Comfortable, unrestricted clothing is advisable, and footwear which allows dancers to raise the heels and move easily on the balls of the feet.

 

Nick Cleobury25 OCTOBER 2018

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH NICHOLAS MULROY

We welcome back the inspirational vocal coach, tenor Nicholas Mulroy, to take a masterclass this term. There are no repertoire restrictions but singers must provide an accompanist if required.

A graduate of Clare College, Nicholas is one of the world’s foremost evangelists in Bach Passions and is acclaimed for his performances of Lieder and contemporary music. His many recording credits include a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah. Nicholas is committed to helping young singers and understands the particular challenges of singing in Cambridge. Last year with Maggie Faultless he co-directed a highly-praised performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea with the CU Chamber Choir and CU Collegium Musicum, and this term he will be preparing the consort and soloists for the Handel performance with John Butt on 16 November.

 

Robert Cohen1 NOVEMBER 2018

14.00-16.00 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

PRACTISING WITH ROBERT COHEN: PREPARATION FOR PERFORMANCE

Following on from Robert's excellent class on practising last year, this year's session will address some additional strategies towards a successful performance. Performing anxieties can affect us all, not only on the stage, but in the lead-up to the performance. In this lecture Robert focuses on defining our aims, how to build confidence, practical ways to use adrenalin to our advantage, finding the right physical and mental attitudes, food and energy management, concentration, and ultimately, how to arrive in 'the zone' so that you can feel free, focussed, positive and creative in performance.

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.

 

8 NOVEMBER 2018RW 2

14.30-17.00 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

WIND AND BRASS MASTERCLASS WITH RICHARD WATKINS

All brass and wind players are invited to apply to take part in this masterclass with one of this country's best-known horn players. Richard's experience across many musical genres and his reputation as a teacher make him uniquely qualified to work with students on a wide variety of instruments and styles.

During a prestigious career, Richard Watkins has become one of the most sought-after horn players of his generation and is well-known as a concerto soloist and chamber music player. He has held posts with the Fires of London and London Sinfonietta and was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1985 until 1996. He is currently a member of the Nash Ensemble and a founding member of London Winds and the Transatlantic Horn Quartet. As a professor of horn, he holds the Dennis Brain Chair at the Royal Academy of Music.

 

John Butt16 NOVEMBER 2018

10.00-12.00 WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL

MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN BUTT: BAROQUE REPERTOIRE

 A former King's organ scholar, John Butt is no stranger to Cambridge. He is one of the world's most respected musicians who combines performance with scholarship. His performances and recordings (both solo and with his own Dunedin consort) win countless awards, and his publications are frequently studied in many Cambridge courses. He is also a Principal Artist with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He will work with students on Baroque repertoire (instrumental, vocal, solo, ensemble) in this masterclass, which is part of a three-day residency in Cambridge culminating in a concert of Handel at West Road Concert Hall on 16 November. His approach to disseminating his vast knowledge and passion for music is guaranteed to be revelatory, entertaining and stimulating.

 

Nicholas Cleobury29 NOVEMBER 2018

14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC

NICHOLAS CLEOBURY: CONDUCTING TECHNIQUES

Nicholas Cleobury's annual conducting classes are extremely popular and invaluable training for Cambridge's many aspiring conductors. This year, rather than focusing on a single piece of music, the workshop will explore a range of conducting techniques and how to prepare as a conductor. Further details will be given to all successful applicants. Nicholas Cleobury is one of Britain’s most experienced and respected conductors. An orchestral and operatic interpreter of flair and imagination, he is also a brilliant communicator as a teacher and lecturer.

 ‘…..among this country’s most dynamic and versatile conductors.’ The Independent

 


PAST EVENTS

20 OCTOBER 2017: PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH TOM POSTER

2 NOVEMBER 2017: PRACTISING WITH ROBERT COHEN - HOW TO CREATE TIME EFFICIENT, PRODUCTIVE AND ENJOYABLE PRACTICE

4 & 5 NOVEMBER 2017: WOMEN CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP

15 NOVEMBER 2017: VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH NICHOLAS MULROY

30 NOVEMBER 2017: CONDUCTING WORKSHOP WITH SIR MARK ELDER

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