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Read more at: Practising Performance: Masterclass for instrumentalists/singers, solo or chamber music with Clifton Harrison

Practising Performance: Masterclass for instrumentalists/singers, solo or chamber music with Clifton Harrison

Thursday, 3 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:45

A true 21st-century musician, viola and viola d’amore player Clifton Harrison has forged a performing and recording career spanning a huge range of genres and embracing the creative potential of in-depth research. He studied at the Juilliard School and Royal Academy of Music and is the viola player in the acclaimed...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Performance Anxiety – a practical class with Martin Lawrence

Practising Performance: Performance Anxiety – a practical class with Martin Lawrence

Thursday, 24 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:45

Following on from the online class earlier this term, this class is a hands-on opportunity to experience how performance anxiety may further your artistic development. One-to-one coaching in a small group setting will explore how individual expressions of anxiety signal hitherto forgotten or suppressed desires about...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Conducting Masterclass and Workshop with Jac van Steen

Practising Performance: Conducting Masterclass and Workshop with Jac van Steen

Thursday, 17 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:30

Featured repertoire: Brahms Symphony No.1 (4th movement) and Wagner Vorspiel Tristan Since participating in the BBC Conductors Seminar in 1985, Jac enjoys a busy career, conducting the best orchestras in Europe, including holding the posts of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the National Ballet of The Netherlands, the...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Towards a history of the early music revival: Nicholas Kenyon and Maggie Faultless in Conversation

Practising Performance: Towards a history of the early music revival: Nicholas Kenyon and Maggie Faultless in Conversation

Wednesday, 16 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join us for a discussion around the revolution in our musical lives that the revival of historically informed performance and early repertory has brought about. What were the forces that came together to create this radical shift in our musical taste, and what does it mean for the future of performance? Nicholas Kenyon...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Breathe Easy – with Anna-Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

Practising Performance: Breathe Easy – with Anna-Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

Thursday, 10 February, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:45

Good breathing does itself. So how can we influence it for the better? In this class you will learn simple movements and shapes that prepare the body for freer, fuller breath; to deepen your body map to allow you consciously to harmonise with your instrument and your musical intention. You will also learn practical...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Breathe Easy – with Anna-Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

Practising Performance: Breathe Easy – with Anna-Camilla Goldbeck-Wood

Thursday, 10 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:15

Good breathing does itself. So how can we influence it for the better? In this class you will learn simple movements and shapes that prepare the body for freer, fuller breath; to deepen your body map to allow you consciously to harmonise with your instrument and your musical intention. You will also learn practical...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Performing for Recording: Performance Strategies in the Digital Age with Amy Blier-Carruthers & Andrew Lang

Practising Performance: Performing for Recording: Performance Strategies in the Digital Age with Amy Blier-Carruthers & Andrew Lang

Thursday, 3 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00

This class will combine discussion and practical experiments as we consider what effect the process of recording has on the performances that are captured, and what changes a performer has to make to achieve a successful recording. It is an oft-repeated axiom that recordings are not the same thing as live performances, but...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Martin Lawrence 'Music Performance Anxiety as Hidden Desire and Emerging Self'?

Practising Performance: Martin Lawrence 'Music Performance Anxiety as Hidden Desire and Emerging Self'?

Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:00

As an introduction to a practical class later this term, in this session Martin will present his doctoral research, looking at the theoretical development of a new conceptual lens for performance anxiety which views it as an opportunity for artistic growth. He will share his experience of applying this in performance and...


Read more at: Practising Performance: Music in Education with Cherry Forbes : Who is your Audience?

Practising Performance: Music in Education with Cherry Forbes : Who is your Audience?

Thursday, 20 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00

Cherry Forbes, oboist and Education Director of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will share techniques used by professional musicians to enhance communication through music. Students are invited to bring either solo or chamber repertoire which we will use as the basis of exploring how to adapt presentation to a...


Read more at: Ottoman Music Workshops with Baha Yetkin
Ottoman Music Workshops with Baha Yetkin

Ottoman Music Workshops with Baha Yetkin

Saturday, 22 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00

Learn about the musical traditions of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire with master ud player Baha Yetkin. The workshops will introduce a range of musical genres, including the chamber music of the Ottoman court, the ritual music of the Mevlevi Sufi order, and the popular urban music of Istanbul. Baha Yetkin has performed at...