Competition Festival News

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We are delighted with the response for our inaugural competition festival, but we still have room for a few more entrants and we know everyone has been busy starting back to school and music lessons so in case you have been thinking of entering but worried you have missed the deadline we have extended the last date of entry and request for accompanist to the 28th September 2019. Full details can be found HERE

Exciting Concert News today!

The Aquinas Piano Trio are coming to Broadstone they are a well known group in this country, and Ruth Rogers is particularly well known in Dorset from days when she was co principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We are very lucky to have them play in the Broadstone Music Series and we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to see this wonderful trio in action. Full details will be announced soon but ensure you have the 29th March 2020 in your diaries; it is going to be a real highlight.

Aquinas Piano Trio image in the winter
Aquinas Piano Trio

Basically Bach Project applications to participate now open.

Applications for our exciting Bach Project are now open and full details and the application form can be found on our webpage. Deadline for application to Phase A Autumn series (A) BRANDENBURG 1 & 3, Sept 1st & Oct 6th 2019 ) is coming up on the 21st August and spaces are limited.

Broadstone Music Series – Competition Festival 2019

Inaugural year will feature a range of competitive and non-competitive classes for bowed strings, woodwinds and piano, solo and ensembles.

Applications are now open. CLICK HERE to find out more.

There will also be a ‘Winners’ concert in November in Broadstone details to be confirmed soon.

Ajudicator: Kay Tucker – Kay is the recipient of the 2019 European String Teacher’s Association Award for outstanding contribution to string teaching and is a specialist adjudicator for British and International Federation of Festivals.

Brass and String Workshop Days resounding successes

Two of our three workshop days for young musicians have proved a resounding success with participants, tutors and parents saying how much they enjoyed and how much the young players got out of them. If you would like to see what when on at the recent brass day take a peek at the Youtube video below. We were delighted to have the Kingston Music Service take part in this exciting day and have formed an excellent relationship with them that we hope will allow further collaboration and opportunities for learning for local youngsters. Broadstone Music Series Director, Alison Kay said: “It is a lot of hard work to put on these workshops but to see the enthusiasm of the kids and the inspiring expertise of the music tutors makes it all worthwhile. We are grateful for the support of Soundstorm once again in making this event possible; Yarrells School for the venue and thanks to our fabulous tutors.”

Our piano day is scheduled to take place on 23rd June and looks like a fun and educational day too. Look out for the updates both here and on our Facebook page.

50 young string players to part in our String Day.

Playing Opportunity

As part of our Summer Festival, Broadstone Music Series is planning to hold a playing day for adult amateur orchestral musicians. The aim is to provide tuition and coaching on simple orchestral repertoire in a supportive environment for players of grade 3 standard and upwards.

The proposed playing day is scheduled to take place on 6th July 2019, 10.00 – 15.30 (with a play through at the end of the day) at the United Reformed Church in Broadstone. Tutors will include local professional orchestra musicians and the day will be structured with sectionals in the morning and full orchestra in the afternoon. Cost would be around £15 per person.

We are currently trying to gauge if there is enough interest to run the above playing day. If you think this is an event that you might be interested in, please express your interest by sending your name, instrument and email address to Emily Livesey emily.c.richards@gmail.com before the end of March 2019.

Workshop Opportunity for Singers, Guitar players or Harpists.

An exciting opportunity exists to participate in workshops associated with the upcoming performance of Fieri Consort in the Broadstone Music Series.

Vocal Workshop: If you can read music, love to sing and would like to expand your vocal skills then this workshop is definitely one for you. Join Hannah Ely and Lucy Cox .

Baroque Guitar Workshop:  Competent guitar players try your hand at something new or improve your Baroque style, with Toby Carr.

Baroque Harp Workshop:    With Aileen Henry. An exciting and unusual chance to explore the uniqueness of the baroque harp style and improve your playing techniques.

Fee for these workshops are £20 includes a ticket to the concert in the evening.  There are five discounted spaces available for under 18s, with thanks to Soundstorm for their support.

Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm 26th May 2018.  Minimum age for this workshop is 13. You must be able to read music. Instrumentalists should be Grade 5+

NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

String Orchestra Day 13th April 2018

STRING ORCHESTRA DAY with visiting Italian violinist and conductor ROBERTO FANTINEL – in conjunction with Soundstorm Music Development Agency

We have a very exciting workshop coming up.  We have invited Roberto Fantinel to coach some young local string musician students. This is an incredible opportunity for them with this renowned Italian conductor, he has an amazing bio, some of which we have shared below.

Roberto Fantinel studied and achieved his diploma in violin at the conservatoire “A. Steffani” in Castelfranco Veneto under the guidance of M° Michele Lot. While attended many advanced courses on chamber music and conducting with artists like G. Guglielmo, S. Pagliani, Leon Spirer, Alexander Janiczek, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Bruno Mezzena, he attended the classes organized by “I pomeriggi milanesi” orchestra, which were held by the conductors M° Gilberto Serembe and M° Aldo Ceccato.
Award winning Roberto is the main representative and the conductor of the “SiO” orchestra since 2011, the “SiO” orchestra, is made up of young musicians from 11 to 19, this organisation developed from a project called “Suono in Orchestra” which was created into the middle school “Barozzi“ in San Fior which allowed young members of the orchestra take part of important events such as a concert at Teatro Sistina in Rome for the semester of the Italian presidency among the European Community; a concert at the opening of the EXPO in Milan of 2015; the participation at the tv programme TU SI QUE VALES, which got more than 200.000 views on Facebook; a concert at the Senate of the Italian Republic in front of the President and live on RAI1 in 2016.  Since 2017, Roberto has been the institutional contact person in Veneto for “Il Sistema dei Cori e delle Orchestre giovanili” of Italy, connected with the project “El Sistema“ created by Josè Antonio Abreu in Venezuela.  

Email us for more information and to request an application form if you would like to take part in this fun and informative day!  Please note maximum age 18; minimum playing standard – Grade 6.28548376_10213701161595212_1866552473_o