Broadstone Music Series – Competition Festival 2019

Inaugural year will feature competitive and non- competitive classes.

Applications will be open soon – there will be a cost per class entered.

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.

Broadstone Music Series Competition Festival Poster

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

 

Buy a little, help us a lot with the Co-op

Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

We are delighted to have been selected as one of the local good causes by the Co-op, so if you are already a member or would consider joining (it costs £1) you can choose to give your 1% to Poole Society For Young Musicians (PSYM). This funding period is for 11 months until the 27 October 2018.

Please help us to raise more money to continue to provide outstanding concerts and educational music events for your community by joining as a member or, if you are already, choose us as your local cause.

Thank you.

 

 

Summer School: Quartet-in-residence appointed.

The Halcyon string quartet from Royal Academy of Music London are going to be our resident string quartet at Broadstone Music Series Summer School 26th -28th July this year.
Apart from the quartet tutoring on the course, our young string players will be able to play alongside them and listen to them perform. Nathalie Green-Buckley, the violist is an ex Dorset girl who studied music at Cambridge and has regularly appeared in the Broadstone Music Series.  We are excited to be able to have them at the summer school which will give a whole new dynamic to the tutoring this year.  It will be a great experience for the young quartet too, we know they are just as delighted to be with us as we are looking forward to having them.

There are still a few spaces on the Summer School 2017 if you are quick.

Halcyon Quartet

 

What’s up next for the Broadstone Music Series

Opera Gala SingersAfter a fabulous summer with the Opera Gala at Hurn Court, the Summer School and some of the young musicians playing at private event and on stage ahead of the BSO open air concert we are ready to get back into the the swing of things with the Autumn series of concerts.

Dates for your diary are:
28th October 2016 – Shades of Autumn – featuring the talents of Poole’s Young chamber musicians. An evening concert at St John’s in Broadstone 7.30pm, ticket prices tbc – watch this space for full details and programme.

13th November 2016 – We are delighted to be able to welcome students from the renowned Purcell School to the Broadstone Music Series. We have been waiting to bring this concert to you for some while and so pleased that we have finally found a date, will be one not to miss.

16th December 2016  –  6.45pm Christmas Concert at Methodist Church Centre, Broadstone – Our annual seasonal concert, which is always a great evening with young and older musicians, professionals, students and amateurs alike – a musical celebration at Christmas – full details to follow.