Including Brass Day, String Day and a Piano Day.
Details to be announced soon!
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+
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.
UPDATED POST: SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018
Applications for the 2018 Summer School are now open. Full details and an application form can be found on our 2018 Summer School Page.
Sunday 4th June, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Venue: Broadstone TBA
Sign up using the form below
Workshop students grade 5+.
Adults £8 / Children £3
Audience are very welcome to observe.
Attendees will all receive Free entrance to the following Broadstone Music Series Endangered Species Recital.
- Nathalie Green-Buckley (viola)
- Stacey Newlin (bassoon)
- Polly Bartlett (oboe)
- Piano accompaniment Helen Nicholas
Nathalie studies with Martin Outram at the Royal Academy of Music. A multi-instrumentalist, she has performed with the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. (Find out more…)
Stacey has played in the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra. In 2015 she began her degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying under Daniel Jemison. (Find out more…)
Polly attended Talbot Heath and Bournemouth Schools. She is currently studying with Olivier Stankiewicz. In 2016, Polly reached the Woodwind Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Her solo recital was broadcast on BBC 4 television and BBC radio 3 in April this year. (find out more…)
The Workshop is followed by a Broadstone Music Series recital from the tutors. Find out more here!
I just wanted to thank you and all the team for all the hard work you all put in to make it such an enjoyable day. Holly and Bryony were particularly patient and encouraging to me as a beginner and I really enjoyed the ‘how to practice’ session and the ensemble playing, as well of course as the wonderful initial recital.
Thank you to all and I would be very keen to come next year if you organise another one. Hopefully my playing will be more tuneful by then.
My Son had a fantastic day, thank you so much for arranging it all. Yes he would love to attend future events. It is fantastic for [me] to get to play with other bassoonists and he loved talking to another bassoonist who is at music college as that is what he wants to do when he finishes school (still over 4 years away yet though).
His younger brother asks please could clarinets be involved so he can join in too 😁
From a spectator point of view it was a fab day and the end concert was fab! I am still humming the sun has got his hat on heehee.
I look forward to seeing the pics and thank you for adding us to your mailing list.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed the double
reed day on Sunday. It was good to meet up with so many other
double-reeders and there was a lovely atmosphere.
Thank you for all your hard work. I will definitely come again if and
when you do another one!
The day started of with an amazing tutors concert, with a good range of pieces on both bassoon and oboe. Then I went into the ‘how to practice’ workshop where I learnt lots of interesting things about warm ups and breathing. After that I played in my masterclass and Ed Kay taught me a lot of things about tonguing which I found very helpful. What was very nice was that Ed was very respectful of what my teacher had already told me and offered lots of ideas and alternatives for me to try out.
Then I had my lunch and went to the park which was right next to the Centre, I especially liked the zip wire and although it was cold It was a great way to recharge my batteries ready for the afternoon sessions!.
After lunch I took part in a trio which was a lot of fun. We had a go at a piece by Boismorttier, which I really liked because I am familiar with the composer through my recorder studies. After a quick break I joined in the orchestral extracts class and found it exciting to play lots of different snippets from orchestral pieces. I really enjoy sight reading and it was great to be in a class where everyone was enjoying the same experience. After that I played in the informal concert in my trio and then just before it was time to leave, I played in a mass ensemble.
It was an amazing day that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although I was one of the youngest members, I really felt included and valued and I got to take part in all of the things that I wanted to. I cant wait until the next Double Reed Day!