STANDARD: ADVANCED

Once again we welcome the indefatigable Sarah Francis for another of her brilliantly organised courses for wind ensembles and pianists which she tutors with her illustrious colleagues, pianist Stephen Gutman, clarinettist Ian Mitchell and bassoonist Robert Codd. As usual we’ll be exploring a wide range of repertoire, including works such as Poulenc’s Sextet, Saint-Saëns’s Caprice for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, and piano and wind quintets by Mozart and Beethoven. Pre-formed groups, with or without pianists, may apply for this course, as well as individual pianists and harpsichordists – but please note that there will be mixing and matching for everyone. Pianists should be capable of playing works such as Beethoven’s Piano Quintet with facility and everyone who comes should be a good sight reader. Early booking for pianists is recommended as Sarah would like to discuss repertoire with you before the end of August. Woodwind players who apply individually will be carefully matched and incorporated. We ask for at least grade 8 standard for this selective course, and whilst we do take deposits at the time of booking, in order to ensure a good balance we will not confirm your place fully until the end of August.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 17/357