STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Following on from their popular Mixed Chamber Music courses with a period-instrument approach, Ensemble DeNOTE returns to explore piano trios by Haydn, Mozart and early Beethoven in depth on modern instruments, but from the specialist perspective of historically-informed performance. Tutors John Irving and Peter Hanson will programme repertoire including some of the earliest masterpieces of this favourite genre: works which established the piano trio as one of the most enduringly popular media in the world of chamber music. We are looking for violinists, cellists and pianists (including pre-formed groups - which may be duos willing to work with an additional string or keyboard partner during the course). You'll need to be Grade 7 standard (or above) with reliable sight reading abilities and solid ensemble confidence to get the most out of this course. As ever, one of the sessions will be given over to an open rehearsal by members of Ensemble DeNOTE, who will be bringing period instruments along for you to try during the course. In addition to the ensemble sessions, there will be opportunities for individual tuition on strings and keyboard. Modern (A=440 pitch) and period (A=430 pitch) players equally welcome!

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 19/311