Chamber Music Course for Flute, cello and piano

Chamber Music Course for Flute, cello and piano

Friday 7th August 2020 - Sunday 9th August 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Reserve Space(s)

Chamber Music Course at Aberystwyth for Flute, Cello and Piano with Enigma14
Lisa Nelsen – flute Julian Metzger – cello Paul Turner – piano
August 7, 8 and 9th
Aberystwyth Music Fest are offering the chance to participate in a chamber course online this summer. Along with intensive classes on general technical study and guidance through pieces, Enigma14 will give participants a chance to learn one of the gems of chamber music: Martinu’s Trio for flute, cello and piano. This will be fully inclusive, encouraging the social aspect of the joys of ensemble playing and learning together.
There will be two days of sessions devoted to new routines, refreshing ways to work on simple exercises, applying these exercises directly to these works for flute and piano, cello and piano and flute and cello; and learning how to perform studies and solo works with confidence. The only material needed is copies of the pieces and readiness to participate together with Lisa, Julian and Paul while working through exercises that have probably remained latent in the minds of most of us. This course may unlock hidden talents for working out the challenges needed to finally play those pieces!
On the first two days’ sessions, they will work on the following duo repertoire with the possibility of participants being able to collaborate with other players on the course. These sessions will be with their individual instruments. Cello and Piano Beethoven Seven Variations in Eb Flute and Piano Poulenc Sonata Flute and Cello Bach Sonata in E minor movements I and II This has proven to be an extremely helpful aid when, in the near future, the participants form their own ensembles to play these pieces. It will highlight the benefits of practice and rehearsal techniques together with professionals in an intense format online. Because of the delay difficulties of online teaching, the ensemble won’t be able to play as a duo/trio, but they have found that this doesn’t take away from the study of the music. In fact, because of the intensity of examination, the rewards are very different, but no less than it would be in real life.
Lisa, Julian and Paul will coach and play with the participants through passages of the Martinu Trio in an intense examination of the way the three parts are interconnected on the final day. The final day will include the warm up, but Julian and Paul will take charge of the coaching in the Martinü during the 2 sessions with flutes, while Lisa coaches the pianists and cellists who were working in their own individual course. There will be a final session from 1.00 until 2.30pm on the final day where we can all play through the sections of Martinü, and chat about the course.
The daily rate for the course is £55, or a reduced rate of £150 for the whole session. Each morning will begin at 10am and finish at 12.30 with a break at 11.15 to stand up and get away from the screen. There will also be an evening spent with Enigma14 examining performances of the Martinu and discussing the merits and pitfalls of the interpretations in the YouTube offering. Bring your favourite tipple, coffee, tea…pineapple! There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss practices in all sessions.
The teaching will be delivered online by Zoom. Links will be sent by email on the day before each session. Numbers will be limited so early booking is advised.
When reserving a place on this course, please advise which pieces the participant would like to workon

Although the booking form states £150,if you would like a different combination please email

Request a space on this course

You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.

If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student. Mandatory fields are marked with *

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Date(s) - Friday 7th August 2020 - Sunday 9th August 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm