Saturday 23rd July 2022 - Saturday 30th July 2022
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Designed and directed by clarinettists David Campbell and Anthony Friend, with pianist Edward Leung, this course for clarinettists will be limited to eight participants, who should be over the age of 16 on July 1st 2022. They should have a minimum standard of ABRSM Grade 7 and are requested to bring both a Bb and A clarinet as well as a music stand with them. From Sunday through to Friday the sessions will run from 9.30 to 12.00 and 3.30 to 5.30 in Penglais School, a short walk from the accommodation and the Arts Centre. Over the lunch break participants will have the opportunity to attend a lunchtime concert in the Great Hall, as well as a masterclass featuring a different discipline each day. At 6.30, 7.15 and 8.00 there will be further performances to which all Summer School attendees have free access.
All clarinet students should prepare two works from the standard repertoire for clarinet and piano as well as two movements from the works by Mozart, Brahms, Weber or Bliss for clarinet quintet (clarinet and string quartet). As well as daily sessions with Edward Leung, our resident collaborative pianist, there will be two sessions with the Solem Quartet and one with the Sacconi Quartet in which course members will be able to play quintet works with these fine professional ensembles. Repertoire choices should be submitted to Joan Rowlands, our Administrator, by July 1st. There will also be workshop sessions on topics such as How to Practice, Coping with Nerves, Aspects of Technique and Intonation. On the final Saturday all participants with have the chance to perform in a Showcase Concert. Most students, guest artists and tutors return home on the Sunday morning (31st July).
Fees and your stay
The tuition fee for this course is £595.00, excluding accommodation, which includes a pass to all concerts during Musicfest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked and paid for in full before 30th April.
Self-catering and en-suite accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for Musicfest students in University halls of residence, or you can book your own accommodation outside the University. See the accommodation page for further details.
For more information about financial support, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.
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.
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