Sunday 29th July 2018 - Saturday 4th August 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Tutor : Lisa Nelsen
The course involves total immersion in playing in an open, friendly atmosphere with inspirational guidance from Lisa Nelsen. The minimum standard should be Grade 8 level and above. Students, teachers and amateurs looking for a creative outlet in communicating and performing and with a passion for the flute are all welcome.
The course will start with warm up sessions each day to include improvisation, how to practise, comprehensive work on technique, posture, tone production, breathing, and articulation. The course will also explore practical performance to help improve general communication and tackle fears and stage command. When time allows, orchestral and flute ensemble repertoire will be included.
Described by The Times – London as “…a flautist and a half…”, Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility as a flute soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator and mentor in performance practices. She grew up on a pig farm in Western Canada, and fed on all kinds of music, from opera to rock to jazz. Her flute and harp duo with Eleanor Turner, Aquilae, has performed to packed audiences across the UK. She is a member of Continuum Ensemble in London, The Harborough Collective, a chamber ensemble led by internationally acclaimed violinist David Le Page, and most recently joined forces with cellist Julian Metzger and pianist Paul Turner in Enigma14. Lisa has given concerts and masterclasses in venues across the UK, Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong. She is a Professor at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music in London and has been teaching as the Specialist Flute Tutor at Wells Cathedral School for more than 15 years. Lisa is an artist for Yamaha Classical Division for the UK and Canada playing a 14k 900series flute.
The cost of the course is £650
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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