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Beethoven on Beethoven with James Lisney


Jackdaws Tutor James LisneyBeethoven on Beethoven
with James Lisney NEW COURSE

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 October 2020

Level: Advanced
Fee: £240
"Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise us all to the divine." ― Ludwig van Beethoven

James Lisney has achieved international distinction for his devotion to the Viennese repertoire and he has performed and recorded Beethoven cycles in the UK and throughout Europe. Earlier this century, he performed the complete sonatas and variations with violin and violoncello to raise money for the Jackdaws Steinway. During the current season, he will be performing the late works for solo piano in St George’s, Bristol, the Rudolfinum in Prague, in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

In this weekend course at Jackdaws, he will be using the evidence of Beethoven’s scores, his own words and reports of his contemporaries to support, provoke and inspire pianists - and chamber ensembles - of all levels.

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven


All courses are held at Jackdaws in Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 14 miles south of Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.

Course Fee
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B fee.

The balance payments for fees are due 3 weeks before the course start date, as indicated on your deposit receipt. Balance payments can be made by bank transfer (BACS info sent out with reminder email).

Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £40 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £50 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.

If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. All meals and refreshments (except breakfast) are prepared and served at Jackdaws by our dedicated cooks, Loo and Alex. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.

During the weekend, lunch and dinner will be served at Jackdaws, following appropriate social distancing measures.

In the event that this course is unable to take place in person as advertised because of Covid -19 restrictions nationally or locally, we aim, where feasible, to provide alternative provision to allow this course to run online at a reduced rate. You will receive guidance on participating, alternative timetables and assistance in getting set up. You will also have the option to withdraw your place and receive a full refund, or transfer it to another course within the same season.

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You will be able to register starting July 17, 2020

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