- November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The interpretation of Schubert’s piano music still remains a demanding and specific challenge for musicians of all levels. At the same time, his legacy of song, chamber and orchestral music leaves pianists ample evidence of how to approach his music. This weekend will explore these aspects to enable pianists to gain authority in developing their individual interpretation of sonatas and miscellaneous works by this most fascinating of composers.
James Lisney has gained an international reputation as a committed Schubertian. He has given cycles of the piano works in major centres that include London’s Southbank Centre, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.. He has enjoyed Schubert collaborations with distinguished singers such as Dame Emma Kirkby, Lorna Anderson, James Gilchrist and Richard Edgar Wilson; he worked with the broadcaster Richard Baker OBE in presenting evenings devoted to Schubert’s words and music; and he is currently presenting the first Indian cycle of the piano sonatas in Mumbai.
Courses take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, 3 miles outside Frome in Somerset. If you require B&B, we will book it on your behalf. Accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
The Course Fee includes all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B fee.
Lunch and dinner will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks and served in accordance with appropriate social distancing measures. If you are vegetarian/vegan, or have a food allergy, you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. 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.
NEW: Remote observers
We are pleased to now be able to offer limited remote observer places for many of the courses. Tuning in via zoom with the opportunity to learn from the sessions as they unfold, try things out whilst on mute and ask questions as appropriate. At £50 for a weekend course and £75 for a three day course these represent an extremely good value way of taking part from wherever you are.
In the event that a course is unable to take place in person as advertised because of Covid-19 restrictions nationally or locally we may, where feasible/desired, 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.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.
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