November 11, 2022 - November 13, 2022
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Classic Piano Music
with James Lisney
An exploration of the performance practices and principles of the works of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
James Lisney says that “Historically informed interpretation is not a means towards creating performances deserve a place in a museum, but instead allow Classic piano music to speak directly in its own tongue and with all the expressivity that the composer might have desired. The authority and confidence afforded by an informed reading of reliable texts is available to us all and leads to exciting, unique performances.”
James Lisney has gained an international reputation for his interpretations and recordings of the Classical repertoire and has given cyclical performances of the music of Beethoven and Schubert in major centres such as the London’s Southbank Centre, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Students of all levels are invited to present music drawn from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course. The balance of fees, including accommodation, is due 3 weeks before the course start date.
Venue Phone: 01373 812383Address:
Please see our General Course Information pages for further details and schedule information.
Our Courses are for adult musicians (except where stated) and take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, near Frome in Somerset. The Course Fee includes all tuition, meals and refreshments at Jackdaws. Courses take place in the main studio, with Steinway piano, and generally follow a masterclass format. There are several practice rooms here, too.
For Voice, Piano & Wind courses; participants are usually requested to prepare 2 – 3 pieces in advance. We will ask you to provide a repertoire list for the tutor (& accompanist) ahead of the course.
For Ensemble courses; direction will be given by the course leaders.
If you require B&B, we can arrange that for you; accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
Meals and Refreshments
Lunch, Supper and morning/afternoon refreshments will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks. 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.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.