March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Women Composers for Piano
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 March 2015
Course No. 3129
Solo Study Course
Are you interested in working on your technique and interpretation whilst studying and playing compositions by woman composers? This interesting and enjoyable workshop will draw attention to the wide variety of pieces written by women, a genre undeservedly neglected.
While standard repertoire by male composers may be looked at for stylistic clues, participants are encouraged to bring at least one piece by a female composer to play during the workshop; perhaps something by the wonderfully talented Clara Schumann or Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved sister Fanny Hensel, whom he greatly admired. Other successful women composers are the French ladies Lili Boulanger and Cécile Chaminade or the American Amy Beach. Contemporary options who have written music for piano include Chen Yi, Sally Beamish, Sofia Gubaidulina and Kaija Saariaho.
All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.
A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.
If you like this course, try Piano Summer School with Mark Tanner