United Kingdom, Winchester

Piano Programme **Ages 14-18**

when 23 July 2017 - 13 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 950

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.

Our piano programme is for young pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing as well as gain ensemble playing experience. We strongly believe in the importance of nurturing the all-round musician and as such, have created a varied programme of workshops and classes to make sure all areas are catered for.

The piano programme encompasses all the essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young pianists. Each day, students will receive solo and ensemble tuition from esteemed professors who specialise in differing areas of piano performance and musicianship.

Throughout the three weeks, there will be regular solo and ensemble performance opportunities, open masterclasses, specialist guest masterclasses with professors from the London conservatoires as well as faculty recitals. Members of our pastoral staff are also conservatoire piano students and will be on hand to mentor and support students in their private practice and development.

Course Outline

Tutors will cover topics including:

• repertoire
• sight reading
• keyboard skills
• accompaniment
• composition and improvisation

Students will play challenging, exciting and varied repertoire of all genres for solo performance as well as duets, six hands and two piano arrangements. They will also interact with our instrumental and vocal students to rehearse and perform chamber music.

Every week, our students will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of vocal, instrumental and musical workshops led by internationally renowned experts in jazz, chamber, folk and international music. These workshops are designed to broaden each student’s musical experience by exposing them to something new and challenging.

Workshops include:

• Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
• Composition and arranging
• Concert pianist masterclass
• Jazz improvisation and performance
• Instrumental improvisation and devising music
• Chamber and small ensemble playing
• Beatboxing and a cappella
• Life in the music industry
• Conducting
• Gospel choir
• Healthy instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
• African drumming, body percussion and dance

Concerts and Performance Opportunities:

During the three-week summer school, students perform two public concerts – one in a prestigious venue in central London and in our final showcase concert on campus at Winchester College’s concert hall. In addition to these two public performances, students also have weekly performance opportunities at our internal Performance Platforms. These evenings provide a friendly, safe and informal environment for students to experiment and to develop their performance skills, conquer nerves and build confidence.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend our public performances. Please visit our website for further details regarding public performances, including ticket information.

Course leader

Simon Callaghan

“What a wonderful pianist, who combines complete understanding of the style of music he is playing with a rare subtlety and brilliance of execution.” - Sir Roger Norrington

Simon is recognised as an exciting and versatile artist. Per

Target group

Talented young pianists aged 14 - 18 years

Course aim

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.

Fee info

GBP 950: Fees: £950.00 per week. Students can attend for 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Book before 31 December for Earlybird Discount!

Scholarships

There are bursaries available from the Ingenium Trust - please contact info@ingeniumacademy.com for details.