Strings & Piano UK International Summer School
'You've learnt the rest, now learn from the best!'
Dates: 23rd July - 6th August 2018
Requirements: Age 10 - 17 & Grade 3 to Grade 8 +
Location: Claremont School, East Sussex
The Strings & Piano UK International Summer School is ideal for talented string musicians and pianists who would like to immerse themselves in the study of their instrument. These include violin, cello, viola, double bass, and piano. Through in-depth tuition, by highly acclaimed international musicians who are connected with the Royal Schools of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, students will have access to string, piano and choral training from some of the best music educators in the UK. Designed to broaden each student's musical experience and expose them to new and exciting aspects of music tuition.
There will be a focus on orchestral performances, chamber groups, technique workshops and choral and Kodaly aural training coupled with a selection of excursions. These will include a trip to London to watch a show on London's West End and a tour of the Royal Academy of Music.
The Summer School is located at Claremont School, a beautiful boarding school ten minutes from the South Coast of England, nestled in the picturesque Sussex countryside and a few minutes from the historical site of the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings. With 100 acres of grounds and a wealth of classrooms, performance rooms and comfortable accommodation, it's the ultimate place for students to embrace two weeks of string, piano, and choral training.
Head of Strings at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, William Bruce is a leading music educator in the UK. After studies with Christopher Bunting at the Royal College of Music, he took part in classes with Jacqueline du Pre and William Pleeth.
Sebastian currently maintains violin and viola classes at Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has acted as the principal leader and soloist of the German String Orchestra and worked with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Maksim Stsura is an Estonian pianist, teacher, composer and music scholar based in London. He performs extensively as soloist and chamber musician in the prestigious concert halls across the UK, including St Martin in the Fields, Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall.
Esther was a significant partner in conceiving and writing a Kodaly Method teaching manual for music teachers in Israel. Currently, she plays a major role in the inception of the New Certificate Programme for the British Kodaly Academy.
Gonzalo was Professor and Orchestral Coach at the Royal College of Music Junior Department while remaining a member of the Dussek Piano Trio. He is Associate Leader of the English National Opera Orchestra and teaches violin at the Junior Guildhall School of Music.
Vanessa has been principle first violin with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia since 1990. She has coached the National Children's Orchestra, Birmingham University Symphony Orchestra and also prepares the 1st year violinists at Birmingham Conservatoire for their orchestral exams.
After graduating in music, Hugh was awarded a Worshipful Company of Musicians Scholarship to study, in London, with eminent cellist Joan Dickson. Hugh enjoys a busy musical life, combining work as a conductor, freelance cellist, teacher and adjudicator.