Pianist events

Piano events happening now

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

My Keyboard Lessons have found the best piano related events, lessons, training and festivals for you to visit over the next few Months. Check the list for full details of our piano and keyboard events

City Lit Summer Schools

Date: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Club Name: City of London Festivals

Venue: City Lit Summer School, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 020 7492 2630

Website: http://www.citylit.ac.uk

Ongoing courses, for all grades, ages and abilities. Summer, weekends, weekdays and weeknights.

Various dates throughout 2014.

Farncombe Estate Winter Weekend Courses & Events

Farncombe Estate Winter Weekend Courses & Events

Date: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Club Name: Farncombe Estate Weekend Courses & Events

Venue: Farncombe Estate Weekend Courses & Events, Farncombe Estate , Broadway , Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ

Contact: Events Manager

Telephone: 0333 456 8580

Email Address: enquiries@farncombecourses.co.uk

Website: http://www.farncombecourses.co.uk

Various courses on music and music appreciation throughout the year.

Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Date: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Club Name: Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Venue: Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, , Frome, , Somerset, BA11 3NY, England

Contact: Course Manager

Telephone: 01373 812383

All types of courses to cater to all levels and tastes. Courses include Pianos for All, Advanced Piano and The Pianist Within.

North London Adult Piano Group

North London Adult Piano Group

Date: 04/02/2014 to 02/12/2014

Club Name: Penelope Roskell

Venue: North London Adult Piano Group, Stoke Newington, London, N16 5QU, England

Contact: Penelope Roskell

Telephone: 0208 802 6258.

Email Address: peneloperoskell@blueyonder.co.uk

Website: http://www.peneloperoskell.co.uk

New North London Adult Piano Group, taking place on the first Tuesday of each month. An ideal opportunity for pianists to get together socially as well as to receive some regular feedback on their playing from their colleagues and from myself. Please do tell any colleagues or students who may be interested

Higham Hall College Piano Workshop Weekends

Higham Hall College Piano Workshop Weekends

Date: 01/03/2014 to 30/09/2014

Club Name: Higham Hall College Piano Workshop Weekends

Venue: Higham Hall College , Higham Hall , Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH, England

Contact: Course manager

Telephone: 01768 776276

Website: http://www.highamhall.com

Masterclasses for adults, Grade 7 and above, with John Clegg. Focus is on style, technical ability and presentation. Plus various summer courses on an array of subjects.

Miami International Piano Festival

Miami International Piano Festival

Date: 01/04/2014 to 31/12/2014

Club Name: Miami International Piano Festival

Venue: City wide venues, Aventura, Florida, –Overseas–, UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++1 (305) 935 – 0202

Website: http://www.miamipianofest.com

This year-long festival prides itself in spotting keyboard stars of the future.

Finchcocks Museum: Music Series Festival

Finchcocks Museum: Music Series Festival

Date: 05/04/2014 to 26/10/2014

Club Name: Finchcocks Museum

Venue: The Finchcocks Musical Museum, Goudhurst , Kent, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01580 211702

Website: http://www.finchcocks.co.uk

The Finchcocks Musical Museum boasts a remarkable collection of over 100 keyboards. Hear them in action at the summer Sunday series or at the series of one off concerts.

Klavier Festival Ruhr

Klavier Festival Ruhr

Date: 09/05/2014 to 12/07/2014

Club Name: Klavier Festival

Venue: Ruhr Valley

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +49 (0)1805 500 806

Website: http://www.klavierfestival.de

Rivalled only by Roque D’Antheron in size, this huge festival presents piano recitals and concerts in cities in Germany’s industrial heartland. Just a random handful of this year’s performers to wet your appetite: Leon Fleisher, Grigory Sokolov, Martha Argerich, Chick Corea and Daniel Barenboim.

Istanbul Music Festival

Istanbul Music Festival

Date: 31/05/2014 to 27/06/2014

Venue: Istanbul, –Overseas–, TURKEY

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +90 212 334 0700

Website: http://www.iksv.org/en

Launched in 1973, the Istanbul Music Festival features Turkish musicians with other musicians from around the globe.

Rocky Ridge Music Center

Rocky Ridge Music Center

Date: 31/05/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Rocky Ridge

Venue: Estes Park, Colorado, UNITED STATES

Contact: Manager

Telephone: +1 (970) 586 4031

Email Address: rrmc@rockyridge.org

Website: http://www.rockyridge.org

Two adult piano seminars (31 may – 4 June, 4 -8 June) in the inspiring setting of the Rocky Mountains.

Ulverston International Music Festival

Ulverston International Music Festival

Date: 01/06/2014 to 30/06/2014

Club Name: Ulverston International Festival

Venue: Ulverston Parish Church, Coronation Hall, Ecc, Cumbria, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 07840 293 448

Website: http://www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk

Hike around the lovely Lake District when you aren’t attending concerts by festival founder and pianist Anthony Hewitt and friends.

Spitalfields Festival

Spitalfields Festival

Date: 06/06/2014 to 21/06/2014

Club Name: Spitalfields Festival

Venue: Venues across London, London, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 020 7377 1362

Website: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

‘Quirky’ is the byword for this festival, both in repertorie and venues. This year features a Poulenc/Satie focus and Matthew Herbert’s 20 Pianos.

Project Martha Argerich Lugano

Project Martha Argerich Lugano

Date: 09/06/2014 to 30/06/2014

Club Name: Project Martha Argerich Lugano

Venue: Lugano, –Overseas–, SWITZERLAND

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++41(0) 58 866 82 40

Website: http://www.rsi.ch/argerich

Madame Martha’s own festival in a beautiful Swiss setting – isn’t that all you really need to know?

Midsummer Music

Midsummer Music

Date: 13/06/2014 to 15/06/2014

Club Name: Midsummer music

Venue: St Mary Magdalene, St Mary Magdalene, Latimer, Buckinghamshire , Buckinghamshire, HP5 1UG

Contact: Box office

Telephone: 01494 783643

Pianist Paul Lewis and his cellist wife, Bjørg Lewis, are joint artistic directors of this small but potent chamber music festival centred at St Mary Magdalene in Latimer, Buckinghamshire.

Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Festival

Date: 13/06/2014 to 19/06/2014

Club Name: Aldeburgh Festival

Venue: Suffolk, Suffolk, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01728 687 1100

Website: http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk

Now guided by Pierre-Laurent Almard, the festival presents recitals, concerts, masterclasses and events at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Thaxted Festival Foundation

Thaxted Festival Foundation

Date: 20/06/2014 to 13/07/2014

Club Name: Thaxted Festival Foundation

Venue: Thaxted

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01371 831 421

Website: http://www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk

Composer Gustav Holst organised the first Thaxted festival, which is centred on the East Anglian town of Thaxted and its 600 year old church.

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems

Date: 21/06/2014 to 29/06/2014

Club Name: Schubertiade GmbH

Venue: Schwarzenberg, Hohenems

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: +43 (0) 5576 72091

Website: http://www.schubertiade.at

Lovers of this great Austrian composer will savour this festival, which takes place in two towns several times a year, and attracts top pianists such as Igor Levit, Angela Hewitt, Christian Zacharias, David Fray and Khatia Buniatishvili in recitals and chamber music.

Disabled Access Proms at St Jude’s Music and Literary Festival

Proms at St Jude’s Music and Literary Festival

Date: 21/06/2014 to 29/06/2014

Club Name: Proms at St Jude’s

Venue: St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, London, NW11 7AH

Contact: Sharon Barron

Telephone: 020 3322 8123

Website: http://www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

With free lunchtime concerts and a range of other events, this is one of London’s liveliest summer festivals.

St Jude’s Festival 2014 Piano Recitals

St Jude’s Festival 2014 Piano Recitals

Date: 21/06/2014 to 29/06/2014

Times: Monday 23 June 2014 – Catherine Lee cello and :12.45pm, Tuesday 24 June 2014 – Llyr Williams Piano R :7.45pm, Wednesday 25 June 2014 – The Françoise-Green :12.45pm

Club Name: St Jude’s Festival 2014 Piano Recitals

Venue: The church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, London, NW11 7AH, England

Contact: Ron Finlay

Email Address: ron.finlay@promsatstjudes.org.uk

Website: http://www.promsatstjudes.org.uk/

The church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, London NW11 7AH. This magnificent building is renowned for its acoustics and is considered to be one of Edwin Lutyens’s finest creations.

Website and box office

Tel: 020 3322 8123

 

As a special promotional offer to readers of Pianist, a discount of £3 per ticket is available to the Llyr Williams and Barbican Piano Trio concerts on 24 and 25 June respectively. Enter code ‘pianist2014’ at the checkout when booking online.

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City of London Festivals

City of London Festivals

Date: 22/06/2014 to 17/07/2014

Club Name: City of London Festivals

Venue: City-wide festival, N/A, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 0845 120 7502

Website: http://www.colf.org

Churches and historic buildings in the City of London are the setting for this popular festival, a regular on London’s summer diary.

World Piano Competition

World Piano Competition

Date: 23/06/2014 to 23/06/2014

Times: First Round :9AM – 6PM EST, First Round :9AM – 6PM EST, First Round :9AM – 6PM EST

Venue: Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Mary Emery Hall, Cincinnati, 45219, UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 001 513.744.3501

Email Address: wpc@cincinnatiwpc.org

The World Piano Competition is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of classical piano music.

World Piano Competition

World Piano Competition

Date: 23/06/2014 to 23/06/2014

Times: First Round :9AM – 6PM EST

Venue: Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Mary Emery Hall, Cincinnati, 45219, UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 001 513 744 3501

Email Address: wpc@cincinnatiwpc.org

Website: http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org

The World Piano Competition is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of classical piano music.

Aspen Music Festival

Aspen Music Festival

Date: 26/06/2014 to 14/08/2014

Club Name: Aspen Music Festival

Venue: Aspen, Colorado , UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +1 (970) 925 9042

Website: http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com

This year Marc-Andre Hamelin gives a recital at this prestigious festival in the Colorado Mountains, and there are concerto appearances from Simon Trip ceski and Steven Osborne.

East Neuk Festival

East Neuk Festival

Date: 27/06/2014 to 06/07/2014

Club Name: East Neuk Festival

Venue: East Neuk, Fife, Scotland

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 0131 6691750

Website: http://www.eastneukfestival.com

The Scottish festival celebrates ten years this summer. Featured pianist Christian Zacharias leads a Schubertiad weekend, while other keyboard offerings come from Llyr Williams and the Gould Piano Trio.

Tanglewood Festival

Tanglewood Festival

Date: 28/06/2014 to 30/08/2014

Club Name: Tanglewood Festival

Venue: Lenox, Massaxhusetts

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +1 (888) 266 1200

Website: http://www.bso.org

Top keyboard names from around the world join the Boston Symphony at their Tanglewood summer home. This year’s stars include Garrick Ohlsson, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Paul Lewis and Kirill Gerstein.

Bristol Concert Orchestra

Bristol Concert Orchestra

Date: 28/06/2014 to 28/06/2014

Club Name: St Georges

Venue: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5RR, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 0845 40 24 001

Gershwin’s sizzling Rhapsody in Blue, which expertly combines elements of classical and jazz music, is the centrepiece of this concert

Stefan Hofkes conductor / piano

Verdi Force of Destiny: Overture

Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue

Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Dvorák Slavonic Dances: Selection

Barry Out of Africa: Main Theme

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries

Williams Raiders March

Artpeggios Summer Holiday Camps

Artpeggios Summer Holiday Camps

Date: 01/07/2014 to 31/08/2014

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 020 7244 4570

Website: http://www.artpeggios.com

<p> A fun and productive way for children to spend their holiday time. Programmes are focused on band and ensemble playing. Activities: music (drums, guitar, piano, DJing, cello, singing, saxophone), drawing, drama. Enjoy learning how to play and interact with fellow musicians and make new friends. Half-day sessions, 3 hours a day.</p>

Hindhead Music Centre

Hindhead Music Centre

Date: 01/07/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Hindhead Music Centre

Venue: Hindhead Music Centre,, Hindhead,, Surrey, GU26 6BA.

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01428 604941

Website: http://www.hindheadmusiccentre.co.uk

Piano courses, especially for adult amateurs, throughout the year and summer. Summer adult course Grade 7 plus (30 July-2 Aug).

Music Makers

Music Makers

Date: 01/07/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Music Makers

Venue: Music Makers, Forkingbridge

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01425 654819

Email Address: musmak1@aol.com

Website: http://www.musicmakers.co.uk

Five-day courses for ages 5-18; residential option for senior (ages 8-18) course.

 

Dates available in July and August – see website for more details.

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival

Date: 02/07/2014 to 13/07/2014

Club Name: Cheltenham Music Festival

Venue: City-wide festival, N/A, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 0844 880 8094

Website: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

A Schubert/Beethoven recital from Steven Osborne opens the festival in this former spa town.Other pianists include jazz pianist Tigran and Benjamin Grosvenor.

Trasimeno Music Festival

Trasimeno Music Festival

Date: 05/07/2014 to 11/07/2014

Club Name: Trasimeno Music Festival

Venue: Castle of the Knights of Malta, Magione (Umbr, ITALY

Contact: Maria Beneduce

Telephone: +39 345 2164548

Website: http://www.trasimenomusicfestival.com

Italian hill town festival, now in its tenth year, Angela Hewittplays Bach’s Goldberg Variations and is joined by friends in chamber music recitals.

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Date: 05/07/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Venue: Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +49 (0) 451 389 570

Email Address: info@shmf.de

Website: http://www.shmf.de

Masterclasses take place at the Musikhochschule Lubeck, with each course ending with concerts given by the participants. For advanced students and young professionals. Leon Fleisher hosts the piano masterclasses this year, 21 – 26 July.

International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts

International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts

Date: 06/07/2014 to 12/07/2014

Club Name: International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts

Venue: International Peace Garden-Dunseith

Contact: Joseph Alme

Telephone: ++701 263 4211

Email Address: info@internationalmusiccamp.com

Website: http://www.internationalmusiccamp.com

Ages 11 to adult, with at least two years piano experience. Daily classes in technique, literature, keyboard harmony, theory and more. Jazz piano and organ as well.

Cadenza International Music School

Cadenza International Music School

Date: 12/07/2014 to 19/07/2014

Club Name: Cadenza International Music School

Venue: The Purcell School of Music, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TS, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 0121 446 4836

Website: http://www.cadenzasummerschool.org.uk

Professional, student and amateur, from age 11. Solo and chamber. Faculty includes William Fong, Julian Jacobson and John Thwaites.

London Masterclsses Summer Master Course

London Masterclsses Summer Master Course

Date: 12/07/2014 to 13/07/2014

Club Name: London Masterclasses Summer Master Course

Venue: Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 020 83467088

Email Address: info@londonmasterclasses.com

For professional players and adult advanced, aged 18 plus. Concerts, solo, masterclasses, lessons, performance opportunities. Led by pianist/teacher Norma Fisher.

Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week

Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week

Date: 12/07/2014 to 18/07/2014

Club Name: Verbier Festival

Venue: Verbier

Contact: Event manager

Telephone: +41 21 925 9060

Email Address: acmw@verbierfestival.com

Website: http://www.verbierfestival.com/acmw

Open to amateur musicians of all ages and abilities. All different combinations of instruments. Pianists can also bring four hand (or more) repertoire.

Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium

Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium

Date: 12/07/2014 to 20/07/2014

Club Name: Golandsky Institute

Venue: Princeton University, New Jersey, –Overseas–, UNITED STATES

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: +1 (877) 343 3434

Email Address: admin@golandskyinstitute.org

Website: http://www.golandskyinstitute.org

Week-long immersion in the Taubman Approach to piano playing. Includes lectures, master classes, technique clinics and private lessons.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival

International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Date: 13/07/2014 to 27/07/2014

Club Name: International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Venue: Mannes College – New York City, New York City, UNITED STATES

Contact: Julie Kedersha

Telephone: 001 212 580 0210 x 4858

Website: http://www.ikif.org

Piano-intensive concerts, recitals, lecturesand masterclasses in this annual event organised by American pianist Jerome RoseMarc-Andre Hamelin.

King’s Lynn Festival

King’s Lynn Festival

Date: 13/07/2014 to 26/07/2014

Club Name: King’s Lynn Festival

Venue: City wide venues, King’s Lynn, Lincolnshire, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01553 764 864

Website: http://www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

Includes appearances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestraand a recital by John Lill.

Nelly Ben-OrPiano Courses

Nelly Ben-OrPiano Courses

Date: 15/07/2014 to 20/07/2014

Club Name: Nelly Ben-Or Piano Courses

Venue: London

Contact: Roger Clynes

Telephone: 01923 822 268

Email Address: roger.clynes@virgin.net

Website: http://www.pianocourseswithalexandertechnique.com

Individual sessions at the piano and daily sessions in Alexander Technique. Grade 8 plus, all ages. For performers, students and teachers.

REBECCA PENNEYS PIANO FESTIVAL

REBECCA PENNEYS PIANO FESTIVAL

Date: 16/07/2014 to 04/08/2014

Times: Rebecca Penneys Friends of Piano P.O. Box 66 :

Club Name: Rebecca Penney’s Piano Festival

Venue: Rebecca Penney’s Piano Festival, P.O.Box 66054, St Pete Beach, Florida, 33736, UNITED STATES

Contact: Rebecca Penney

Email Address: http://rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org/

Tuition piano festival for college-age piano students

REBECCA PENNEYS PIANO FESTIVAL

July 16-Aug 1 at University of South Florida School of Music, Tampa, USA

Ribble Valley International Piano Week

Ribble Valley International Piano Week

Date: 16/07/2014 to 19/07/2014

Club Name: Ribble Valley International Piano Week

Venue: The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01229 861 325

Website: http://www.rvipw.org.uk

Lancashire’s always-intriguing piano festival is guided by Martin Roscoe.

Menuhin Gstaad Festival

Menuhin Gstaad Festival

Date: 17/07/2014 to 06/09/2014

Venue: Gstaad, –Overseas–, SWITZERLAND

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +41 (0) 33 748 83 38

Website: http://www.menuhinfestivalgstaad.com

Menuhin’s vision endures with this festival, this year including Christian Zacharias with Mozart and Schubert.

BBC Proms

BBC Proms

Date: 18/07/2014 to 13/09/2014

Club Name: Royal Albert Hall

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 0845 4015040

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms

Summers in London are rarely dull thanks to this extraordinary festival, centred on the Royal Albert Hall and featuring the best national and international concert artists.

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Date: 18/07/2014 to 03/08/2014

Club Name: Cambridge Summer Music

Venue: City-wide festival, N/A, England

Contact: Juliet Abrahamson

Telephone: 01223 894 161

Website: http://www.cambridgesummermusic.com

Pianist regularLucy Parham brings her Debussy words-and-music programme to this citywide festival.

Music at Paxton

Music at Paxton

Date: 18/07/2014 to 27/07/2014

Club Name: Music at Paxton

Venue: Paxton, Borders, Scotland

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 07752 570 389

Website: http://www.musicatpaxton.co.uk

Duo partners Cédric Tiberghien (pf) and Alina Ibragimova (vn) launched this festival in 2006. Concerts and recitals take place at Paxton House, a historic estate.

Verbier Festival

Verbier Festival

Date: 18/07/2014 to 03/08/2014

Club Name: Fondation du Verbier Festival

Venue: Verbier, –Overseas–, SWITZERLAND

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +41 (0) 848 771 882

Website: http://www.verbierfestival.com

New and established stars mix it up at this Swiss mountain resort. Martha Argerich plays Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto in the opening concert; recitalists include Daniil Trifonov and Grigory Sokolov.

Roque D’Antheron

Roque D’Antheron

Date: 18/07/2014 to 17/08/2014

Club Name: Theatre National de Marseille

Venue: Theatre National de Marseille, La Criée, 30 quai de Rive Neuve, Aix en Provence, –Overseas–, 13007 Marseilie

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++33 (0) 442 50 51 15

Website: http://www.festival-piano.com

One of the world’s powerhouse piano festivals. If you’re looking for a place to gain encyclopaedic knowledge of today’s pianists, Roque and the Klavier Festival Ruhr are your best bets.

Music @ Menio

Music @ Menio

Date: 18/07/2014 to 09/08/2014

Club Name: Music @ Menio

Venue: California, –Overseas–, UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++1 (650) 331 0202

Website: http://www.musicatmenio.org

Well-chosen and themed programming, interesting lectures and dynamic performers explain this 10 year old festival’s huge success.

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music Festival

Date: 19/07/2014 to 17/08/2014

Club Name: Marlboro Music Festival

Venue: Marlboro, Vermont, –Overseas–, UNITED STATES

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++1 (802) 258 9331

Website: http://www.marlboromusic.org

Artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode ensure Marlboro keeps its 60 year reputation. Programmes are not set until a week before the concert, but there are always discoveries to be made.

Piano Duet Courses

Piano Duet Courses

Date: 25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014

Club Name: Piano Duet

Venue: Wells

Contact: Course organiser

Telephone: 01223 240418

Email Address: info@piano-duet.co.uk

Website: http://www.piano-duet.co.uk

Short courses, weekend and one day courses; include repertoire performance, discussion, individual tuition, tutor recitals/concerts. Grade 5 plus and age 18 plus. Tutors are the piano duettists Anne Applin and Geoffrey Pratley.

Disabled Access James Rhodes

James Rhodes

Date: 25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014

Times: James Rhodes :20:00

Club Name: Harrogate International Festivals

Venue: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RD, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01423 562 303

Email Address: info@harrogate-festival.org.uk

Rhodes’ will be performing a programme including Chopin and Schubert, as well as gauging the audience and adding some spectacular surprises.

CSSM Summer School of Music

CSSM Summer School of Music

Date: 26/07/2014 to 02/08/2014

Club Name: CSSM Summer School of Music

Venue: Sherborne Summer School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01286 673401

Email Address: info@cssm.org.uk

Ages 18 and over. For both professionals and amateurs wishing to improve their playing in a supportive environment.

Dartington International Summer School

Dartington International Summer School

Date: 26/07/2014 to 15/08/2014

Club Name: Dartington International Summer School

Venue: Dartington International Summer School, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01803 847080

Website: http://www.dartington.org/summer-school

The well established Dartington Summer School offers three weeks of courses for all types of musicians and genres. This year sees masterclasses from Christian Blackshaw, Tom Poster and Katya Apekisheva.

MusicFest Aberystwyth International Festival

MusicFest Aberystwyth International Festival

Date: 26/07/2014 to 02/08/2014

Club Name: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE , Wales

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01970 62 32 32

Website: http://www.abermusicfest.org

The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales provides a dramatic backdrop for this enticing fusion of music festival and summer school.

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Date: 26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014

Club Name: Benslow Music

Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01462 459 446

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Date: 26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014

Club Name: Benslow Music

Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01462 459 446

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Benslow Music Trust -Piano Masterclass Day

Date: 26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014

Club Name: Benslow Music

Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01462 459 446

Oxford Philomusica Festival and Summer Academy

Oxford Philomusica Festival and Summer Academy

Date: 27/07/2014 to 04/08/2014

Club Name: Oxford Philomusica

Venue: Oxford Philomusica, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1DY, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01865 987222

Website: http://www.oxfordphil.com/piano/

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EPTA PIANO TEACHING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

EPTA PIANO TEACHING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Date: 28/07/2014 to 01/08/2014

Club Name: EPTA

Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE , Wales

Contact: Lucinda Mackworth Young

Telephone: 07850 912006

Email Address: lucinda@lucinda-mackworth-young.co.uk

Website: http://www.lucinda-mackworth-young.co.uk/aberystwyth-musicfest-29-july-2-august-2013

Course content

Playing by Ear and Improvising in a simple, step-by-step system: A wealth of ideas for you and your pupils to enjoy playing spontaneously. They also help prepare pupils for grade exam improvisation and aural tests (no previous experience necessary).

Teaching with enjoyment and effectiveness: Developing psychological understanding and practical skills to lighten learning, and reduce stress.

Performing with complete confidence: How to prepare yourself and your pupils to give secure, uplifting performances

Dealing with difficulties, professional and personal: An in depth look at the problems which, from time to time, cast a shadow over our lives, with psychological understanding and practical solutions.

Understanding the subtle energies (inspiration, intuition, imagination, thoughts and feelings) that underly everything, and learning ways of working with them, to enhance teaching, learning, performing, life and living.

Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians Summer School

Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians Summer School

Date: 28/07/2014 to 01/08/2014

Club Name: Suzuki Piano Cambridge

Venue: Cambridge

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01223 264 408

Email Address: info@suzukipianocambridge.org.uk

Website: http://www.suzukipianocambridge.org.uk

Introductory workshop on the Piano Suzuki Approach for piano teachers/students. Also a 5 day non-residential course (ages 5 – 7)

Fantasia Music School Summer Courses for Young Musicians

Fantasia Music School Summer Courses for Young Musicians

Date: 01/08/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Farncombe Estate Weekend Courses & Events

Venue: Farncombe Estate Weekend Courses & Events, Farncombe Estate , Broadway , Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01243 586 068

Email Address: enquiries@farncombecourses.co.uk

Website: http://www.fantasiamusicschool.co.uk

For all levels – beginners to Grade 8 – and for ages 6-18. Four courses for all instrumentalists, focusing on ensemble playing.

 

Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Date: 02/08/2014 to 15/08/2014

Club Name: Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Venue: Lake District Summer Music International Fest, Kendal, Cumbria, UNITED KINGDOM

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01539 742 621

Website: http://www.ldsm.org.uk

Chamber music is at the heart of this festival, which gathers talented young and upcoming performers in a series of concerts, recitals and educational events.

Music at Ambialet

Music at Ambialet

Date: 02/08/2014 to 30/08/2014

Club Name: Ambialet Music

Venue: La Bastide d’Albignac, Tarn, FRANCE

Contact: Box Office

Email Address: info@ambialetmusic.com

Website: http://www.ambialetmusic.com

Two streams: amateur and advanced. Intense eight-day programme of masterclasses, private tuition, concerts and lectures in a magnificent rural setting.

Sherborne Summer School

Sherborne Summer School

Date: 03/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

Club Name: Sherborne Summer School of Music

Venue: Sherborne Summer School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01342 893 963

Email Address: summermusicschool@btinternet.com

Website: http://www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk

Age 18 plus. Two courses – one for piano and the other for piano accompaniment. Solo and duets covered. Jazz course also available. Faculty: Andrew Ball for piano and Nigel Hitchson for piano accompaniment.

Lake District International Summer Music Academy

Lake District International Summer Music Academy

Date: 04/08/2014 to 15/08/2014

Club Name: Lake District International Summer Music Academy

Venue: Lake District Summer Music International Fest, Kendal, Cumbria, UNITED KINGDOM

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01539 742 620

Email Address: info@ldsm.org.uk

Conservatoire students and young professionals. Residential coaching with international artists and tutors.

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Date: 08/08/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Edinburgh International Festival

Venue: Venues Across Edinburgh: Usher Hall, The Play, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Contact: The Box Office

Telephone: 0131 473 2000

Email Address: boxoffice@eif.co.uk

Website: http://www.eif.co.uk

Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival offers distinguished and innovative programming that coexists with the concurrent Edinburgh Festival.

Piano Week

Piano Week

Date: 10/08/2014 to 15/08/2014

Club Name: Piano Week

Venue: School of Music, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, N/A, LL57 2DG, Wales

Contact: Samantha Ward

Telephone: 07775 207 066

Email Address: pianoweek@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.pianoweek.com

Recitals, masterclasses, talks and discussions by acclaimed pianists and tutors. All levels, beginner to advanced. One to one lessions and performance opportunities.

Kenneth Van Barthold Edinburgh Piano Workshop

Kenneth Van Barthold Edinburgh Piano Workshop

Date: 11/08/2014 to 30/08/2014

Club Name: Kenneth Van Bathold

Venue: Edinburgh

Contact: Kenneth Van Barthold

Telephone: 01747 838318

Website: http://www.kennethvanbarthold.com

Workshop designed for advanced players and aspiring professionals. Masterclasses, lessons and performance opportunities. Two tutors for 12 pupils. Faculty: Kenneth van Barthold and Nicholas Pope.

International Music Festival Stavanger

International Music Festival Stavanger

Date: 11/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

Club Name: ICMF

Venue: Stavanger, –Overseas–

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++47 (0) 913 98 640

Website: http://www.icmf.no

Top chamber music festival founded by clarinettist Martin Frost and pianist Christian Lhle Hadlandt.

Chetham’s International Festival and Summer School for Pianists

Chetham’s International Festival and Summer School for Pianists

Date: 14/08/2014 to 26/08/2014

Club Name: Chethams Summer School

Venue: Chethams Summer School, Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 01625 266899

Courses for professionals, adult amateurs and young players of all abilities. Murray McLachlan, artistic director. Previous includes Mark Beddington, Artur Pizarro, Ashley Wass, Philip Fowke, Carlo Grante, Margaret Fingerhut, Lesilie Howard.

Grafenegg

Grafenegg

Date: 14/08/2014 to 07/09/2014

Club Name: Grafenegg

Venue: Grafenegg, Grafenegg & Tonkuenstler, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1/e-1.5, 1070 Vienna, AUSTRIA

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++43 (0)2735 5500

Website: http://www.grafenegg.com

Grafenegg artistic director Rudolf Buchbinder plays Beethoven’s Fifth Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include Sunwook Kim in Beethoven’s Third Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Trp ceski in Rhapsody in Blue with the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Holiday Music at the Menuhin School

Holiday Music at the Menuhin School

Date: 14/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

Club Name: Holiday Music at the Menuhin School

Venue: Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey, England

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: 020 8947 5538

Email Address: muriellevinn@hotmail.co.uk

All ages from 15-90. Residential courses for pianists (solo and ensemble) and other musicians, making music in any combination.

Rarities of Piano Music

Rarities of Piano Music

Date: 15/08/2014 to 23/08/2014

Club Name: Piano Festival Husum

Venue: Husum, DENMARK

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +49 (0) 4841 89 73 130

Website: http://www.paino-festival-husum.de

This is truly the festival for the piano cognoscenti who come to hear stars such as Marc-Andre Hamelin bring magic to rare and neglected piano repertoire.

Lucerne Festival

Lucerne Festival

Date: 15/08/2014 to 14/09/2014

Club Name: Lucerne Festival

Venue: Lucerne, –Overseas–, SWITZERLAND

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++41 (0) 41 226 44 80

Website: http://www.lucernefestival.ch

The three seasonal feativals attract top international stars such as Maurizio Pollini, Lang Lang and Murray Perahia to play in the Jean Nouvel-designed concert hall next to the shimmering Lake Lucerne.

North London Piano School

North London Piano School

Date: 16/08/2014 to 23/08/2014

Club Name: North London Piano School

Venue: The Purcell School of Music, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TS, England

Contact: Course Admin

Telephone: 020 8958 5206

Email Address: nlpsch@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.learn-music.com/nlps

Masterclasses and private tuition for up to grade 6 or equivalent, advanced students, duos and piano ensembles. Teachers are welcome to observe. This year the faculty includes Christopher Elton, Chenyin Li, William Fong, Ronan O’Hara, Vanessa Latarche, Tessa Nicholson.

Summer School for Pianists

Summer School for Pianists

Date: 16/08/2014 to 22/08/2014

Club Name: Piano Summer School

Venue: University of Wolverhampton

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 020 8657 7200

Email Address: wendy.wyatt@tiscali.co.uk

Website: http://www.pianosummerschool.co.uk

18 plus and Grade 4 plus. Mature students encouraged.

Arts Ahimsa Music Festival at Belvoir Terrace

Arts Ahimsa Music Festival at Belvoir Terrace

Date: 24/08/2014 to 31/08/2014

Club Name: Arts Ahimsa

Venue: Lenox, Massachusetts

Contact: Manager

Telephone: Box Office

Email Address: contact@artsahimsa.org

Website: http://www.artsahimsa.org

ArtsAhimsa promotes non-violence throughout the arts. Chamber music classes for pianists and string players. For adults with a good playing level. Audition required.

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems

Date: 27/08/2014 to 08/09/2014

Club Name: Schubertiade GmbH

Venue: Schwarzenberg, Hohenems

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: +43 (0) 5576 72091

Website: http://www.schubertiade.at

One festival for one composer in two towns twice a year each.

Mozart @ Augsburg

Mozart @ Augsburg

Date: 05/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

Club Name: Augsburg Konzerte gGmbH

Venue: City wide venues, Augsburg, –Overseas–

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: ++49 (0)821 777 3410

Website: http://www.mozartaugsburg.com

The third year of this festival set in the charming Bavarian city of Augsburg sees an expanded roster of artists, among them Rudolf Buchbinder and Arcadi Volodos.

The Benslow Music Trust – The Romantic Keyboard

The Benslow Music Trust – The Romantic Keyboard

Date: 08/09/2014 to 10/09/2014

Club Name: Benslow Music

Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB, England

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: 01462 459 446

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg

Date: 18/09/2014 to 23/09/2014

Club Name: Schubertiade GmbH

Venue: Schwarzenberg, Hohenems

Contact: Event Manager

Telephone: +43 (0) 5576 72091

Website: http://www.schubertiade.at

Lovers of the great Austrian composer will savour this festival, which takes place in two towns several times a year, and attracts top pianists from around the world.

New Ross Piano Festival

New Ross Piano Festival

Date: 25/09/2014 to 28/09/2014

Club Name: New Ross Piano Festival

Venue: New Ross, Co. Wexford, IRELAND

Contact: Box Office

Telephone: +353 51 421766

Website: http://www.newrosspianofestival.com

With Finglin Collins as its artistic director, this is a short but potent festival of pianism. This year’s pianists include Melvyn Tan.

Disabled Access Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2014

Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2014

Date: 03/10/2014 to 03/10/2014

Times: Semi-Final 1 :6pm – 8.30pm, Semi-Final 2 :6pm – 8.30pm, Grand Final :4pm – 7pm

Venue: Nottingham Albert Hall, Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5AA, England

Contact: Box office

Telephone: 0115 9701106

Email Address: nijpc@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.nijpc.com

The Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition attracts young jazz pianists from all around the world. See the 12 Semi-Finalists compete for a place in the Grand Final. Tickets are £5.00 for Semi-Finals and £7.50 for the Grand Final. Tickets for children under 16 are £0.01. All tickets can be purchased via the web site from 1st May 2014.

Penelope Roskell’s Advanced London Piano Courses

Penelope Roskell’s Advanced London Piano Courses

Date: 10/10/2014 to 12/10/2014

Club Name: Penelope Roskell

Venue: London

Contact: Penelope Roskell

Telephone: 020 8802 6258

Email Address: peneloperoskell@blueyonder.co.uk

Website: http://www.peneloperoskell.co.uk

Three day intensive courses the include technique, repertoire and yoga. Eight students maximum per course. Ideal for preparation for performances and exams.

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