2013 Advanced Recorder Courses with Ian Wilson
In conjunction with Ian Wilson from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, we are pleased to offer An Autumn Course for Advanced Adult Players in October 2013.
You can come as a ready formed group or join other players on arrival, working on repertoire of your choice or a selection of available material.
There will be a series of masterclass workshops during the week when you will have the opportunity to play something you have already prepared and Ian will hold sessions on technical aspects of playing and performance.
A practice space will be available for each group throughout the course and the tutor will rotate between the groups giving individual coaching. There will also be space in the house and garden, for individual practice.
After lunch there will be ample opportunity to continue playing in an informal way and/or to go out and explore the surrounding countryside and the medieval town of Cordes-Sur-Ciel. French enthusiasts will find considerable opportunities in the area for conversation, exploring the history of the region and soaking up the ambience of medieval villages and local markets.
After late afternoon tea there will be a further session for groups and after dinner on two of the evenings, we shall hold masterclasses, which non-playing guests are also welcome to attend. There will be an informal concert in a local church on the final evening with the participation of the students and teachers.
If other instrumentalists are interested in joining the group, please contact Jane Ebel for the non-tutor package price.
We also welcome people who do not wish to take an active part in the course but who would like to explore the surrounding region by day and rejoin the players in the evening.
• An Autumn Course for Advanced Adult Players October 20-26th 2013
(Grade V and above with good sight-reading skills)
Pricing: Please see Pricing page for course inclusions and rates
Ian Wilson - biography:
Ian Wilson studied recorder and clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) where he won the woodwind prize on both instruments and gained the Principal's Prize upon graduation. Other prizes include the Skene Award, a LASMO Staffa Music Award and the Van Wassenaer Competition's Musica Antica Prize for best individual musician. He has established a reputation as a leading player and dedicated teacher.
As well as the recorder quartet The Flautadors with whom he has recorded three highly acclaimed discs of British repertoire spanning over 500 years, Ian is a member of the Burney Players and regularly performs concertos with the Adderbury Ensemble.
He has performed as a soloist with many of Europe's period instrument orchestras and as a chamber musician has performed in many European festivals. In 2008 his career was the subject of a documentary for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
Outside classical music, Ian can be heard on the latest albums by the band Paris Motel and his performance with Vashti Bunyan was selected as one of the best live performances on the BBC's Jools Holland show.
In addition to his performing work Ian has worked as an adjudicator and examiner. He is the Head of Woodwind at Eton College, the principal recorder professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is a visiting recorder specialist at the North East of Scotland Music School in his hometown of Aberdeen.
For full details of course content, approximate standard required, accommodation and more detailed pricing information - please contact Jane Ebel on:
UK tel: (01722) 333272 UK mobile: 07515 822479 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org