Late-Summer Baroque Flute School with Georgia Browne

31st August - 6 September 2019

Georgia Browne is in demand as a soloist and orchestral player, performing on a selection of replica and original historical flutes. Georgia’s career so far has taken her to exciting locations around the globe with prestigious ensembles including the Orchestre des Champs Elysees, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Dunedin Consort and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She is currently first flute with Ensemble Pygmalion in France and is guest principal with CapellaCracoviensis in Poland. Georgia has strong ties with Iceland and is a member of the award winning chamber ensemble Nordic Affect, with whom she released a recording of flute music by Carl Friedrich Abel. A passionate and enthusiastic educator, Georgia has taught at the universities of Southampton and Birmingham and has been an invited to teach at tertiary music institutions in Iceland, Australia and the Far East.

Baroque Flute Summer School with Georgia Browne 2016

Last year saw the third Baroque Flute Summer School in the Mill and by popular request we shall be maintaining it as a 5 days course, in 2018. The first two days will focus on elements of Baroque flute playing in group workshops and masterclass formats. Group sessions will be focused on intonation and ensemble playing

baroque-02while the masterclass sessions provide an opportunity to explore the solo flute repertoire and discuss the technical challenges that arise: ornamentation, articulation, note shaping and dynamics. There will also be the opportunity to play flute duets and trios.

For the second half of the course, the flute students will be joined by string players and a harpsichordist to work on chamber music works along the lines of trio sonatas by JS Bach, Marais, Telemann and more. Coaching will be shared amongst Georgia and her colleagues.

A final concert with all the players, will be given in the picturesque nearby church of St. Antoine in Les Cabannes.

NB This is not a course for beginners. Students are expected to have some experience playing on Baroque flute and should bring their own instrument at A=415 pitch. Ideally, students will prepare a piece for solo flute (or flute and keyboard) as well as any chamber music they wish to play with others. Tutors will also provide suggested chamber works.

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Firstly, thank you for an incredible week. You were so welcoming and kind throughout the week, and I couldn’t have had a more comfortable stay. I will certainly miss your cooking, which was consistently exceptional!

Amelia Shakespeare (Baroque Flute Course July 2014)

I loved working with the continuo team and the smaller ensemble groups.  And again, the concerts were a great way for the group to show off what we’d developed and worded on throughout the week, which really gave the course directions.  The improvisation session was a good addition too.

Amelia Shakespeare (Baroque Flute Course July 2015)

Thank you so much for a really enjoyable and interesting course in such a lovely location. I really appreciate the great effort that went into such a successful week. I learned a lot as well as having great fun with such a pleasant group of people.

Martin Richards (Baroque Flute Course July 2014)

Yes it was such a wonderful week at the Mill !
I for one appreciate very much  everything I learnt from your teaching : I am more motivated to go on playing the flute, which as you know is rather new for me.
Thank you also for your dedication during these few days.
It was very nice to meet you and everyone (and to hear you playing so beautifully) .
I am only looking forward to another flute course !

Jean-Pierre Minguet (Baroque Flute Course July 2014)