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Academy Masterclasses

Academy@Maestros Masterclasses

The Academy@Maestros provides an extension and enrichment programme for gifted, talented and promising young musicians in Berkshire to learn more about their instrument and develop further as musicians. During 2019-20 the Academy will be staging a series of Masterclasses with leading professionals for students to gain coaching in specific instrumental techniques and learning about more advanced repertoire. The Academy is delighted to be able to open these events up to students who are not part of the Academy to join in with these exceptional sessions.

We will be running Masterclasses for these instruments:

  • Flute – Saturday 9 November 2019 with Wissam Boustany
  • Oboe – Saturday 23 November 2019 with Fraser MacAuley
  • Bassoon – Saturday 23 November 2019 with Helen Simons
  • Brass – Saturday 23 November with Roger Argente for lower brass and Philippe Schartz for upper brass
  • Clarinet – Saturday 11 January 2020 (artist TBC)
  • Recorder – Saturday 11 January 2020 (artist TBC)
  • Saxophone – yet to be confirmed, but will be during March 2020

The cost of each Masterclass is included in the membership fees for Academy members; for non-Academy members each class will cost just £15.00.


 

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Flute Masterclass

Saturday 9 November 2019
Led by Wissam Boustany

The Academy@Maestros were delighted to offer this Masterclass, led by the international soloist and recording artist Wissam Boustany. His passionate musicality has helped him forge a unique reputation as an international flute soloist. Participants joined this Masterclass, either as a performer or an observer, as he shares his advice and tips on how to improve performance. As part of the afternoon everyone was invited to join in a massed flute ensemble coached by Wissam.


Wissam Boustany

Double Reed Masterclasses

Saturday 23 November 2019
2:00pm – 6:00pm (Registration 1:45pm)
Reading Music Centre, RG30 4EZ
Led by Fraser MacAulay (Oboe) and Helen Simons (Bassoon)

The Academy@Maestros is pleased to welcome Fraser MacAulay and Helen Simons from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to lead Masterclasses for Oboe and Bassoon.

Professor of Oboe, Fraser MacAulay has led a successful and varied freelance career performing with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Helen Simons has been a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for eighteen years and has toured worldwide playing a vast symphonic repertoire. She continues to freelance with groups such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and English National Opera alongside her positions in the RPO and the Galliard Ensemble.

Join in their Masterclasses, either as a performer or an observer, as they share their extensive experience and advice on how to improve your playing.

Everyone is invited to join in a massed ensemble coached by Fraser and Helen as part of the afternoon.

Click REGISTER HERE to join these Masterclasses – this will open our customer portal; click on Start, under Courses and Workshops click on Choose Activity and choose Masterclasses from the list of activities.

Click here for a map to the location of Stoneham Court RG30 4EZ

Costs:
Existing Academy members - FREE
Non-Academy members – ONLY £15.00

N.B. Academy members who wish to attend the Masterclass need to fill in the registration form to sign up, although you will not be charged for attending.


 

Fraser Macaulay

 

Helen Simons
Photo: Pip Bacon (Purple Raspberry)

Brass Masterclasses

Saturday 23 November 2019
2:00pm – 5:30pm (Registration 1:45pm)
Reading Music Centre, RG30 4EZ
Led by Roger Argente and Philippe Schartz

The Academy@Maestros is pleased to welcome Roger Argente and Philippe Schartz from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to lead Masterclasses for both upper and lower brass. They are two of the most exciting brass players in the UK today; as members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales they have worked with many of the world’s leading conductors.

Join in their Masterclasses, either as a performer or an observer, as they share their vast experience and advice on how to improve brass playing.

Everyone is invited to join in a massed ensemble coached by Roger and Philippe as part of the afternoon.

Click REGISTER HERE to join these Masterclasses – this will open our customer portal; click on Start, under Courses and Workshops click on Choose Activity and choose Masterclasses from the list of activities.

Click here for a map to the location of Stoneham Court RG30 4EZ

Costs:
Existing Academy members - FREE
Non-Academy members – ONLY £15.00

N.B. Academy members who wish to attend the Masterclass need to fill in the registration form to sign up, although you will not be charged for attending.


Roger Argente

Philippe Schartz

We are rapidly finalising the arrangements for the remaining Masterclasses – please check back here for further information in the future.


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