STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED
Formerly known as Summer Winds and the Wind Plus Summer School, these two popular courses now become one in our first Summer WindFest. The course is led by Colin Bradbury, doyen of British clarinettists, Martin Gatt, bassoonist extraordinaire, baroque specialist Jean McCreery, with guest tutors for flute, horn, oboe and piano, who together will bring a wealth of experience. You'll have the opportunity to play in groups large and small, to encounter a wide variety of repertoire, and to take part in the traditional last night concert given by participants and tutors. Colin also gives a slightly less informal recital with his tutor colleagues on the final afternoon. You'll need to be at least of confident Upper Intermediate standard (see Guide to Standards on p.4) to get the most out of this course, and the course is also suitable for the most advanced players. We will have over 40 wind players on the course and the tutors will carefully match participants into groups of similar standard - there will also be opportunity for particular groups to stay together for at least part of the time. We are looking for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, French horns and pianists. All course members need to have strong, confident sight reading abilities; some experience of ensemble playing would be a great advantage. Part time attendance is welcomed, although we may need to delay confirmation until nearer the time. In order
to ensure a good balance of instruments, some applicants may be asked to wait a little before their place can be confirmed.
Resident: £585 Non-Resident: £460 Code: 17/502