undefinedPenelope Roskell

This brand new course gives participants the opportunity to explore new repertoire within a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Pianist Penelope Roskell, winner of the British Contemporary Piano Competition, will share her vast experience of teaching and performing a wide range of styles. 

STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Resident: £295 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 20/283

What is the course about?

This course will give participants the opportunity to explore new repertoire within a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Pianist Penelope Roskell, winner of the British Contemporary Piano Competition, will share her vast experience of teaching and performing a wide range of styles. She will advise not only on interpretation, but will also be able to give invaluable technical advice based on her new approach to technique described in her book ‘The Complete Pianist: from healthy technique to natural artistry’. Pianists can use this course as an opportunity to branch out into new styles of piano composition.

Tutor website: www.peneloperoskell.co.uk

What will we cover?

Pianists are invited to bring two or three short pieces to study in depth, either of their own choice, or from the list of suggested repertoire which can be sent upon request. Pieces could range from well-known composers of the early 20th century, such as Bartók, Shostakovich, Debussy and Ravel to more recent experimental works (excepting pieces for prepared piano). 

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

You will have studied two or three pieces in detail, acquired greater understanding of 20th/21st century styles of piano music and also been introduced to a wide range of repertoire played by the other participants.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Upper Intermediate, Advanced

This course is for upper intermediate and advanced pianists who would like to further their understanding of 20th century and contemporary repertoire.  No previous experience of 20th/21st century piano styles is required.  Pianists can use this course as an opportunity to branch out into new styles of piano composition. 

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

The weekend will consist mainly of masterclass-style workshops within which lively, constructive discussion is encouraged.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Participants are encouraged to bring two or three pieces they have been studying or from the list of suggested repertoire. 

Is there anything I need to bring?

Just you and your music!

What previous participants said about this course…

"It was an eye-opening experience to attend Penelope’s master course. It was well organised and designed thoughtfully with generous teaching from various aspects tailored to each individual’s needs, yet useful for everybody in a warm atmosphere. I will definitely attend again. It was amazing!".

"Penelope teaches objectively giving to every participant a fair and equal attention to their problems, rotating the order of participants each day of the course. She was giving everyone special exercises for their problems. Everyone could benefit from these exercises as all participants were doing them together with one person at the piano. I found this course interesting and beneficial to my particular problems in piano playing".

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Non-Nember and Online booking opens at 9am on Monday 3 February 2020. For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking see here.