undefinedSophie Lockett, Violin.
Robert Max, Cello
James Kirby, Piano

This course offers an opportunity to meet in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to play piano trio music under the guidance of a team of expert, experienced and encouraging tutors. 

STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Resident: £420 Non-Resident: £320 Code: 20/311

What is the course about?

We are delighted to welcome cellist Robert Max and pianist James Kirby of the Barbican Trio on this brand new course exploring the piano trio, one of the most enduringly popular media in the world of chamber music. We are looking for violinists, cellists and pianists (including pre-formed groups - which may be duos willing to work with an additional string or keyboard partner during the course).  The course will focus on helping players improve their chamber music skills and provide the opportunity to play with fellow musicians in a supportive environment.  You'll need to be Grade 7 standard (or above) with reliable sight-reading abilities and solid ensemble confidence to get the most out of this course.

Tutor website: www.barbicanpianotrio.com

What will we cover?

Style, technique, performance and interpretation, practice-techniques.

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

...developed your skills as a chamber musician, through coaching on sightreading, balance, intonation, listening and responding while working within your trio.

 …know more about the set repertoire, and will have gained insight into the technical difficulties involved and will have improved your musical interpretation.

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

Upper Intermediate, Advanced

You'll need to be Grade 7 standard (or above) with reliable sightreading abilities and solid ensemble confidence to get the most out of this course.

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

Group work, Practical with tutor feedback, and some peer collaboration. Preparation is required.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Participants are requested to prepare music from the suggested repertoire list made available on application.  Pre-formed groups may bring their own repertoire or use the Benslow Library.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring just yourself, your instrument, music and an ambition to enjoy yourself!