What is it?
Our instrumental clinics are open to all non-professional instrumentalists of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants should bring along a one piece of music (with or without accompaniment) and they will have the opportunity to spend 20 minutes working on it one-on-one with one of our internationally renowned musicians. Perhaps you would like to work on the stylistic and technical challenges that come with playing Bach, or how to prepare for an audition? Or maybe you’d just like the chance to play one-on-one with one of the Dunedin Consort regulars.
These sessions focus on building confidence, working on technical challenges and looking at how to deepen musical understanding, all in a friendly and supportive environment.
Who are they led by?
Each session is led by one of our renowned international musicians, who will help you build confidence, work on niggles, and give you targeted one-to-one coaching.
When are they?
We’re delighted to be hosting five instrumental clinics in the first half of 2022:
- Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo | 22 January 2022 | Online
- Lucia Capellaro, strings for under 18s | 19 February 2022 | Glasgow
- Jonathan Manson, viola da gamba & ‘cello | 17 March 2022 | Edinburgh
- John Crockatt, upper strings | 9 April 2022 | Edinburgh
- László Rózsa, recorders | 7 May 2022 | Online
These sessions are free of charge. Each performer will be allocated a 20-minute slot to look at a piece of music of their choice, or to work on a particular aspect of their instrumental technique.
When you apply, we will ask you to specify the repertoire you would like to work on during the session. Participants are generally encouraged to bring music from within Dunedin Consort’s core repertoire (i.e. from the Renaissance, Baroque or Classical periods), but later repertoire can be accommodated, where appropriate.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form by following this link or clicking the button at the top of this page.
If you have any questions regarding our instrumental clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘It was a great session! I learnt so much more than I imagined and came away feeling very positive and inspired.’