2011 Workshops and Masterclasses

Recorder Masterclass with Pamela ThorbyPamela Thorby, recorder player

Sunday Oct 2nd 11am

Standard guide: minimum Grade VII €15

Participants bring prepared piece.

Further details and booking with Rod Alston 071-9854122 or rodalston&eircom.net

Maria Christina Cleary HarpHistorical Harp Workshop with Maria Cleary

5pm Saturday Oct 1st

Workshop on Italian, Spanish Baroque harps and French & English Classical harp techniques and repertoire, both solo and basso continuo. The approach used will be looking at sources, but applying the facts to make meaning of the music, placing music in a cultural, political context.

For beginners and advanced FREE

Davide Monti, Baroque violinSolo Violin Workshop/Masterclass with Davide Monti

11am Sat Oct 1st

Baroque and Classical Violin workshop/masterclass: Looking at the violin repertoire from the 17th century up to Mozart, Italy, France and Germany. As internationally renowned improviser, Davide’s approach to music is strongly influenced by taking the score as a sketch and elaborating this , taking into account the arts of the time: art of memory, of rhetoric and the emotions.

Participants do not need to bring prepared piece.

For beginners and advanced. €15

Orchestral String Playing with Davide Monti – Style and interpretation

NB Times slightly altered from flier

11am (first session) and 2.15pm Sun Oct 2

The Venetian Style: Davide Monti, leader of Il Tempio Armonico and experience of performing with some of the best baroque orchestras in Europe, will work on two pieces of Italian music with participants – culminating in a play-through”performance” of them.

The Works are:

F.E. Dall’Abaco, Concerto op. VI n° IV in si minore and A. Vivaldi, Concerto per Archi in Do magg.

This is open to string and continuo players (violin, viola, cello, bass +) and can accommodate a fairly wide ability range.

€15 – covers both sessions

Barbara Segal, Baroque DancerIntroduction to Baroque Dance with Barbara Segal

3.30pm Sat €5

Barbara Segal will talk about the world of 17th and 18th Century dance, will demonstrate, and will encourage particpation.

No previous knowledge assumed.

Davy Patton Harp Maker IrelandMusical Instrument-makers workshops

12 noon Sat Harp-making workshop with Davy Patton

4.30 (NB change of time) Sun. Violin-maker with Kuros Torkzadeh

The festival is very fortunate to have gained the co-operation of two well known instruments, and the workshops give you the chance to learn a little about this area of craft so essential for music-making. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

And both workshops are free…

Participants should book for Instrumental masterclasses (recorder strings) with
Rod Alston 0719854122 or rodalston&eircom.net.

And there is a €15 fee.

Observers do not need to book and it is free..