21 – 25 April 2020 5 Day Oboe & Bassoon Courses

Five-day oboe course
led by
John Anderson
(oboe soloist, and tutor at the Royal College of Music)
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th April 2020
Course begins Tuesday lunchtime, ends Saturday afternoon – adult players of all playing levels welcome

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Five-day bassoon course
led by
Laurence Perkins
(bassoon soloist, and Hyperion solo recording artist)
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th April 2020
Course begins Tuesday lunchtime, ends Saturday afternoon – adult players of all playing levels welcome

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All events to be held at

Park Place, Wickham (near Fareham),Hampshire
(near M3 and M27 motorways, 
10 miles from Portsmouth – 2 hours* drive from London or Bristol, 2.5 hours from Birmingham, or direct train from London or Bristol to nearby Fareham station.
Southampton airport is nearby – just 30 minutes by direct train to Fareham.

London Gatwick airport to Fareham is about 90 minutes by direct trains.

* Journey times may differ at certain busy times.

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Events are promoted by the British Double Reed Society (BDRS).

John Anderson
John Anderson
Laurence Perkins
Laurence Perkins

Five-day oboe and bassoon residential courses
Two parallel five-day courses for amateur players of all levels who want to develop their musical and technical skills. These in-depth sessions offer the chance to explore

✻ good posture and breathing
✻ sound quality and tuning
✻ fluency of technique
✻ effective practice
 ✻ solo performance* (with pianist  Yoshiko Endo)
✻ the art of musical interpretation
✻ orchestral excerpts
✻ tackling performance nerves
✻ tutored ensemble playing

Park Place is just short car ride away from the South Downs National Park, and is a wonderfully quiet, comfortable and spacious venue –  the perfect setting for a five-day residential course.

* playing in the solo performance class is entirely the player’s choice – there is no pressure to do so.

 

Course fees

One person applying:

Full board in single en-suite room, and all course fees:
BDRS member: £640
Non-BDRS member: £693

Full board in single standard room (shared bathroom facilities), and all course fees:
BDRS member: £607 / Non-BDRS member: £667

Two people applying:

Two players sharing a room – full board in twin-bedded en-suite room, and all course fees:
(You must name the person you are sharing with at the time of booking)
BDRS members: £615 per person / Non-BDRS members: £668 per person

One player and one non-player sharing a room – full board in twin-bedded en-suite room, and all course fees:
(You must name the person you are sharing with at the time of booking)
BDRS member player: £615 / non-BDRS member player: £668
Non-player: £426 (may attend concerts and social events, but not classes)

Student residential places:

Student places (18 or older only) – shared twin-bedded room, full board and all course fees:
BDRS student member: £460 per person / Non-BDRS member student: £491 per person

Non-residential (5-day course):

Lunch and evening meals, plus course fees:
BDRS member: £514 / Non-BDRS member: £558

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