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 will be led by one of our renowned international musicians. We are pleased to announce a full programme of clinics for Spring 2021 which will include sessions led by Alexandra Bellamy (woodwind), Matthew Truscott (upper strings), Anneke Scott (horn), Paul Sharp (trumpet), and Hilary Michael (young string players).
When are they?
- Saturday 20th February – 2-5pm – Anneke Scott (horn)
- Saturday 20th March – 2-5pm – Hilary Michael (young string players)
- Saturday 3rd April – 2-5pm Alexandra Bellamy (oboe)
- Saturday 1st May – 2-5pm – Paul Sharp (trumpet)
- Saturday 8th May – 2-5pm – Matthew Truscott (upper strings)
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.
Given current Covid-19 restrictions, our Spring 2021 sessions will take place online over Zoom. We have experimented with this new online format and found it works surprisingly well! Our team will be on hand to help you with any technological questions in advance and to ensure the whole process works smoothly.
This sessions will be open to a maximum of 8 participants, each of whom will be allocated a 20-minute slot. While these online clinics are not open to the general public, all participants are invited to join for the duration of the session in order to listen to the other participants and pick up new ideas.
How to Apply
Applications for our Spring 2021 clinics are now open. The application deadline for each clinic is strictly 14 days beforehand, e.g. applications for a clinic on 20 February must be received by 6 February, and so on. Please follow the booking link on 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.’