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Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival

Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival
Date and time
15 - 18 Feb 2018 (10:00am - 6:00pm)
Location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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We are delighted to present the second Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival. This unique event combines fantastic professional concerts, demonstrations and participatory events, with a newly enlarged early music market.

Highlights include

  • Birmingham Young Recorder Soloists’ Competition

  • Professional and student concerts including Dan Laurin, The Gonzaga Band, London Handel Orchestra, Musical and Amicable Society, Art of Moog, Bonfire Radicals

  • Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration concert for Walter Bergmann

  • Early music taster workshops

  • Demonstration events

  • Recorder Masterclasses

  • Early Music Instrument market

Birmingham Young Recorder Soloists' Competition

An international competition for solo recitalists aged 18 and under, with valuable prizes given by Tim Cranmore recorders, The Early Music Shop and Recorder Music Mail.

Entrants need to apply by 22nd December 2017. Preliminary rounds will be held on Friday 16th February and Finals on Saturday 17th February. Judges Dan Laurin, Annabel Knight and Francesca Clements. 

To apply: Entrants must read the Competition Guidelines download, fill in and send theCompetition Entry Form  and make an entry through Eventbrite here https://recordercompetitionentry.eventbrite.co.uk

Concerts by The Gonzaga Band, London Handel Orchestra, Dan Laurin, Musical and Amicable Society, Art of Moog

Walter Bergmann Celebration Concert 

Open masterclasses with Michelle Holloway and Christopher Orton.

We are delighted to present a series of Recorder Masterclasses, open to all levels and ages, with our fantastic recorder experts, Chris Orton (tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Michelle Holloway (tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department). To register to play in a class, please follow the links below.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

10am-12pm: Grades 1-5 Open Masterclass with Chris Orton

https://mc1-5chris.eventbrite.co.uk

4.45 - 6.15pm: Grades 6-8+ (including Diplomas) Open Masterclass with Michelle Holloway

https://mc6-8michelle.eventbrite.co.uk

Sat 17 Feb 2018

9am -12pm: Grades 1-5 Open Masterclass with Michelle Holloway

https://mc1-5michelle.eventbrite.co.uk

9am - 12pm: Grades 6-8+ (including Diplomas) Open Masterclass with Chris Orton

https://mc6-8chris.eventbrite.co.uk

Taster Workshops for baroque instruments including harpsichord, flute, violin and bassoon 

Foyer events and Early Music Market