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Free Piano Day at Birmingham Conservatoire

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 03 OCTOBER 2014

We're opening our doors to pianists of all ages and playing levels on Sunday 9 November 2014, for a free day of workshops, masterclasses and performances.

Following on from our popular Strings and Brass Days, Birmingham Conservatoire's Piano Day is a one day celebration of all things piano, as we encourage players of all ages – over ten years-old, and levels of ability into Birmingham Conservatoire, from school students and amateurs, to professionals and experts.

The day itself is free to attend and offers a broad range of free activities to stir and inspire pianists.

There's also the option to book 40 minutes of private one-to-one classical or jazz tuition with one of our expert tutors for only £25 (payable online).

To attend or book a one-to-one tutorial, simply book now via Eventbrite.

Free activities

  • Piano masterclasses (including participation)
  • Piano workshops and presentations
  • Piano concerts
  • Participation in Massed Piano Events

Private one-to-one tuition (£25)

  • Individual lesson with a Conservatoire Piano Teacher
  • Rare opportunity
  • Reduced rate
  • Private tuition is free to First Study Birmingham Conservatoire's Junior Pianists. Junior Pianists should contact us for a discount code.

Performers and Tutors

Just some of the talented artists taking part in our Piano Day are:

  • Harry the Piano
  • Philip Martin
  • John Turville (Jazz Piano)
  • Rebecca Omordia (Junior BC)
  • Margaret Newman (Junior and Senior BC)
  • Sharona Joshua (Fortepiano)
  • Katharine Lam
  • John Humphreys
  • Mark Bebbington
  • Jan Loeffler
  • Daniel Browell (Associate Head of the Department of Keyboard Studies)
  • John Thwaites (Head of the Department of Keyboard Studies)

The Piano Day 2014 schedule

  • 09:30 (from) Registration
  • 10:00-12:00 Welcome from John Thwaites, leading into a Masterclass for young pianists approximately Grades 1-6 (Recital Hall).
  • 10:30-12:00 Masterclass with Daniel Browell, approximately Grades 5-8 (Adrian Boult Hall).
  • 12:00-13.00 Introductory Workshop with Sharona Joshua, Fortepiano and other Period Pianos (Recital Hall).
  • 13.05-14.00 Lunchtime Concert with Professor Philip Martin, to include Chopin (Recital Hall).
  • 14:00-14.30 Short Workshop with John Turville, Jazz Piano (Recital Hall)
  • 14:00-14.45 Masterclass with Mark Bebbington, Mixed Repertoire (Adrian Boult Hall).
  • 14:30-15.30 Masterclass with Philip Martin, Mixed Repertoire including post Grade 8 (Recital Hall).
  • 14:45-15.30 Masterclass with Jan Loeffler, Mixed Repertoire (Adrian Boult Hall).
  • 15:30-16.30 Rehearsal of Massed Piano Items (Adrian Boult Hall).
  • 16:30-17.00 Concert of Massed Piano Items (Adrian Boult Hall). 1) "In C", by Terry Riley, 2) World Premiere of a new commission written for today by Reuben Penny.Lighting Engineer Andy McKeon
  • 17:00 Harry the Piano (Adrian Boult Hall).

Private one-to-one tuition schedule

The 40 minute lessons will be scheduled in morning and afternoon slots:

  • 10:20-13:00
  • 14:00pm-16:00

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