Recorder Festival 2024 - Playing Opportunities
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Free - booking essential
Saturday 13 April
All listed events on this page are free of charge, but pre-booking is required
Grades 3 – 6, open to all ages, with some easier parts.
Perfect for those with moderate skills wanting to explore ensemble playing in a friendly environment, and brush up their sight reading and recorder-playing skills. Parts will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Bring your own instruments.
Grades 6+, aimed at recorder players with previous experience and confident sight-reading skills. Parts will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Bring your own instruments.
Aimed at new recorder players, this inspiring workshop is designed for those aged 7 and up and their teachers or carers. Perfect for developing early skills and enthusiasm for playing, participants should have their own recorders and preferably know a handful of notes including B, A and G. Ideal for beginners who have been playing for a term or more.
If you love playing but struggle with performing, come along to a relaxed workshop and hopefully calm some of those negative performance thoughts - all levels and ages welcome. Bring a piece of music to play!
These events are free of charge but booking is essential. Closing date Monday 1 April.
Sunday 14 April
Keen players aged up to 21 and of around grade 5 and above are invited to attend a workshop dedicated to ensemble playing. Young recorder enthusiasts will discover new skills, meet other like-minded young players and work together on ensemble techniques and repertoire. We aim to send players away feeling inspired and full of new ideas. Players may be divided into groups according to age and experience.
Young Recorder Players’ Workshops are free of charge but booking is essential. First-come, first-served. Closing date to register – Monday 1 April.
Extra places now available.
*We are seeking players of all ages and levels* to be a part of a new work for recorders on the theme of time travel, written by RBC student composer-recorder player, Riko Suzuki. The work will form part of a bigger concert featuring promising young recorder players from across the country.
Rehearsals: Friday 12 April (5 – 7pm – local players) and Sunday 1.30pm – 3pm
Free of charge to participants including teachers.
Participants will be divided into groups according to their musical experience, with opportunities for beginners to advanced players. Music will be supplied by mid-February for players to prepare.