5 DAY AUTUMN COURSE WITH VEDRANA SUBOTIC
In this course, Dr. Subotic will teach the pianists to produce their most beautiful sound on the piano by connecting their ear with their technique and imagination. The participants will learn how to listen to the sound they produce, and how to modulate it to achieve a variety of musical and colourful effects on the piano.
Dr. Subotic will instruct the participants on the role of technique, touch, and phrasing on sound production, from both historic and contemporary perspectives, with the goal of achieving highly personalized performance experience for each individual in the course.
The course will include a discussion of legendary pianists whose sound became synonymous with their name (Arthur Rubinstein, Rudolf Serkin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, among others) and how posture, pedal, arm weight, wrist, and finger technique influence and shape the individual’s sound production. The course will also connect other art forms (visual arts, dance, literature) with music making, and explore the role of imagination and inspiration on sound production. Course participants will be instructed individually and in the masterclass format.They will have daily opportunities to participate in technique sessions, perform, and attend the solo recital presented by Dr. Subotic.
We’re also particularly excited to be able to confirm that we have arranged a trip to the privately held collection of period keyboard instruments that used to be housed at Finchcocks (whilst it operated as the world famous piano museum). The core collection of 15 keyboard instruments includes spinets, clavichords, harpischords, fortepianos and square pianos dating from 1700 to 1866. We’re encouraging our guests to bring repertoire from that period to play on these instruments during our visit – perhaps some Clementi to play on the 1822 Clementi grand piano, or some Beethoven to play on the 1801 Broadwood that was identical to Beethoven’s own piano.
In the middle of the week, we’ll also make time for a walk through the beautiful countryside to an award winning local farm and kitchen, the Small Holding, that specialises in delicious local produce. We’ll follow that with the chance to play some duets and, as the sun sets, we’ll head out to the lawn to try some locally grown English sparkling wines.
This course is expected to sell out, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
For booking enquiries, please contact Jenny on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.
5 day courses
from £1000 (inc accommodation, food, wine and tuition)