We’re very lucky to have Warren Mailley-Smith running our advanced weekend course.
In 2016, Warren became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory at a series of concerts at St John Smith’s Square in London, a feat which involved memorising 3.5 million notes, and otherwise can be regularly heard on Classic FM and Radio 3.
There can be few people in the world more qualified to talk to us about memorisation, so Warren will also run a session on techniques for memorising pieces and how it can be useful when learning and developing your repertoire.
He’ll also run a series of masterclasses designed to help perfect performance.
You can see Warren in action at Finchcocks when he did a recording session with Classic FM recently.
In the evening on Saturday, Warren will give a talk and recital of his latest concert repertoire.
In between the workshop and masterclass sessions there will be time for private practise on one of our beautiful grand pianos including our new Steinway. During these sessions, Warren will drop in to each of the practice rooms to provide individual pointers and tips.
The course is intended for advanced players who are grade 8 standard and above, including those working towards and who have recently gained their diploma.
For booking enquiries, please contact us on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.
from £525 (inc accommodation, food, wine and tuition)