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Beethoven weekend with Graham Fitch – sold out

2 July 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 4 July 2021 @ 3:30 pm

Finchcocks is keen to join in the global celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In this course dedicated to the music of Beethoven, Graham Fitch will guide you in exploring the physical, emotional and intellectual challenges of the music, paying particular attention to the interpretation of the numerous markings for dynamics and articulation that we find on every page of Beethoven’s music.

Over the course of the weekend, Graham will devote a workshop to how Beethoven’s style changed throughout the span of his so-called three periods, ending with a presentation of a selection of his music.
Please bring a Beethoven piece (or two) with you to work on in private practice, performance workshops and masterclasses. You may also like to bring another piece by a different composer of the same era – or otherwise – for variety and comparison!

In the evening on Saturday, Graham will give a talk and recital on Beethoven, combining an insight into the composer’s style and rich musical artistry, that will help us understand the underlying emotions found in his music.

There can be few people in the world more qualified to talk to us about practice techniques than Graham. Author of his blog www.practisingthepiano.com and his own online piano academy, Graham’s ideas for healthy piano technique and practice tips attract followers from across the world. He will also offer a broader workshops on healthy piano and practice technique to compliment the programme.

In between the workshop and masterclass sessions there will be time for private practice on one of our beautiful grand pianos including our new Steinway. During these sessions, Graham will drop in to each of the practice rooms to provide individual pointers and tips.

The course is intended for intermediate to advanced players who are keen to bring their favourite works by Beethoven to life. It might well be that there’s a piece that you’ve been struggling with for years that you would desperately like to perfect, or equally there might be something you’ve always wanted to play, but haven’t yet had the chance to really work on.

For booking enquiries, please contact us on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.

Weekend courses

from £600 (inclusive of accommodation, tuition and all food and wine)



    2 July 2021 @ 7:00 pm
    4 July 2021 @ 3:30 pm
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    Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HH United Kingdom