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Intermediate weekend with Florian Mitrea – sold out

17 June 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 19 June 2022 @ 3:30 pm

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Our Intermediate weekend course is designed for pianists around grades 4-6 standard. It’s a chance to improve on technique, hone your performance and playing style and deepen your musicianship, all in the company of 7 other piano enthusiasts who are likely to share in any nerves you may have! The driving mood of a weekend at Finchcocks is one of a desire by everyone – for everyone – to improve and grow in their playing during their stay.

Tutor for the weekend is the fantastically talented and inspiring Florian Mitrea. The newest member of the Finchcocks team, he has settled in quickly – offering students endless energy, positivity, encouragement and extensive knowledge on the topic of the day. A multi-award winning international concert pianist, his playing is truly something to behold.

The weekend learning begins in earnest first thing on Saturday and is packed with two workshops, two performance classes, a one-to-one session and free practice time.

Weekend workshop titles will include:

  • Memorisation, between magic and craft
  • Responding to nerves

Please bring a piece or two with you that you would like to work on in greater detail. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but under the fingers well enough to get the most out of Florian’s input!

In the evening on Saturday, Florian will treat the class to a performance of his latest repertoire on the Finchcocks family Bosendorfer. Guests can sit back and a relax after a day’s concentrating, soaking up the atmosphere in front of the fire in the main hall of Finchcocks with a glass of wine.

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.

Guests will also:

  • Have the chance to play in and observe two performance masterclasses.
  • Will receive a one-to-one lesson with Florian.
  • Enjoy access to play on our 9 grand pianos anytime between 7am and 8pm. (There are enough pianos to go round that everyone can play a piano at any given time.)
  • Join and socialise with a group 8 fellow piano enthusiasts during lunch and dinner.
  • Dine in style with lunches and three course dinners prepared by our fabulous chef.
  • Experience the Finchcocks bubble, hailed as a “paradise for pianists” by BBC Music Magazine and stay in a grade 1 listed country manor.

Plus ones are very welcome on our courses, with a room surcharge dependant on whether they are a playing or non-playing guest. Please ask for further details.

Horsmonden bathroom

If you’re looking for a luxury piano course for adults, with top notch tuition and that focuses on creating an encouraging and nurturing atmosphere, then look no further! Come and be inspired. For booking enquiries, please contact us on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.

Weekend courses

from £620 (inclusive of accommodation, tuition and all food and wine)



    17 June 2022 @ 7:00 pm
    19 June 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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    Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HH United Kingdom