Category: Finchcocks

Activities for non-playing guests
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Activities for non-playing guests

Some of our guests ask if they can bring along a partner or non-playing guest. Plus-ones are very welcome! It’s very easy to while away a couple of days enjoying the luxury of our grade I listed stately manor, the grand pianos, grounds, food and wine. However, non-playing guests and partners might like a few...

MEET OUR STAFF: Assistant Course Director Jenny Maslin
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MEET OUR STAFF: Assistant Course Director Jenny Maslin

Tell us a little about your role at Finchcocks…                                         I have been working part time at Finchcocks for about 9 months now and absolutely love it. I have two main responsibilities, one of which is administrative, and the other is my shared role with Helen hosting and facilitating our piano courses. I really enjoy marrying...

Participant Diary: Anna Braddick
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Participant Diary: Anna Braddick

Spotlight on … 18 year old student and pianist, Anna Braddick Explore her experience   Upon arrival on a sunny Friday afternoon, the stunning views of the Finchcocks estate and Georgian manor house greeted us. Who knew the most extraordinary sight was yet to come – downstairs in the cellar, where the jaw-dropping (!) range...

MEET OUR STAFF: Course Director Andrew Dunlop
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MEET OUR STAFF: Course Director Andrew Dunlop

What age were you when you decided you wanted to be a pianist? I began lessons after my primary teacher heard me play ‘The Bear Jumped Over the Mountain’ from my reading book, aged 8, on a tiny Casio Keyboard. Formal lessons quickly ensued with music soon encompassing all aspects of daily life. Growing up...

The UK’s first Chopin Weekend!
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The UK’s first Chopin Weekend!

Last weekend we were treated to our first composer-specific course; focusing on the works of Chopin and led by Warren Mailley-Smith. Warren is the first British pianist to publicly perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano entirely from memory, at a series of 11 concerts in London in 2016.  He is currently recording the complete...

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