Chamber Music Course for Adult String Players with Mish Kelly

12 & 19 September; 3, 10 & 17 October; 7, 14 & 21 November; 5 & 12 December - 10am-12pm

Regular chamber music workshops for local string players

The group is open to adult string players on cello, violin and viola who would like to improve their ensemble abilities.

Mish Kelly explains:

“We will explore baroque, classical and possibly the romantic repertoire. Music chosen will engage those who have a good grasp of pulse, rhythm and tuning, and are happy to work at improving them. We will also look at aspects of technique which come up in the pieces chosen, especially concerning tone control and development, tuning, position shifts, bow division and control, and where relevant posture.

“The aim is to be inclusive, to attain a high standard of playing while supporting those who may not be as advanced as others. I don’t want to turn anyone away – there will always be a straight-forward part for those who wish to work at their ensemble skills.

“Pieces considered at the moment are early Mozart and Schubert quartets, Vivaldi concerti, movements from works by Purcell, Bach and Handel, pieces for the 19th century French school of string playing, and pieces from other less well-known composers of the period. Depending on the interests of the group Mish am very keen to explore some of the lesser known women composers- Barbara Strozzi, Leonora Duarte, Fanny Mendelssohn, etc.”