Summer 2018 dates for your diary – bookings will be open in mid-November

Come on down to sunny Castres in SW France and enjoy one of our fabulous cello courses at Belle Serre next summer. Bookings will open on this site in mid-November. Watch this space!

The dates are:

Summer Week 1: Wednesday 11 – Wednesday 18 July 2018
             (Week 1 is for intermediate level up to advanced level cellists)
Summer Week 2: Saturday 21 – Saturday 28 July 2018
             (Week 2 is for advanced cellists)
Arrivals from 18.00 on the first day, departures by 10.00 on the last day
Week 1 is for all players from intermediate (approx. Grade 8) to advanced level (diploma up to professional level) who are are experienced in ensemble playing and sight-reading.
Week 2 is for advanced cellists (diploma level up to professional level) who are experienced ensemble players able to tackle the more challenging ensemble repertoire.
Amateurs, students and professional cellists are all welcome.
A varied daily schedule will include individual tuition, duo repertoire with superb resident pianists Camille Galinier and Andrew Wilson-Dickson, group technical workouts and cello ensemble playing with outstanding cello tutors Florian Belbeoch, Susan Urbita and Willemijn Knödler, trio chamber music sessions with guest professional musicians, violinist Judith Choi Castro (Week 1) and clarinettist Mark Lacey (Week 2), baroque continuo and sonata days, the ever-popular Cello Clinics and discussions about all aspects of cello playing. The aim is to study hard in a house party setting, with time to relax too, basking in the sunshine around the pool or taking long shady walks in the surrounding countryside.
Full details of each week and booking forms will be posted on the Cellos at Belle Serre site in mid-November.

 

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