United Kingdom, Glasgow

Piano II

when 6 August 2012 - 10 August 2012
duration 1 week
fee GBP 450

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has wonderful training and performance facilities for piano summer school students. A fleet of new pianos, wonderful concert venues and a new, state of the art recording studio combine to make this an attractive and inspiring summer school.

Throughout these intensive study courses you will supported by a team of distinguished performers and experienced teachers.

You will be able to shape your summer school to your individual requirements with ample opportunities for practicing and for performance.

During this intensive study, you will have three individual piano lessons with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland piano teachers and visiting artists.

You will take part in daily masterclasses where you will have the opportunity to perform and work intensively on your repertoire.

Workshops on piano technique and performance practice will be complemented by specialist sessions devoted to the art of improvisation, (given by Norman Beedie, an expert in this field and former pupil of the great Nadia Boulanger), of studio recording and the process of making professional recordings as well as the origins and styles of dance music. Experts in these particular specialisms will provide students with practical experience in common dance forms and how these relate to the stylised dance forms adopted by composers.

There will also be an opportunity for chamber music collaborations alongside the summer school for string ensembles, taking place in the Royal Conservatoire at the same time.

Course leader

Fali Pavri, Lecturer in Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Fali Pavri enjoys a busy and varied career as a piano soloist, chamber musician and teacher and has performed with many eminent musicians.

Target group

These five-day intensive summer schools aim to inspire pianists who are currently studying at Conservatoire level or considering studying at a Conservatoire.

The summer schools will also provide opportunities for experienced students, professionals or advanced amateurs to study and refine repertoire in preparation for concerts, competitions or for personal development.

Course aim

By the end of your summer school, you should have:
• developed and refined your piano technique

• worked on challenging repertoire

• enhanced your experience of studio recording

• developed knowledge of ensemble performance

• been introduced to dance forms in classical music

• explored improvisation technique

Fee info

GBP 450: 50% payment is required to book a place.
Please note that the combined cost of Piano I and Piano II summer schools is £850.