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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Martino Tirimo
  • Course Code W24CCLA01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This series of masterclasses is suitable for advanced pianists (of post diploma level) playing the major works of the repertoire. There are regular opportunities for public performance. Join in any term subject to audition.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate solid piano technique
  • demonstrate musical expression in your playing
  • thoroughly understand different musical languages and styles
  • thoroughly understand different musical structures
  • demonstrate emotional expression in your playing
  • communicate all the above to an audience

Class format and activities

Each student plays several times a term and works in detail with the tutor. Usually 3 students perform during the course of a session. The attending students are urged to make comments and partake in the proceedings. Hearing others perform a great variety of repertoire is just as important a part of learning.

Entry requirements

Entry is by audition. The standards of this class are high and solid pianistic technique as well as considerable musical intelligence and sensitivity are expected.

What you need to know before you enrol

In addition to the entry requirement, students must also be prepared to spend a significant amount of time practising their works out of the class time. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

What you need

All the repertoire that is being played at each session. This is decided a week in advance. It is vital that students have their own copy so as to make written comments and make the most of each session. Each student should keep a journal where they can record feedback from the tutor and to reflect on their progress both in class and during their own practice out of college.

What you can do next

The course runs throughout the year and you can usefully repeat it for as many terms as you want. You may also be interested in joining a chamber music class, such as 'Chamber Music & Piano Accompaniment (Advanced)' and 'Chamber Performers' Group'.