EUROPEAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
THE SOLOISTS OF LONDON
“Music making of an exceptionally high order”
The Soloists of London is one of Great Britain’s finest ensembles. Eleven hand-picked string players from some of the world’s most famous orchestras: The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Academy of St Martins-in-the-Fields, The English Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, The Philharmonia Orchestra.
These dynamic musicians have given concerts throughout the UK and the world to much acclaim. Passionate about Chamber Music, these flexible musicians have performed works from the sixteenth century to the present day, working together in perfect harmony, whilst standing to perform freely without the presence of a conductor.
These eleven soloists are some of Britain’s most distinguished musicians in their own right collaborating with artists as diverse as Madonna, Pavarotti, Sting, José Carreras, Barbara Hendrix, Diana Ross and Sir Paul McCartney of ‘The Beatles’, to concerts performed in front of the late Pope John Paul II, the Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Elizabeth II and recordings from Oscar-winning soundtracks ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter’ to music for television and radio in many countries
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Academy of St Martins-in-the-Fields, The English Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, The Philharmonia Orchestra.
Students have their individual lessons in front of their instrumental group.
Each student has between 2.5 - 3 hours of individual classes during the whole course
Students are divided into quartets/ quintets for chamber music
Orchestral excerpts in instrument groups (sectionals)
Full Orchestra rehearsals
Concerts given teachers each evening
Concerts by students at the end of the course
Teaching staff will comprise two VIOLIN teachers one VIOLA one CELLO and one BASS. Staff can also include FLUTE CLARINET OBOE BASSOON HORN TRUMPET. The teachers are performers at the top of their professions and leaders of the most famous English Orchestras.
Levels can be from intermediate to advanced and also open to non-participant listeners.
Each student will receive 2 one hour individual class within a Master-class situation. All students will benefit from the lesson.
Students will also be split into chamber groups and ensembles such as quartets, quintets etc. according to their playing levels. Students will be given music prior to the course to prepare.
Teaching will include group work on orchestral excerpts.
There will be a series of practical lectures which will discuss and illuminate different styles of playing such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic.
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