Summer Masterclasses at Malvern College

22 — 27 July 2021

Please apply early as places are limited this year.

The application deadline is 15 May

This residential course, aimed primarily at students auditioning for music college, conservatoire students and young professionals, is an opportunity for focused and intensive study in the inspirational setting of Malvern College under the artistic guidance of internationally renowned cellist Hannah Roberts.

Each participant will have individual cello lessons and a masterclass with Hannah Roberts, rehearsals with piano, access as listeners to the daily masterclasses, and the opportunity to perform in the closing concert. There will also be daily technique classes with Leandro Silvera, as well as cello ensemble in the evening.

A resident pianist will be available for rehearsals, lessons, masterclasses and the concert (included in the fee).

The lower age limit is 18.

Course fees

The fee for the course is £795 per person, which includes all tuition, full board and accomodation in single rooms for 6 days.

Observers to the afternoon masterclass are welcome and the daily fee is £15.

Bursaries

We are able to offer limited bursaries – if you are interested in financial help, please apply early (see the How to Apply page).

Repertoire

Course participants are welcome to choose any repertoire they wish to bring the masterclasses, although it is recommended that students bring repertoire that they know very well (please see below regarding accompaniment). 

We very much encourage students to bring movements from the Bach Cello Suites, as they form the foundation of our repertoire and lie at the core of our course’s philosophy.

Digital places

Having missed the vibrancy of a residential course last year, we are very keen to meet in person and work together this summer, thanks to the comprehensive measures put in place by Malvern College. However, if this is not possible, or if there are places available after the application deadline, we may consider offering digital places as well.

Masterclass pianist

Gareth Owen (Head of Piano, Eton College) is our very experienced class pianist. Gareth will be available to provide accompaniment for two pieces (i.e. two single pieces or two movements of larger works) – accompaniment for additional repertoire may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.

There is a minimum attendance of 10 students. The fee will be returned in the event of cancellation by the organisers.

Location

Malvern College is situated in Malvern, Worcestershire. The nearest train station is Great Malvern.