EVENTS AT HELLENS
William Howard Workshop
8th February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00
An informal workshop day with William Howard, one of Britain’s leading pianists.
This workshop day will give students the opportunity to perform on a superb Steinway concert grand, and to receive an informal master class from William Howard, who will offer advice on performance, interpretation, and technique.
Pianists at all levels are invited to participate if they have a piece prepared for performance/exam standards.
The classes will be divided into three categories, with the masterclasses varying in duration according to the length of the pieces being performed:
1. Grades 1 – 3 (£5 fee for participants)
2. Grades 4 – 6 (£10)
3. Grades 7, 8 and beyond (£15)
Listeners can attend free of charge.
Each student will receive one to one tuition in a master class environment so places are limited. To book on the workshop day, please email name, age and approximate level of ability to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for booking is Friday 24 January 2020. Provisionally the plan is to schedule Categories 1 and 2 in the morning and Category 3 in the afternoon. Exact times of sessions will be confirmed on Monday 27 January 2020.
WILLIAM HOWARD, described in The Independent as “a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility”, is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries.
His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists. In 1983 he founded the Schubert Ensemble, with which he performed for the full 35 years of the Ensemble’s existence. William performs regularly at major venues and festivals in the UK and can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He has made over forty CD recordings and premiered several dozen new works by leading composers from the UK and abroad. Highlights of 2020 include concerts in the USA, the Czech Republic and around the UK, and the release of a recording of piano works by Howard Skempton, including 24 Preludes and Fugues which William premiered at the Hay Festival in 2019. www.williamhoward.co.uk