William Howard Workshop

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 justinepeberdy@hellensmanor.com
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

Ragtime Swing- Charity Event

Here’s the event for those who love Jazz!

Join us at Hellens Manor for an evening, journeying through the genre’s history.

With live music performed by the talented Carl Attwood, house pianist for the Terry Wogan show. In aid of Community Action Ledbury.

 

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William Howard Masterclass

An informal workshop day with one of Britain’s leading classical pianists,open to all piano enthusiasts. Up to nine places are available for intermediate and advanced pianists who wish to perform prepared
repertoire.

Non-playing observers are also very welcome. The teaching sessions will focus on interpretation, performance, and technique, but all participants are welcome to offer other topics for discussion during the day.

 

Performing participants
£75 (to include lunch and refreshments)
Non-performing participants

£30 for the whole day (to include lunch and refreshments) or £10 per session
(9.30am-1.00pm or 2.00pm – 5.00pm to include refreshments, lunch not included).

A!thoughtful, poetic player’
Sunday’Times

‘…a!pianist!of!quite!special! lustrousness! and!versatility…’
The’Independent

‘…the!powerful,!declamatory!playing!of!William!Howard…’
BBC’Music’Magazine

Book Tickets via our email info@hellensmanor.com

Kongero

 

With their voices moving together in tight harmony or intertwining in a whirling tempo, the highly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws traditional Swedish music out of the past and into the present.

A concert with Kongero will take the listener on a fabulous journey, an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience. Blue notes, amazing vocal polyphony, groovy, powerful, and intimate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing concerts they also conduct well-received workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies.

 

 

“We had these ladies to kick off our Sol European Forum in Stockholm, they really owned the crowd, beautiful!”- Paul Van Nobelen

“Living proof that AUTOTUNE didn’t need to be invented”- Paul White, Soundonsound

“This group is a revelation. The beauty of the four voices is equaled only by the pristine, flawless arrangements. They provide a stunning example of a marriage between the traditional and the innovative. This magical Swedish music very much deserves to be heard far and wide.”- Jeff Meshel, Music journalist

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