Duet Days, Weekends & Courses

Anne & Geoffrey are leading tutors in the field of piano duet performance and interpretation, encouraging not only those who have already discovered the joy of playing duets but also those who have only played solo pieces and would like to try playing in ensemble with others.

Anne and Geoffrey organize and tutor various events during the year at different venues nationwide. Emphasis is always on enjoyment, enthusiasm and fun as well as serious study. Pre-formed duos and individuals are welcome to attend, bringing pieces of their own choice as well as ones chosen from a set list. New repertoire is often introduced, with discussion and exchange of ideas. Individuals can be timetabled to work as ‘swap-around-twosomes’

Music chosen has ranged from well-known composers to those who are not so well-known; from Schubert to Moszkowski, Ravel to Rachmaninov, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Dvorak to Chaminade, Chabrier, Czerny, Debussy, Fauré, Hindemith, Poulenc, German, Grieg, Sydney Smith, John Carmichael and Edmund Jolliffe, naming but a few – the list goes on (see our repertoire list!)

 

Forthcoming Events....

 

JUNE 6-8th 2016 BENSLOW MUSIC 'Speed Dating Course'

After its success in 2015, another opportunity for individuals who would like to play duets but have no regular duet partner Further details from Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


JULY 2nd 2016 CONCERT AT TRING, Herts

 Works will include choral pieces by Vaughan Williams and Stanford, the Concierto Folklorico by John Carmichael for Piano Duet and String Orchestra and Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder  for SATB with Piano Duet accompaniment.

Where: The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tring

Time: 7:30pm

Further details: Please contact Colin Stevens on 01442 822520.


JULY 15th-17th 2016 WEEKEND PIANO DUET COURSE

Where: Wells Cathedral School

Further details: Please contact Anne & Geoffrey via the contact page


OCTOBER 10th 2016 AFTERNOON RECITAL for the Friends of Benslow 

Programme to include works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann,  Mendelssohn, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov. Further details from Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Where: Benslow Music

Time: 3:00pm

Further details: Please contact Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire 


OCTOBER 31st - NOVEMBER 2nd 2016 BENSLOW MUSIC Piano Duets and Two Pianos Course

For preformed duet pairs, exploring mostly 18th,19th and 20th century music for four hands. Original duets or arrangements.

Where: Benslow Music

Further details: Please contact Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


OTHER DUET WEEKENDS and longer courses…..

Give an opportunity to share, or discover an enthusiasm, exchange ideas, receive tuition in a masterclass or individual duo, or just observe and relax. Anne & Geoffrey give an informal concert during the course and participants can, if they wish, take part in their own recital.

Currently a duet weekend is held in the spring at Sedbergh School, Cumbria

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…and another in July at Wells Cathedral School.

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A longer course, which Anne & Geoffrey founded in 1997, takes place annually at Benslow Music Trust in Hitchin in November.

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Please Contact Us through the website for more details about any of the above dates

 

DUET DAYS……

give a ‘taster’ of the enjoyment of a weekend or longer course. With a maximum of 4-5 duos, participants bring pieces of their own choice, at their own level, and have 2 sessions of tuition during the day. A “Pot Luck’ lunch makes for a sociable, fun aspect too! Outline of a duet day. 

Outline of a Duet Day

Click here to read more about how a Duet Day could provide you with an opportunity to explore some of the wide and exciting piano duet repertoire in an informal setting

 

MASTERCLASSES

and 1,2,3 & 4 day courses can be individualized to suit the occasion. Music Societies, Clubs, Universities, Schools and other organizations are invited to consider Masterclass sessions or a Duet Day followed by a recital in the evening.