Alpujarra Cello School

name of school/course: Alpujarra Cello School
type of course:
names of professors: Helen Downham and Bernard Gregor-Smith
start date: 24/10/2020
end date: 31/10/2020
address: Ferreirola, Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain
audition or audio/video recording required?: no
standard of playing: advanced, college student
single room: 995 Euros
standard double or twin-bedded room: 1095 Euros
large double room: 1195 Euros
Prices include breakfast, lunch, 5 dinners including wine, teas and coffee, tuition, use of facilities. (flights and travel not included)

Pack up your Allemandes, your Sarabandes and Bourrées, your Schumanns, Dvořáks and Saint-Saëns, your Don Quixotes and Rococo Variations, your Debussys and Kodálys… Make your way to the mountains near Granada for an unforgettable week of music-making in the company of other cellists. Your tutors will be Bernard Gregor Smith, founder member of the Lindsay String Quartet, and co-teacher Helen Downham.

This week will be ideal for you if you play the cello to Grade 8 + standard, and would like to work on technique, specific repertoire and interpretation in an inspiring environment.

The week’s programme will include individual tuition, masterclasses, practice time, cello ensemble playing, rehearsing with an accompanist and even music-making in the local bar. And of course, a concert by students and teachers with a party on the final evening.