The famous violinist Nicola Benedetti, has launched the Benedetti Foundation to educate and inspire young string players, music teachers, and non-specialist class teachers alike.
The first London Benedetti Sessions take place at the Southbank Centre, on the weekend of 10-12 January 2020. Everything is clearly explained on the website: www.benedettifoundation.org
The deadline for application is 19 September and the forms are all on the website.
Please note pupils should apply direct,
· Beginner String Orchestra Day pupils to grade 3 £5
PRE GRADE 1 TO GRADE 3
Recommended ages: 7 - 11
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
The Beginners Course is for string players Pre Grade1-3 (please note, exams do not have to have been taken, but ideally you should have had at least 6 months of lessons before applying to join the course). Players on the beginners course will have the opportunity to focus on the basics and the joys of playing. You will learn to make music with the body and mind, work on physical freedom when playing, learn to discover the story your music tells and how we can express it collectively - as well as, of course, considering sound. Sound is vibration and sound is emotion – sound is important!
Saturday 11 January 9am-5.30pm
Folk Music from the UK
Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances No. 4, 5 and 6
Cost for the Benedetti Sessions 2020 is: £5 for Beginner String Orchestra