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August 2020

Lecture with Murray McLachlan

18/08/2020 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

Artistic Director and founder of the summer school, Murray McLachlan, is renowned for his inspirational talks on all aspects of piano playing and performance. McLachlan is editor of ‘Piano Professional’ and 'Piano Journal' Magazines, as well as Chair of the UK section of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK). A hugely respected teacher,  he is well known internationally for his numerous articles on Piano technique and repertoire. This includes extended columns which have appeared in ‘International Piano’ ‘Pianist’ and…

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Lecture with Murray McLachlan

22/08/2020 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

‘Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight’ (BBC music magazine) In great demand as a speaker Murray has recently travelled to China, U.S.A, Malaysia, Japan and Iceland giving recitals and presentations to performers and teachers. Many of his historic writings and lectures are available on his…

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August 2021

‘My Life in Music’ with Philip Fowke

17/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

” …… that co-existence of a high musical intellect with elegance, wit and unashamedly joyful showmanship, marks out Philip Fowke among his own generation of pianists …… ”  The Times   Philip Fowke is respected and admired worldwide as one of Britain’s most distinguished pianists. His frequent appearances and broadcasts with leading orchestras in the UK and his many recordings also see him performing abroad where he in recent seasons he has toured in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, South America,…

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Classical improvisation at the piano: too much to choose from? Simon Parkin

18/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

We welcome Simon Parkin to give a fascinating talk on classical improvisation. Simon, who was awarded a PhD in composition by Manchester University, is an award-winning composer with an extensive catalogue of performed works. His latest ongoing project is to compose a piece for every day of the year, for various instruments together with piano. Some of the 'December' pieces, for double bass and piano, were recently recorded by Leon Bosch on Meridian. As an arranger, Simon is much in…

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Lecture Recital on Schumann’s Kreisleriana with Christopher Elton

18/08/2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Stoller Hall

Christopher Elton is much in demand overseas both as a teacher and as a jury member for international competitions. Within the last few years he has given masterclasses in the USA, Japan, Israel, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany Ireland and Vietnam. We are delighted to welcome Christopher to give a lecture recital on Kreisleriana. In a letter to his wife Clara, Schumann reveals that she has figured largely in the composition of Kreisleriana: I'm overflowing with music and…

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Lecture with Murray McLachlan – Character is Destiny

19/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

‘Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight’ (BBC music magazine) In great demand as a speaker Murray has recently travelled to China, U.S.A, Malaysia, Japan and Iceland giving recitals and presentations to performers and teachers. Many of his historic writings and lectures are available on his…

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Lecture – The art of practising with Paul Harris

22/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

The first lecture of  part two. We welcome renowned author, composer, educator Paul Harris to give a fascinating lecture on this very crucial subject. Paul has over six hundred publications to his name dealing with a vast array of subjects within the sphere of music education. He writes regularly for many of the major international music magazines, including Music Teacher, BBC Music Magazine, the ABRSM's Libretto, and the American ICA journal, Piano Professional, ESTA Journal, and is in great demand…

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Lecture – The legacy of Legato with Murray McLachlan

23/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

Murray McLachlan combines a multifaceted career as pianist, recording artist, writer, lecturer, and music educator. With a repertoire of 25 recital programmes and 40 concertos he has performed to critical acclaim on all five continents and has a discography of over 40 releases. He has written three critically acclaimed books on piano technique (Faber Music) and his quarterly column for International Piano Magazine has been running for over twenty years.  

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An audience with Paul Lewis

24/08/2021 @ 17:15 - 18:00
Whiteley Hall

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Lewis to the Summer school. Paul, a former student of Chetham's, is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards,…

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