Art of the Accompanist: ESTA UK/EPTA/Cardiff Uni One Day Training Day

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Date(s) - October 29, 2023
9:30 am - 4:45 pm


Corbett Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EB

ESTA UK and EPTA in collaboration with Cardiff University School of Music are proud to announce a joint one-day conference for string players and collaborative pianists. We explore the art of successful accompanying, for early learners, exams and public recitals.

09:30 Meet and Greet with tea and coffee (Octagon)

09:50 Welcome Address (Concert Hall)
Caroline Rae and Philip Aird

10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech (Concert Hall)
Collaboration, Communication and Creativity
Anthony Williams

10:30-11:30 Follow The Leader (Concert Hall)
Introducing Accompaniments to Younger Learners
Simon Jones and Rebecca Selley

11:30 Morning Break with tea and coffee (Octagon)

12:00-13:00 What a Business! (Concert Hall)
Everything you need to know about setting up your freelance teaching business
Joanna Garcia

13:00-13:30 Lunch
Please provide your own lunch. Tea and coffee available

13:30-13:45 Viola and Piano Recital (Concert Hall)
Charles Bodman Whittaker (viola)
Rebecca Selley (piano)
Rebecca Clarke – Sonata for viola and piano ‘Impetuoso’
Henri Büsser – Appasionato Op. 34

13:45-14:00 Recital II (Concert Hall)

14:10-15:45  Accompaniment Workshop (Concert Hall)
Soloists and accompanists from Cardiff take part in an open Workshop

14:10-15:45 Strings Accompanying Strings (Boyd Lecture Room)

14:10-15:45 Strings Masterclass (Small Lecture Theatre)

15:45-16:00 Tea and coffee

16:00 Plenary (University Concert Hall)
Round Table Q&A (please submit questions in advance)

16:30 Short Recital (Concert Hall)

16:45 Finish

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