Sherborne Summer School of Music
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Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020
This website describes the courses that were on offer in both 2020 and 2021 prior to the schools being cancelled.
This is to give you an idea of the range of courses, the expertise of our tutors and the standard of performance materials.
Mark Heron is a Scottish conductor noted for dynamic and well-rehearsed performances of an unusually wide repertoire. He has appeared with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Scottish National, Manchester Camerata, Psappha, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orquestra Sinfónica de Murcia and Pori Sinfonietta.
He is the music director of the Nottingham and as a member of the RNCM conducting staff works regularly with all of the college’s orchestras and ensembles. Mark has a keen interest in contemporary music. He has collaborated with leading composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Heiner Goebbels, Magnus Lindberg, Sir James MacMillan, Colin Matthews, Mark Anthony Turnage, Giya Kancheli, Unsuk Chin, Kalevi Aho, Detlev Glanert, Christopher Rouse, Bernard Rands and Howard Skempton. He has recorded more than twenty CDs with the RNCM Wind Orchestra on labels such as Chandos, Naxos, NMC, ASC and Polyphonic.
Alongside his conducting engagements, Mark has a burgeoning international reputation as a conducting teacher on the RNCM’s renowned conducting programmes, at the University of Manchester, as a visiting professor to the Royal Air Force and as a guest at conducting courses all over the world
Alberto Roque studied at the Artistic and Musical Society of Pousos (SAMP) in Portugal followed by the National Superior Academy for Orchestra in Lisbon. 1998 he won first prize in the International Contest of the Oriental Foundation for Young Conductors and in 2001 achieved his “Perfeccionement” in orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau in Dijon, France. Since 2004 he has taught at the Lisbon College of Music where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, the Chamber Winds Camerata de Sopros Silva Dionisio (with which he recorded his first CD New Harmoniemusik) and directs the Wind Conducting class. Alberto is also the Director and Principal Conductor of the chamber orchestra Arts Lusitanae and is a guest conductor with many of the orchestras in Portugal and Spain and IIsrael. Alberto was a board member of WASBE sitting on the planning for the conferences in Taiwan and Utrecht, and in 2015 he gave conducting masterclasses at the WASBE conference in San José in California. He is a founding member of the saxophone quartet Saxofinia
Douglas Bostock is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Southwest German Chamber Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Argovia Philharmonic in Switzerland. He previously held positions with the Hallwyl Opera Festival, the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic, the Southwest German Philharmonic and Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.
Douglas has conducted many of the leading European, North American and Asian orchestras has appeared at such prestigious international festivals as the BBC Proms, the Prague Spring Festival and the Ravinia Festival. A prolific recording artist he has over 100 CDs to his name, reflecting his diverse and extensive repertoire, and including many less well-known and previously unrecorded works. His major recording cycles of the complete orchestral music of Carl Nielsen and the symphonies of Robert Schumann, as well as the extensive British Symphonic Collection, have won particular international acclaim.
Douglas is renowned internationally as a teacher of conducting. He has been Guest Professor in the conducting and opera departments at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he has a long-standing relationship. His conducting master classes in many countries are widely acclaimed and enjoy great popularity. Furthermore, keenly embracing the challenge of working with young musicians, he is frequently invited to conduct at conservatoires in Europe and Asia, and is Visiting Professor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan.