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Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees

Julian Jacobson is one of Britain’s most creative and distinctive pianists. He has been a vital and original presence in the British musical world and in more than forty countries world wide since the 1970’s. In his early years he was a highly sort after duo and ensemble partner, but following his appointment as Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1992 he concentrated more on solo work, becoming particularly admired for his performances of the complete Beethoven Sonatas.

To date he has given ten complete cycles, three of these being “marathon” performances of all 32 sonatas in a single day. He is currently recording the cycle. His CDs for labels including Decca, Argo, Chandos, Hyperion, SOMM, Meridian and Continuum cover a wide repertoire from Mozart to Nymann and include his own music and transcriptions.

He has given important UK and world premieres of works by Ligeti, Xenakis, Takemitsu, Schnittke and many others. Julian has performed with many of the principal British orchestras with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Tamás Vársáry and Jane Glover and at most of the major UK festivals. He has composed and conducted the music for five films including “To the Lighthouse” and “We Think The World Of You” as well as several instrumental pieces published by Schott/Bardic Edition and Faber Music. His recent virtuoso transcriptions for piano duet of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody and “An American in Paris” have won substantial acclaim and are now being played by many duos.

Julian is currently a professor at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is Guest Professor at the Xiamen University in China as well as being a diploma examiner for the ABRSM. He enjoys singing jazz and has given four performances as reciter of Schoenberg’s ‘Pierrot Lunaire’.