artistry beyond the notes…

Peterborough Music Education Hub

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We just spent two wonderful days in Peterborough with the Music Education Hub, led by their inspirational manager, Geoff Ellerby.


DeNOTE Education project, Peterborough: 48 hours; 8 schools; 1000+ pupils & teachers engaged; 18 fortepiano shifts (yes 18!); 5 players; 1 composer.
Jane Booth
Marcus Barcham-Stevens
Elitsa Bogdanova
 Ruth Alford
John Irving
(We’re really grateful to Ruth for masterminding the planning for these sessions.)

Feedback on our 2-day residency at Peterborough Music Education Hub:

“Just wanted to say thank you for that excellent presentation of early music performance style at the Key Theatre last night (27 April 2015). I personally learned a number of very useful things – which gut strings to buy, ornamentation, and that amazing bit of information from John the pianist about actually changing the melody line in Mozart. He certainly had some interesting observations to make. The use and articulation of both the baroque and classical bows is of course vital to successful performance and I was fortunate in that I had a masterclass from three experts in the field. It was a delightful experience.”

(ex principal violin BSO, WNO, SCO) [this comment relates to a CPD Workshop for peripatetic instrumental teachers]

We visited 4 Primary Schools (with pupils from 3 other Primaries visiting on two occasions), and 2 secondaries – concentrating on Mozart Chamber Music.

“The musicians were all very talented and clearly enjoy performing. They engaged the children well, and had a lovely manner with them.”

“A wonderful afternoon – thank-you!”

We greatly enjoyed these events, especially the opportunity to interact with young performers.
By the way, if you’re a school Music teacher (or belong to a Music Education Hub) and this seems like the kind of thing you would like to see in your school, drop us a line…

Author: ensembledenote

Period-instrument chamber music group specialising in music from the era of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

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