artistry beyond the notes…

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Education matters

We’re very proud of our educational work at DeNOTE. We’ve been doing quite a few education projects of late, at different levels. Here’s a brief digest.

Just before Christmas, we held a one-day workshop on Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto for A-level students at Egglescliffe School in Teesside, which the Headmaster, Mr White (who is very proud of his school’s musical culture and its talented music students) described as ‘an incredible experience for them and one that starts many more’.

The previous day, we worked with B.Mus students in the Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester (following a lunchtime concert). Their Head of Music, Prof David Fanning thought it was ‘fantastic’ (which is very nice of him).

Last week, we returned to Benslow Music, the prime provider of music courses for adult amateur players. Feedback from participants on our Mixed Chamber Music Course at Benslow Music, February 2017 was very gratifying:


‘5/5 Very sympathetic tutors, who conveyed their enormous knowledge with a light touch’

‘5/5 Top class experience’

‘5/5 An aspect of this course which differentiates it from others [at Benslow Music] is the attention to interpretation. There is time to focus on performance.’


Next week, we move up to Hull University for two days of open rehearsals, an evening concert and student workshops as part of the Hull2017 UK City of Culture. We’ve worked at Hull several times before, and are very much looking forward to renewing our acquaintances there.