Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists


  • Chetham's School of Music Long Millgate Manchester M3 1SB United Kingdom

About the Summer School and Festival

The Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists is a source of inspiration, fun, insight and focus for everyone who enjoys the piano and piano-playing.

Now in its seventeenth year, it continues to grow and develop as a 'piano republic of equals'. There is no elitism on the course, though everyone is extremely serious about piano playing. 

There is no other Summer School that manages to cater for the universal: Adult amateurs, promising children and observers are as welcome on the course as concert pianists, international young artists preparing for top competitions professional music teachers.


An introduction to the Summer School and Festival

English version

Chinese version


Course information

There are two consecutive courses running from 17-23 August 2017 (Part one) and 23-29 August 2017 (Part two).

The following course options are available:

  • adult/amateur
  • composition
  • duets
  • harpsichord
  • improvisation
  • jazz
  • musical analysis
  • organ
  • piano
  • theory
  • Trinity diploma exam
  • young pianists
  • sightreading

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Harpsichord

Residential status

There are residential and non-residential options.


Faculty

Part one

Dmitri Alexeev
Joseph Banowetz
Simon Bottomley
Alton Chan
Peter Donohoe
Norma Fisher
Philip Fowke
Peter Frankl
Benjamin Frith
Duncan Glenday
Alison Havard
Leslie Howard
Nikki Iles
Marta Karbownicka
John LeGrove
John Lenehan
Michael Lewin
Leon McCawley
Murray McLachlan
John McLeod
Sarah Murphy
Margaret Murray McLeod
Noriko Ogawa
Martyn Parkes
Jonathan Plowright
Matti Raekallio
Jason Rebello
Emma-Ruth Richards
Sandro Russo
Tatiana Sarkissova
Philip Smith
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
Hilary Suckling
Nelita True
Charlotte Turner
Gavin Wayte

Ruth Aldred - Theory
James Crow - Alexander teacher
Emma Dixon - Dalcroze teacher
Hazel Fanning - sightreading
Kathryn Page - Adult amateur workshops

Part two

Gemma Beeson
Steve Berry
Graham Caskie
Les Chisnall
Philip Fowke
Duncan Glenday
Anna Górecka
Carlo Grante
Leslie Howard
Eugen Indjic
Matthias Kirschnereit
Heribert Koch
Helen Krizos
John LeGrove
Murray McLachlan
John McLeod
Jonathan Middleton
Margaret Murray McLeod
Elena Nalimova
Peter Noke
Richard Ormrod
Dina Parakhina
Artur Pizarro
Graham Scott
Craig Sheppard
Philip Smith
Christopher Stokes
Marie-Louise Taylor
Vladimir Tropp
Ashley Wass
Gavin Wayte
Jeremy Young
Xinning Zhang

Ruth Aldred - Theory
James Crow - Alexander teacher
Emma Dixon - Dalcroze teacher
Hazel Fanning - sightreading
Kathryn Page - Adult amateur workshops


Fees

Resident options

Participant Young Person either Part one or Part two (25 and under including full board): £625
Participant Adult either Part one or Part two (26 and over including full board, single en-suite): £699

Special offer – book both parts for the following reductions:

  • Young Person (25 and under including full board): £1150
  • Adult (26 and over including full board, single en-suite): £1240

Piano Duet Young Person (25 and under including full board): £565
Piano Duet Adult (26 and over including full board, single en-suite): £625
Observer Young Person (25 and under including full board): £510
Observer Adult (26 and over including full board, single en-suite): £585

Non-resident options (without food and accommodation)

26 and over: £475
25 and under: £395
Weekly Observer: £245
Daily Observer with lunch and dinner: £62

Extra Courses and Lessons

Each additional full course booked: £200
(this includes 3 hours of individual lessons and additional classes)

2 additional hours: £135
1 additional hour: £70

2 additional sightreading lessons (30 mins each): £70


Enrolment

  • Bookings will open on 10 January 2017
  • Deadline for applications: 10 June 2017

Venue

Chetham's School of Music
Long Millgate
Manchester M3 1SB
United Kingdom