Pro Corda Junior Course — Leiston Abbey

This week (9th — 15th April) I am once again working with young string players aged 12 — 14 at the In­ter­na­tional Chamber Music Academy. It is such a ma­gical place as the build­ings are built into the Abbey ruins, which dates back to 1789. With the string or­chestra I am con­ducting Mendelssohn’s String Sym­phony No. IX. To sup­port their chamber or­ches­tral skills, each stu­dent will have a turn at con­ducting the or­chestra being coached by my­self. This will allow the stu­dents to fur­ther un­der­stand the re­la­tion­ship between con­ductor and player and help the mu­si­cians play as one large com­mu­nic­ative body. The con­cert is Sunday afternoon!