Elizabeth Walker and Sarah Murphy have worked together for thirty years! They bring their expertise and friendship to the course as they work with the naturally beautiful surroundings to enhance all aspects of flute playing, with a relaxed awareness of technique and musical awareness.
Each year, Elizabeth and Sarah invite a visiting tutor. This year Flutes in Tuscany welcomes Katherine Bryan who will be providing classes and inspiration at the beginning of the course and a concert for us on Saturday.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Daily timetable Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th / Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th
- Breakfast on the balcony in La Fagiana
- MORNINGS | group warm up outside on the balcony.
Individual lessons/opportunity to work with an accompanist or to find a mate for duets/ensembles
Communal lunch in the village followed by free time (a library of music is provided throughout the course)
- AFTERNOONS | Masterclasses (including baroque with basso continuo accompaniment)
Flute Ensembles (Alto and Bass flutes provided).
- EVENINGS | Supper in local restaurants in or within the vicinity of Tereglio followed by evening activities including concerts/film evening.
- Wednesday 10th is devoted to rehearsals for the final concert in the large Church of Saint Maria Assunta, in Tereglio.
North of Lucca and Pisa, perched high on top of a Tuscan hill, you find the remote and ancient village of Tereglio. In every direction, there are stunning views of forested hillsides and deep gorges. Accommodation is mostly offered in one characterful, balconied villa, containing six double bedrooms situated around a large three-storey open space, which is used for flute ensembles and master classes. Other smaller houses within the village are also used as teaching/performing spaces, as well as the local church and chapel.
Part of Tereglio’s charm is that it follows the natural contours of the hillside and it consequently has numerous steep streets and paths, some of which are cobbled and uneven. This sadly makes it unsuitable for anyone with significant mobility issues, and suitcases that cannot be easily carried are best avoided.