July 13th – 21th 2019 | Guest tutor Philippa Davies Our guest tutor was the amazing Philippa Davies who treated us to some expert teaching – both one to one and in masterclasses and a wonderful recital, performing solos by Paul Reade and Jan Willem Nelleke, Flute Sonata by Taktakishvilli and Cantabile and Presto by RomanianRead more about Flutes in Tuscany 2019[…]
THE ‘SCONOSCIUTA’ (PERFORMED AND SKETCHED IN THE CANONICA) Torsten, one of the adult participants in this Flutes in Tuscany course, shared with us some of the results of the research he has carried out over the past few years. His initiative had the aim of widening the scope of the flute player’s repertoire by presentingRead more about TORSTEN KREBS INTRODUCES US TO ‘NEW’ MUSIC[…]
Sally Birkett interview
Accompanist: Flutes in Tuscany for the 4th time
UM:How did you become involved in Flutes in Tuscany?
SB: Liz is the mother of one of my dad’s cello pupils and we have known each other for 12 years. I cheekily offered my services to Liz as an accompanist when she posted a comment on Facebook about her local flute course hopefully being in Italy the following year!
UM: How familiar were you with flute rep before coming on the course?
SB: Not at all, really! I had accompanied flautists a handful of times at Trinity as a last minute favour to fellow students but had not really worked on repertoire with any players.
UM: Wow! How did you cope the first year? Read more AboutFlutes in Tuscany 2019: reflections of accompanist, Sally Birkett …
Flutes in Tuscany 2019 Guest Artist Recital Tuesday 16th July Alyse Faith – attending for the 1st time (Young Artist 2019) Philippa Davies gave a poised performance of a diverse and exciting program for flute alongside pianist, Sally Birkett. The recital began with Cantabile and Presto by Romanian composer, Enesco. Philippa gave a moving performanceRead more about Flutes in Tuscany 2019 – Philippa Davies recital[…]
Flutes in Tuscany 2019 Thursday 18th July Lunch time concert: Baroque music Kate Hunt – attending for the 2nd time The chapel once again was the setting for another concert & resonated with music from the Baroque period. Liz Walker, looking very elegant, played on a Renaissance flute that was made 40 years ago byRead more about 2019 Flutes in Tuscany Lunch time Baroque Concert[…]
Thursday 18th July will forever be remembered by me, as the day I finally met Filadelfio Puglisi. I have owned and played a renaissance flute by Puglisi since my teacher Nancy Hadden introduced me to his flutes back in the late 80’s. As a somewhat lazy and spoilt pupil, I bought and played this fluteRead more about Filadelfio Puglisi[…]
Monday 15th July 2019 Young Artist recital: ‘Flutes in Tuscany 2019’ Alyse Faith & Sally Birkett Bach B minor Sonata Ferroud 3 Pieces for Solo Flute Begère Captive Jade Toan-Yan: La Fête du double cinq Schubert Introduction & Variations on Trockne Blumen We were treated to a wonderful recital by Alyse Faith, Flutes in TuscanyRead more about Young Artist recital: ‘Flutes in Tuscany 2019’[…]
What a way to wake up on a Sunday morning, to a sunny Tereglio and the start of Flutes in Tuscany! Read more AboutThe course commences! …
Hooray! The start of Flutes in Tuscany is almost upon us with everyone arriving tomorrow! We are so excited to get under way with lessons, masterclasses and ensembles, and we are really looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing everyone play. The first group of the Tuscany team arrived yesterday afternoon, and enjoyed a lovelyRead more about Flutes, food and flies![…]