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Flutes in Tuscany 2019

Flutes in Tuscany 2019

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[…]

Flutes in Tuscany 2019: reflections of accompanist, Sally Birkett

Flutes in Tuscany 2019: reflections of accompanist, Sally Birkett

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

Filadelfio Puglisi

Filadelfio Puglisi

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[…]

Flutes, food and flies!

Flutes, food and flies!

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![…]

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