This workshop is part of National Chamber Music Day which celebrates chamber music in Scotland with performances and events for members of the public across the country.
Tutored by Christine Arant @christinearantflute
(More information about Christine below.)
Plan for the Day
10.00 arrive & coffee/tea
10.15 -11.00 General Woodwind Workshop (air usage and posture, intonation, tone production)
11.15 -12.15 Break out into groups,(tutored chamber music session each group receives at least 20 mins)
12.15-1.30 Lunch at Bennachie Lodge Hotel (not included) – 5 mins walk
13.45-14.30 Mini Masterclass (performance and feedback with the chamber groups)
14.30-15.00 Play-through an ensemble piece
15.00 tea and depart
For amateur and semi-pro players – places will include at least four players of each instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon).
There will be an emphasis on ensemble playing with focus on different aspects of orchestral playing (intonation, working with other sections, finding one voice as a section).
Music will be chosen by Christine Arant and will include works by R. Strauss but preformed groups may bring their own.
Fee £25.00 inc. teas & coffee
Students in F/T education £10.00
Contact Ian Clark at email@example.com to book – bookings close 26th July 2019.
Christine graduated with a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand where she studied with Uwe Grodd and Catherine Bowie.
Prior to moving to Scotland in 2016, she worked as an active soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher in New Zealand and the United States, where she lived for several years.
During her university years, Christine won first place in the Classic Quest Concerto Competition, earning a scholarship and a concert appearance as a soloist with Manukau City Symphony Orchestra. She was also the winner of the University of Auckland Concerto Competition. In addition, she was runner-up in the Unison Concerto Competition, New Zealand’s national level instrumental competition, and she was also awarded the Best Woodwind Player prize. She has made appearances as a soloist with Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Community Orchestra, and other ensembles. While she trained as a classical flautist, she also received the Best Jazz Flautist award in the National Annual Youth Jazz Festival in New Zealand, leading her very own combo band.
After she moved to the U.S. in 2011, she performed regularly with the Raleigh Flute Choir in North Carolina and was invited to be one of the judges for the Raleigh Area Flute Association Flute Festival. She has also performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and North Charleston Pops Orchestra in South Carolina. In 2015, Christine was one of the chamber music tutors for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. A truly versatile flautist, Christine is currently based in Aberdeen and has performed with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta and the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra.