Tutored by Jean Fletcher
This String Ensemble Workshop is for a small string orchestra; places will include at least four first violins, four second violins, three violas, a double base, and four cellos. More places will be available up to a total of 20 players. Suitable for all levels of ability. Music for the day will be chosen by Jean Fletcher.
Fee £30.00 inc. teas & coffee. Students in FTE £15.00
Contact Ian Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings close 2nd November 2019
10.15 Arrival registration & coffee/tea
10.30 Tutored session
12.30 Lunch (not included) – Bennachie Lodge Hotel (5 mins walk) or bring your own
14.00 Tutored session
15.15 Tutored session
16.15. “Concert play-through”
Jean Fletcher comes from a highly musical family; born in Yorkshire, she studied the violin with Eta Cohen and then at the RCM in London with Hugh Bean and Frederick Grinke. She led the Heller String Quartet in Bermuda. The Hellers were the first quartet to be invited by Sir Yehudi Menuhin to go to Bermuda to set up a string teaching programme and to be involved in the musical activities on the island. Jean later became Principal number 2 violin with the Ulster Orchestra before taking up a teaching position in her home town of Doncaster. In 2006 Jean moved to Aberdeenshire in Scotland where she teaches in schools, is leader of the 2nd violins with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta and leader of the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra. Jean was invited to be Concert Master of the Menuhin Foundation String Orchestra, playing in the Bermuda Festival in February 2016. The Heller Ensemble has been reformed in Aberdeenshire with Ruth Kalitski, Sandra Thompson, Gareth John and Blair Cargill.