This workshop has been arranged at short notice following the success of the String Ensemble Day on 2nd March 2019. The ensemble will be tutored by Jean Fletcher and music by Handel, Elgar and Mozart will be on the programme.
Contact Ian Clark at email@example.com as soon as possible if you would like to join.
Cost is £25.00 including tea/coffee
The plan for the day is:
10.15 – arrival registration & coffee/tea
10.30 – tutored session
12.30 – lunch ( not included) but tables booked at the Bennachie Lodge Hotel – or alternatively bring your own packed lunch.
14.00 – tutored session including semi-formal “concert” play-through.
16.00 – tea
16.15 – depart
Kemnay Church Centre
Church Lane, Kemnay AB51 5QP
The core group will comprise at least four first violins, four second violins, three violas, a double base, and four cellos. More places can be available up to a total of 20 players.
Tutor: Jean Fletcher
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.