Inverurie Music String Ensemble Day will be held on Saturday 19th November 2022 at Kemnay Church Centre. String players of all abilities are welcome to this workshop to enjoy a day of exploring music with expert tuition from Jean. There are approximately twenty places available and we are aiming for the group to comprise 8-10 violins, 4-5 violas, 4-5 cellos, 1-2 double basses.
Cost: £25 (or £15 for U25s in full-time education, and for those on disability or low-income benefits)
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Sibelius: Romance in C
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 4 in C minor
Music will be provided in advance of the workshop.
Please bring a music stand.
|10.00||Arrival and set up (refreshments provided)|
|10.30 – 12.30||Tutored Session|
|12.30 – 13.15||Lunch|
|13.30 – 16.00||Tutored Session (including refreshment break)|
A soup/sandwich lunch can be purchased from the Centre café for £9 or you can make other arrangements if you prefer.
Reserve your place at this workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, your instrument, and your postal address in your email so that music can be sent to you. Payment should be made by Friday 11th November 2022 to secure your place.
Payments: bank transfer payments are preferred
Acc. name: Inverurie Music – Sort Code: 80-08-41 – Acc. No.: 00842458
Alternatively, pay by cheque to Inverurie Music or by cash on the day.
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 be involved in the musical activities on the island. Jean later became Principal violin with the Ulster Orchestra before taking up a teaching position in her hometown Doncaster. In 2006 Jean moved to Aberdeenshire in Scotland where she taught in schools before retiring, and now teaches privately. She is leader of the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra and leads the 2nd violins in Aberdeen Sinfonietta. Jean was invited to be Concert Master of the Menuhin Foundation String Orchestra at the Bermuda Festival in February 2016. The Heller Ensemble has been reformed, with Ruth Kalitski (second violin), Sandra Thompson (viola), Gareth John (cello) and Blair Cargill (piano).