Program

What do I get from this Academy?

  • Each student will receive 3 one hour individual piano lessons 

  • Each student will be able to attend all piano (and violin) lessons as a non-participant, so you can learn by observing all piano lessons, which amounts to 60+ hours in total

  • Each student will receive 5+ three-hour group lectures selected from these modules: Composition, Improvisation, Chamber music, Conducting, The Baroque, 'Sight-Reading, Memorization & Technique'

  • Each student will be able to attend 8+ evening Concerts & Lectures given by acclaimed musicians / educators 

  • Each student will perform on a handmade Concert Grand at the Menuhin Hall in the specially-organized Gala Concert

  • Each student will be able to enjoy a 'London Cultural Outing', inclusive of a complimentary ticket to attend a live Christmas-themed performance at The Royal Albert Hall (London) 

2018 program

One-to-one Tuition - 2018

  • Piano lessons - Graham Caskie; Douglas Finch ; Anthony Hewitt ; Leslie Howard ; Julian Jacobson ; Mikhail Kazakevich ; Murray McLachlan

  • Violin lessons - Boris Kucharsky ; Madeleine Mitchell


Group Classes - 2018

  • Composition: Stephen Goss

  • Improvisation: Douglas Finch

  • Keyboard Harmony: Malcolm Singer

  • Conducting: Jonathan Bloxham

  • 'Sight-Reading & Memorization': Melanie Spanswick

  • 'The Baroque': Carole Cerasi


Evening Recitals + Q&A - 2018 

  • Piano Trio Concert: Mithras Trio (Piano Trio Society - PTS)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Maxim Kinasov (Beethoven Piano Society of Europe - BPSE)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Yuanfan Yang (Beethoven Piano Society of Europe - BPSE)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Murray McLachlan

  • Solo Piano Recital: Florian Mitrea (ROSL Arts - Royal Overseas-League (ROSL))

  • Solo Cello+Piano Recital: Ariana Kashefi+Maria Tarasewicz (Talent Unlimited)

  • Solo Vocal+Piano Recital: Vivien Conacher+Panaretos Kyriatzidis (Concordia Foundation)
     

Evening Lectures + Q&A - 2018

  • 'Remembering Yehudi Menuhin' - Boris Kucharsky

  • 'Shape and Colour - basic forces un musical composition' - John McLeod CBE (with special appearance by Murray McLachlanplaying 'Five Hebridean Dances' by John McLeod)

  • 'Menuhin, Madeleine Mitchell and the Red Violin Festival' - Madeleine Mitchell

  • 'The Gathering': Improvisation & Demonstration - Douglas Finch

2016 program

One-to-one Tuition - 2016

  • Piano lessons - Andrew Ball ; Douglas Finch ; Daniel Grimwood ; Anthony Hewitt ; Leslie Howard ; Julian Jacobson ; Mikhail Kazakevich ; Murray McLachlan

  • Violin lessons - Boris Kucharsky


Group Classes - 2016

  • Composition: Stephen Goss

  • Improvisation: Douglas Finch

  • Chamber music: Michael Dussek

  • Conducting: Jonathan Bloxham

  • 'Sight-Reading, Memorization & Technique': Melanie Spanswick

  • 'The Baroque': Carole Cerasi


Evening Recitals + Q&A - 2016 

  • Solo Piano Recital: David Malusa

  • Piano Trio Concert: Bedriska Trio (the Piano Trio Society - PTS)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Victor Lim (2nd Prize winner of the 2016 Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition, by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe - BPSE)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Ning Hui See (Talented Unlimited)

  • Solo Violin Recital: Jesus Reina (La Academia Galamian)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Murray McLachlan

  • Solo Vocal (and Piano) Performance: Natasha Day, accompanied by David Malusa (Concordia Foundation)

  • Duo Guitar Recital: Martin Fogel & Patrik Kleemola


Evening Lectures + Q&A - 2016

  • 'From a Rich Musical Life!' - Alberto Portugheis

  • 'The Gathering': Improvisation & Demonstration - Douglas Finch

  • 'Various valuable insights for a young musician' - Thomas Carroll

2014 program

One-to-one Tuition - 2014

  • Piano lessons - Andrew Ball ; Graham Caskie ; Douglas Finch ; Anthony Hewitt ; Leslie Howard ; Mikhail Kazakevich ; Murray McLachlan ;  Aleksander Szram 

  • (trial) Violin lessons - Boris Kucharsky ; Akiko Ono


Group Classes - 2014

  • Composition: Stephen Goss

  • Improvisation: Douglas Finch

  • Chamber music: Anthony Hewitt

  • Conducting: Thomas Carroll

  • 'Sight-Reading, Memorization & Technique': Melanie Spanswick

  • 'The Baroque': Carole Cerasi


Evening Recitals + Q&A - 2014 

  • Solo Piano Recital: Murray McLachlan

  • Piano Trio Concert: Bedriska Trio (the Piano Trio Society - PTS)

  • Solo Piano Recital: Mihai Ritivoiu (1st Prize winner of the 2014 Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition, by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe - BPSE)


Evening Lectures + Q&A - 2014

  • 'A detailed look at the first movement of Beethoven's Appassionata' - Julian Jacobson

  • 'Foundations of Piano Technique' - Murray McLachlan 

  • 'A talk touching on aspects of modern music making, tertiary musical education & thoughts on the international music scene' - Andrew Ball

  • 'The Mystery of the Jazz Piano' - Dominic Alldis

  • 'The Fazioli' - Terence Lewis

  • 'My Life as an International Composer' - Stephen Goss

  • 'Ultimate Inspiration' - Ruth Nye

  • 'Demonstration of Improvisation' - Douglas Finch

  • 'An old fashioned and exciting dance class' - Tomasz Ziemski

2012 program

One-to-one Tuition - 2012

  • Piano lessons - Andrew Ball ; Graham Caskie ; Douglas Finch ; Anthony Hewitt ; Mikhail Kazakevich ; Murray McLachlan ; Aleksander Szram 


Group Classes - 2012

  • Composition: Stephen Goss

  • Improvisation: Douglas Finch

  • Chamber music: Michael Dussek & Aleksander Szram

  • Conducting: Rebecca Miller

  • 'Sight-Reading, Memorization & Technique': Melanie Spanswick


Evening Recitals + Q&A - 2012 

  • Solo Piano Recital: Anthony Hewitt

  • Solo Piano Recital: Douglas Finch

  • Solo Piano Recital: Murray McLachlan


Evening Lectures + Q&A - 2012

  • 'The Mystery of the Jazz Piano' - Dominic Alldis

  • 'The Recording Process' - Stephen Goss

  • 'The Legacy of Arrau' - Ruth Nye

  • 'The Building of a Fazioli' - Terence Lewis

  • 'Demonstration of Improvisation' - Douglas Finch

2010 program

One-to-one Tuition - 2010

  • Piano lessons -  Andrew Ball ; Bobby Chen ; Murray McLachlan ; Ruth Nye


Group Classes - 2010

  • Composition: Cheryl Frances-Hoad

  • Eastern & Western Music Exploration: Stephen Goss

  • Improvisation: Douglas Finch

  • Chamber music: Michael Dussek

  • Piano Mechanics: John-Paul Williams


Evening Recitals + Q&A - 2010 

  • Solo Guitar Recital: Martin Fogel

  • Solo Piano Recital: Simon Callaghan

  • Solo Piano Recital: Andrew Ball

  • Solo Piano Recital: Douglas Finch

  • Solo Piano Recital: Murray McLachlan


Evening Lectures + Q&A - 2010

  • 'Demonstration of Improvisation' - Douglas Finch

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