Outline Schedule 26th – 31st July

Info to participants:

You will receive links for all zoom sessions and all YouTube sessions by email before the course.  We are aware of the danger of ‘screen fatigue’ so you will not be expected to be online constantly all week!! 

Sunday 26th July

Chamber Music Day

9.45 am zoom First Chat and warm up session with Linda

9.30 am zoom Welcome from James and the Tutors

zoom Chamber music sessions scheduled during the day for each group with either James Halsey or Joshua Lynch

This will be a fun day to get to know others on the course, investigate some chamber music techniques and have a little taste of what normally is an important part of the summer school!

zoom An Evening with Rebecca Gilliver

We are all invited to share the evening with Rebecca and we’re looking forward to what she has in store for us!

Monday – Thursday daytimes:

9am YouTube Linda’s Warm up

An holistic approach to warming up before playing your cello is a great way to maximise sound and enjoyment and minimise injuries.  Linda Cunningham is a kinesiologist and cellist (and normally our host in Scotland) and she will help us connect our brains with our bodies with a different warm up each day.

9.30 – 12.30 and 4 – 6pm zoom Individual lessons – open to course members to watch

You will receive a timetable of lessons that will be taking place with James Halsey, Phil Higham, Rebecca Gilliver and Joshua Lynch and you are welcome to watch and learn from any that you are not taking part in.  There will be a few minutes in between sessions so that you can arrive on time as you will not be able to access the sessions after the lesson has started.   Watching others’ lessons is a major part of the normal festival, and, as well as being inspiring and incredibly useful, really contribute to the supportive atmosphere of the summer school.

Monday Evening

7.30 zoom Traditional Scottish Cello Session with Alice Allen

Have some fun and learn some trad tunes and accompaniment techniques with expert Scottish cellist Alice Allen.  Alice was a founder member of the Aboyne Cello Festival and now in great demand as a player and teacher at the RCS.  Supplementary material will be available on the website.

Tuesday Evening

7.30 zoom Social Evening featuring Pass the Pigs

Wednesday Evening

7.30 YouTube Jacchini Duo Recital – Philip Higham, cello and Kim Vaughan, cello

Really looking forward to Phil and Kim’s special recital for us – international players with an intimate rapport!

Thursday Evening

At present this is free time – you could bake a cake for the concert Friday afternoon!

Friday  – the final day!!

9am Linda’s warm up

2pm Students’ concert part I YouTube

Interval zoom – ‘share tea and cakes’ with participants and families

3.30pm Students’ concert part II YouTube

Students who would like to, present their pre-recorded solos they have worked on during the week to the other course participants and their families. 

7.30pm Grand Finale Celebration Concert!  YouTube

This will include a few items such as the orchestra pieces, some of the chamber music pieces and a bit of Scottish cello fun!