“There are very few composers in Britain who show such assurance in balancing old and new elements ‘out in the open’ as it were.”Paul Driver, Financial Times
August 1st – 8th, 2021 Following on from last year’s very successful online course, with government restrictions preventing the Sherborne Summer School for Music functioning this year, the Sherborne Composers’ Workshop will once again be online. Places are already much in demand, but if you are interested in attending the course, do please be in … Continue reading Sherborne Composers’ Online Workshop 2021
Première in May 2021 The glissotar or glissonic tarogato is a new woodwind instrument. It is based on the Hungarian tarogato, which is a single-reed instrument with a conical wooden body. The main novelty is that, instead of tone holes, it uses a longitudinal gap or slot on the tube of the instrument. The two … Continue reading Online premiere in ‘Time to Question’ a solo for the glissotar in association with the Sonos Foundation
May 12th, 2021 – 5.00pm (UK) These two extraordinary musicians met in 1928 when Menuhin was still a young prodigy. They remained good friends for more than thirty years until the composer’s death in 1959. The violinist proved a great advocate of the composer’s works. In this seminar, Malcolm Singer will trace their relationship and … Continue reading Menuhin and Bloch – Seminar for the Ernest Bloch Society
May 3rd, 2021 Malcolm Singer visited a few years ago to Walnut Hill to teach their young composers and coach chamber music. In this time of the travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic, he will give an online masterclass to the current composition students at the school.