Summer CourseWednesday, 28 August 2019
Returning to Chets
Chetham's Summer School 2019After just over a week at home since the Ingenium Academy, I was on the road again, this time to Manchester for the Chetham's Summer School, where I had previously attended as a student all the way back in 2001 (the first year of the course which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary next year)! The unique thing about this course is that it welcomes everyone: from young to old, beginner to advanced. This variety certainly helps to keep us teachers on our toes! My time at Chetham's began with a short recital of works by Nicodé in their wonderful new hall, Stoller Hall, and ended with the honour of being invited to sit on the jury for the Manchester International Piano Concerto Competition for young pianists. What a triumphant way to end the course! We had the pleasure of hearing six amazing young pianists play a full concerto with the enthusiastic, world-class accompaniment of the Manchester Camerata and Steven Threlfall, topped off with some exquisite Mozart from Eric Lu.