Flute Day, Sax Day, All-Star Concert - Rob Buckland, Ian Clarke, Paul Edmund-Davies and Andy Scott

23rd - 24th September 2017, Barton Peveril, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA

To celebrate ten years of organising instrumental workshops I have put together a very special weekend with some of my favourite performers and teachers. You are invited to join flutists Paul Edmund-Davies and Ian Clarke for a flute day on Saturday 23rd September or Rob Buckland and Andy Scott for a saxophone day on Sunday 24th September. There will be a celebration concert on Saturday 23rd September featuring these amazing musicians, plus Tim Carey on piano and local ensembles Saxophony and Flautissimo. All events take place at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College which is less than 10 minutes away from Southampton Airport, Southampton Parkway railway station, the M3 and M27. There is free parking onsite and there will be trade stalls supporting the day, courtesy of Jonathan Myall Music

Day workshop £30

Evening concert £8 adults, £5 under 18s

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Flute Day - Saturday 23rd September 10am - 4.30pm

with Ian Clarke and Paul Edmund-Davies.

For flute players of all ages, grade 1 and above.

A day of flute choir, masterclasses and technique sessions.

Workshop £30

Saxophone Day - Sunday 24th September 10am - 4.30pm

with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott.

For saxophone players of all ages, grade 5 and above.

Play compositions by Rob and Andy, plus masterclasses and group technique workshops.

Workshop £30

Evening Recital featuring Paul Edmund-Davies, Ian Clarke, Rob Buckland and Andy Scott plus special guests

The Rose Theatre, Barton Peveril, 7.30pm

All the events are supported by Just Flutes / Jonathan Myall Woodwind and take place at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5ZA.

Paul Edmund-Davies

Paul Edmund-Davies joins me for the third time. He has recently returned from a tour of South Korea where he played concerts as a soloist and director to audiences of between 10,000 and 40,000, in a baseball stadium, athletics stadium and on the beach in Busan! Principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra for twenty years Paul can be heard on the soundtracks for Star Wars and early Harry Potter and more recently Mission Impossible, Wonderwoman, Beauty and the Beast and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. He will be presenting a very special 'Flutey and the Beast', focusing on some basic flute related topics, where you will be able to practice specially written exercises and then play the tunes from some of the films he has played on. Paul will also lead the advanced warm up and is always thoroughly engaging with great stories from his career at the pinnacle of UK flute playing. His 28 Day Warm Up Book, has just reached number 3 in the Muramatsu flute method charts in Japan.

Ian Clarke

Ian needs little introduction and this is the sixth workshop I have organised with him. However, for those of you who don't know him here goes: Ian Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world. His compositions have been performed across five continents on stages ranging from London's South Bank to the Glastonbury Rock Festival and have been featured in countless recitals including four consecutive BBC Young Musician Woodwind finals*. These wide-ranging published works are establishing themselves as some of the most exciting flute repertoire of today and are being embraced by internationally acclaimed performers, syllabuses, teachers, colleges & students alike.Ian has performed as a featured guest soloist and teacher at major conventions and events in Canada, Italy, Brazil, France, Iceland, Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands and numerous times for the British Flute Society (BFS) and for the NFA (National Flute Association) in the USA - including in New York 2009 and at Caeser's Palace Las Vegas. His acclaimed CD 'Within' is one of the flute world's best sellers and his latest CD Deep Blue reached the top 10 in the UK Classical Artist Chart; thought to be a first for an album of original flute music. He has given master-classes at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Northern, Royal Welsh and Trinity College of Music. 2014 sees him giving master-classes at New York's Juilliard, MSM and Mannes along with other recitals and classes across the USA. He has worked with Flutewise (UK) over many years and has been their artist of the year. In his career he has performed in genres ranging from classical opera to a guest appearance with rock group Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson. Over the years Ian has been invited as a guest artist to many of the top flute courses. Along with Clare Southworth, Ian led the Woldingham International Summer School for many years and has been a regular teacher (and performer) at the Scottish Summer School with Wissam Boustany and Ruth Morely. He is frequently invited to lead and teach at numerous flute events working with all ages and stages around the country and abroad.A prize-winning student, Ian studied part-time with Simon Hunt, Averil Williams and Kate Lukas of the Guildhall School of Music, London. He concurrently studied Mathematics at Imperial College, London graduating with Honours. Ian is professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Ian has worked extensively with musician/composer Simon Painter writing, producing and performing music for film & television under the name of Diva Music (www.divamusic.co.uk)Ian is an International Miyazawa Flute artist.

Rob Buckland

Another familiar face, this is the seventh event I have organised with Rob and each time I appreciate his understanding and mastery of the saxophone even more. Rob is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive and versatile Saxophonists of his generation. Appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio (with pianist Peter Lawson and percussionist Simone Rebello), and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Rob performs throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Recent highlights include the British Premiere of Jacob TV's Saxophone Concerto in May 2009, a solo performance of John Williams' Concerto Escapades with the RLPO in Feb 09, and CBSO in Oct 09, a performance of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Panic Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall in London, at the invitation of the composer, a gala concerto performance by invitation at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia, a performance with the Macau Chamber Orchestra and three performances with the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra in Beijing in the orchestra's prestigious new-year concerts in Beijing, televised and broadcast to 1.5 million people. Forthcoming Concerto performances include the premiere of the orchestral version of Andy Scott's Dark Rain (a double concerto written for him and John Harle) in the spring of 2010, and a performance of John William's escapades with the Orchestra of Opera North in Feb 2010.

He has commissioned and recorded music from many of today's leading composers, featuring on his own solo CD (Towards the Light 1998), with the Equivox Trio (The Time is Now 2006), eight CDs with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (of which he is a founder member), and a recording of commissioned concertos with the RNCM Wind Orchestra is planned for 2009/10. He regularly performs and records with such diverse ensembles such as the Michael Nyman Band, (Rob recorded with the MNB on the new CD with David McAlmont - tipped for the Mercury Prize 2009) Halle Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Opera North and Northern Sinfonia, and recently performed on TV as part of the band for ITV's Soapstar Superstar, and as part of the stellar Royal Variety Performance Orchestra (2007 and 2009) backing artists such as Jon Bon Jovi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Chaka Khan, Lulu & Anastacia, Michael Buble, Bette Midler and the casts of Sister Act and Hairspray. Uniquely in demand as both classical soloist and jazz artist, Rob also regularly works with Sax Assault (Andy Scott's 12 piece Saxophone jazz funk group), the John Wilson Orchestra, Keith Nichol's various early jazz projects, the Apitos Latin Big Band and his own jazz group, and can regularly be heard performing on Film and TV soundtracks. In recent years, Rob has been heard performing in concert with artists as diverse as Wayne Shorter, Ringo Starr, Kiri Te Kanawa, the BBC Big Band, and the Wombats, and was recently featured saxophone soloist with Elvis Costello's new orchestral project, which will hopefully tour the USA and Europe in 2010.

Rob has spent a significant proportion of his time over the last 25 years performing with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, a world class ensemble that is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's finest contemporary chamber ensembles. Following early successes in the Royal Overseas League, Park Lane Group, Tunnell Trust, Countess of Munster and Tillett Trust competitions in the UK, and successes overseas in the Erasmus Competition in Rotterdam and the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition, the quartet established an unrivalled reputation throughout the UK, Europe and Japan at Festivals and concert venues, and now records and tours extensively both in the UK and abroad. The ensemble has commissioned over 100 new works from some of today's finest composers, such as Michael Nyman, Michael Torke, Richard Rodney Bennett, Graham Fitkin and Django Bates, creating the new core repertoire for the medium.

As a composer, Rob writes and arranges for film, tv and media, with several of his works featured on recent adverts, he has written a highly successful and popular ongoing series of original compositions for young players (solos, duets, quartets and pieces for Saxophone and Piano), many of which are now part of the Associated Board, Trinity and Guildhall syllabuses (published by astute-music.com). Rob has recently also composed works for the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra, Sax Assault, the Equivox Trio, a new CD's worth of original jazz charts for his new jazz ensemble, and has written a book Playing the Saxophone available from www.astute-music.com.

Alongside his busy performing schedule, Rob is Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where, since 1997, along with Andy Scott, he has established the UK's largest and most active Saxophone programme. He was awarded Fellowship of the RNCM in 2008, in recognition of his work with the RNCM saxophone Department, the saxophone in general, and pioneering new music performance. In addition to his teaching commitments, he has conducted the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra in concerts in Berlin, (at the first European Saxophone Orchestras Convention), British Saxophone Congress in Cardiff, and at venues throughout the UK. He runs his own International Saxophone Summer School, and the Harrogate Saxophone Summer Course, is frequently asked to present saxophone weekends and days throughtout the UK for saxophonists of all levels, and regularly appears as guest coach on summer schools and course throughout the UK. He is co-Artistic Director (with Andy Scott) of the RNCM Saxophone Day, now the UK's largest annual saxophone event. Rob is a Henri Selmer Paris artist, and endorsee for Vandoren Reeds. For more details visit www.robbuckland.com

Andy Scott

This is the third workshop I have organised with Andy, although many players will be familiar with his music which appears on exam syllabi and 'Salt of the Earth' which was performed with Les Neish and the Southampton Concert Wind Band recently.

Andy Scott has a lifelong passion for music and over 25 years' experience of initiating creative projects. He is a highly versatile contemporary musician, with a distinctive saxophonic and compositional voice that encompasses elements of jazz, world and contemporary classical styles.

Highlights of recent years include the world premiere of Andy's Tenor Saxophone Concerto at the World Saxophone Congress (performed by Branford Marsalis and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Clark Rundell), tours with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and SaxAssault including sell-out concerts at the London Jazz Festival, residencies in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA, and a PRSF New Music Biennial commission for Foden's Band, harpist Lauren Scott and soprano Anna-Clare Monk, conducted by Michael Fowles. Andy is multi-nominated and winner of a prestigious BASCA British Composer Award.

Andy has re-branded his group SaxAssault to Group S, and released the CD 'Ruby & All Things Purple' with Basho Records, with a star-studded team of musicians! "You haven't heard what the saxophone is capable of until you've heard a mixed bunch of them - from tiny sopranino to monster bass - in the hands of nine virtuosi, playing compositions by Andy Scott - The variety of sound and mood is astonishing..." The Observer ****

Andy an endorsee of Selmer Paris & Vandoren, and published by Astute Music, writing to commission and having works performed worldwide.

Andy is writing a Trumpet Concerto for American star Rex Richardson, which will be included on a CD recording of the Wind Band works of Andy Scott (February 2017), is undertaking his 'Lucky Draw Sax Tour' (supported by Henri Selmer Paris), with November 2017 seeing the World Premiere of his Concerto for Guitar with chamber orchestra, written for Craig Ogden & a chamber orchestra consortium fronted by the Northern Chamber Orchestra (UK). For more details visit Andy's website www.andyscott.org.uk