Flute Weekend - Philippa Davies

12th - 13th February 2011, Winchester Cathedral

Workshops 10am until 4pm on 12th and 13th February 2011 at Winchester Baptist Church, Swan Lane (Saturday) and the Education Centre, Winchester Cathedral (Sunday).

Evening recital with Jan Willem Nelleke at Winchester Baptist Church on Saturday 12th February at 7.30pm.

Philippa Davies has established an international reputation as one of the finest flautists currently performing. A first-rate virtuoso, with exceptional eloquence she has been noted for an almost electrical response to technique. As a recitalist, she plays and broadcasts throughout the world at international festivals, whilst performing concertos and giving master classes from China to the USA. She has performed concertos with the New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the London Mozart Players. Philippa's current schedule includes many performances with the Nash Ensemble and London Winds, Davies Cole Duo (with Maggie Cole) and her quartet Arpège. Earlier in her career she was the flute player with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's ensemble Fires of London (1977 -85) and also Capricorn and the Albion Ensemble. Originally Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra, Philippa went on to train at the Royal College of Music with Douglas Whittaker where she won many awards including the Tagore Gold Medal Prize, Eve Kitsch flute prize and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Award. She then studied with William Bennett and won the National Federation of Music Societies Award, the Mozart Memorial Prize and was a Park Lane Group Young Artist. Philippa is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and runs her own highly regarded Flute Course at Benslow each summer.

On 12 and 13 February Philippa will be visiting Winchester to run an exciting weekend. Each day will combine workshops, masterclasses, technique and a flute choir session - so bring your flute! The weekend promises to be very helpful and inspiring for flautists of all standards and will cost £25 per day. Players between Grade 3 and Grade 5 standard are invited to come along on Saturday 12 February and players Grade 6 and above on Sunday 13 February.

On Saturday 12 February Philippa will be performing at the Winchester Baptist Church, Swan Lane, Winchester with pianist Jan Willem Nelleke. They will present a varied programme of flute repertoire from around the world. This is a highlight of the weekend and not to be missed! Tickets are £10, or £5 if bought in conjunction with a day ticket.

Just Flutes are supporting the weekend and will be visiting with an array of instruments, sheet music and accessories to try out, as well as music for you to browse. The shop will be open from 11am - 4pm.

Some of the most useful sessions are the masterclass / open lessons, you are encouraged to bring along a piece you have been working on, although there will be no pressure to perform if you don't want to.

The weekend will also include an afternoon workshop for beginner to Grade 2 pupils. Please see the link below for more information.

Download: more details and a booking form or the timetable or the concert programme