2020 Details - Malvern Winds Online!

This year we are offering a short 3-day online course exploring all things related to wind ensembles in a fun and sociable online environment.

The course will take place on Zoom.

Monday 27th July
9.45am-3.30pm & 7pm-8.30pm

Tuesday 28th July
9.45am-3.30pm
With optional social event 7pm–8.30pm

Wednesday 29th July
9.45am-4pm
Including end of course concert

Course Fees: £175

Our core work will be the Serenade op 7 by Richard Strauss. 

To musically guide us through this essential piece of wind repertoire, we are delighted to announce that we will be joined on the day by the wonderful conductor Sian Edwards.

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Sian will be known to many of you through performances and recordings of both opera and symphonic work, and she has the reputation as one of the foremost operatic conductors of our time. Previously Music Director at ENO, Sian has conducted as far afield as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, St Petersburg Philharmonic, LPO, Ensemble Modern, Scottish Opera, WNO and the Royal Opera House amongst many others. She is currently the Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music

There will also be opportunity for a Q&A style session during the day, so any questions you have, do fire these into us either prior to the course or once we are there..

Our other repertoire 

For the rest of the course, we will be giving you the option of music to explore, with choices ranging from
•  Ligeti: Six Bagatelles (with a focus on 1st movement)
•  Louise Farrenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds (with a focus on 2nd movement)
•  Taffanel: Quintet for WInds 
•  Plus a masterclass option - an opportunity for live solo performance, discussion and feedback


Instrumental classes

As on the physical summer course, you will have one class each day with your instrument tutor.
These classes will have a structured content, looking at repertoire, technique, posture and some ensemble work. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Philip Howarth via email: