BPM Masterclass Series – Woodwind


5th October 2017




£3 to watch, £10 to participate in Masterclass


Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Cresswell Theatre

Woodwind is the star of the show in the next installment of our masterclass series, run in partnership with Bristol Cathedral Choir School.

Throughout 2017/18, some of the UK’s finest classical musicians will be visiting Bristol to deliver six very special recital-masterclasses. These events give students in Bristol the chance to meet, listen to, and learn from musicians at the forefront of their profession.

Join us as we welcome Sarah Newbold (Flute) & Claire Alsop (Accompanist) to Bristol Plays Music and our Woodwind Masterclass.

Sarah Newbold is a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the New London Orchestra and formerly of both Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. As a freelance player she has worked with most of the orchestras in Great Britain. A keen chamber musician, Sarah is a member of Cardiff Winds and Dragonfly. She has been a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1989, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama since 2010.

Claire Alsop studied music at Bristol University, during which time she was organ scholar at Bristol Cathedral. On graduating, Claire was appointed organist of Cheltenham Ladies College, where she worked until 2001. She gained the FRCO diploma in 2006, winning the Turpin prize. Claire is assistant organist at St Mary Redcliffe church, and enjoys a range of music making including teaching, ABRSM examining, accompanying and solo work, and has broadcast live on both Radio 3 and BBC1.

Each event takes place in the Cresswell Theatre at BCCS and starts at 5.30pm, with a short informal recital from the visiting artists. This is followed by an open masterclass until 8pm, in which advanced students perform and receive coaching (everyone is encouraged to watch). £3 entry, £10 if performing in the masterclass.

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