This year’s composers’ day focuses on writing for our endangered instrument, the viola, and for community groups. It is an opportunity for all composers to improve their skills, develop new ideas and hear tips from leading professionals.
The day will feature talks by composers Sally Beamish and John De Simone and viola player/composer Garth Knox.
There is also an opportunity to book a 1:1 session with our composers, but please note places are limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.
The composers’ day is open to composers of all ages and standards.
Timetable for the day:
10.30am Registration, tea and coffee
10.45am Session on composing for the viola in community settings – led by John De Simone
11.45am Short break
12.00pm All participants to attend viola ensemble lunchtime concert and talk – in the same venue
1.30pm 1:1 Surgery sessions with John De Simone and Sally Beamish (limited and subject to availability)
2.00pm Composing for the viola – led by Sally Beamish with Garth
3.00pm Masterclass on viola with selected compositions from call-out led by Garth Knox with Sally
Participants to bring a packed lunch.
To book a place contact email@example.com.