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BSI Membership (or membership of another national Suzuki association) is required for all events listed on the BSI website.

  

 

BERKSHIRE

1/2  June 2019

SINGING STRINGS SUZUKI WORKSHOP

Bisham CofE Academy, Marlow SL7 1RW

Come and join us for another fantastic Suzuki weekend workshop, open to all Suzuki violinists and this year, we are delighted to welcome viola players too.  Includes Suzuki groups, tonalization classes, improvisation, choir and a samba band.  There will be a Playtogether at the start and a concert at the end.

Contact: course director Helen Styles singingstringscourse@gmail.com

 

LONDON

9 to 13 July 2019 

CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE

 

Holland Park, London W11

 

Join us for a week of beautiful chamber music on this course tailored perfectly to the students involved. There are 20 places for students of Suzuki Book 5 / ABRSM Grade 5 and above (piano, violin, viola, cello). Everyone plays a movement from a string quartet or piano trio (or other work for their instrument), and there are also musicianship and singing classes. There will be a concert on Saturday 13 July, 11am-12.30.

 

Contact: Jillian Leddra: jillianleddra@hotmail.com or visit: bayswatersuzukigroup.com

 

 

LONDON

29 July to 2 August 2019

VIVACE SUZUKI SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Kingsdale Foundation School, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London SE21 8SQ

 

A week-long workshop for Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello students. Daily Schedule of Individual lessons, Group lessons, Music Mind Games, Musicianship lessons, Orchestra and/or Chamber ensembles session (Book 2+), with Solo and group concerts for everyone.

 

Directors: Clare Raybould & Michiko Takahashi

 

For more information and to apply, go to https://vivacesuzuki.wixsite.com/vivacesuzuki

Contact: vivace.suzuki@gmail.com

 

LONDON 

29 July to 3 August 2019 

THE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA

 

Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London NW10 3ST

Play the music, paint the sets, sing, dance and act: the Summer Extravaganza is back! This year we will be putting on The Jungle Book from scratch in a week, with a performance at 11am on Saturday 3 August. There are 30 places in total (ages 8-18).

 

Contact: course administrator Helen Hugh-Jones: thesummerextravaganza@gmail.com or visit: www.thesummerextravaganza.co.uk

 

 

WORCESTERSHIRE

31 July to 4 August 2019

GREAT MALVERN SUZUKI FLUTE AND RECORDER SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Malvern St James School

 

Residential workshop for flutes and recorders of all levels. Masterclasses, repertoire classes, group lessons and concerts. Welcoming Suzuki Flute and Suzuki Recorder teachers and students from across the UK and around the world.

 

All information and updates available at: http://uksuzukisummerschool.blogspot.com/

Contact: GreatMalvernSuzukiSummerSchool@gmail.com

 

 

SUFFOLK

10 to 15 August 2019

CELLOFEST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Nr Ipswich, IP9 2RX

 

Exciting residential course for cellists and their families.

Highlights include: an exceptional international faculty, masterclasses and chamber music for advanced students, solo recitals, and a staged production involving every child. 

Professional development and ESA training for teachers also available. 

Visit our website for more information: www.cellofest.co.uk

Contact: Tessa Oakley: info@cellofest.co.uk or Rachel Drayson: logistics@cellofest.co.uk

 

 

HERTFORDSHIRE

11 to 14 August 2019

TEMPLE DINSLEY SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Herts

 

A Suzuki course with residential, camping and non-residential options. 

 

Open to all Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano Suzuki Families. 

An Inspiring Course with daily Individual Lessons, Suzuki Groups, Orchestra, Choir, Improvisation, Musicianship, Concerts, an Art room, and a glorious outdoor Swimming pool.

 

Further information and application form: www.templedinsley.com 

 

 

BERKSHIRE

12 to 16 August 2019

ASCOT SUZUKI STRING COURSE

 

LVS Ascot, London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR

 

Our residential Suzuki string course has been running for many years and provides a fantastic opportunity for young string players to come together, work and play hard, for a really immersive week of music-making, meeting other young musicians, playing and having fun. After successful courses first in Riddlesworth, then Culford, this year the course is being held at LVS Ascot School which has superb contemporary facilities in extensive grounds.

 

We will have a wonderful faculty of teachers from home and abroad, providing teaching, chamber music and other music activities. The course is suitable for Suzuki violinists of all ages and slightly older cellists (around 10+).

 

Faculty includes Wim Meuris, Belgium; Sarah Nolan, Sussex; Mary Sandbrook, London; Sue Thomas, Surrey; Helen Styles, Berkshire and Elizabeth Peploe, Scotland.

 

Contact Mary Sandbrook: marysandbrook@aol.com

 

 

MIDLANDS
14 to 17 August 2019
MIDLANDS SUZUKI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOP (MSISW)

The mac, Birmingham

Non-residential workshop for Suzuki Violin, Viola and Suzuki Early Childhood Education families. A fantastic four day workshop of group lessons, masterclasses and concerts led by an inspiring international faculty.

Applications close 30 April 2019

 

www.midlands-suzuki.co.uk

 

 

DORSET

18 to 25 August 2019

LSG INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX

 

We invite the families of all Suzuki string and piano students (from Pre-Twinkle to Beyond the Books) to an exciting and dynamic week of making music, friends and memories.

 

The week will include Masterclasses, Orchestras, Chamber Music, Improv for Strings & Piano, Body Percussions (new for 2019), Dalcroze, Concerts, Parent Choir & Orchestra, Playtogethers and access to all the wonderful facilities Bryanston has to offer, including tennis courts and a recently refurbished indoor swimming Pool.

 

More information and application forms may be found online here: http://www.lsginternationalsummerschool.co.uk/

 

Early application is recommended as places fill fast.

 

 

BELGIUM

20 to 24 August 2019

SUZUKI FLUTES & GUITARS BY THE SEA

 

Oostduinkerke, Flanders, Belgium

Suzuki Flutes & Guitars by the Sea 2019, Oostduinkerke, Belgium is now open for applications. 

Flute Faculty: Diana Dickerson (UK), Machteld Van Geenhoven (B), Gerda Thorn (NL), Delphine Dewald (B)Guitar Faculty: Carmelo Sena Garcia (Spain), Eveline Vaernewyck (B)Flute Teacher Training: Karen Lavie (NL)

In recent years we have welcomed students and teachers from Belgium, Holland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, France & USA. We do hope we have some international friends who join us again this year. We also offer Teacher Training in flute and Early Bird pricing is available.

All our latest news, and the brochure and application forms, can be found at Suzuki Fluit Vlaanderen and Facebook

 

BSI NATIONAL GRADUATION CONCERTS

 

EDINBURGH

29 September 2019

EDINBURGH ACADEMY, HENDERSON ROW

 

LONDON

6 October 2019

VENUE TBC

 

NORTH

13 October 2019

DEWSBURY TOWN HALL

 

This year’s graduates perform piano solos and group performances of their current graduation pieces, with some solo string and woodwind performances. Exact concert and rehearsal timings to follow.

 

Contact: BSI office 0203 176 4170 info@britishsuzuki.com

  

 

12 APRIL 2020

BRITISH SUZUKI ROYAL ALBERT HALL GALA CONCERT

Further details and registration to follow in Summer 2019