Programme in detail

Monday 18 June 2012 - Sunday 24 June 2012

Dawn Upshaw Festival Masterclass: Americans in Paris

An artist with extraordinary natural warmth and courage, Dawn Upshaw is fiercely committed to the transforming communicative power of music. This course for singers and pianists will explore the overlapping territories of American and French song from Gershwin and Copland to Faure and Messiaen. Singers and pianists may apply independently or as a duo. Additional coaching will be provided by the pianist Kayo Iwama.

Successful participants will also have the opportunity of attending other events at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Some masterclasses will be open to the public.

No course fees payable, accomodation and food costs are covered, however participants must cover their own travel costs (bursaries available).

Singers and pianists may apply independently or as a duo.

Young Artists’ Aldeburgh Festival concert Sunday 24 June

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Britten–Pears Programme

What our past alumni say:

‘I have never been anywhere else where I have learnt so much in so short a time and have come away refreshed and itching to make music.’

‘The BPP is a great opportunity to work with top musicians in a friendly and supportive environment. ... The genuine love of music embedded in everyone here is truly inspirational and reminds us why we want to be musicians.’

‘Britten–Pears is a very positive experience. From the stunning location to the excellent tuition it is an opportunity young musicians should not miss out on.’

‘The Programme is a great symposium where composers, performers and tutors can work closely together in an inspirational environment.’