• Saturday 15 March 2014 - Saturday 22 March 2014

    Aldeburgh English Song Project

    John Woolrich  •  Peter Wiegold composers  •  Huw Watkins composer/pianist  •  David Harsent poet  •  Richard Edgar Wilson voice -- Please note that David Harsent replaces Lavinia Greenlaw.

    Begun as a Britten Centenary project in 2013, this legacy is carried forward in a course for composers and poets which starts at Aldeburgh and will continue with events at the Brunel Institute of Composition led by Peter Wiegold in a showcase at Aldeburgh and London in July. It is led by John Woolrich, the poet David Harsent and the pianist/composer Huw Watkins and singer Richard Edgar Wilson. The brief will be to create new settings for voice and piano and the course will study Britten's and others' musical response to a text, the technical demands of voice and keyboard as well as providing a framework for the writing of new work.


  • Sunday 11 August 2013 - Sunday 18 August 2013

    Masterclass: Schubert Lieder

    In this intensive class we explore the extraordinary period between 1823-6 which included the first of Schubert’s great song cycles, Die schöne Müllerin and songs like Die junge Nonne.


  • Friday 2 August 2013 - Thursday 8 August 2013

    BPO Britten and Bruckner

    Robin Ticciati conductor

    The brilliant young music director of Glyndebourne and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to Aldeburgh to perform one of Britten’s most important orchestral scores with the legendary Miklos Perenyi, alongside Bruckner’s thrilling 4th symphony.


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.’