• Sunday 27 July 2014 - Saturday 9 August 2014

    Monteverdi - The Coronation of Poppea

    Richard Egarr director

    Four hundred years ago, Claudio Monteverdi created a group of stage works with music which are often cited as the birth of a new dramatic form: opera. The last of these, L'incoronazione di Poppea, is a virtuoso display of variety and dramatic colour, employing specific music devices to signify moods and situations. Vocal coaches will include Michael Chance and Rita Dams.


  • Saturday 12 July 2014 - Sunday 20 July 2014

    Wolf Lieder

    Wolfgang Holzmair  •   Imogen Cooper

    The celebrated lieder duo bring an unrivalled depth of experience to the unique microcosm of Hugo Wolf's songs. In an intensive week of individual coaching and public masterclasses they will explore songs from the Mörike Lieder and Italienisches Liederbuch.


  • Wednesday 18 June 2014 - Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Ligeti Études

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard director

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival, has been uniquely associated with the creation of the Ligeti Études, premiering two of them and making the first recording of Books 1 and 2. His formidable wit, intellect, and technical armoury will make this masterclass a unique opportunity to study these hugely important works.


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.’