Susan Bullock gives outstanding recital and students continue to thrive! - Overture Week Day 2
17th July 2019
It was another extraordinary day of action here in Winchester - here are some highlights!
Performance from the incredible Susan Bullock and Richard Sisson
Our chamber music students focussed on listening to their fellow musicians as a way of creating conversations with each other, as well as communicating a variety of characters to their audience. All day, our brilliant team of chamber coaches encouraged the students to look for new meanings in the music and to really perform like they were on stage.
Chamber rehearsal with Tamar Andrusier
Pianos had a focussed day of individual lessons with Richard Sisson and Simon Callaghan. They continued to challenge themselves in all aspects of the music, working on difficult technical passages and finding solutions to progress. Students were also able to try the harpsichord and develop their skills on this instrument.
More collaboration between the composers and chamber musicians took place in the morning, with final ideas coming together for our student’s compositions. There was much to be commended in group sharing and individual discussions between our composers and Lucy Armstrong, our inspirational composition tutor.
Collaboration between our chamber music and composition students
In the afternoon we were honoured to welcome the incredible Susan Bullock (highlights including performances of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Covent Garden in 2012 and solo soprano in the 2011 Last Night of the Proms) and our very own piano teacher Richard Sisson. Together they gave an unforgettable recital of ‘Songs My Father Taught Me’, including Frank Sinatra’s My Funny Valentine amongst other well known classics. Afterwards, we were lucky to then have Susan answer some of our student’s questions, where she gave her advice and discussed her sensational career as an international soloist. It was a wonderful occasion and memory for our students to take with them.
An inspirational afternoon with Susan Bullock and Richard Sisson
The evening activity was all about working in teams to create new inventions, including sofas made from balloons, spaghetti and marshmallow towers and water carrying devices from paper! Our students then battled it out on the dishcloth tag field! It was another evening of laughter and smiles all round, with our Ingenium family for the week fully established.
Creating new things in the evening activity
Wow! So much in one day, and so much more to come. Keep your eyes peeled for even more tomorrow!
More fun and games
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Musicians of the day:
- Piano: Cristoforo, for knowing the historical context of his Mozart so well, engaging in a high level of conversation about musicology and having the open mind to transform his playing
- Chamber Ensemble: Dring (Matteo and Olivia), for committing and preparing professionally with lots of energy and going above and beyond by rehearsing and exploring the whole piece
- Composer: James, for working hard all day, supporting others when working with the chamber groups, and finding a fantastic rhythm for his work.
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