Music-making in the beautiful Lot countryside
2012 saw the tenth anniversary of our ever-popular wind chamber music course at Cubertou. We now invite you to join us for another year of music making and more! Enjoy playing a range of repertoire in this fantastic setting, coached by our expert team of tutors. New players always welcome.
|Date||24-31 August 2013|
|Price||£520 twin room / £730 single room
£395 camping / £195 student camping
Includes tuition, accommodation, meals and wine. Does not include travel.
|Location||Cubertou is a special place in quiet countryside near the Lot river, surrounded by its own forests and meadows.|
|What experience do I need?||You are an advanced player (Grade 8 or above) or college student and wish to extend your experience of the wind chamber music repertoire|
|Instrument||Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn|
|Registration||Fill out this form. We will be back in touch to arrange a deposit and confirm your place.|
You will be coached by a team of distinguished musicians:
- Lynda Coffin, Flute
- Miles Hewitt, Horn
- Andrew Knights, Oboe
- Laurence Perkins, Bassoon
- Sarah Watts, Clarinet
What does it involve?
Wind chamber music is the focus of the week. You will have the chance to perform standard repertoire as well as lesser known works for a diverse combination of instruments. A vast library of music caters for all standards and musical tastes however you are welcome to bring along your own favourites.
The course includes playing in a variety of chamber groups directed by our tutors, masterclasses and recitals, as well as time for personal practice and relaxation. The atmosphere is relaxed and encouraging and is also about enjoying the food, wine and beautiful countryside of south west France.
Highlights of the week include quartets in the bamboo grove, reed-making in the woods, visits to the local market, wine-tasting and a public concert at the end of the week. Trips out to local tourist attractions such as the nearby Chateau de Bonaguil, can be arranged on demand.
Cubertou is a self-contained house and all meals are provided there, with a three-course gourmet meal with wine each evening. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and ideal for walks and open-air practising! 2012 saw the installation of a large outdoor pool, ideal for cooling off on a sunny afternoon.
Single and twin room prices include accommodation in the main house or long barn with towels and bedding provided.
Campers will sleep in shared tents with individual bedrooms. Mattresses and pillows will be provided but you should bring your own towel and sleeping bag. Campers can bring their own tent if they prefer. More practical information here.