Summer 2019

From July 25 to 29 inc 2019, Aberdeen International Youth Festival is launching Strings for All Workshops and Masterclasses led by folk and rock fiddler and classical violinist Adam Phillips.

The Workshops are open to all age groups and aims to attract violinists, cellists, fiddle players, violists and flautists.

Adam is a direct descendent of the 18th Century Scottish composer and fiddler William Marshall, who is credited as creating ‘the first Strathspeys of the age.’ Adam, who is a native of Aberdeen and a previous flag bearer at the Festival, will reveal the secrets that lie behind a number of Marshall’s beautiful works.

Participants will gain the opportunity to harmonise and compose traditional Celtic music as well as key works by Marshall. The week will also allow students to develop improvisatory skills and enable them to form their own trios and quartets based on ideas drawn from other composers such as John Williams and Philip Glass.

One on one tuition will also be a sizeable portion of this series of workshops, so it is ideal for students preparing for music scholarships, graded exams or auditions.

Players will engage with Adam’s unique musical heritage in this very popular week while developing their own skills, learning new pieces and performing in their own concert on Friday 29th July.

To Book a place on either the Aberdeen Summer workshops or/and a place at The Tun Wells workshop on August 5, please see the events part of the website or simply contact myself via Contacts. 

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