Piano Master Class and Lecture Series
September 19, 2022 - December 5, 2022 |
10:45 AM - 02:00 PM
2022-09-19 10:45 AM 2022-12-05 02:00 PM Piano Master Class and Lecture Series Ottawa, ON America/New_York
Mondays, September 19 - December 5, 2022
Taught by Michael Berkovsky and Alexander Panizza
Photo Credit: Charles Maurer
Advanced amateur pianists are invited to join this 10-week program starting Sept 19 - Dec 05 (excluding the two holiday Mondays Sept 26 and Oct 10) at the beautiful Avenue Road Music and Performance Academy. It will be led by experienced pianists and pedagogues Dr. Michael Berkovsky and Alexander Panizza.
The program includes weekly master classes, with all participants having opportunities to play and receive feedback, and also seminars on key topics of interest, such as:
- Looking into and generating awareness of certain important principles of piano technique.
- The pianists toolbox: Simple but effective approaches to learning and incorporating repertoire.
- Decoding the visual into sound. Creative approaches to score reading and strategies on how to adapt difficult passages.
- Efficiency vs experimentation: Based on the situation, identifying which approach is preferable.
- Introduction to lesser known gems of the piano repertoire.
There will be a final recital at the Academy for willing participants and their guests.
Who Should Join
Adults with a passion for piano, playing at level of RCM Grade 10 or higher. Number of performing participants is limited to 10.
3-5 pieces/movements (could include a concerto movement). Memorization is optional.
Classes (10) on Mondays from 10:45 a.m. (or later start time some weeks if less than 10 performing participants) to 2:00pm , starting September 19 and ending December 5; final recital TBA. All classes take place in the Gordon Lightfoot Performance Hall of the Academy, with an adjoining kitchen facility.
$1,400 for performing participants including concert performance; $500 auditor fee