July 2013 – Suzuki Day

  Suzuki Day Saturday 13th July 2013 This was the third Suzuki Day led by Vanessa Moore and the visiting UK Suzuki specialist, this time involving young cellists led by Emmanuelle Dumas.  The day was filled with fun activities, giving the young violinists and cellists lots of games and activities to enjoy.  The event concluded […]

July 2013 – Multi-Piano Extravaganza

  Multi-Piano Extravaganza Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July 2013 The main focus of this term’s Project Week was a multi-piano event involving all our young pianists.  Thanks to the sponsorship of Voisin and the Jersey Arts Trust, we were able to bring over the Burrows Woo Piano Duo from London, and their input to […]

July 2013 – JAM End of Year Concert at the Jersey Arts Centre

  JAM End of Year Concert at the Jersey Arts Centre Sunday 7th July 2013, 7pm The academic year was brought to a rousing conclusion at the Jersey Arts Centre for the academy’s End of Year Concert.  The concert featured around forty students of many different ages and levels performing solos, duos and small ensembles. […]

June 2013 – Grand Hotel Musical Brunch

  Grand Hotel Musical Brunch Sunday 30th June This was the fourth concert in the series run in partnership with the Grand Jersey.  Seven senior students performed a pre-lunch concert featuring music for piano, saxophone, voice and viola to an enthusiastic audience of families, friends, and hotel guests.  All the performers enjoyed lunch in Victoria’s […]

June 2013 – Brass Day

    Brass Day   Sunday 30th June 2013 Coordinated by Pippa Lumbard, the Brass Day brought together thirty young brass students from all over the island for a day of brass instrument activities.  Featuring the All Brass Souls brass quintet, the assembled professional performers and teachers led the students through various solo and ensemble […]

June 2013 – Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra Summer Session

  Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra Summer Session 21st-23rd June 2013 For the orchestra’s third session they were led by conductor Aaron Burrows, the local pianist/conductor who has recently completed his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  The programme focussed on Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, performed with baroque timpani and harpsichord. […]

May 2013 – Jersey International Festival for Amateur Pianists

  Jersey International Festival for Amateur Pianists 25th May – 2nd June 2013 This new residential course for amateur pianists featured Idil Beret and Frédéric Aguessy.  Coordinated by Michael Stembridge-Montavont, please visit www.normandypianocourses.com for further information.  

May 2013 – Liberation International Music Festival 2013

  Liberation International Music Festival 2013 8th-12th May 2013 Another remarkable line up of international musicians assembled for the Liberation International Music Festival. During this year’s festival the educational activities fell into three different areas: Firstly, short student compositions based on Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale were performed to open the concert at the Noirmont Command […]

April 2013 – Coutances Music Service Residency

  Coutances Music Service Residency 25th-27th April 2013 Thanks to a contact initiated by the St Ouen’s Twinning Association, the academy ran a project with a group of young wind players from the Ecole de Musique de Coutances, the region’s music service, led by their Director Philip Arnaud. During their stay the trio firstly performed […]

March 2013 – Grand Hotel Musical Brunch

  Grand Hotel Musical Brunch Sunday 24th March 2013, JAM The concert series linked with Grand Jersey continued with performances from four students in the hotel’s Park Suites.  The concert included a variety of pieces including Burgmuller’s Ballade, Chopin’s Mazurka in A minor, and Kabalevsky’s Sonatina no.1 for solo piano, and two contrasting works for […]