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January 2011 – JAM Cello Ensemble

JAM Cello Ensemble January 29th 2011 The Spring Term also saw the launch of a new ensemble, open to all cellists on the island, and combining both adult and junior age groups. The Cello Ensemble is a unique type of instrumental ensemble in which a group of around ten cellos are divided between the high […]

January 2011 – Launch of the Infant Department

Launch of the Infant Department January 2011 The Spring term saw the launch of the academy’s new Infant Department, with morning classes for toddlers aged two and upwards, and after-school classes for children in Reception and Key Stage One. The toddlers classes are led by Mim Poingdestre, who is vastly experienced in this style of […]

January 2011 – Rococo String Sextet Residency

Rococo String Sextet Residency January 26th-30th 2011  The Rococo String Quartet were resident at the academy in the Winter term, but they returned this term with friends! The Rococo String Sextet gave an after-school concert with just one work in the programme; Brahms’s beautiful String Sextet. This provided an excellent opportunity for students to experience […]

December 2010 – London Concert Day-Trip

London Concert Day-Trip December 12th 2010The term was brought to a close with a wonderful short tour to London to attend an afternoon orchestral concert at the Royal Festival Hall given by the Philharmonia Orchestra.  Nine students and three adult supervisors took part in this event, which was sponsored by the Jersey Arts Trust.  Following a bleary-eyed […]

November 2010 – Jersey Eisteddfod

Jersey Eisteddfod November 2010 Our congratulations go out to all the island’s young musicians who participated in this year’s Jersey Eisteddfod.  In addition to all the academy students who entered various solo classes, there were three chamber music ensembles participating in the Langley Trophy for unconducted instrumental ensemble.  All three groups had been rehearsing together […]

November 2010 – Adrian Brendel and Min-Yung Kim

Adrian Brendel and Min-Yung Kim Masterclass 7th November 2010 Cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist Min-Yung Kim were visiting the island courtesy of the Sundeep Watts Memorial Fund, and were resident at the academy for their visit.  A group of students and staff from the academy attended their concert at the Jersey Arts Centre on Saturday 6th […]

October 2010 – Michael Collins Concert and Masterclass

Michael Collins Concert and Masterclass 19th October 2010 As Patron of the 2011 Liberation International Music Festival, world-class clarinettist Michael Collins was visiting the island to see the various venues next year’s festival will be using, and to offer his artistic input into the musical programme which will be on offer for the exciting event, now […]

September 2010 – Rococo String Quartet

JAM Residency: Rococo String Quartet 29th September – 3rd October 2010 Music In Action’s outstanding ‘Concert for the Coastline’ with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra took place on Saturday 2nd October, and as part of the event the wonderful Rococo String Quartet were brought over to the island for a residency at the academy. During their […]

July/August 2010 – Musique et Aventure

Musique et Aventure 2010 25th July – 1st August 2010 The fourth Musique et Aventure summer music course joined together around 40 local youn g musicians with visiting children from France and the UK. The mornings were spent combining daily one-to-one instrumental lessons alongside chamber music coaching, private practice, and this year also included orchestral […]

July 2010 – Tessitori Duo Residency

Tessitori Duo Residency 17th-19th July 2010 The outstanding Tessitori Duo of Isobel Leirera, viola, and Jaoa, classical guitar, visited the island through the support of the Jersey Arts Trust. During their visit they performed for Key Stage 2 children at Springfield School, exploring each of the different Spanish characters in Manuella De Falla’s entertaining Spanish […]