First time in Poland – GROUP PIANO LESSONS
Workshop will take place between 30 of July to 6th of August in Międzylesie close to the border between Poland and Czech Republic in beautiful 700 years old castle situated in picturesque town surrounded by mountains. There’s a historic market in the vicinity of the castle and free water park 400 meters away. Workshop includes visiting the castle and there’s also possibility to play the night castle game and to experience adventures in escape rooms!
Suzuki Summer Academy is the first event of this kind in Poland gathering pianist in group piano lessons. All the lessons are taught using high quality yamaha Grand Pianos. All the participants will have a unique opportunity to take part in classes run by an outstanding choreographer and dancer of Cracovia Danza with whom they will learn Minuet, Gavotte and other dances that they play on the piano!
The workshop will include:
- at least 8 group lessons (45 min.)
- at least 4 individual lessons (20 min.)
- lesson in chamber band
- playing four-handed pieces in duet
- own daily practice
- series of 5 lessons of court dance finished with dance performance
- four lessons of music theory/eurhythmics depending on age of the participant
- lectures for parents
- concert by teachers
- family/solo/group/chamber concerts
- tourist attractions
- possibility of having more lessons for participants or parents
Teachers of Suzuki Summer Academy:
Katarzyna Borowiak – piano
Katarzyna Borowiak studied piano with Bronisława Kawalla and Jan Ekier at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland and James Gibb at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London. She furthered her performing skills with Bernard Ringeissen and Richard Goode. She won major scholarships from the Chopin Society, Myra Hess Trust and the British Council, and in 1987 was awarded the Premier Prix at the GSMD. She has performed throughout Poland for the Warsaw Philharmonic, Warsaw Music Society and F. Chopin and K. Szymanowski societies, and the UK, Ireland and Japan, as a soloist and chamber musician. Between 1987 and 1991 she was part of Sir Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now! Series. She has been performing with London Octave at St. Martin-in-the-Fields since 2006 and was a member of The Haydn Trio of London. She has been professor of piano at the GSMD Junior School, St. Albans Music School and Watford School of Music (WSM) since 1990, and was a Guildhall (later Trinity Guildhall) examiner between 1999 and 2008, as well as a consultant for the Trinity Guildhall Piano Syllabus. She has lectured on numerous courses and seminars throughout the UK and worldwide – in Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.
She has been the European Suzuki Association (ESA) Teacher Trainer and Examiner since 1992. A Suzuki Method pioneer and a founder of the Polish Suzuki Association (CES) in 1996, she fostered the first Polish Suzuki piano teachers and Piano Teacher Trainers & Examiners in Poland, and in 2002 launched teacher training for violin, cello and guitar for CES. During 2002-2010 she was the ESA Piano Director and a member of International Piano Committee. She is a co-editor of the New International Suzuki Piano Edition. Since 2013 she has been directing her Independent Suzuki Piano Teacher Training, which she runs in partnership with the Hertfordshire Music Service at the WSM, and since 2015 the National Suzuki Piano Teacher Training in Sweden. At present she is a Chairman of ESA Piano Committee and a member of ESA Instrumental Committee.
Her pupils are prize winners at piano and music competitions and festivals such as North London Festival, St. Albans Young Musician, Charlton House Young Artist Award, Hatfield Festival, Rickmansworth Young Musician and Ruislip-Northwood Festival. They win scholarships to top UK schools and universities including Purcell School, Yehudi Menuhin School, Chetham’s School of Music, St. Pauls School, Eton College, Cambridge and Oxford. They perform regularly at venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Milton Court and Purcell Room. They have been selected by Jaques Samuel Junior Colleges Piano Competition for winners concerts at the Wigmore Hall on numerous occasions, and most recently by Lang Lang Piano Academy at the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona) and the Royal Albert Hall.
Magdalena Kielak – piano
She has graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with distinction and from postgraduate studies in Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. From 2003 she has been working in the field of Piano education in music schools. From 2006 she works as an accompanist in Ballet School and Music University in Warsaw. In 2008 she was awarded with Ministry of Culture and Heritage award. She has been using Suzuki method with children since 2012 and continues training on 3rd level under M. Jasinska.
Katarzyna Gąsior – piano
She has graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in three specializations (Piano,
Harpsichord and Organs Department, Composition Department, Conducting and music theory and Choir Conducting Department). She is passionate about creative education of pre-school and school children. She participated in methodology trainings for grand piano teachers organized within Summer Piano course in Szczecinek and Bryanston International Summer School. She is qualified as second level teacher by European Suzuki Association (ESA). Currently training at third and fourth level). She has been piano teacher at Non- Public Music School since 2009.
Małgorzata Fudala – piano
She has graduated from Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in Piano class under PhD Magdalena Lisak and postgraduate studies in chamber piano. She gained educational experience as a teacher in public and private music schools. She has cooperated with Suzuki School, Suzuki Academy, Artistic Centre „The little Artist”. Her Suzuki Course teacher was ESA trainer Marzena Jasinska and Ewa Guz-Seroki. She has completed third degree training. Since 2016 she has been running first Suzuki school in Wrocław for piano classes.
Joanna Orzechowska (M.A.) – Court dance
Achieved the Ballet Artist title alongside the Graduation Diploma of the Ludomir Różycki State Ballet School in Bytom, Poland. She is a graduate in Ballet Pedagogy of the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. She was a student of Mrs Danuta Piasecka (M.A.), a Polish pioneer in magnificent traditions of the Russian ballet.
For 25 years Joanna has been a ballet dance teacher in her mother Ballet School in Bytom. She has been teaching both classical and historical ballet, being one of few Polish specialists in the latter one.
Her students have achieved numerous successes in recognized national and international ballet dance competitions, while her graduates have become members of the most renown Polish dance theaters and groups.
Olga Daroch – eurhythmics/theory
she received a diploma with distinction from Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (speciality: Eurhythmics and Theory of Music) and from postgraduate studies at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Wroclaw (speciality: Directing Theatre for Children and Youth). She collaborates with Theatre of Rhythm “Katalog” in Katowice. In 2014 she received a special prize at the Monodrama Festival FeTA in Wroclaw. Next year as a finalist of international competition “Musik und Bewegung” organized by Eurhythmics Festival in Remscheid (Germany) she performed her own spectacle “Wo-MAN”. In 2016 she co-created and performed a choreography during the conference “Flow in Performance” organized by Dalcroze Society of America at the University in Princeton (USA). Olga Daroch works with children and youth in kindergarten and music schools as a teacher of eurhythmics, technique and plasticity of movement, piano improvisation, dalcroze’s solfege, eurhythmic ensembles and music theory subjects – such as ear training, harmony or principles of music. From 2016 she cooperates with National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, where she is giving workshops of eurhythmics and music education projects (“Music and movement”, “Lessons of rhythm”, “Choir academy”’).
Cost: 290 GBP
Early bird price: 250 GBP paid by 15.03.2017
deadline for Applications is 30th of May 2017
Applications are processed in the order they are received
Number of participants is limited
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