Philip Thorby

July 2017 Recorder Course

at Victoria House, Lyme Regis

Diploma level

8th - 14th July 2017

Limited to a maximum of 12 players

Philip Thorby

Philip Thorby is well known as one of the country's leading performers and teachers in the field of Renaissance and Baroque music. He is founder and Director of the Renaissance ensemble Musica Antiqua of London, which has remained at the forefront of research-based performance of early sixteenth-century music.

As a recorder player, Philip's interests range widely. Two areas of special interest are sixteenth-century divisions (elaborate instrumental works based on vocal originals) and the music of early eighteenth-century London.

Until recently, Philip was Professor of Recorder and Senior Fellow in Early Music at Trinity College of Music. He teaches widely in England and abroad.


About the course

This course is designed for players at and above Diploma level.  Players are expected to be excellent sight readers and to be willing and able to play all sizes of recorder down to great bass or contra.  A significant part of the repertoire is likely to be 21st Century music.  Each day there will be sessions where everyone plays together and also one to a part sessions in smaller groups.  The objective is to have fun exploring a variety of music in a friendly, lively and challenging atmosphere.

The course will start at 2.30pm on Saturday 8th July and will finish before lunch on Friday.  Off road car parking is available from Saturday morning if you want to arrive early and explore Lyme.


Prices are as follows:

Single occupancy    £625

2 players, sharing    £490 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £830

A £75 deposit is required per person on booking, with the balance to be paid at least one month before the course.

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