Bart Spanhove

Residential recorder course

Victoria House, Lyme Regis

Technique and beyond for Advanced / Diploma level

15th - 19th September 2018

Limited to a maximum of 12 players

Bart Spanhove

Bart Spanhove

Bart Spanhove has been principal professor of recorder at the Lemmensinstituut Leuven (Belgium) since 1984. He is also artistic director of the world famous recorder ensemble, the Flanders Recorder Quartet. With them he has produced 20 CDs, played over 1800 concerts worldwide and given numerous masterclasses and lecture demonstrations.

He is often asked to be a judge at international recorder competitions.

Bart is co-author of the successful recorder tutor "Easy Going" (Heinrichshofen) and has published "The Finishing Touch of Ensemble Playing" (Alamire). In August 2010 Mieroprint published the results of his 4 year research project, The Recorder Music of Frans Geysen. Currently, Bart is researching recorder technique and how to study music successfully.

He is always thinking of how to make people happier by making music and playing the recorder.


About the course

This is an exceptional opportunity for tuition in a very small group by one of the leading recorder players and tutors of our time.  This course is designed for players at and above grade 8 who want to improve their technique.  Players are expected to be very good sight readers and to be able to play all sizes of recorder.  Each day there will be a session on technique and other sessions where everyone plays together and also one to a part sessions in smaller groups.  The objective is to improve your technique, whilst having fun exploring a variety of music in a friendly, lively and challenging atmosphere.

The timetable is flexible and will vary according to the needs and wishes of those attending, although there are usually 4 one and a half hour sessions each full day.  The early part of each afternoon is free for relaxation, exploring Lyme Regis or informal recorder playing.

The course starts at 11.00am Saturday and runs until lunchtime on Wednesday 19th September.  Bed and breakfast is available on Friday for £20 per person, if you wish to arrive early.


Prices are as follows:

Single occupancy    £500

2 players, sharing    £400 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £650

A £90 deposit is required per person on booking, with the balance to be paid at least one month before the course.

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