Philip Thorby

July 2018 Recorder Course

at Victoria House, Lyme Regis

Diploma level

7th - 13th July 2018

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 founded and directed the ensemble “Musica Antiqua of London” which was at the forefront of research-based performance of renaissance music, a passion he is now exploring further with “Intrepid Academy”. He is Emeritus Fellow in Early Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London.

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.


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 7th 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    £650

2 players, sharing    £530 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £875

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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