This summer the North London Piano School will hold its nineteenth annual Summer Course in August 2014 (16th-23th) in the Purcell School, London. Please find the information below.

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Attention! In the year 2014 selected participants will have the opportunity to perform at a lunchtime concert at one of London's most revered halls, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.












































At The Purcell School, Bushey, London 
August 2014 (16th-23rd)



Piano, Voice, String Instruments and Ensembles 
Senior and Junior Classes 

former Masterclasses were taken by 
Andrew Ball, Katarzyna Borowiak, Alison Bowring, Christopher Elton, William Fong, Ruth Gerald, John Lill, Andrew Haigh, Ruth Harte, Joan Harvey, Ronan O'Hora, Stephen Hough, Fazliddin Husanov, Ilya Itin, Alexander Kelly, Leonid Kontorovski, Olga Malisova, Tessa Nicholson,Richard Ormrod, Irina Osipova, Artur Pisarro, Natasha Sarcevic, Michael Schreider, Kathryn Stott, Albert Tarakanov, Patsy Toh, Iwan Urwalov, John York, Andrew Zolinsky.

The Final Concert 2002 was held at St. John's Smith Square, London

The 2003-2011 Final Concerts were held at Dukes Hall,
Royal Academy of Music, London

In the 2012 the venue for the Final Concert was Southbank Centre, The Purcell Room of Queens Elizabeth Hall, London

In the 2013 and 2014 the venue for the Final Concerts was and will be Constance Pilkington Hall at The Purcell School

The CD has been prepared and was distributed at the final concert.  

The Recital Winners will be offered concerts in London at St.Martin-in-the-Field Concert Series.

This year the dedicated team will be recording the best performances during the week and the players again will have a chance to prepare their own CD .










This year's professorial team  will include :

Katarzyna Borowiak
Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Alison Bowring
Lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Christopher Elton
Head of Keyboard at the Royal Academy of Music

William Fong
Head of keyboard at the Purcell School and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music

Fazliddin Husanov
Concert Pianist, Kuvait Conservatoire,
Welsh Royal College of Music and Drama

Vanessa Latrche
Professor of International Keyboard Studies at the Royal College of Music

Chenyin Li
Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Olga Malisova
Head of Junior Department at the North London Piano School

Tessa Nicholson
Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Purcell School

Ronan O'Hora
Professor and Head of Keyboard at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Richard Ormrod
Professor of Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and Wells Cathedral School

Michael Schreider
Professor of Piano, North London Piano School,
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

This year we will hear again masterclasses and lectures on various styles; Baroque, Classical and Modern Piano Styles, Problems of Tension and Relaxation in Performance, Technical Development, Systems of Practising. One of the most important Masterclasses will be devoted to the Romantic Repertoire.











In the year 2014 we will meet our outstanding guests from Russia

Marina Kesselman
Professor of Violin at Moscow Tchaikovski Conservatoire

Irina Osipova
Professor of Piano at Moscow Conservatoire

and also

Irina Berkovic
Professor of Piano at Jerusalem Music Academy



Our Patrons

Our Sponsors




Helmut Rothenberg, OBE

Current Patron John Lill, OBE


Rayne Foundation

NLJ Foundation 
administered by Newtons Solicitors

Hulse Charitable Trust
administered by Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants

Yamaha UK

Peters Edition Ltd

Sibelius Software Ltd

Cambridge Press

Cornhill Insurance








Tuition each day
Practice facilities
Solo Piano, Violin and Singing Classes
Chamber classes
Piano duo and accompanists' classes
Masterclasses Lectures and seminars in piano style and technique
Public performances

Warm, friendly atmosphere
Light hearted 'in house' concert Fun workshops
Tennis courts on site







Applications will be welcome from:
Advanced pianists, duos and piano ensembles
Students embarking on a musical career
Anyone preparing for a professional diploma
Everyone with a genuine interest is welcome whether or not they are planning a musical career
Junior students (up to grade 6 or equivalent)
Advanced students and musicians, professionals
Teachers will be welcome as observers





Accommodation and Fees




The course is mainly residential, but students living locally may also enrol
Everyone, including observers, will be able to participate in all activities.
The fees for the course are fully inclusive, the participants are responcible for the transportation

Fees for full seven day course set at the moment: 
695.00 including meals and accommodation 
595.00 including meals but without accommodation

Fees for short four day course:
540.00 including meals and accommodation 
490.00 including meals but without accommodation

Former students will be offered a discretionary discount

Fees for observers and Associate teachers - daily rates: 
65.00 including meals and accommodation 
45.00 including meals but without accommodation

All cheques should be made payable to:
North London Piano School
Overseas students should pay by sterling cheques

Bursaries and Scholarships
Those seeking bursaries/scholarships will be asked to send a tape of their recorded performance. They are advised to apply as soon as possible








Information and application forms (copied forms accepted) from:

Dr Michael Schreider
78 Warwick Avenue
Tel. (44/0) 20 89585206, fax. (44/0) 506 312 4864

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