- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United Kingdom
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Music
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
The Ingenium Academy summer Piano Programme is for 14–18 year old pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing as well as gain ensemble playing experience.
Under the direction of some of the UK's foremost performers and educators, our Piano Programme offers a unique opportunity for young pianists.
We strongly believe in the importance of nurturing the all-round musician and as such, have created a varied programme of workshops and classes to make sure all areas are catered for.
World class tutors
Each day, students will receive solo and group tuition from esteemed professors who are professional musicians themselves. Our tutors can frequently be found performing in the UK's most prestigious venues from Wigmore Hall to the Royal Opera House, as well as concerts in countries from Japan and Hong Kong to Canada and the USA. Not just accomplished performers, our piano tutors are selected for their talent as educators, specialising in different areas of piano performance and musicianship.
Improve your technique and musicianship skills
Through a combination of solo tuition, group sessions and workshops, our students will work on all aspects of their playing including sight reading, technique, interpretation and performance. Pianists also have the opportunity to explore new repertoire, and develop additional skills in accompaniment, composition, and other keyboard instruments such as organ and harpsichord.
Share ideas in group sessions
As well as one-to-one tuition and private practice, students gather for group sessions including masterclasses from visiting professors, workshops and group activities including sight reading and technique classes. At the end of each day is the opportunity for a few students to share their work with their friends, and receive insightful and constructive feedback from their peers in a supportive and positive environment.
Play chamber music and duets
With guidance from our tutors and pastoral staff, piano students form duets and work on four-hand pieces. There are also chamber music sessions throughout the course, where musicians from our instrumental and vocal programmes join our pianists to form small ensembles.
Workshops & Masterclasses
In addition to lessons and rehearsals, pianists join their fellow musicians from all our programmes to take part in a broad and engaging range of workshops and masterclasses designed to broaden students' musical horizons. These include composition, chamber music, conducting, performance anxiety, Alexander technique and much more.
Our piano programme offers a range of performance opportunities, from formal public concerts to informal opportunities such as our internal lunchtime recitals and evening Performance Platforms. Piano students perform at a lunchtime recital at Winchester Cathedral, and other informal opportunities include our Garden Party, Swing Night and Cabaret Night. We are passionate about performance, ensuring every student has the chance to perform at least once during their time with us.