Strings in Greece
Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 201y
Enjoy a unique musical experience on the Greek island of Kythira, the southernmost of the Ionian islands. Unspoilt by mass tourism, Kythira offers a rich variety of beaches, villages and countryside. Greece in May and early June is a revelation to those who only know the country in summer – the air is fresh and all the hills and meadows are green and covered in wild flowers.
The music making mirrors Greek island life, with rehearsals in the morning and early evening, leaving the afternoons for other activities. We arrange at least one (optional) walk during the course of the week and cover other areas of interest such as Greek cooking and dancing
Our mainstay venue used for rehearsals and the midweek concert by the tutors, is an open-air amphitheatre www.zeidoros.gr only a stone’s throw from the sea in Kapsali .
The tutors, Fenella Humphreys (violin) and Adi Tal (cello) are recognised world-class performers, as well as both being great teachers - encouraging, informative and inspirational at all times. As well as joining in with our end of course concert they will be giving a concert of their own at some central island venue
We will building on our memorable partnership with the island's wind band, the Potamos Philharmoniki with joint performances of a piece by Lully and a traditional Greek folk tune as well as renewing our support for http://www.kytherahiking.com/?lang=en
Each year we share a 'welcome' meal on the Monday in a different island location - in past years at Zephyros, a sea front restaurant in Diakofti, with tables set out on a beach of white sand, shaded by tamarisk trees, looking north over the turquoise Straits of Malea to the mountains of the southern Peloponnese.
Fees cover tuition and rehearsal costs, self catering accommodation for 9 nights (Friday 26th May to Saturday 5th June inclusive), transfers to and from the airport/ferry port, organised visits and welcome drinks, beach meal at Diakofti, and final post concert meal. Extra nights accommodation can be arranged either side of the course. Celli, bass and music stands are available for hire
Places currently available. Bookings open 17th June 2016
Violins Three places left
Violas Only one place left
Cello Two places available
Bass One place available
A deposit and completed application form are necessary secure a place. Download below