Proudly present a series of classes, performances, prizes, a masterclass and a finale concert in the historic setting of Tonbridge School over three days during the Lent half-term break. Find out more about KIPC...
Courses director Mary Methuen and the entire, expanded tutorial team are looking forward to meeting all the participants and their families this week. Please check your email to see the Welcome Letter and Consent Form, which should arrive Sunday. We would also appreciate it if you could send us your list of repertoire via the Register button above.
On Friday registration will start at Tunbridge School Music Department from 8:30. See you there!
All the KIPC concerts will take place in the Recital Room at Tunbridge School Music Department. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Saturday lunchtime informal concert, 1:15pm.
Saturday 6pm, featuring a short performance by Ji Liu
Sunday 6pm, featuring a short performance by Noriko Ogawa
Remarkable internationally acclaimed pianist, recordings artist and star of Classic FM Ji Liu has been appointed as KIPC Head of Performance and will join the courses for all three days. Ji has made several highly respected recordings and has won many international competitions.
Ji will perform during the Saturday night concert, which will be in the Recital Room at Tonbridge School Music Department and begins at 6pm. Programme:
Schubert Impromptu in B flat D.960
Liu Etude No. 1
Friday 9th November, 7:30pm
East Malling Research Station Music Club
Pilsdon Barn, West Malling, ME19 6HH
Beethoven - Waldstein Sonata
Chopin - Scherzo No. 4
Beethoven - Sonata No 26, "Les Adieux"
Debussy - Images
Prokofiev - Sonata No. 3
Mary Methuen has very kindly allowed us to use her Steinway Grand Piano
Tickets £12 at the door. Under 25 free!
More info from 01732 843129
Jinah Shim's concert with the London Mozart Players was a musical highlight of the year for all those that attended. The orchestra, and their Associate Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton, were on sparkling form and Jinah's big, warm sound filled the hall at Tonbridge School. The trumpet soloist Paul Archibald played impeccably and the orchestra were clearly keen to support Jinah.
Please look out for more details of the Recital Prize Concert coming soon, featuring Freddie Hand and Alex Robson.
If you have either the Registration Fee or Course Fee outstanding, please click on the Register button above to pay now.
Observation Tickets are available on the door at £10 per day.
Following the masterclass on Sunday Noriko Ogawa will give a short performance of works by Chopin during the Final Concert, which begins at 6pm:
Grande Valse Brillante in E flat major, Op. 18
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
Tickets will be available at the door for the public and family members and supporters.
If you are a keen pianist of any standard wishing to share learning, informal and formal performances, small group classes and a festival, then you will enjoy the courses.
If you are a conservatoire student there are opportunities to win recital and concerto prizes, as well as take part in masterclasses with leading pianists.
After more than 25 successful years, most participants return the next year; the youngest enjoy the fun of the occasion; the most experienced the skilled tuition, the expert masterclasses and the further opportunities offered.
Our courses cater for any age and are offered in these categories:
Intermediate for pianists ABRSM grades 1 to 5
Senior for grades 6 to 8
Advanced for those beyond Grade 8