This summer, Trinity Laban’s esteemed professor of piano Karl Lutchmayer will again return to India to run Trinity Laban’s Summer Music Academy: a series of week-long residential courses for music teachers, pianists and string players.
This enormously successful and rapidly expanding programme is now entering its third year. Having launched in Mumbai in 2013 and moved to two cities in 2014, this year the Academy will again double in size, and will run in four locations: Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa and Mumbai.
The programme will run with the generous support of Furtados Musical Instruments and the four host institutions: Bangalore School of Music, Delhi School of Music, the Secco Family Music Foundation, Goa, and the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, Mumbai.
The teaching courses offers students 36 hours tuition, and the first steps towards studying for a PG Certificate. The courses for pianists and string players offers 33 hours tuition, and includes not only intensive musical and technical training but also practical advice on a range of topics, such as how to prepare for concerts, exams and auditions.
Professor Lutchmayer says: “There isn’t a great deal of opportunity in India for high-level training for music students generally. Traditionally music has been considered something for the wealthy, so our classes aim to open up music to all. Students get training from internationally renowned professors and expert preparation for the Trinity College London music exams. The students are immersed in music, they live and eat together as well as practice and perform, and it is a rare opportunity for them to come together and perform.”
As a result of past summer academies, a number of students have applied to and been accepted for a place at Trinity Laban.
For more information on the courses visit http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/india
Picture courtesy of Telegraph India.