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Peter Stark

CONDUCTOR

 

 

Passion for conducting, inspirational leadership and dedication to teaching define Peter Stark’s career. An infectious spirit of adventure and the belief that music exists in everyone are at the heart of Peter’s lifelong love of classical music and musicianship.

The beginning of another academic year – where does the time go?! Actually this summer was the shortest I can remember – that’s partly down to age, when everything seems to go so quickly, but also because it was the busiest ever. Courses, concerts, recordings and and joyous 4-day holiday!

I am still campaigning that the power of music should be enjoyed by all, whatever their nationality or background. I am also secretly hoping that Brexit won’t actually happen, but perhaps that is a dream now… So much good is done by working together across ethnic, religious and fiscal divides. Music is the champion of our hopes and aspirations, and I will tirelessly work to get this message to those who think it is mere diversion.

More trips planned abroad – 15 between now and Christmas, including two to Singapore, and the joy that is EUYO auditions. In particular this year I have enjoyed working for the first time for the Norwegian National Ballet (three performances of ‘The Hamlet Complex’, music by Norwegian composer Henrik Skram, in the iconic Operaen house). An amazing experience, and in every way

For those of you looking for conducting courses please look at new information here, including the fact that the courses are now four days long, not three.

PETER STARK

Passion for conducting, inspirational leadership and dedication to teaching define Peter Stark’s career. An infectious spirit of adventure and the belief that music exists in everyone are at the heart of Peter’s lifelong love of classical music and musicianship.

As evidenced by awards and accolades of excellence, Peter’s vision of music for all inspires his work as mentor and professional, for example as Series Mentor to the BBC TV series Maestro (http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/maestro), and as Rehearsal Director to the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Peter remains dedicated to the advancement of sharing his vision. In addition to his professorship at the Royal College of Music, he was Coach and Conductor-in-Residence to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 25 years.

CONDUCTING COURSES & SEMINARS

Peter’s acclaimed courses are intensive, and focus completely on the individual. By operating in small groups (8 students maximum), emphasis is placed on observing individual skills and difficulties as demonstrated in workshop sessions. Communication, baton technique and posture (Alexander Technique included) are at the heart of the work. In 2019 Peter will also be running a one-day seminar for those who wish to investigate the basics of conducting. Dates for 2019 are:

  • Seminar 2 – February 18
  • Course 58 – February 19 – 22
  • Course 59 – June 24 -27
  • Course 60 – September 2 – 5

From 2019 conducting courses are going to be four days long, not three. A preparation day taken by assistant Brian Lloyd-Wilson to go through the music allowing participants to get to know each other has proved to be extremely beneficial. Voluntary at one stage, this is now considered an essential part of the course structure. There is no charge for the extra day, just one more night’s accommodation cost.

LESSON ENQUIRIES…

Individual sessions are available to anyone. These can be in either London or at my home near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. I am also very happy to teach using Skype so that you can apply for one wherever you are! A lesson should be booked usually about at least one month beforehand. If you would like to book a lesson, please click here…

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