13th Summer course for young flutists in Tuscany

13th Summer course for young flutists in Tuscany
24th – 29th August 2020
Thies Roorda  [emeritus] Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Website Thies

Rien de Reede [emeritus] Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Website Rien

– A morning yoga class (Prior to daily flute classes. Not compulsory, but highly recommended) (50’)

– Class on breathing and sound production, as well as scales and arpeggios (45’)

– Each participant will have three individual lessons (40’)

– There will be two classes on the performance practice of historical repertoire (J.S. Bach, E-major Sonata and W.A. Mozart, G-major Concerto) by Rien de Reede

Breathing and sound production: Marcel Moyse: 24 Petites ét́udes mélodiques.

Technique class: Scales according to Taffanel & Gaubert; Arpeggio’s according to Reichert no. 2 (To prepare by heart before the course).

Repertoire and/or orchestral excerpts at choice of the student.

Buonconvento Via Rosselli

The lessons will start on Monday August 24th at 10.00 hrs. in the village of Buonconvento (Si). The end of the lessons will be Saturday August 29th at 17.00 hrs. On the free day (August 27th) students mostly enjoy a visit to nearby Tuscan villages.

Every participant is expected to organize his/her own hotel accommodation. Albergo Roma in Buonconvento, simple and close to the train station, is an affordable place for students to stay and eat. Please state that you are participating in the course. Sharing a room doesn’t always mean that the price for a night is cheaper. Please ask the hotel owner.

There are also other possibilities in the village, e.g. Hotel Ghibellino (a little more expensive than Albergo Roma) or private rooms. Most students seem to prefer Hotel Ghibellino which offers an arrangement with good Tuscan meals served at nearby Albergo Roma (Ask for this arrangement which is called: mezza pensione).
Hotel Ghibellino and Albergo Roma in Buonconvento use the same phone number: 0039.0577.806021.

Email for reservation for both hotels is: info@hotelghibellino.it (Please state clearly hotel of preference when booking).

A list of participants will be available after May 15th.

Buonconvento can be reached by train Roma-Grosseto-Buonconvento or Florence-Siena- Buonconvento. For bus service Siena-Buonconvento see website

Total cost for the course as active participant € 385,00.

To apply for the Flute Summer Course, you simply send an email to riendereede@icloud.com Please mention your studies, your age and desired repertoire to perform during the course. Early applications are advised, as only EIGHT places are available!

After your application, you will receive an email confirming your place and a request to transfer a down payment of € 150,00 before May 15th.

Please transfer your down payment to:
Bank account (Bancoposta) no. 28983583 of M.H. de Reede
Bank address: Uffizio postale, Via di Bibbiano, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy.
IBAN: IT 90 K 07601 14200 000028983583

Oxford Flute Summer School 2019, Radley College

Visiting Teachers for OFSS 2019
Robert Winn
Kate Hill
Robert Manasse
Thies Roorda – Royal Conservatoire The Hague

Janet Way Director
Katie Alcock Co-Director

All courses start on Sunday 18th August 2019 at 11.00 and end on Friday 23rd August 2019 at 22.00


Thies Roorda

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