HWMF masterclasses/workshops for piano and strings - 6-8th May

Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire UK, is happy to present

Workshops/Masterclasses for Piano and Strings

6-8th May 2016 by

Karl Lutchmayer and Nic Pendlebury


Karl Lutchmayer and Nic Pendlebury, international concert artists and professors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, will conduct workshops for pianists and string players to improve musical skills, including interpretation, technique and performance style. These sessions will be in the format of a masterclass, where all participants will perform and be given advice by the teacher in front of the group which provides all students the opportunity to learn not only from their direct interaction with the teacher but also through observing the lessons of their peers.  This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their playing, and will be especially helpful to those appearing for exams and for the forthcoming Hyderabad piano and string music festival/competition.

Master classes for violin students:

6th, 7th and 8th May – 10:00-1:30pm – for Grade 3-5

6th, 7th and 8th  May – 3:00-6:30pm – for Grade 6 and above

Master classes for piano students:

6th, 7th and 8th  May – 10:00-1:30pm – for Grade 3-5

6th, 7th and 8th  May – 3:00-6:30 pm – for Grade 6 and above

Sunday, 8th May, 6.30 pm Final Concert

Selected participants will present at the end of the course their best pieces!

The concert is open to all – entry free.

Venue (for classes and concert): Alliance Française, Banjara Hills

Course fee (for active participants; 10 hours of high quality teaching): Rs. 4000/-

Course observers: teachers, parents can register for a fee of Rs. 800/-

Limited seats are available.

Registration and payment (to HWMF) latest by 15th April.

Please prepare 2-3 pieces for the course (and bring the sheet music along).

Registration: info@hydmusic.com

Info: Joe Koster 9912201659 and Ritu Gopal 9160210697


Nic Pendlebury is Head of the String Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he leads one of the most vibrant string departments in Europe. Embracing a student cohort from around the world his staff includes many of the countries leading musicians. In addition to educational and managerial responsibilities, he conducts several of the conservatoire orchestras and ensembles including Trinity’s String Ensemble. With them he has given performances both nationally and internationally including the Ljubliana Festival, Italy’s Emilia Romana Festival, Conciertos de las Velas in Peraza Spain and at the Dartington International Summer School. The group has participated in collaborative projects with Chethams School of Music, Wells Cathedral School and the Yehudi Menuhin School. They have performed with many renowned soloists including oboist Nick Daniel, clarinetists Dimitri Ashkenazy and DarkoBrlek, pianists William Howard and Helen Reed, violist Rivka Golani, organist David Titterington and jazz saxophonist Julian Agueles with whom they recorded the critically acclaimed album As Above So Below. Nic is the founder and violist of the internationally acclaimed Smith Quartet renowned for their performance of new music and prizewinners of the Prudential Award for the Arts. Now into their third decade, they have collaborated with many of the world’s leading musicians including John Adams, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, David Tannenbaum, Andy Sheppard, Django Bates the rock group Pulp and dance companies Siobhan Davies and Shobana Jeyasingh. They regularly perform in the world’s most prestigious festivals and leading concert halls. The first three albums of the Smith Quartet record for Signum Classics received worldwide acclaim. As a violist and conductor, he has worked with London's leading orchestras including London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, English Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The more observant viewer may have seen Nic playing the part of a ghost in Anthony Minghella's film Truly, Madly, Deeply.


Karl Lutchmayer

Equally renowned as a pianist and lecturer, Steinway Artist, Karl Lutchmayer continues to garner critical and public acclaim across the globe. Born of Indian parents in London, from the USA to Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia, Karl has given recitals and concerts throughout the world, working with conductors including Lorin Maazel and Sir Andrew Davis, and performed at all the major London concert halls. He has broadcast on BBC Radio3, All India Radio and Classic FM, and is a regular chamber performer, particularly with his own ensemble, Dialogos. A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Karl has also given over 90 world premieres and had many works written especially for him. Karl is also a committed educator, lecturing at Trinity College of Music, London, where he is a professor of performing practice, and giving regular guest lectures at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York. He also retains piano professorships at Eltham College and the Ithaca College London Center and is in demand as a coach for young artists in their early careers. A prominent figure in the field of public music appreciation, he gives pre-concert talks at venues including the Wigmore Hall, has written a weekly classical music column for London Time Out, and has contributed articles to numerous magazines and books. He studied at the Royal College of Music under Peter Wallfisch and John Barstow and also undertook periods of study with Lev Naumov at the Moscow Conservatoire. For his Masters’ degree he conducted extensive research into performing practice in the piano music of Busoni, since when his research interests have grown to include Liszt, Alkan, Enescu, The Creative Transcription Network, reception theory, and the history of piano recital programming. He later returned to his alma mater and started his lecturing career when the Worshipful Company of Musicians awarded the prestigious Constant & Kit Lambert Fellowship to him - the first time in its history that it was awarded to an instrumentalist. www.karllutchmayer.com