William Godfree – Composition, Theory, Organ, Choir, Piano Jazz.

William Godfree – Composition, Theory, Organ, Choir, Piano Jazz.

William Godfree - Composition, Theory, Organ, Choir, Piano Jazz LMFL Courses: Composition Course, Theory Class, Organ, Choir, Piano Jazz Llandovery Main Course Firenze William was born in London and was a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he learned piano and composition. A musician for all seasons he plays cello as well and jazz is also amongst his talents. In 1976, after a period of study at Oxford, he started teaching, and was Head of Music at Highfield School in Liphook until the fall 2009 ; He has trained various choirs in the South East, from Twickenham to Haslemere, as well as conducting the Dolmetsch Summer School Choir for some years. When he is not teaching, he pursues a career as a composer, having written music for television, theatre and the concert hall. His ŒFolia Variations¹, commissioned by the organist Christopher Herrick, were premiered in 1985 at the Newbury Festival and broadcast on Radio 3; his Requiem has been sung frequently in London, Paris, Norway and elsewhere. His stage musical ŒInjuns¹, a wild-west re-working of The Tempest, was published in 1994 and was recently revived. He has written several other stage musicals, cantatas for children, 3 suites for school orchestras and the music for the BBC drama series, ‘The Little World of Don Camillo’. His piece for narrator and orchestra, ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’, a Southern Orchestral Concerts Society commission, was premiered in Spring 2002. Last autumn he had an opera and a choral symphony premiered within a fortnight of each other. For relaxation he plays music of the Œ20s and Œ30s with the Add Hock...
Alexander Trostiansky – Violin.

Alexander Trostiansky – Violin.

Alexander Trostiansky - Violin Master Class, One-to-One Tuition Llandovery Pre-course Llandovery Main Course Firenze   Professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Born in Novosibirsk in 1972 in a musical family, Alexander Trostiansky attended the Novosibirsk Conservatory’s Special Music School under M.Liberman direction. He entered the Moscow Conservatory in 1990, where he obtained  his undergraduate degree and undertook doctoral studies with  Professor I.Bochkova. Trostiansky is a winner of several prestigious international competitions. He won the Premio Paganini in Genoa in 1990; was awarded First Prize at the 1996 Centre d’Arts competition in Orford, Canada; and received Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1998. As the First Violinist of the Davidov Quartet from 1991-93, he was winner at the Rome International Competition, and won Prize as a member of a Duo with Dina Vainshtein at the Franz Schubert and 20th Century Music International Competition, Graz (Austria) each year from 1997-2000. During the 2000-2001 season, he  formed a very successful duo with  harpist Anna Verkholantseva  and, sponsored by the Victor Salvi Foundation, they gave concerts in London (Covent Garden), Italy (Venice) and the USA (San Francisco, Chicago and also in New York, where they played et Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall). A wonderful CD of their recital programme was issued by Egan Records in 2001. As a soloist, Trostiansky has participated in the Moscow Autumn, Musik im Michel, December Evenings (named in honor of S. Richter), and other festivals. He has also appeared in recital and as a soloist with orchestras in Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, USA, France, and throughout Russia. Trostiansky...
David Russell – Violin.

David Russell – Violin.

David Russell - Violin One-to-One Tuition Llandovery Firenze Violinist David Russell enjoys an international reputation as a violin pedagogue. Violinist David Russell is one of the most celebrated violin pedagogues of his generation. Mr. Russell served on the Violin Faculty at The Cleveland Institute of Music for 24 years, and was also Visiting Violin Faculty at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He has taught at some of the world’s most prestigious violin schools, including Ivan Galamian’s Meadowmount School of Music, the School for Strings, Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse (Israel), ARIA International Summer Music Academy, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and LMFL courses in Llandovery, Wales, Bristol, U.K., and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. He currently directs the annual Mountaintop Mastercourse for Violin in Elizabethtown, NY, a program that attracts students from around the globe. He has been a Distinguished Member of the Jury at international competitions such at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition (Switzerland), and the International Violin Competition of Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as at several important U.S. national competitions. He has given numerous recitals and master classes across North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and was the featured artist in the “World String Masters” performance and master class series in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as the featured teacher for the Guest  Master class series at the Conservatorio Superior di Musica of Cordoba, Spain and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. He has concertized extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America. Artistic Director for the North American Premier of “Violins of Hope-Charlotte”, a two-week series of concerts, lectures, films and museum exhibitions featuring 18 violins restored from the Holocaust by Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein,...
Madeleine Mitchell – Violin.

Madeleine Mitchell – Violin.

Madeleine Mitchell - Violin LMFL Courses: Master Class, One-to-One Tuition Llandovery Firenze   Professor, Royal College of Music, London. Madeleine Mitchell is one of Britain’s most outstanding violinists and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in over 40 countries in a wide repertoire. She is also sought after as a teacher, giving master classes worldwide and was a finalist in both the European Women of Achievement Awards and the Creative Briton Awards. She won the Tagore Gold Medal as a scholar at the Royal College of Music where she has been a Professor since 1994. As Fulbright/ITT Fellow gained a master’s degree in New York in 1981 studying with Delay, Weilerstein and Rosenberg at Eastman and Juilliard. Well known for her recitals and imaginative programming, broadcast frequently for TV and radio including Australia , the Far East , Europe and South Africa and frequently for the BBC. She represented Britain in the festival UK in NY with a recital at Lincoln Center and at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts, toured extensively for the British Council, Mitchell’s acclaimed discography, nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards includes works written for her by many well-known composers, ‘Violin Songs’, several albums of British music and the widely recommended Messiaen ( Quartet for the End of Time with Joanna McGregor), which they performed at the BBC Proms. In 2014 her recording as soloist with Capella Nova was BBC Choral Recording of the Month. She performed concertos with major orchestras throughout Europe. Highlights include Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the Polish Radio Symphony in the ISCM Masters of C20 music...
Richard Crabtree – Viola / Violin.

Richard Crabtree – Viola / Violin.

Richard Crabtree - Viola / Violin Master Class Llandovery Pre-Course Llandovery Main Course Firenze Richard studied violin and viola with Nicholas Roth at Trinity College of Music from 1970-73   He graduated on the violin, but it was his love for the viola that gave him his first taste of the music profession. As a young violist he worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the original London Soloists Ensemble. Later as principal violist and soloist, he performed with the London Soloists Ensemble, Wessex Sinfonia, Clifton Virtuosi, Orchestra of the Swan, English National Baroque and the Emerald Ensemble. His career further developed as a soloist, recording for BBC Radio 3, 4, Classic FM and Greek RTA. Solo sound tracks were also recorded for television documentaries for BBC 1 and 2, ITV and Channel 4. His keen interest in promoting contemporary music has taken him throughout the UK and Europe, including a major tour of Turkmenistan. This was organised by the British Council and Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Culture for the Makhtumkuli Festival. His performances were televised throughout the State, and Richard has the distinction of being the first British musician to perform there since Glasnost. Richard devotes much of his time to teaching and is Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance London, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He also teaches at Bristol University and is on the faculty’s of Bath and Goldsmiths Universities. Private students from Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Shanghai, Singapore, Switzerland and Belgium have regularly worked with Richard for...