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The Tippett Quartet

String Academy
16 - 21 June 2020

John Mills

John studied at the Royal College of Music as a scholar under professor Rodney Friend, one of the great orchestral leaders. John is in demand as an orchestral leader in…

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Jeremy Isaac

Jeremy started learning the violin at the age of five. He was awarded a place at the Royal College of Music Junior Department where he received the Constance Farrington prize…

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Lydia Lowndes-Northcott

New Zealand born Lydia Lowndes-Northcott began playing at age of 7, soon winning a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, and later to the Royal Academy of Music in London. During…

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Bozidar Vukotic

Bozidar teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and has given classes at the Royal College of Music, Cambridge University and Toronto University. He was made an Honorary Associate of…

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We are delighted to announce that for our 2020 season we will be partnered again by the world-famous Tippett String Quartet who will join with international violinist Ishani Bhoola and accompanist Jennifer Carter in providing a week of world-class instruction.

This is your chance to join like-minded enthusiasts for one-on-one mentoring with the world-renowned Tippett String Quartet during a week-long break in France’s idyllic Dordogne.

To top it all you can experience the thrill of being a professional musician by playing with them in a public concert at the end of your stay.

The IIMA has teamed up with the Tippett to provide a complete package that includes private accommodation in beautiful French homes, dining in fine restaurants specialising in the famous gastronomy of the Perigord region and a week in the company of quartet members.

You will be able to get to know some of the world’s greatest strings players in an informal setting, take part in individual and group tuition including chamber orchestra participation and rehearsing for a live concert, as well as enjoy wine-tasting trips to local vineyards and spectacular castles and bastide villages.

The Academy is set in the exceptional medieval village of Issigeac, just 20 minutes south of the town of Bergerac and budget airline links to the UK.

With its renaissance Bishop’s Palace, 12th Century stone ramparts and beautifully preserved medieval houses, Issigeac is a rare gem within the area of the Bergerac appellation vineyards.

During the week the Tippett Quartet will be playing two public concerts in Issigeac’s Maison des Services. The ensemble will also stage a free concert open to the public with the participation of IIMA guests wishing to take part. Ishani Bhoola and Jennifer Carter will also give a recital.

Wonderful Company  – Spectacular Music – Fantastic Foie Gras – Succulent Monbazillac Wines – be ready for a heady mix!

Those wishing to take part should have attained Grade 8 or above in their respective instrument.

Ishani Bhoola

Ishani is a violinist with a distinguished career on both sides of the Atlantic. After being a multi-prize winning student, she left the Guildhall School of Music in 1988 to…

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Jennifer Carter

Jennifer was a Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, and was the first person to be awarded a further extension of this fellowship for an unprecedented…

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