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Courses & Workshops

We offer a variety of courses and workshops as part of the IIMA.

Our 2024 Events are as follows;

Choral workshops & concert

Sunday 21st April 2024 – Friday 26th April 2024

Rehearsals – Maison des Services, Chemin des Ecoliers, Issigeac, 24560, France
Concert Thurs 25th April – Eglise St Felicien, Issigeac, 24560

The Choral Director will be Richard Jenkinson

Accompanist will be Helen Leek

The workshops will be directed by Dr. Richard Jenkinson who has a plethora of experience conducting professional and amateur singers and choirs. Richard’s inspirational musical leadership of conducting music in many genres will shine through as the course unfolds providing exciting musical finds for all. Each day we will benefit from his considerable choral conducting experience, combined with his personal musical talent and sense of humour taking the process of learning choral music to a new level. This isn’t just singing in the most beautiful setting, it’s the joy of experiencing music making in an entirely positive and encouraging environment.

Repertoire will include

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus k.618
Bruckner (a cappella) Locus Iste a Deo factus est
Bruckner (a cappella) Pange Lingua, Gloriosi
Bruckner (a cappella) Christus factus est pro nobis obediens
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart Requiem k.626

 

The course schedules for the week is as follows

Sunday April 21 | 4:00 pm – 6:30pm workshop / rehearsal
Monday April 22 | 10.00am -1.00pm workshop /rehearsal / 6.30pm – 8pm Recital & Reception Ishani
Tuesday April 23 | 10am -1pm workshop / rehearsal
Wednesday April 24 | 10am -1pm workshop / rehearsal
Thursday April 25 | Rehearsal for concert in the church 4.30pm – 7pm / Concert 8pm
Friday April 26 Gala soloists Concert 8pm

The cost of the workshop  will be €160.

Masterclass & Concerts – with Nelly Miricioiu

Sunday 21st April 2024 – Friday 26th April 2024

Rehearsals – Maison des Services, Chemin des Ecoliers, Issigeac, 24560, France
Concert Friday 26th April – Eglise St Saturnin, 24560 Faux

Issigeac International Music Academy is delighted to receive applications for our 2024 Masterclass with renowned international soprano, Nelly Miricioiu.

Following a successful meeting in 2023, IIMA has joined forces with Ms Miricioiu to provide a week of masterclasses for up to twelve singers between 21st – 26th April 2024.

Accompanist will be Ian Tindale

Singers who wish to apply will be required to register online and submit their CV and a recent recording.

The Masterclass schedule for the week is as follows

Sunday April 21 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm masterclass
Monday April 22 | 1:30pm – 3.30pm & 4:00pm – 6:pm masterclasses / 6.30pm – 8pm Recital & Reception Ishani
Tuesday April 23 | 1:30pm -4:00pm & 4:30pm – 6:30:pm masterclasses
Wednesday April 24 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm & 4:00pm – 7:00pm masterclasses
Thursday April 25 | Rehearsal for Choir Concert in the church 4.30pm – 7pm / Concert 8pm
Friday April 26 Gala soloists rehearsal 4pm – 6pm / Concert 8pm

The cost of the course will be €750.

This includes:

  • daily masterclasses with Nelly Miricioiu
  • participation in two public concerts
  • accommodation

Singers will be responsible for their own travel to and from Issigeac. Those who wish to fly should consider flights to Bergerac airport. Travel costs are NOT included in the course fee.

Cancellation policy : Once payment has been made in full, fees will be non refundable unless an extenuating circumstance is present and discussed.

Strings Course – with the Dante Quartet

18th June – 22nd June 2024

Concerts on 19th, 20th and 22nd

Rehearsals – Le Suquet, Bardou,  24560, France
Concerts – Maison des Services, Issigeac 24560

The Dante Quartet is one of the UK”s finest ensembles. Founded in 1995, they have recorded for Hyperion, Signum, Toccata and Naxos, and have been honoured with both BBC Music Magazine and Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. The Quartet has played throughout Europe, Japan and South Africa in October 2023.

Course timetable

Tuesday June 18
12-1.30 lunch – 1.30-3.30 side by side string ensemble, 3.30-4 tea – 4-6 quartets rehearse – Evening off

Wednesday June 19
10-12 Quartets rehearsal, 12-1.30 lunch provided, 1.30-3 quartet coaching
3-3.30 tea break, 3.30-5 open rehearsal with the Dante, 8pm concert Maison des Services, Issigeac

Thursday June 20
10-11.30 quartets rehearsal, 11.30-1 Quartet coaching
Ishani & Helen rehearsal in the barn at le Suquet, 1pm -2.30 lunch
2.30-4 side by side, 4pm tea, 5-6.30 quartet coaching
Concert 8pm – Ishani and Helen at Maison des Services, Issigeac

Friday 21
10-12 quartet practice / private lesson, Lunch 12.30 -2, 2-4 quartet coaching / private lesson
4pm tea, 4.30-6 side by side

Saturday 22
10.30-12.30 Quartets rehearse, 12.30 -2 lunch, 2-3 informal concert
8pm quartet concert at Maison des Services, Issigeac

The cost of the course will be €750.

Itinerary & Travel

As well as providing a rewarding musical experience, we aim to give participants the opportunity to enjoy a truly memorable holiday. We will be able to recommend many local visitor attractions and are happy to arrange personal wine tasting to local vineyards.

Participants are required to book their own travel and accommodation.

Special rates for accommodation will be available at Manoir du Suquet where the strings course is being held.

Alternatively we recommend checking on Airbnb, FrenchConnections and  VRBO for self catering accommodation and Booking.com and  for hotels and guest houses.

Nearest airports are Bergerac(15mins), Bordeaux (1.5hrs) and Toulouse (2.5hrs)

Driving from Caen / Le Havre is 7hrs and from Calais is 8.5hrs

We will be pleased to help with any questions you might have with travel accommodation or any aspect of your visit to this lovely corner of the Dordogne. Please ask anything by completing the contact us page.

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