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Program Overview: Instrumental

 

Program for Instrumentalists

The Instrumental Program at TBSI is designed to offer experienced period players an opportunity for in-depth study of their instruments in a variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. The program also offers players new to period instruments an introduction to the instruments, their technique, and the repertoire. Masterclasses, rehearsals, and lessons are supported by lectures and workshops on a range of topics. The various components of the Instrumental Program are outlined below.

Instrumentalists are generally not required to audition:  eligibility is determined by the applicant's education and experience as outlined in the applicant's CV. If the CV does not provide adequate information, the applicant may be asked to play an audition or submit a recording.

Instruments offered are flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, viola d'amore*, cello, bass, harpsichord, and lute/guitar. The availability of specific instrumental programmes is subject to sufficient enrolment.

Note that a number of baroque flutes, oboes, bassoons, string instruments, and a theorbo are available for use by participants. String players new to period instruments may also use their modern instruments, re-tuned to a’=415 hz and strung with gut. We are able to loan baroque bows, and we stock gut strings for purchase. Bass players may borrow a set of gut strings for the duration of the Institute.

*Visit the Viola d'Amore Workshop tab for details of the concurrent Viola d’amore Workshop being offered June 11-17, in conjunction with TBSI. Note that there will be opportunities for TBSI participants interested in being introduced to the instrument to sit in on some workshop activities.
 

Masterclasses details

Orchestra details

Chamber Ensembles details

Private Lessons details

Baroque Dance details

Continuo Classes details

Concerts details

Annual Bach Bash details

Lectures details

Instrument Demonstration and Workshops details

Social Events details

Music Sales details

Library details

 

Questions about any of the above?

Email tbsi@tafelmusik.org or call (416) 964-9562 ext. 241

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