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.

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 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 Workshops details

Social Events details

Music Sales details

Library details


Questions about any of the above?

Email or call (416) 964-9562 ext. 241

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