Petra Hajduchova will be holding a Harpsichord Masterclass in Honor Oak this term. This workshop is suitable for pianists of any ages playing at Grade 1+ standard.
The date for the masterclass is Sunday November 27th, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. The class lasts around 1.5 hours and costs £10 per performer. You will have the chance to play up to 2 pieces and receive a short lesson from Petra. Petra will also perform a recital of short pieces.
For students studying towards graded exams, you can have the chance to try out your A List (Baroque) piece on the instrument for which they were originally composed.
The following pieces, all on the current ABRSM & Trinity syllabus, were originally written for the harpsichord:
Grade 1: Babiole by Naudot
Grade 2: Suite de Rejouissance by Daquin
Grade 8: Bach Prelude & Fugue in E flat, Book 2 of the Well Tempered Clavier
For those of you that have not seen or heard a harpsichord before, here is Elaine Camparone playing a piece by Scarlatti:
About Petra Hajduchova:
Petra studied harpsichord with James Johnstone at Trinity College of Music where in 2010 and 2011 she obtained the TCM Trust Scholar. She works at The SE22 Piano School on Saturdays and holds a BMus degree from Trinity College of Music (Trinity Laban).
About the Harpsichord:
The harpsichord was widely used in Renaissance and Baroque music. During the late 18th century it gradually disappeared from the musical scene with the rise of the piano. But in the 20th century it made a resurgence, used in historically informed performance of older music, in new (contemporary) compositions, and in popular culture.
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