Hands On Harpsichord!

Join us for a day of harpsichord masterclasses and recitals in Dulwich Village. The Junior Masterclass will introduce pianists to the harpsichord and no previous experience of playing the instrument is required. The Senior Masterclass is for harpsichordists and advanced-level pianists (approx Grade 7+). Participants from both masterclasses will have the opportunity to perform in a recital at the end of the afternoon.

Please click on the links below to find out more information and to book tickets.

10.30 Harpsichord Recital: Lorraine Liyanage
11.30 Harpsichord & Violin Recital: Iris Smith & Neo Vin-Neethling
12.00 Junior Masterclass with Masumi Yamamoto (limited to 8 participants)
14.00 Senior Masterclass with Masumi Yamamoto (limited to 6 participants)
15.00 Recital by Masterclass Participants
16.00 Harpsichord Recital: Masumi Yamamoto

Event enquiries: lorraine.liyanage@mac.com

Our first performance opportunity of the 2017/2018 academic year is ‘Hands on Harpsichord‘, an event for pianists to try out the harpsichord in a workshop and participate in an informal recital. You may already be learning a suitable piece as part of your graded exam preparation. Do check with me if you are not sure. Music written in the 17th & 18th centuries is the most suitable for the harpsichord. If you do not have a suitable piece, there is a selection of Easy Baroque pieces below graded in order of difficulty. This event is supported by Southwark Council which enables us to keep the entry costs low for performers and completely free for audience members.

Ticket Booking:
Junior Class: Grades 1 to 5 (8 spaces available)
Senior Class: Grade 6+ (6 spaces available)
Performer tickets can be booked online only and the ticketing site shows you how many tickets are left if you select the drop-down menu. Once all the performer tickets are allocated, the event will be marked as sold out. Audience members are admitted free of charge and there is plenty of seating. Children of all ages welcome.

Pre-Grade 1 Level:
Little Sonata by Wilton is manageable for any student that is working on, or has passed, Prep or Initial pre-Grade 1. This shouldn’t take more than a few lessons to learn and master fluently.

Pre-Grade 1 or Grade 1 level:
Old German Dance by Praetorius
Prelude by Purcell
Quadrille by Haydn

Grade 2:
King William’s March by Clarke

Pieces for intermediate graded students can be found in this compilation of pieces from the 17th & 18th centuries: https://www.yamahamusiclondon.com/Easy-Pieces-Of-The-17th-And-18th-Centuries-Vol-1/pidCOBS012773896