Intermediate & Advanced Flute with Philippa Davies

Sunday 13 – Saturday 19 August 2017

Bring out the best in your playing, under the expert guidance of Philippa Davies.

You will be immersed in music making and enjoy workshops on all aspects of playing and performing with this world class musician.

Philippa Davies and Jan Willem Nelleke, Flute Summer Course tutors

Tutors: Philippa Davies  and Jan Willem Nelleke

Philippa Davies is an inspirational performer who is an international soloist, chamber musician and guest principal with the major orchestras. She is a wonderful teacher who launches conservatoire students on successful careers and also knows how to get the best out of adult players.

This course provides a rare opportunity for amateur players, teachers and early professionals to enhance their skills dramatically.

Intermediate/Advanced Flute is for adult players…

  • flute players level A, B and P
  • flute teachers keen to learn new approaches
  • alto, bass and piccolo players and aspiring players very welcome
  • this course is limited to maximum 16 players

For an explanation of levels click here…


Please see Accommodation for details

Course Participant: [includes tuition, meals and wine with supper]
950€ – Single Room
745€ – Shared Twin Room
745€ – Cubertou Bell Tent (sole occupant)
545€ – Bring your own Tent

Non Participant companion: [includes meals and wine with supper]
545€ – Shared Twin Room


The Course

Have fun while making progress in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. The emphasis is on workshops and group playing, rather than playing solos in masterclasses. Workshops will include breathing, tone and other technical aspects of playing and performing.

The ever increasing repertoire for flute chamber music will be explored, for example this wonderful arrangement of Ravel Alborada del Grazioso (arranged Gudrun Hinze)…


The morning comprises two sessions, with a break for coffee. After lunch is siesta time, when you can laze by the pool, walk in the woods, rest, play or practice. The final session of the day is after tea and before pre-supper drinks. We make our own entertainment at Cubertou and there is lots of opportunity for ad-hoc playing after supper.


A highlight of this course is the recital given by Philippa Davies and Jan Willem Nelleke in the local church at St Martin le Redon, details to be confirmed.


Here are some pictures of Cubertou accompanied by Philippa Davies playing Debussy’s Syrinx…


Please arrive mid afternoon/early evening on the Sunday.

Please see Getting To Cubertou

On the first evening supper will be when all guest have arrived – usually 21:00 (20:00 UK time). Light refreshments will be provided before then.

The course ends after breakfast on the Saturday. We can provide a light packed lunch for your journey.


Philippa Davies is a first-rate virtuoso flute player who performs recitals and concertos around the world and is a regular recording artist. She is also an excellent and inspirational flute teacher and professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Philippa will be assisted by her wonderful regular accompanist Jan Willem Nelleke.


Superb home cooking and local wines are provided and refreshments are served throughout the day. All meals and refreshments, including wine, are included in the course price. We welcome vegans, veggies and meat eaters. We can cater for some (but not all) allergies and intolerances, please discuss these with us before booking.


Please contact us with any questions or fill in an online application form, we shall then get back to you to confirm acceptance of your application and send you payment information.