Wednesday 21st to Wednesday 28th August 2024
This well established Flute Summer Course is for advanced flute players who would like an enjoyable and rewarding week improving flute playing and chamber music skills, in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment.
Philippa Davies is a world class flute player and teacher. She is flute player of London Wigmore Hall’s resident ensemble, the Nash Ensemble and of London Winds. Philippa performs regularly as a soloist in venues around the globe. Philippa is a much sought after teacher and is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Playing will be mostly in small groups; workshops and exercises will usually include all participants. There will also be opportunities for playing prepared flute solos with pianist Jan Willem Nelleke and for ad-hoc ensemble playing. There is a maximum of 14 players on this course.
Repertoire in 2023 included Berthomieu – Arcadie, Beeftink – Frequency, Vivaldi – Four Seasons, Bozza – Trios Pièces pour Quatre Flûtes, Damase – Quatuor de Flûtes, Beeftink – Birds, Bozza – Jour d’été a la montagne, Guiot – Divertimento Jazz, Castérède – Flûtes en Vacances. Repertoire for 2024 will be confirmed a few weeks in advance of the course.
Philippa Davies and Jan Willem Nelleke will give a concert in a local church during the week. This is always a fabulous event and is very much enjoyed by the local inhabitants too. There will be an informal concert by course participants, to an invited audience, at the end of the course.
PRICES (7 nights)
Course Participant: [includes tuition, accommodation, meals and wine with supper]
1143€ – Single Room
915€ – Shared Twin Room (sharing with someone specific you have agreed to share with)
915€ – Cubertou Bell Tent (sole occupant)
693€ – Bring your own Tent
Non Participant companion: [includes meals and wine with supper]
693€ – Shared Twin Room
Arrival / Departure
Participants are kindly requested arrive after 18:00 on the first day and depart before 10:30 on the last day. There is no scheduled activity on the first day other than supper, at around 20:00.
There is some information about travel options on our Getting To Cubertou page. If you are coming by public transport please aim to get to Monsempron Libos station or Bergerac airport, we can organise taxis from these destinations to / from Cubertou. Taxis between Bergerac and Cubertou were 200 euros per trip in 2022 (300 euros Sundays and evenings). We might ask you to wait for other arrivers in order to share taxis. (Car hire is also an option from Bergerac airport.)
There are three, one and a half hour, tutored sessions each full day and an informal concert to a small invited audience on the last evening. There are two tutored sessions before lunch and one between afternoon tea and supper. Participants can organise their own ensemble playing in the afternoon and early evening; we have an extensive music library available. There is also informal music making after supper on most evenings.
The tutored sessions comprise a mixture of workshops; breathing, tone production, posture etc., and repertoire sessions; mostly in small groups with some tutti ensemble playing. We shall aim to send out most of the course repertoire in advance. Repertoire for 2024 will be selected when the course is full, or around mid July, whichever is the sooner.
If you prefer a break in the afternoon then we have woods and meadows to explore and a lovely pool to relax by. For those with cars, there are numerous castles and 13th Century villages in the area.
Please read these Ts & Cs before booking your place
If you would like to book a place or have any questions then please email us