Upcoming Events at The Schott Music Shop

For more about any of these events or for information about how to book the Schott Recital Room please contact us at 020 7534 0710 or londonshop@schott-music.com


Friday October 3rd 2014, 6.00pm and 7.45pm

Folk Violin Workshop with Chris Haigh

Chris Haigh, author of the recently published Schott title Exploring Folk Fiddle, leads a workshop based on the book for violin players (intermediate and above) who would like to get started or move forward in the folk-playing style, between 6.00 and 9.00pm - beginner violinists at 6.00pm and those more experienced at 7.45pm. We will look at some tunes from the book, trying out bowing techniques such as slurs, accents and shuffles and ornaments like rolls, cuts, trebles, slides and drones. Basic tune types will be demonstrated - jig, reel, hornpipe, polka, strathspey and waltz - with tips on how to make it sound authentic and “folky”.

The ticket includes a special discount price of £10 for Haigh's book, which will be on sale with his other folk-fiddling titles, but you don't need the book to participate.

Tickets: £5.00 (one or both parts) from exploringfolkfiddle.eventbrite.co.uk, or reserve a place by emailing lana.thompson@schott-music.com

For more information email lana.thompson@schott-music.com


Thursday October 9th 2014, 7.00pm

Launch Event for Nimbus Music Publishing

Pioneering independent label Nimbus Records announces its new division Nimbus Music Publishing with the launch of its first major publishing project - Richard Blackford and Bernie Krause's The Great Animal Orchestra. Music industry and the public are welcome to come along and find out about this new initiative and meet the Nimbus personnel.

Admission: free, all welcome.
More information: email publishing@wyastone.co.uk or visit www.wyastone.co.uk


Saturday October 11th 2014, 2.00pm-7.00pm

Jazz Vocal Workshop

For amateur and semi-pro vocalists singing up to three numbers of their choice with a small professional combo and an experienced recording engineer to give you and industry-standard record of your performance. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Enquiries welcome to Chris Legee on 020 7703 9648 or Michael Klein on 020 7437 0349.

Admission: Free to drop in, £10 full session (audience). For participation fees contact Chris Legee 020 7703 9648
More information: www.singersnight.co.uk


Friday October 17th 2014, 6.45pm

Susana Gilardoni - Vocal Recital

Soprano Susana Gilardoni presents another of her popular soirées of songs and arias, this time featuring pieces by Scarlatti, Bellini, Gretchaninov, Glazunov, Dvorak, Rodrigo, Guastavino, Luis Gianneo, Villa-Lobos, and Alabieff.

Admission: Free, all welcome.


Saturday October 18th 2014, 1.00-6.00pm

Jazz Piano Workshop with Shan Verma

Another participatory workshop of solo and accompaniment technique in the jazz style, with a small celebration at the end today of Shan's 20 years piano teaching.

Enquiries and registration please contact Shan on 07400 385786.


Friday October 24th 2014, 6:30pm

Eito Music Artist Salon with Tomáš Klement (piano)

Get up-close and personal with award-winning Czech concert pianist Tomáš Klement, as Eito Music transforms Schott Music Performance Space into an intimate music salon. Tomáš has performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall (London), Avery Fisher Hall (New York), Konserthuset (Stockholm), and his playing has been broadcast on Czech Television and national Czech Radio 3, for which he made several recordings. His captivating performance and rich palette of colours have been praised by audiences in many European countries and over the Atlantic, with his debut album Contemplation of Life having been praised by Harmonie Magazine as "Sensitive and colourful... [with] charming clarity, lightness and radiance."

In his performance Tomáš will take the audience through the Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op.2 No.3, Czech composer Martinu's playful Etudes and Polkas, and Liszt's Rhapsodie Espagnole. Drinks and nibbles (complementary) after the performance and a chance to mingle and chat with the performer and the people from Eito.

Tickets: £15.00 (£11.00 concessions) pre-booking required, from 020 7534 0710 or from EventBrite - www.eitomusicartistsalon.eventbrite.co.uk.
Enquiries: eito@eitomusic.com


Friday October 31st 2014, 7.30pm

Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Part 3) with Jacob Caro and Masachi Nishiyama

The last of three concerts this year in which violinist Jacob Reina Caro and pianist Masachi Nishiyama have performed the complete cycle of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano. The programme tonight comprises Sonata No.2 in A Op.12 No.2, Sonata No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2, and Sonata No.10 in G Op.96. Jacob is a dynamic and communicative soloist who has featured at many festivals in his native Spain and throughout the EU. Masachi is an outstanding pianist based in Britain and well-known to audiences here. The remarkable richness and invention of Beethoven's output in this medium is well matched by these two performers. Drinks and nibbles are on offer in the interval.

Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) from oyjltdmasachi@aol.com, telephone 0795 747 2245


Looking ahead...

Thursday November 6th 2014, 7.00-10.00pm

Yoga for Musicians Workshop with GéNIA

Concert pianist GéNIA, who is author of Piano Yoga: Transform Your Hands, returns to Schott Music with a new workshop programme, intended for professional and amateur musicians (intermediate to advanced) of all instrument types, not just piano, and for music teachers. The Piano Yoga® system has been described by Yoga & Health magazine as "The first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years". GéNIA will cover topics such as Efficient Practice, Combating Stage Fright, and Musician's Body Mapping. Be prepared to take your shoes off if you would like to fully benefit from the workshop! This will be followed with a session for queries and feedback.

No previous yoga experience is necessary. Copies of Piano-Yoga: Transform Your Hands will be available, which GéNIA will be happy to sign. The first 10 students to book their place will receive a complementary 15-minute skype lesson with GéNIA. Closing date for booking is 23rd October

With her positive, non-defeatist approach she emphasises the joy and satifaction of playing at any level and I would encourage any pianist, amateurs and professionals alike, to sign up to one of her courses.
- Zoe Rahman, International Piano Magazine

Workshop Ticket: £50.00 from www.piano-yoga.com or contact GéNIA through the site.


Thursday November 13th 2014, 8.00pm

Grieg Society Annual Recital - Antony Gray (piano)

Pianist Antony Gray is the featured artist in this year's Grieg Society of Great Britain annual recital. The renowned Australian composer John Carmichael will also be present for the British premère of his Serenade for Flute & Piano as well as his Quatre Hommages and Latin American Suite. Also in the programme are two items by Grieg himself: the Holberg Suite and selections from Slätter Opus 72, Grainger's Country Gardens and Saint-Saëns concert paraphrase La Mort de Thais.

The event follows the Grieg Society AGM at 6.30pm, for society members only. Admission for recital audience from 7.40pm, when pre-concert drinks will be on offer.

Tickets £12 (£8 for Grieg Society members) in advance from Wendy Howell, 10 Exeter Way, London SE14 6LL (cheques payable to The Grieg Society of Great Britain) or from The Schott Music Shop on the day.


Friday November 21st 2014, 7.00pm

Book Launch with Music: Hanns Eisler on Brecht, Music and Culture

A launch party to celebrate the publication of this authoritative and illuminating account of the collaboration and friendship between the playwright Bertolt Brecht and the composer Hanns Eisler: Brecht, Music and Culture. Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge, edited and translated by Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements (Bloomsbury). Acclaimed British composers David Blake and Alexander Goehr will reflect on Eisler, the man and his work. Extracts from the book will be dramatised by actor, Paul Clements, and Pip Reeves (soprano) accompanied by David Harrington (piano) are performing some of Eisler’s most beautiful compositions with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.

A Schoenberg pupil and committed Marxist, Hanns Eisler is one of the great distinctive musical personalities of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most overlooked. In these conversations – which are here published in English for the first time in their entirety – Eisler reflects on his and Brecht’s exile from Nazi Germany and their life in Los Angeles where they numbered among their friends and acquaintances Charlie Chaplin, Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann and Clifford Odets. He discusses a number of Brecht’s principal plays and the place of music in Brecht's work. Never a conventional composer, Eisler constantly questioned the role and purpose of music in the tumultuous havoc of the twentieth century.

Eisler’s dynamic conversational style, depth of thought and sense of mischief, his humour, vivacity, intellect, curiosity and profoundly penetrating political analysis make this book a compelling blend of stimulating ideas, amusing anecdotes and lively gossip. Refreshments provided.

Tickets (includes refreshments): £15 (£12 concession) on the door or in advance from 020 7534 0710.
Book information: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/brecht-music-and-culture-9781472524355

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