Student Gala Concert Sunday 30 July 2017 at 12 NOON
Masterclasses & Seminars 2017
SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
The Art of the Piano Tuner
8 PM Rathgar Methodist Church Piano Seminar MARTIN WALSH piano technician
DIPF presents an insightful seminar, which will explain the inner workings of the piano including the differences between the factory and hand built models, how one can properly assess a piano & how one should maintain it to keep it in optimal shape. A must see for all students & lovers of piano!
The art of improvisation is a very important skill. In Classical times, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven - it was a skill that everyone was expected to possess. It would be unusual, for example, for a pianist not to improvise his own cadenza in a piano concerto! The Cadenza was the opportunity for the performer to not only bring his own interpretation to the music but his or her own creativity into play also.
Composer, pianist and conductor Frank McNamara, will conduct a workshop exploring the skills and ‘tricks of the trade’ of an improvisor. Jazz musicians are well used to improvising but why should they have all the fun? Frank will take the students through the various stages of improvisation, from simple ornamentation, to variations on a theme, to improvising a cadenza!
23 July - Sunday
MONDAY 24 JULY 2017
3 PM - 5 PM DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines Piano Masterclass ARCHIE CHEN piano
What is the definition of “Practicing?” Through a hands-on group exercise, this seminar teaches us that Practicing very often does not involve Playing. And sometimes it doesn’t even involve any Music at all! Participants will collectively learn and perform a new piece in the time of the session.
Belgian born & Indiana University professor, Evelyne Brancart, presents a helpful seminar explaining the physical elements involved in piano playing, and how one can work with their body in order to master their technique.
11 AM DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines Piano Seminar EVELYNE BRANCART piano
3 PM - 5 PM DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines Piano Masterclass FREDERIC CHIU, piano
Peak Performance in Music: What We Learnt from Sport Psychology?
This seminar addresses how psychological skills training with athletes can also be applied to other performance environments -such as music-. This includes the key differences and similarities between music and sport in terms of psychological training, as well as the latest intelligence on developing excellence.
11 AM DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines Piano Seminar JAIME DIAZ-OCEJO performance psychologist
3 PM - 5 PM DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines Piano MasterClass GABRIELE BALDOCCI, piano ENTRY €5
No one experiences Stage Fright more often or intensely than Professional Pianists. Insights into its origins very often lead to counter-intuitive methods for handling the symptoms in a productive way. By understanding Affect Theory, pianists can turn Stage Fright experiences into learning experiences and find effective ways to manage the symptoms.