Saturday 2nd April, 13:30
How to be stylish and stylistic:
historically informed performance on the modern flute
When the Early Music Movement first gained international prominence there seemed to be an unbridgeable divide between the advocates of modern and period instruments. Today the situation is more fluid, with orchestral conductors such as Simon Rattle working with period-instrument groups and period-instrument specialists such as Christopher Hogwood working with modern instruments.
Fewer players have experimented with as many varied instruments as Jacques Zoon, who over the course of his career has played period instruments (with such ensembles as Boston Baroque), modern instruments (under such conductors as the well-known historical performance specialist Nikolaus Harnoncourt), and instruments of his own design. In this masterclass he aims to demonstrate how to achieve results, in music of the eighteenth century, that are both stylish and stylistic, through the constant dialogue between instrumental possibilities old and new, and aspects of performing style past and present.
Applicants are invited to prepare up to fifteen minutes of repertoire from the 18th century. You should list the pieces or movements you plan to play in section 4 of the masterclass application form.