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Flute Class Workshops – Rebecca Hall

 

“With great feeling, she made the most of the inherent potential of her instrument.” Frankfurter Neue Presse

“Desert Songs”, inspired by North African music, gave the flautist an opportunity to exhibit her solo talents – with an expressive tone which, in its atmospheric intensity, was hard to top.” Frankfurter Allegemeitzung

“Rebecca Hall….flits above and around the striding orchestra like Tinkerbell chatting with Peter Pan.” American Record Review

With playing described as “beautiful, sensuous, sensitive and poetic”, Rebecca Hall is entering her third decade as principal flutist of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. As soloist with the MPO she has presented concerti ranging from Bach to Nielsen, Foss and Rodrigo. Two world premiere solo work recordings with the MPO have been acclaimed by critical press and aired on Australian Broadcasting, CBC and the BBC.

As a chamber musician she has served as flutist of the Issa Ensemble, Cosmos Wind Quintet and Camerata Galatea, for whom she also is Artistic Director. She has several chamber CDs to her credit, many featuring works of Maltese composers including Joseph Vella, Albert Garzia, Charles Camilleri and Ruben Zahra.

As an educator, Dr. Hall lectures at University of Malta in flute performance, baroque studies and women in music. She is the flute tutor for Malta Youth Orchestra and has presented masterclasses in Canada and Australia.

 

Dr. Rebecca Hall will be leading a flute class as part of the International Winds and Percussion Festival. The class will have a number of workshops spread over the festival days. Active participants within this class will have the following schedule (subject to change):

a) Three group-sessions of three hours each, starting on Thursday 21st September till Saturday, 23rd September. The sessions will be as follows:
9:30 – 10:30 Tone and Technique;
10:30 – 11:30 Solo Pieces
11:30 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:50 Chamber Music
b) “Contemporary Styles” workshop led by Mr. Alex Bezzina, on Saturday, 23rd September, afternoon.
c) An “Introduction to Conducting a Wind Band” workshop led by Mr. Mark Gauci on Saturday following the “Contemporary Styles” workshop.
d) Active participants will also be given the opportunity to attend workshops and masterclasses led by the festival tutors. They are also invited to attend the Tutors’ Concert on Saturday, 23rd September evening.
The above activities will be held at Agenzija Zghazagh, Sta. Venera.
e) Sunday, 24th September, the flute ensemble will also participate in the closing concert of the festival, which will be held in the evening at the Theatre of the Johann Strauss School of Music, Hamrun.

 

Flutist of any level and age can apply to participate actively in this class. The same terms and conditions of the other classes apply to this class too. Therefore, applicants will be required to confirm their participation by a deposit of €50, which will be refunded at the end of the festival if the applicant attends all assigned activities. To apply, click on this link. Applications for active participation in the flute class close on Thursday, 31st August 2017.

 

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