Jean-Philippe Rameau
Chamber music summer school
Patron: Trevor Pinnock CBE
Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire 13–20 August 2017

For 2017, we’re pleased to welcome as tutors: Theresa Caudle (Artistic Director), Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Christopher Bucknall, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, Rachel Latham .

Theresa Caudle, is well known in the early music world as a baroque violinist and cornettist. She was a principal member of The Parley of Instruments for 25 years and plays with many leading period instrument ensembles including The London Handel Orchestra and The Monteverdi String Band. Theresa has her own ensemble, Canzona, but also regularly directs other ensembles here and abroad, both professional and amateur, such as The Croatian Baroque Ensemble and Salisbury Baroque. Theresa also organises several other very successful baroque courses at Benslow and Jackdaws.

Ann Allen plays baroque oboe, shawms and recorder with leading ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe including Academy for Ancient Music, Ad Fontes and L’Arpa Festante. She has appeared at the Coliseum in a rock opera by Damon Albarn and at the Globe Theatre in the award winning production of Richard III. She formed the medieval group Mediva while at the RAM which has reached the finals of prestigious competitions as well as recording several CDs. She also directs the baroque ensemble Il Bacio and jointly runs the double reed ensemble Syrinx. She set up her own festival in Basel, Switzerland mixing early music with modern music and presenting it in new and unusual ways.

Amanda Babington, violin, recorder and musette, plays with many of the leading period-instrument ensembles including Les Talens Lyrique, Dunedin Consort, Ex Cathedra, and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. Her chamber music ensembles, including Four’s Company, Northern Baroque and Aberdeen Early Music Collective, have busy schedules of concerts and workshops and she directs the University of Manchester Baroque Orchestra. She is a Visiting Performance Fellow at Aberdeen University and a lecturer in Academic Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. An expert on Handel, her edition of his Dettingen Te Deum and Dettingen Anthem is published by Bärenreiter.

Christopher Bucknall is a rising star on the concert platform and in the opera house as conductor, harpsichord continuo player and chorus master. Recent highlights include conducting Handel, Alcina (Norwegian National Opera); Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna (English Touring Opera) and Handel, Agrippina (Iford Arts). He has also chorus-mastered Rameau and Purcell at Glyndebourne and directed Bach with the BBC Singers, and performs with many of the UK’s top period instrument ensembles as harpsichord soloist and continuo player.

Satoko Doi-Luck, harpsichord, regularly gives solo recitals; recent venues include Handel House and The Plumley Collection. As a continuo player she has performed with Birmingham Opera Company and La Serenissima. Satoko is a founder member of Ceruleo and runs Ensemble Molière which focuses on French baroque repertoire and has performed in festivals in Graz, Bruges, and Utrecht. Satoko was a Junior Fellow in Harpsichord/Continuo at the Royal College of Music, and was also a participant in the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015-2016.

Jane Francis is a cellist and viola da gambist with many years of playing, tutoring, and teaching experience. As a continuo cellist she has played with many leading ensembles and artists, and given solo recitals on the viola da gamba partnered by Colin Booth, John Wellingham, Helena Brown, and Peter Lea Cox. She has a busy teaching practice in Bristol, and runs baroque chamber music courses at Hawkwood College.

Rachel Latham performs on an array of historical flutes and freelances with many distinguished ensembles including Arcangelo, The Kings Consort and St James’ Baroque. Rachel has taught on several early music courses, including at Benslow, and given workshops and masterclasses on baroque style. She has been involved in wider music education for over 20 years, teaching and examining in schools, colleges and conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music.

Tutors: Theresa Caudle (Artistic Director), Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Christopher Bucknall, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, Rachel Latham .
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