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What It Takes: String Quartet


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To be included in the information about when public sessions and master classes will be, please email team@sanyo.org.za with "What It Takes: String Quartet" in the subject. Students and teachers are encouraged to apply.

Every What It Takes course is designed specifically to cater to the needs of the selected participants from the National Youth Orchestra. The course covers many aspects of professional musicianship including audition preparation, marketing of yourself as a musician, posture/injury prevention, performing with an orchestra, music history related to your instrument and individual master classes from top professionals. It gives insight into solo, chamber and orchestral playing as well as teaching and other career options. This course will focus on ensemble playing for strings, and will feature the incredible musicians in the Odeion String Quartet, as well as top pedagogue Louise Lansdown, who comes to us all the way from the Birmingham Conservatoire.