Students will be asked to prepare one or two pieces before the course. We will be working on ensemble playing and considering balance and general interpretation of a wide variety of styles. The course will also develop the student’s sight-reading skills. We will have an informal concert at the end of the course, either live or recorded digitally. The course should be great fun, and the students will come away with a wealth of knowledge in the duet repertoire.
This course is not for beginners. Any child below grade 4 piano should contact us before booking to check suitability of the course.
Mark Fielding has been teaching for the Perse School for ten years. He is part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama staff, teaching piano duets for many years and one-to-one teaching. He has a broad knowledge of the duet repertoire and has performed piano duets with his father since 11 years old.
Siu Chui Li has been teaching at the Perse for 14 years. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by postgraduates in Chamber Music and Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music. She has performed in many countries throughout Europe and the UK. As a child Siu spent many an hour playing duets with her younger sister and this time gave her a great love of the music and the joy of playing in ensembles.