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|Course:||Guitar Orchestra Weekend|
|Start Date:||16th February 2018|
|End Date:||18th February 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£321.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£215.00 What's included?|
A unique musical experience for classical guitarists of all ages and of varying abilities (but not complete beginners). The emphasis is on participation, with students working in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Parts of the orchestra range in difficulty from elementary (Grade 2) to advanced (Grade 8) and are allocated in accordance with each students’ playing standard. The music required for the course will be made available one month before, to allow for some advance preparation.
Peter Rueffer’s wide experience as a performer ranges from duo partnerships with guitarists Jason Carter and Jeff Rodrigues, to concerts with Gilbert Biberian’s “Omega” and a career spanning some twenty five years as a founder member of the Pro Arte Guitar Trio. With the PAGT he has made several best-selling CDs and given numerous broadcasts and concerts throughout Europe and the UK, including many recitals at London’s Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. His work as an arranger for guitar ensemble is well known and his settings for guitar orchestra were awarded first prize at the biennial Kirklees National Guitar Orchestra Competition on three successive occasions in 1998, 2000 and 2002. He is the Director of the Dillington Guitar Summer School and Festival, an event he founded in 1995.
It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently.