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Twenty Fifth Dillington Classical Guitar Summer School

Course: Twenty Fifth Dillington Classical Guitar Summer School
Tutor: Classical Guitar Summer School Tutors & Peter Rueffer
Start Date: 28th July 2019
Start Time: Tea
End Date: 3rd August 2019
End Time: Breakfast
Res Fee (from): £818.00
Non Res Fee: £534.00 What's included?

This popular event now in its twenty fifth year, offers classical guitarists a unique opportunity to participate in a varied programme of music making that also allows time to develop playing and music reading skills. The emphasis is on participation with students working in a non-competitive and supportive environment, performing in ensembles both large and small. The course is suitable for players of all levels of ability but please note that it is not suitable for complete beginners. 

Highlights for 2019 include an original work for guitar orchestra as well as several new arrangements by Peter Rueffer. There will also be an opportunity for all to participate in a guitar duet class directed by the Copenhagen Guitar Duo.

Each evening students join the audience at the Guitar Festival featuring a fantastic line up of international artists. Come and be part of a week of fun, friendship and performance - you’ll get hooked!

All concerts start at 8.00pm

Sunday 28 July Vida Guitar Quartet

Monday 29 July Prague Guitar Quartet

Tuesday 30 July Copenhagen Guitar Duo

Wednesday 31 July Katona Twins

Thursday 1 August Guitarissima
 

Tutor Information

Peter Rueffer

Peter Rueffer

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 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 Musical Director of the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra, a post he has held since 1996.

Arne Brattland

Arne Idar Brattland was born in northern Norway and was educated at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. Following further studies in London he gave a successful debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1988. Arne has toured throughout the world and has many recordings to his credit. Several prominent Norwegian composers have dedicated works to him and his arrangements and recordings of music by Edvard Grieg are widely known. He has been a member of various chamber groups including the Omega Players, the London Guitar Orchestra, the Lyric Guitar Trio and the Norwegian ensemble KammeRana. He currently performs with the Arctic Guitar Trio (Norway) and in a duet with his guitarist wife, Debra Adamson. In addition, Arne travels widely giving workshops in world music for schools throughout the UK. Arne now lives in Britain and has been a tutor at the Summer School since 2002.
 

Debbie Adamson

 

Debbie Adamson

Debbie Adamson studied with Carlos Bonell, John Mills and John Duarte and holds a Masters Degree in Music. She has appeared as both a soloist and chamber musician at a number of Festivals in Norway and the UK, including the Cannington International Festival where she met her guitarist husband, Arne Brattland. Other performances include a concert for King Harald, the King of Norway. She has held the post of director of music at several schools and currently teaches at a sixth form college in Hampshire.

Peter Rueffer

Peter Rueffer

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.


 

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