Sounding Out: Stage Notes

There are many interesting musical events taking place all the time in London, but I thought this looks particularly interesting and I hope you do too.

Building a career as a composer, artist or producer can be as daunting as it is exciting and knowing where to start is half the battle. Sounding Out is a series of events from Sound and Music aimed at giving insight to composers, artists and producers building careers within different arts practices. In association with the Royal Opera House the next event, Stage Notes will be focusing upon the world of Opera.

Through a half-day of panel discussions and Q&As composers, directors and artists will explore diverse approaches to opera. Composer Huw Watkins and librettist David Harsent will also give an insight into the collaborative process, and director John Fulljames and Jennfier Walshe will take more in-depth looks at approaches to opera.

Sound and Music’s Chief Executive Susanna Eastburn will chair a panel discussion with participants including Judith Weir (composer and librettist), Oliver Mears (Artistic Director of Northern Ireland Opera and founder/Artistic Director of Second Movement), and Laura Bowler (composer, mezzo-soprano, and founder/Artistic Director of Size Zero Opera).

Away from the stage, Sounding Out also acts as an informal networking opportunity for artists and producers to start developing those new ideas inspired by the event. For emerging composers, librettists, artists and producers interested in creating dramatic work this event offers a unique professional development opportunity.

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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

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