Students may arrive from 4pm onward on Saturday 4th April at the Chapel of the College. If we are advised of the time of arrival, we will ensure that they are met at the College, shown to their accommodation and made welcome at the Masterclass venue. Checkout is by 11am Saturday 11th April.
Lessons are held in the College Chapel on a Steinway & Sons, model D. This is supplied by the "Concert and Artist Department", Steinway & Sons, London.
The minimum number of individual lessons per student is five. The duration of each lesson is one hour or more, at the discretion of the Maestro.
A certificate of Attendance will be issued to every student.
There is no restriction to the age of students. Students of any standard are welcome to attend, from those taking exams and diplomas to those preparing for major competitions or performances, for example Liszt International Competition 2017 (Utrecht), Chopin International Competition 2015 (Warsaw) or Leeds International Piano competition 2015 (Leeds).
As Executive Producer and Artistic Director, Adolfo Barabino will also consider students showing exceptional talent and ability to participate in commercial recordings on the CLAUDIO RECORDS label. CLAUDIO RECORDS is distributed, worldwide, by Naxos and is internationally known and respected for its extraordinary sound and fidelity to the music and the artist. www.claudiorecords.com
Students are encouraged to bring a programme of not more than 30-40 minutes duration. However, there will be flexibility in this regard when students are preparing for specific exams and competitions.
Anyone who wishes to attend the daily Masterclass is most welcome, free of charge.
Observers are also welcome to join the Maestro and his students for lunch between 1 pm and 3 pm. If so, please advise a minimum of three days in advance. There will be a charge for lunch of £.10 per head.
Residential accommodation is available from Saturday 4th April until Friday 10th April included.
Rooms are those used during term-time by senior school students. Each student will have a private room. Bathroom and toilets will be shared. All bedding is supplied. Students need only to bring their own bath towels.
Full board includes three meals per day and use of the College's sport facilities, comprising an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a small gym. Special dietary requirements should be requested on the Application Form.
|Participation to the Master Class is:
£.390 for the Master Class and £.390 for the boarding.
This does not include additional costs incurred e.g. the taxi to/from the airport or any possible visit outside the campus of the College.
The total fee of £.780 must be paid in advance by bank transfer to:
IBAN: GB 49 MIDL 402009 71436538
SWIFT (BIC): MIDL GB 2111 W
Students travelling from abroad are advised to take out travel insurance as refunds cannot be made for missed sessions.
To apply for a place on the Master Class, please complete the Application Form and send it to
We will then confirm your place.
Applications for the Easter course must have been submitted by 20th March 2015.
Click here to download the Application Form in Word Format
The Ardingly Piano Master classes run three times each year. Our following sessions will be:
Summer Session 26th July - 2nd August 2015
Winter Session 12th - 19th December 2015
If you wish to be advised of future Master classes or have any other enquiries please e-mail email@example.com
The Steinway concert piano chosen and hired for
this recital and masterclass is supplied and maintained by Steinway & Sons, London.
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