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Bedell Cristin supports World Class Musicians

22 July 2013

World class musicians and their students will be in Jersey this week for a series of concerts, lectures and master classes.

The Jersey International Masterclasses, held between July 26 and August 4 are led by internationally acclaimed musicians who are dedicated to furthering the abilities of music students. The aim of the series in Jersey is to provide world class education to students who want to learn from internationally acclaimed musicians and so a range of distinguished professors will be in Jersey to tutor the visiting students who themselves are from across Europe including as far afield as Russia.

Founded by Viktoria Grigoreva, Professor of Music at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and Eton College, the masterclasses also feature a number of world renowned musicians including the RCM Head of Strings, Mark Messenger, and the RCM Head of Piano, Vanessa Latarche. Distinguished Professor of Music and solo pianist, Leonid Margarius will also be giving a lecture on ‘Piano Technique’. One of numerous highlights is the participation of Professor Zakhar Bron, one of the world’s masters of the violin with a string of famous pupils to his name. Professor Bron will be giving two violin masterclasses and he and pianist, Inna Vingradova, will be performing a concert at the Arts Centre on July 27.

The students will participate in workshops hosted by the Jersey Academy of Music, based at Chateau Vermont in St Saviour.  Jersey students who are attending music colleges in the UK or are about to take part in music college auditions, including Georgina Sutton, Aaron Burrows, Krystian Lamb, Isobel Osborne and Elliott Samphier, will also be attending the masterclasses.

The visiting professors will be joined by Jersey’s own Christopher George, an accomplished pianist and cellist Emmanuelle Dumas of the Jersey Academy of Music, who the musicians will come together to participate in a number of concerts also.

The tuition period will include a final performance at the Arts Centre on Saturday, August 4th, showcasing the talent of both the music students and these extraordinary, world renowned music professors. All proceeds from ticket sales will be used to advance musical education of future students through workshop events in years to come.  (A full programme is attached).

The Jersey International Masterclasses has been established as a wholly charitable foundation which is supported by Bedell Cristin in Jersey. Bedell Cristin has assisted in the establishment of the foundation and prepared the foundation’s charter and regulations. The firm’s professional support will continue, while a representative from Bedell Cristin also sits on the Foundation’s council.

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Location: Jersey