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South West Recorder Skills Day

October 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Sunday 4th October 2015 10am to 4.30pm

Hosted within the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral School, come and enjoy an inspirational recorder day with Amy Whittlesea, Annabel Knight and Rebecca Austen-Brown

  • Ensemble playing
  • Try recorders of all sizes
  • Masterclass for advanced soloists
  • Learn with professional players

For full details contact Dominique Swain Tel: 01749 834487 / d.swain@wells-cathedral-school.com


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.

Admission £30 All levels of players and teachers supported.

Dress code is casual.

Meet the Tutors

Amy Whittlesea graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 1998, where she was a prizewinner in the William Blake Woodwind Competition, and the Croft Early Music Competition. For many years Amy performed regularly as a member of Trio Tagarela, giving recitals in this country and abroad, including the Aldeburgh Festival, the Cheltenham International Festival, and recitals at the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, and live broadcasts for Radio 3 and Spain’s Radio and TV Catalunia. The trio also gave many educational concerts and workshops for Yehudi Menuhin’s ‘Live Music Now’ scheme, Amy is the recorder teacher and Baroque ensemble coach at Wells Cathedral School, Latymer Upper School and Leweston School.

Annabel Knight has established a successful performing and teaching career as a recorder player and historical flautist, which has taken her across the UK, Europe and America. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and South Bank and many broadcasts and CD recordings. She can also be heard on the soundtrack to films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Fantastic Mr Fox and Philomena. Annabel is a committed teacher, working at all levels from beginners to young professionals. She is currently head of the recorder department at Birmingham Conservatoire and runs the Woodhouse Recorder Courses held each summer in Surrey.

Rebecca Austen-Brown is delighted to return to Wells. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist she studied at the Royal Academy and performs with such ensembles as The Sixteen and has toured with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Rebecca can be heard on soundtracks including The Hobbit and Les Miserables. Rebecca teaches at many conservatoires and academies including the Royal College of Music and is a regular guest adjudicator in Hong Kong and the UK.


October 4, 2015
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Wells Cathedral School
Wells, BA5 2ST + Google Map