Over Easter 2020, the British Suzuki Institute is delighted to be presenting the British Suzuki Gala Week – a celebration and showcase of the International Suzuki community from across the UK and Europe. The week and its exciting series of events is the second time we have hosted such an event in the UK. The first Gala Week in 2016 was one of the most spectacular and memorable occasions in the history of our organisation.
The British Suzuki Gala Week is made up of three parts;
• Playtogethers (these do not conflict with the Gala Concert so families can attend both)
• The British Suzuki Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
• The National Suzuki Workshop
With international guest teachers and Suzuki students from all over Europe participating in all three elements, this will be a truly unforgettable musical experience.
This inspirational event will see over one thousand Suzuki students from all over Europe performing and learning together in two of the world’s leading classical music venues. We are again very excited to be making this opportunity real for so many young Suzuki children and their families.
Like our founding teacher, Dr Suzuki himself, we believe that “Where love is deep, much can be accomplished”.
We are delighted to be hosting this event for the second time
Online registration for all Gala Week events will open in 12 September 2019 and places will be confirmed shortly thereafter in Autumn 2019.
Registration will be invited from Suzuki students of the established British Suzuki instruments:
Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Piano, Recorder, Viola and Violin
For the Royal Albert Hall Gala concert, students must be at the following minimum level (all Book 2): Cello: Two Grenadiers; Double Bass: by invitation; Flute: Minuet in B minor; Piano: Arietta; Recorder: Menuet; Viola: Two Grenadiers; Violin: Lully Gavotte
Students of any level can apply for the Playtogether concerts
Gala Concert repertoire will include:
Cello: Haydn Concerto in C major mvt 1, Von Paradis Sicilienne, *Casals Song of the Birds, Squire Danse Rustique, Schumann Two Grenadiers*edition to be confirmed
Flute: Bach Minuet & Badinerie from Suite No.2 in B minor, Last Rose of Summer
Piano: Mozart Sonata K331 mvt 3 “alla turca”, Mozart Sonata K545 mvt 3, Beethoven Sonatina in F mvt 2, Kuhlau Sonatina in C mvt 2, Mozart Arietta *audition videos will be required - details to follow
Recorder: Handel Larghetto, Handel Bourree & Hornpipe from Water Music
Viola: Seitz Concerto in C minor mvt 1, Bach Gavotte in G minor, Schumann Two Grenadiers
Violin: *Mendelssohn Concerto mvt 3, **Bartok Romanian Dances 1,2,5&6, **Massenet Meditation, Bach Double mvt 1, Seitz Concerto No.2 mvt 3 (Seitz 1), Lully Gavotte *Special Gala version available from British Suzuki **Barbara Barber versions
Plus special arrangements for all instruments including an exclusive new arrangement: Greensleeves Fantasia and a Medley of Suzuki repertoire pieces