Frédéric Chopin: His Life, His Music

225 TUTOR: Alice Michahelles

This course is for anyone who enjoys listening to classical music for piano and wishes to expand their listening abilities or understanding. Your tutor, a concert pianist, will offer an overview of the life and style of the great Polish master, including an analysis of his compositional techniques and musical structure. Through a series of talks, demonstrations and recitals, you will gain a much stronger and intimate understanding of Frédéric Chopin's musical genius and piano prowess.

Course Notes

During the course, by way of illustration, concert pianist Alice Michahelles will play a selection of Chopin's Waltzes, Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Scherzos a.o, whilst recordings of other compositions will be played by DVD.

The ability to play or read music is not a requirement. It is advisable to bring paper and pencil to take notes.

Course Tutor

Alice Michahelles

Alice Michahelles

About Alice

Alice was raised in Florence, Italy, where she graduated from Conservatorio L.Cherubini. She has appeared in recitals in Europe, the Near East, United States and Chile, and took part in international festivals, among them the Eilat Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Festival Bled (Slovakia), Festival Internazionale di Noto and Festival Internazionale di Ascoli Piceno (Italy).

Her repertoire stretches from Bach to contemporary music, with a particular interest for the Romantic period.

She currently teaches Piano at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome.

As a composer, Alice has dedicated herself to children's opera.

Alice has volunteered as an Italian teacher in a home for adolescent refugees.

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Summer School Dates for 2022

All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM