Saturday 19th to Wednesday 23rd May 2018
“Thank you all for your encouragement, friendship, and brilliant flute playing.
I had a wonderful time.” Lynn
After welcoming our first group on the hugely enjoyable FSL residential course in May this year, we’re delighted to announce dates for the 2018 course, once again led by professional flautist and chamber musician Janna Hüneke.
The course is friendly and informal, with a maximum of 12 participants, and is suitable for adults from grade 6 or equivalent playing standard to Diploma level. Sessions are individually geared towards course participants.
As well as gourmet food and wine, and a chance to discover this beautiful region of France, the course offers a mix of whole group rehearsals, the opportunity to play duets/trios etc, and individual master classes, culminating in a concert on the last evening in our local church in front of an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. An individual one-to-one lesson is also an option if desired.
You’ll fly from London Stansted to Brive-la-Gaillarde on Saturday May 19th, (flight times to be confirmed), arriving in Ambeyrac ready for the first playing session that afternoon. The day will be rounded off with drinks on the terrace and a 4 course dinner, served with local organic wines.
On Sunday, we’ll start with a whole group session in the morning, then split into smaller groups in the afternoon to play duets, trios etc. We’ll be visiting a lively morning market before a spectacular lunch in renowned local restaurant “L’Auberge de la Grange du Cros”.
A whole group session on Monday morning will be followed by options for a walk in the Lot Valley or time by the pool. In the afternoon, you can sign up for a Master Class with Janna, and in the evening we’ll head out to the pretty medieval town of Cajarc for a drink before returning for dinner.
Our final whole group rehearsal on Tuesday morning will be followed by an afternoon session with our accompanist, preparing group and individual pieces for our evening concert in the village church, a short walk from Monplaisir. Wednesday morning is free time to relax in the garden or by the pool, with options for a local walk, bike ride or excursion for those with plenty of energy before your afternoon return flight to Stansted.
Cost per participant
Shared room in gite £500
Single room in gite £600
Shared room in main house £600
Single room in main house £675
– Flights London Stansted/Brive, and transfers to and from Ambeyrac (1hr 20mins)
– 4 nights accommodation
– breakfast, lunch and four course dinners, including local wines with dinner
– participation in flute sessions, an individual lesson and the concert (there’s no obligation to perform)
– local activities and excursions
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed our fabulous fluting – and eating – together in Marion’s stunning Monplaisir.” Charlotte
Trained chef and flute-player Marion is happy to cater for any special dietary requirements – just let her know when you book.