Improvisation course

Improvisation course

Coming November I’m very excited to be teaching an improvisation course in Amsterdam at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ for all level musicians. Everyone can improvise! We will cover the basics of early music improvisation, ranging from canon to ground, imitation to free improvisatory forms like the prelude! A course to open your mind!

More information on taking part can be found here.

NB the course will (most likely) be taught in Dutch.

Robert’s Gesti by Berio an ‘extraordinary accomplishment’

Robert’s Gesti by Berio an ‘extraordinary accomplishment’

The Scroll Ensemble‘s programme Grand Tour includes one of my favourite pieces ever: Luciano Berio’s Gesti. In “Zeewolde Actueel” our concert was very positively reviewed including this lovely comment:

“Een bijzondere prestatie leverde Robert de Bree met zijn vertolking van “Gesti”, een werk van de Italiaan Luciano Berio (1925-2003)”
Full review here.

Etudes

Etudes

This June 10-12 in MOOOV (The Hague, NL) I am very excited to be performing the show “Etudes” for Opera2Day. It’s a show made based on Willy Verkuil’s “The Art of Performing”, with whom we worked for almost a year now to prepare for this show!
A special show based on exercises to become more aware of the body which leads it to be a unique show in which neither text, nor music, nor movement plays a main role. I invite you to find YOUR story!

Also, I am excited to have my composition “Scoop” premiered at this show!

More information and tickets can be found here.
Watch the trailer:

Teaching at the Stephen Pearse Foundation School

Teaching at the Stephen Pearse Foundation School

A while back I worked with wonderful and inspiring students in Cambridge on some contemporary recorder repertoire. We looked into improvisation, techniques and then keyed in to Shinohara’s Fragmente and Linde’s Music for a Bird specifically.
Students performed their own compositions as well as a group improvisation. Get in touch with me if you are interested in a workshop on improvisation, contemporary music, ensemble playing and more!

The students’ view:
http://senior.stephenperse.com/news/2012-13-senior-school-news-archive/recorder-workshop