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Laurence Perkins (woodwind)

  • studied at the Royal Northern College of Music
  • bassoon tutor at the RNCM Manchester, York and Nottingham Universities and many summer schools
  • principal bassoonist with Manchester Camerata 1974-2017,  including concerts worldwide and at the BBC Proms
  • solo concert performances Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room in London, concertos
  • performed with the English Chamber Orchestra
  • member of ‘Cuillin Sound’ ensemble
  • solo CDs include a disc of concertos (5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine)

Laurence brings true masterclass-level wind tuition to Higham.

For Laurence’s courses, if traveling by train, we can pick up students (and their instruments) at 5pm from Penrith Station by prior arrangement for an extra fee. This must be arranged with us in good time beforehand.
Our courses are at the foot of this page, but Laurence’s own website has comprehensive details of his courses, so is the best place for musicians to refer to: http://laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades
 Note: All applications to be made initially through Laurence (see his website at the link above) to ascertain ensemble line-up.

October 2018

WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 18th at 18:30 to October 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind chamber music specifically for intermediate-standard (grades 6-8). Set works will include colourful music by Rossini, who died 150 years ago in November. There will be an informal performance at 12pm at the end of the course. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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March 2019

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday March 7, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 All applications to be made initially through Laurence Perkins to ascertain ensemble line-up. See his page for links to his website and…

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