|De Kunst van het Luisteren. Workshops/Masterclasses|
|Geoffrey Madge has been giving many workshops and masterclasses in Holland, England (Yehudi
Menuhin School), Poland, Germany, Finland, Russia and Australia. During
these masterclasses he makes use of the audiences reactions, making room
for the players to try different ways of playing.|
|Masterclasses: For the pianists several points discussed
in the article ON TEACHING are worked out in a communicative way. Often
with humour, (which certainly helps to loosen things up). The aim being
to make the masterclass not only useful for the participating pianists,
but also for the listening public, the interaction is kept with the
audience. The masterclasses touch upon many subjects (not only musical),with
references made to literature and other arts.|
|Workshops: The Art of Listening. A very
form of concert/masterclass devoted to helping audiences to understand the
art of listening, A master class/workshop session that contains much interesting
information, making use of the potentials of the technique of the present day,
video, Facebook, Youtube etc. Given in intimate surroundings with
fascinating dialogues between the public and Geoffrey Madge. How
do you listen? How do we make use of our full
potentials when listening? Each session goes into many quite unexpected
areas and is given with interesting documentation. A foundation
has been created with the name of Madgictouch where more information can
be found. Also his radio program Madge-point to be heard on the link, Concertzender.nl every week, covers many of the above subjects.
|Special subject masterclasses can be combined with lecture/recital discussions on the following:|
- The teachings and piano playing of Ferruccio Busoni.
- De Kunst van het Luisteren - The Art of Listening. (See concertzender.nl)
- Piano performance and playing with creative intuition, making use of the
unconscious in piano playing.
- The art of several legendary pianists and the art of belcanto
on the piano, combined with film excerpts, including demonstrations and interaction with the audience.
|For further information please write an e-mail (see contact), or email the MadgicTouch foundation. (www.madgictouch.com).|