VIOLIN & WINE DAY

24TH MARCH 2018   |  LONDON 

Ian Renwick

Master Winemaker

Ian will be leading our  tasting, and guiding us on a tour of several delicious styles of wine!

A glorious day of grapejuice and music! Join us for a memorable afternoon and evening, featuring a wine-inspired IMPROVISATION session in the afternoon, an exceptional WINE TASTING with Music in the early evening, and the ViolinSchool SPRING PARTY in the evening - your chance to play chamber music with other violinists and string players!

This event is open to ALL string players, not just violinists.
The wine-tasting and the evening party are open to ALL - no musical instrument required!

Matthew Forbes

Cello, Improvisation

Matthew will take us on a creative journey as together we create a our own original composition!

Simon and Matthew perform a musical accompaniment to each tasting... from Baroque to the present! 

Violin

Simon Hewitt Jones

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Ian opened his first two Jaded Palates wine stores in his native Devon last year. After leaving a 15-year corporate career in Hong Kong, he lived amongst the vineyards of France for three years, painstakingly studying the craft of winemaking by day and answering ViolinSchool support emails by night!

Ian approaches wine like ViolinSchool approaches music; it's an experience not just a drink! When the quality is right, a simple glass of grape juice can become a deeply memorable, extraordinary experience.

We've assembled an expert team of musicians (and wine drinkers!) to guide you, as we explore the wonderful worlds of violin and wine!

Here's what to expect on Violin and Wine day!

THE IMPROVISATION SESSION 
with Matthew Forbes

THE WINE TASTING 
with Ian Renwick

The ViolinSchool SPRING PARTY!
Bring your instruments and play chamber music!

Last Orders!

2:00-4:45 PM

5:00-7:00 PM

7:00-11:00 PM

11:00 PM

ABOUT IAN RENWICK & JADED PALATES

ON THE DAY

THE LINE UP

ABOUT THE EVENT

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VIOLIN AND WINE DAY is taking place at one of our favourite venues, the 1901 Arts Club in London Waterloo, minutes from Waterloo Station.

OUR GORGEOUS VENUE

ABOUT MATTHEW FORBES

Matthew is true musical omnivore, and his creative curiosity has led him from a classical training in cello (at the Royal Academy of Music) to a truly eclectic life as musician - performing in major symphony orchestras (RPO, LPO, Philharmonia), composing for musical ensembles and orchestras (LSO), and educating people to play everything from the cello to the ukelele to the banjo to the spoons!

All these skills come together to realise Matthew's passion for Improvisation. Not only does Matthew frequently play entirely improvised performances, he's also a visiting Professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he teaches improvisation and creative skills.

TICKETS

Ticket Options:

From 2pm: £49 - Improv Workshop, Wine-Tasting & Chamber Music
From 5pm: £39 - Wine-Tasting & Chamber Music
From 7pm: £29 - Chamber Music
From 7pm: £15  - Non-Participating Guest

THE WINE TASTING

THE IMPROVISATION SESSION

Ian Renwick will take us on an 

During the afternoon, under the expert guidance of Matthew Forbes, we'll practise improvising using a series of exercises and short pieces, including traditional folk music. Matthew will demonstrate and teach us different improvisational techniques that we can all use together.

In the second half of the session, we'll explore a variety of styles and 'sound worlds', and then bring our ideas together to create a 'semi-composed' improvisational piece of our own.

We finish the session with an informal performance / run-through of what we've achieved, just before the wine tasting begins!

Who's this session for?

The Improvisation session is suitable for anyone who can play at Level 1/2 or above of the ViolinSchool Curriculum.

If you've already taken part in the Introduction to Improvisation class with Christian Howes on Monday 29th January, this class will be perfect for you! And if not, don't worry - so long as you can play fluently and comfortably in 1st position, Matthew will make you feel right at home!

Any Questions? Give us a call today!

020 3051 0080 | [email protected]

[email protected]
020 3051 0080

Any Questions? 
Give us a call today!

020 3051 0080
[email protected]

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