Unconventional Bach: Workshops and Masterclasses with Alon Sariel

Unconventional Bach: Exploring Bach between the Bow & the Plectrum

Masterclasses with Alon Sariel

Dates: August 1-3, 2024
Active participant/professional musician: $400 Cad.
Active participant/student: $325 Cad.
Passive participant: $50 a day
Location: Gessler Hall, UBC School of Music
Accommodation is not included, recommendations

Click here to apply for the course. Applications must be
submitted by May 15, 2024.

EMV Artist-in-Residence Alon Sariel invites bowed and plucked
string players to explore Bach’s music between the bow and the
plectrum. In the tranquil atmosphere of the University of British
Columbia campus, Sariel will lead the workshop’s orchestra, coach
chamber ensembles and hold public masterclasses. A wide range of
topics will be discussed, from better understanding of harmony to
creating performance possibilities.

The orchestral/chamber sessions will concentrate on early music
(works by Bach, Marcello, Vivaldi, Geminiani and their
contemporaries), the repertoire for the private coaching is up to the

The sheet music for the orchestral/chamber sessions will be sent two weeks after the subscription deadline. Participants will have the opportunity to receive coaching on their piece(s) of choice,
preferably Bach’s solo music.

This course is intended for musicians of intermediate/advanced
level, amateurs and professionals, interested in historical
performance practice.

Morning: 10 am – 1 pm
Lunch: 1-2 pm
Afternoon: 2 pm – 5 pm

About Alon Sariel

Alon Sariel is one of today’s most versatile performers, known as a multi-instrumentalist in the realm of plucked strings with a growing reputation as a fascinating Bach interpreter. He has given masterclasses in institutes as the Trinity College of Music (London), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Belgium).

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