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June 2012 Thursday 14th June

Dickens and Company: Our Mutual Academy Friends 1.00–2.00pm

Museum Strings Gallery Free, no tickets required but seating is limited

Peter Sheppard Skærved untangles the Victorian web to explore connections between Charles Dickens, the Academy and beyond. In this illustrated talk he reveals how Joseph Joachim, John Orlando Parry and a host of other musicians are connected to the beloved author. This event complements our Dickens and Music exhibition at the Academy’s museum.

Monday 18th June Vocal Masterclass

3.00–6.00pm Henry Wood Room Free, no tickets required

With Florian Boesch, international baritone renowned for his Lieder interpretation as well as his operatic performances.

Monday 18th June

Lecture Recital: New Developments in Italian Guitar Music 6.30–9.30pm

Concert Room Free, no tickets required

Piero Bonaguri, internationally renowned guitarist and teacher at the University of Bologna, performs UK and world premieres of works by Castelnuovo- Tedesco, Adriano Guarnieri, Davide Anzaghi, Marco Reghezza, Roberto Tagliamacco, Paolo Ugoletti, Gilberto Cappelli and Pippo Molino.

Friday 15th June

Liszt and the Art of Remembering 6.00–7.30pm

Museum Piano Gallery Free, no tickets required

Throughout his long life Liszt frequently re-composed pieces, making new decisions that corresponded to his musical and personal evolution. This event, presented by Olivia Sham and using the Piano Gallery’s 1840 Erard and 1920 Steinway pianos, pieces together such re-compositions and places them in both a musical and instrumental context to suggest the significance of nostalgia in Liszt’s music.

Tuesday 19th June Viola Masterclass

6.00–9.00pm Duke’s Hall Free, no tickets required

With Nobuko Imai, eminent soloist and chamber musician.

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