Historical Performance for String Players

  • Date(s)
    Thursdays, from 23rd February 2023 (see all dates below), 6:00pm
  • Duration
    8 hours over 5 classes
  • Mode of Delivery
    In Person
  • Venue
    Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • Fee

Course Introduction

Internationally renowned as a baroque violinist, Claire Duff is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, leader, director and teacher. Claire is passionate about teaching historically-aware performance.

As part of this five-week deep dive into historical performance for strings, Claire explores the approach to the performance of baroque music and the manner and style of the musical era in which works were originally conceived.

Through performance and analysis of repertoire from the time, Claire will lead participants on an investigation of the stylistic and technical aspects of performance. The course will consider period instruments which were in use at the time of the original composition, and which usually have different timbre and temperament from their modern equivalents

A must-do course for string players looking to improve their general skills in performance, or wishing to learn more about historical playing through an interactive and performance course


Course Dates:

Thursday, 23rd February 2023     6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, 2nd March 2023           6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, 9th March 2023           no class
Thursday, 16th March 2023         6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, 23rd March 2023         6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, 30th March 2023         6:00 - 8:00 PM



Participants must be 18+

Participants should be advanced-level string players. (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double-bass, and Guitar all accepted)