BPM Masterclass Series

BPM Masterclass Series is a collaboration between Bristol Plays Music and Bristol Cathedral Choir School. Using the outstanding facilities at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, BPM Masterclass series aims to provide Bristol’s young musicians with the opportunity to watch and be coached by some of the UK’s leading performers.

Now in its fourth year, the series brings some of the country’s finest classical musicians to bristol to deliver six very special recital-masterclasses.  These events give students the chance to meet, watch and learn from musicians at the forefront of their profession.

This year BPM Masterclass series offers an even greater variety of performers, including emerging soloists from the Young Classical Artists Trust, YCAT, professional orchestral musicians belonging to orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and graduating students from some of the finest Conservatoires in the country.

Each event runs from 5.30-8pm in the Cresswell Theatre at Bristol Cathedral Choir School.

Entry is: £10 to perform in the masterclass, £5 to watch.

The full programme for 2018/19 has been announced, click on the event for full info and booking or see our facebook page

15th November 2018 Woodwind – Clarinet Nick Carpenter
6th December 2018 – Postponed Postponed Postponed
17th January 2019 Woodwind – Oboe Tom Blomfield
24th January 2019 Woodwind – Flute Sarah Newbold
31st January 2019 String – Cello Rosie Biss
14th March 2019 String – Violin Cerys Jones

At all events we are joined by the brilliant Claire Alsop on Piano.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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