About Us

London Master Classes is an organisation devoted to promoting classical music courses offering public masterclasses with leading performers working with advanced classical music students and young professionals before audiences in major London venues. Since 1988 these have included, Riverside Studios - Hammersmith, Commonwealth Institute, South Bank Centre, Lauderdale House, Highgate School, St Cyprians Church, Francis Holland School, Rudolf Steiner House, The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Northern College of Music and in 2013, The Royal College of Music.

We offer: vocal masterclasses, violin masterclasses, cello masterclasses, piano masterclasses and conducting masterclasses

These masterclasses provide:

  • A rare opportunity for young artists to meet and benefit from working with great performers of our time.
  • An opportunity for the public attending these summer masterclasses to see and hear this fascinating process which normally takes place behind closed doors, and to have an intimate view of each teacher's technique and style of teaching.
  • The chance to hear exceptionally talented young artists in daily classes, and watch their progress and response in evening concerts always under the influence of distinguished artists and teachers.

Young artists need help at that crucial stage between college and successful achievement. Work at college is cloistered and private while the real world of the performer is public. The young aspiring artist needs the opportunity to perform and yet at the same time needs tuition and guidance. Public master classes provide the ideal context in which to develop interpretative insights and at the same time learn to cope with being in front of an audience.

Most importantly - many young people with great potential but, often, scant financial resources, who would otherwise be unable to afford such tuition, have benefited through the opportunities and scholarships made available by London Master Classes.

London Master Classes is a registered Charity. Registered in England No.104446


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