London Master Classes

London Master Classes is an organisation devoted to promoting classical music courses offering public masterclasses and concerts with leading performers working with advanced classical music students and young professionals before audiences in major London venues.


Since 1988, London Master Classes has been privileged to present some of the world's most distinguished performers as master teachers.

2018 Course

A week of stimulating and exciting master classes and concerts for voice, violin, cello, piano and conducting  –  22nd to 29th July 2018.

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Our 2018 Course will offer a week of stimulating and exciting master classes and concerts for voice, violin, cello, piano and conducting.

Summer Master Course 2018

Celebrating 30 Years of
London Master Classes
22nd - 29th July 2018

“On tour” in Manchester at the
Royal Northern College of Music.

Featuring master classes with:

London Master Classes

Tutors for the 2018 Summer Course


Norma Fisher


Gyorgy Pauk


Hannah Roberts


Sir John Tomlinson


Benjamin Zander

Classical Tutoring


Noel Hazebroucq

Conductor - France

So much has changed in my life, since the London Master Classes sessions. I've discovered a
new energy... you've shown me the way... and now so many more things are possible in my music-
making and in my life.

Wendy Nieper

Soprano - UK

My confidence has been majorly boosted and I feel a huge sense of pride being involved with such high quality level of teaching and student standard. As for Sergei Leiferkus, well I never thought I'd have the chance to sing in front of one of "the greats", but I did and I feel that I now have a thousand new ideas to go away and put into practice!!!

Nuno de Araujo Pereira

Bass - Portugal

I wish to thank you for everything. This past week was indeed the very important for me. Being able to work with Philip Langridge was really fantastic and I shared and learned so much and met so many wonderful people.

Ralph Jaarsma

Baritone - Holland

Thank you soooooooooooo much for an absolutely wonderful week!!!!! It has been a great honour and such pleasure to work with Sergei (Leiferkus) and Ben (Zander).

Dr Rebecca Beaconsfield


Your Master Course this year was even more exciting and interesting than usual - and that's saying something! I felt I simply had to tell you how privileged and please I felt to be there listening to all those talented youngsters - to say nothing of my appreciation of the Masters themselves. "Bonne continuation"!!

Stephen Hung

Auditor/Pianist - Hong Kong

Even though I was only an observer of the classes, I feel that my perception of music has been raised to a much higher level after this incredibly memorable week...

Paul B. Cohen

Professor Emeritus of Music, Pittsburgh State University, USA (Auditor)

I was amazed by the highest quality of student performance and equally delighted with the stellar level of instruction by faculty who gave completely of their long experience with deep sincerity, warmth and vivid good humour.

David Baltuch

Conductor - Belgium

The week was pure heaven for me... It was wonderful to discover a place where everything was made possible, for the benefit of us all, performers, composers, audience... Thank you!

Marie-Stephanie Janecek

Cellist - Switzerland

Thank you very much for the wonderful days... what a fantastic experience! I am coming back with wings and I will take all that I have learned with me in my cello case!

Toby Purser

Conductor - UK

It was one of the best weeks of music and inspiration I have ever had. A fabulous opportunity and so so valuable and helpful to me!

Rachel Verow

Soprano – UK

Opportunities like this are all too rare and I feel so lucky and grateful to have had this week of intensive study.

Beth Taylor

Soprano - UK

This was my first time taking part in the event, and I can only describe it as the best course for singing and performance I have done so far…. and undoubtedly. the most comprehensive, exciting and inspiring musical and performing environment I have encountered.

Nicholle Bettlingmeyer

Soprano - USA

What a phenomenal experience I had this past summer at London Master Classes.
I have never had the opportunity to be in such a rich and isolated musical environment before, and it was some of the most educative, informative and creative days I have ever spent.

Salome Chitaia

Piano - Georgia

Never in my life have I been surrounded by such talent. I can speak about pianists, as I was on this course. Not only to see such talent, but the impressive level of professionalism as well.

Kelly Talim

Violin - USA

The speed in which everyone flourished was astounding and inspiring… By giving us performance opportunities, the Master Classes gave a chance to test our abilities, and gain experience as a performer.

Jane Kim

Violin - South Korea

After an intensive week of performing everyday in front of an audience, I found myself become more and more confident and technically solid on stage. I am grateful for being pushed to the boundaries of what I could do.

2018 Summer Course!

A week of stimulating and exciting public master classes and concerts for voice, violin, cello, piano and conducting - 22nd to 29th July 2018.

2018 Course

Our 2018 Course will offer a week of stimulating and exciting public master classes and concerts for voice, violin, cello, piano and conducting in Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music from 22nd to 29th July 2018.

Apply Now for Summer 2018!

3 days ago

London Master Classes

Congratulations LMC Alumnus pianist Rokas Valuntonis..........on winning first prize in the 2018 Piano Campillos International Piano Competition.ROKAS VALUNTONIS, DE LITUANIA, GANA EL PRIMER PREMIO EN EL XII CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO DE CAMPILLOS

Rokas Valuntonis ha sido elegido ganador del XII Concurso Internacional de Piano de Campillos. El jurado acordó conceder a este pianista lituano de 30 años el primer premio de esta edición, dotado con 4.000 euros y recitales en importantes salas y festivales de España. El segundo premio, dotado con 2.000 euros, fue para Mamikon Nakhapetov, de Georgia. La pianista de Uzbekistán Tamila Salimdjanova se hizo con el tercer premio, por el que percibió 1.000 euros.

Juan Lago, como fundador y director artístico del concurso, formó parte del jurado, que tuvo como presidente a Pascal Nemirovski (Francia) y como vocales a Paolo Baglieri (Italia), Yuri Didenko (Rusia), Nikita Fitenko (USA), Andreas Frölich (Alemania), Antonio Ortiz (España) y Paloma Socías (España), todos ellos profesionales de reconocido prestigio en el mundo del piano y de la música. Rokas Valuntonis también fue distinguido con el premio especial del público, otorgado tras la votación del público asistente en la prueba final. El premio especial concedido por la orquesta fue para Tamila Salimdjanova. Por su parte, Pedro López Salas se llevó el galardón al mejor pianista español del concurso.

Valuntonis interpretó en la final el concierto en Do Mayor K. 467 de W. A. Mozart. Nakhapetov interpretó el concierto en La menor op. 54 de R. Schumann y Salimdjanova compitió en la final con el concierto en Fa menor op. 21 de F. Chopin.

Estos tres pianistas accedieron a la final tras superar una primera fase y una dura semifinal celebradas entre el miércoles y el viernes y en las que participaron pianistas de España, Argentina, Japón, Turquía, Hungría, Bielorrusia, Singapur, Australia, China, Lituania, Rusia, Portugal, Corea del Sur, Ucrania, Kazajistán, Georgia, Alemania, Italia, Canadá, Irán y Uzbekistán.
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