Piano Performance and Teaching 2019-2020
10 February 2019 Sunday
Lecture Hall, HK Space Museum
Ticket per talk $450
(Early bird ticket: *$750 for Two Talks)
Grade 1-5 : 10:30am-2:00pm
Grade 6-8 : 3:00-6:30pm
🌟 Teachers who attend Two Talks will gain a certificate and one cash voucher of $50 from Tom Lee Music
We are very honoured to have invited Ms Ann Martin-Davis- speaker of Hallmarks of Distinction across 7 countries, to conduct two 3.5 hours classes covering ABRSM Grade 1-8 new syllabus.
Ms Ann Martin-Davis
Royal College of Music Junior Department
University of Oxford Visiting Scholar
Deep learning piano methods to raise your game. Using pieces from ABRSM's piano syllabus, Ann Martin-Davis will talk you through transformative practice methods from Cortot to the very latest scientific research.
Performing technique, interpretation and communication, effective practice methods and tips for achieving good marks will be discussed in the one day talk.
Original price ticket will be available at URBTIX from 3 January 2019
Special Thanks to Tom Lee Music
Ms Ann Martin-Davis
Ms Ann Martin-Davis is an international concert pianist, currently coaches undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students at the University of Oxford and gifted young students at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She was also the conductor of 'Hallmark of Distinctions' over 7 countries, the biggest teacher conference held every two years by ABRSM.
Ann Martin-Davis’ passion for 20th century and contemporary art crosses all genres and this has led to a career in pursuit of new and appealing ways of presenting solo piano and chamber music.
Her innovative programmes have ‘reinvigorated chamber music’ (The Times) and her work in this area was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society when Sound Bites was nominated alongside Glyndebourne Opera and BCMG for the prestigious Audience Development Award.
Her reputation in the world of chamber music is wide and various; she has curated concerts at numerous venues and has performed twentieth century and contemporary repertoire throughout the world. This year, she will be touring her latest cross-genre programme Mr James’ Garden throughout Mexico and the UK, beginning with a premiere at the Henley Festival in the summer.
Ann studied at the Royal College of Music with Phyllis Sellick, where she won the College's premier piano prize, the Chappell Gold Medal. A series of awards led to a South Bank debut at the Purcell Room and she subsequently won scholarships to study with Arie Vardi in Hanover and Gyorgy Sebok in Canada.
It was at this time that Ann played to the polish composer Witold Lutoslawski and her disc of his solo piano and chamber works received international acclaim. This disc, described as ‘beautiful and exquisite’ by BBC Music Magazine, is to be re-released on the Nimbus label this year.
In addition to her international recital work, Ann has a wealth of educational experience, not just in master-class environments, but also in state-funded and music in the community programmes. Ann is much in demand as an adjudicator is also a member of the examiners panel for the Associated Board.
'Ann Martin-Davis' playing shines with brilliance’ ~ BBC Music Magazine
'Musical Highlight of the Week' ~ The Times