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OAE Academy

Mon Feb 3 2014

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The Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience enables exceptionally gifted period instrument players to work alongside the OAE and receive ongoing mentoring from OAE musicians.

The year-long scheme is aimed at students in the final stages of study, bridging the gap between music college and a professional career. Our 2014 participants on the scheme have the opportunity to work with world-class conductors including Robin Ticciati, Ottavio Dantone, Francois-Xavier Roth, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder.

The year kicked off at the OAE Academy in January, a three day course during which the participants focused on historically informed practice and performance, led by one of the OAE’s Leaders, Margaret Faultless. This year saw workshops led by OAE Players Lisa Beznosiuk, Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, Steven Devine and guest player John Hutchinson.

The Academy isn’t just about playing great music, the participants also receive training in editing scores for historical performance (workshop led by Roy Mowatt), as well as Education tutoring by Education Director Cherry Forbes, for the participants involvement in Education projects throughout the year.  A bit of light relief involved the participants stretching themselves (literally) with Martin Lawrence in a Get Physical session, involving yoga and a bit of brief meditation to Happy Birthday (yes, really). All of the sessions are designed to help guide the participants throughout their time at the OAE.

We’d like to welcome the participants who have travelled far and wide to be a part of the Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience 2014.

And as ever, the highlight of the Academy was the cakes!

Sophie Kelland
Projects Officer

OAE 2014 Participants:

Anna Curzon – Baroque and Classical
Jacek Kurzydlo – Baroque and Classical
Dora Szilagyi – Baroque and Classical
Alison Teyssier – Baroque and Classical

Jordan Bowron – Baroque and Classical
Louisa Tatlow – Baroque and Classical

Lea Rahel Bader – Baroque and Classical
George Ross – Baroque and Classical

Double Bass
John-Henry Baker – Baroque and Classical
Zaynab Martin – Baroque and Classical

Clara Geuchen – Baroque and Classical

Raquel Dorta – Baroque and Classical

Elise Bonhivert – Classical only

Marit Darlang – Baroque only
Takako Kunugi – Classical only

Anna Drysdale – Classical only
Kathryn Zevenbergen – Classical only

Peter Mankarious – Baroque and Classical

Matthew Hardy – Baroque and Classical


  • Dear Sophie,

    Could it be possible to know when are the audition to apply to the Academy?



    Salome Rateau Sat Mar 22 2014
  • Apologies Salome, I have only just seen this message! I am hoping that the information about applying for the scheme will be up on the website by the end of this week. Keep an eye on http://www.oae.co.uk/about/oae-experience/ for more details.


    Sophie Kelland Mon Jun 23 2014