London Bel Canto Festival
Pianists are accepted onto the course as part of both the festival and the academy. We will take student repetiteurs to accompany as part of the singing lessons, language coaching, ensembles, master classes, and rehearsals. The position of student repetiteur is a great opportunity for aspiring collaborative pianists looking to improve their knowledge of classical song and operatic repertoire, as well as German, French, and Italian languages.
The pianists will work directly with the major singing teachers and coaches. As this is a serious endeavour for any pianist, in return for playing they will be offered their own individual language sessions, coaching with one of the staff collaborative pianists and are given the opportunity to perform in a concert or recital.
You must be a very good sight-reader and a familiarity with the standard opera and song repertoire.
There is no fee for the collaborative pianist programme.