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Strings, Wind and Brass

Strings, Wind and Brass

Junior Strings

Age/Level: Grade 1-3 Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Taught By: Penka Petkova

This mixed-ability ensemble welcome violins, violas, cellos and double basses of grade 1 to grade 3 standard. They play classical repertoire and often collaborate with other ensembles for larger works.

String Ensemble

Age/Level: Grade 3-8 Time: 10:15am - 10:45am Taught By: Penka Petkova

This mixed-ability ensemble welcome violins, violas, cellos and double basses of any age from grade 3 to grade 8 standard. They play classical repertoire and often collaborate with other ensembles for larger works.

Junior Brass and Wind

Age/Level: Grade 1-3 Time: 9:30am - 10:15am Taught By: Daisy Coole

An introduction to playing in a wind band for young musicians who are at grade 1 – 4 level. Repertoire is mostly standard concert band and film scores with a focus on developing ensemble playing.

Players often graduate to Junior Jazz and Big Band from here.

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Penka Petkova

Penka Petkova

Penka Petkova

Penka Petkova began learning the piano at the age of five, and at the age of six she began her cello studies in the class of Daniela Cherpokova-Nikolaeva at the Lybomir Pipkov National School of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria). Since September 2013, she is a bachelor student of prof. Stefan Popov at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Penka has been a scholarship student of Raina Kabaivanska’s, Communitas’ Foundations, Drake Calleja, Wolfson, Yordan Kamdzhalov Music Trusts. Penka is generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust. 

She is a laureate of the international competitions Young Virtuosos  in Sofia, M.A.G.I.C. for Austrian music in Bourgas (Bulgaria); the Radio Competition for chamber music Concertino Praga; Cello competition Karl Davidov in Kuldiga (Latvia); M. Elsky International Contest of String Bow instruments performers in Minsk (Belarus). 

She refines her skills in the master classes of Jérôme Pernoo, Prof. Vladimir Perlin, Mats Lidstrom, Dominique de Williencourt, Gavriel Lipkind , Seeli Toivio, Martin Zeller, Talich String Quartet, Prof. Grigory Feyghin, Elena Ashkenazy, Prof. Kevork Mardirossian, Alexander Zemcov,  etc.  She has also participated at the International Chamber Music and Orchestra Course “Musica Mundi” (Belgium), International Summer course for chamber music “Hindemith” in Blonay (Switzerland) and York Chamber Music Festival.

Penka Petkova has performed as soloist of Classic FM Radio Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, the philharmonic orchestras of Plovdiv, Pleven and Vratsa (Bulgaria); Liepaja Latvian philharmonic orchestra and the Belarusian State Philharmonic. She has had solo and chamber music recitals in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, England and United States.

In 2011 and 2012 she was awarded a Diploma for artistic achievement by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. Penka has solo and chamber music recordings made for the Czech radio, Bulgarian National TV, Bulgarian National Radio and other broadcastings.

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Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole is a composer, woodwind specialist and educator... and former YMM student! After graduating from university with a 1st Class BA Honours degree in music and both department prizes for performance and composition, she toured Europe with internationally-renowned bands, appearing on radio and television alongside artists such as Lady Gaga, and as a featured saxophonist on BBC Radio 6 Music.

She co-founded composition company Two Twenty Two in 2014 and continues to work with some of the top session musicians in London, earning a Children's Television BAFTA nomination, writing music for clients such as Sky and Selfridges, and composing film scores.

Daisy is passionate about music education and, alongside her role as YMM Music Director, teaches woodwind in various Camden schools and directs several youth bands. "Young Music Makers Saturday music school played a vital role in my childhood. Not only did it cement my love of playing and lead to a career in music, I gained some amazing friends for life!"

www.twotwentytwomusic.com

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