String Symposium with Sophie Till


Come to Watkins Glen in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York for a week of lessons, lectures, and workshops with violinist Sophie Till, July 8-15, 2018.

Who and What

Sophie and her family will be welcoming up to 7 string players to join them for the week. In addition to a daily lecture series and workshops, participants will receive a minimum of four hour-long lessons and masterclass/performance opportunities.

The lecture series will be designed around the participants’ specific needs. Workshops will address problem passages, repertoire, excerpts and short questions while masterclass/performance opportunities will allow for musical issues to be addressed.

Participants will receive lunch and tea daily and dinner on three nights. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, (numerous options available: Airbnb, camping and other local options.)

Cost of symposium $1,020. $400 deposit due May 1st, remainder due on arrival July 8th. Contact Sophie for more information: sophietillviolin [at]

About Sophie Till’s Work

The Taubman/Golandsky Approach is a body of knowledge that provides the conceptual and physical knowledge of the mostly invisible world of co-ordinate motion that underlies a natural technique. Furthermore, as a result of the highly developed pedagogy this wealth of information is accessible to all players regardless of age or level. The approach is well known for solving playing-related injuries, providing players with virtuosity and solving playing limitations.

Tailor-make your week…

You can make the week anything you want, from complete, intensive immersion, to a combination of work and enjoying the NY Finger Lakes region. There are many different accommodation options; sharing a summer rental house, Airbnb, local host families and even camping in the yard! Sophie is happy to help you organize your accommodation. For more general information:

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