INTENSIVE FLUTE COURSES
Wissam teaches on numerous intensive flute courses and festivals. Each has their unique atmosphere. These courses are a wonderful way to hone skills, while meeting musicians coming from different countries. These intense courses are the ideal setting to explore and take risks in, and learn to play with excellent colleagues, while network for the future in a non-judgemental environment that is free from exams.
Courses this summer
This summer’s course in St Andrews promises to be an exciting new departure. Yvonne (Paterson) Robertson takes over as director of SIFSS, from Ruth Morley who founded the course 21 years ago. Wissam will be teaming up with some of the world’s leading flute players: Ian Clarke, Michael Cox, Ruth Morley, Yvonne Robertson and Lis Dooner. As always, at the epicenter of the course are our two wonderful pianists, Scott Mitchell and Claire Haslin.
Please visit the SIFSS website for more information.
A unique collaboration was born in 2015, between three inspired flute players: Matthias Ziegler, Ian Clarke and myself, all of them possessing a common passion for contemporary music and its associated extended techniques, composing and improvising. Matthias’s brainchild, the Grolloo Sessions are held in Grolloo, hometown of the renowned flute maker Eva Kingma and birthplace of the Kingma System flutes that she invented. In late August, this peaceful village will once more be invaded by flute players from all over the world, to embark on a week of inspired music-making and deep discussions, workshops, masterclasses…with late night beer experimentation sessions to cap each day! It is heartening to see the whole village joining in the fun and intensity of the course!
Please visit the Grollloo Session 2 website for more information.