Masterclass with Benjamin Zander

About the Summer Master Course 2017

Our 2017 Course will offer a week of stimulating and exciting master classes for voice, violin, cello, piano and conducting in Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music from 16th to 23rd July 2017, with evening concerts and a presentation by Maestro Benjamin Zander.


As part of the Summer Master Course 2017, a presentation will be given by Maestro Benjamin Zander combined with performances by selected participants.

The 2017 Tutors are:

Jennifer Larmore (Voice)
Gyorgy Pauk (Violin )
Hannah Roberts (Cello)
Norma Fisher (Piano)
Benjamin Zander (Conducting)

Conducting Class

The Conducting Class will be held as follows:

Dates Location
16-23 July 2017 Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

The Class will be accompanied by two pianos and string quartet. Repertoire for the Summer Master Course 2017 Conducting Class will be available shortly.

Who can apply

There are no restrictions on age although the average age range is between 18 years and 35 years. This does not preclude younger people applying, but the standard is very high and participants include advanced students, winners of major competitions and young professionals.

To apply, please complete and submit the Application Form which you can go to by clicking here.

Fees and application (N.B. the deadline for applications is 20 May 2017!)

To apply, you will need to fill in and submit the online application form, together with a registration fee which is non-refundable.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee is £20 (or the equivalent in USD or Euros).

The Registration Fee can be paid by PayPal, details of which are shown upon submission of a completed online application form. Payment can also be made by cheque or bank credit transfer. Please note that personal cheques must be in Sterling and drawn on British banks and that we cannot accept credit card payments, other than through PayPal.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees are as follows:

Class Fee
Conducting £400 (or the equivalent in Dollars or Euros)

You will be required to pay the tuition fee if you are selected for the Summer Master Course 2017. To apply, you will need to submit a completed Application Form together with recordings and a Registration Fee of £20 which can either be paid online using PayPal, by credit transfer (bank details available on request), or by cheque made payable to London Master Classes and sent to:
London Master Classes
5 Lyndhurst Gardens
London N3 1TA

If you are accepted onto the Summer Master Course 2017, the Registration Fee will be deducted from the full fee. Other forms of payment can be made in any currency, but preferably in Pounds Sterling. Personal cheques must be in Sterling and drawn on British banks. We may have to make an additional charge if payment is in currency other than Sterling.


We do have a limited number of bursaries (some for the full tuition fee, some for part of it) available to those who are of exceptional talent and who would not otherwise be able to take part because of lack of funds. Applicants for a bursary should send a letter explaining their financial situation together with an audio or video recording (CD/DVD/audition tape/video/online link) and two references from musicians of repute.


If you are known to your respective Class Professor, it may not be necessary to audition. Otherwise, an audition will be required and can be undertaken by sending an audio or video recording (or online link). Audition material should include 2 or 3 contrasting works. Instrumentalists should include a classical work e.g. Sonata, Suite etc or Concerto.

Vocal auditions will be held in London at the end of May 2017.

Go to our application form


The resident accompanists for the instrumental, vocal and conducting courses are all superb. Most have been with London Master Classes for many years and offer excellent support to participants.

A final word!

We can promise you an inspirational week of master classes and concerts at the world famous Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. You will have the opportunity to meet and hear other young musicians of an exceptional standard, and benefit from working with distinguished international “masters” of the first order! Over the years we have had many return visits from musicians who maintain that our Summer Master Course is one of the best courses anywhere!!

Barry Saipe
Course Director

LONDON MASTER CLASSES 5 Lyndhurst Gardens, Finchley, London N3 1TA
Tel: +44 (0)20 8346 7088 Fax: +44 (0)20 8343 3669
January 2017


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