"Just a quick note to say thank you for all your work last Sunday. The feedback has been fantastic; I think you have left many young clarinettists in the city feeling inspired to practise! The style and approach that the quartet brought to the day worked very well and the children found you all very approachable - thank you."
"Breathtaking virtuosity, accessible delivery, meticulous planning, tailored content -
all of these are features of a visit from Maskarade as well as being reasons for us to invite them again - soon please!"
Education & Community Projects
In recent years Maskarade has undertaken a full programme of education and community projects under the auspices of Sir Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now scheme including workshops in special and mainstream schools, hospitals and care homes, and residencies in Cardiff, Nottingham and South Wales. We are hugely committed to education work and currently offer a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities, working with early years, special needs, primary and secondary age children, adults and older people.
One-off workshops usually take the form of informal, 'hands on' presentations. We play a wide range of repertoire and encourage audiences to participate using voices, movement and percussion instruments. This promotes lively discussion and a friendly atmosphere in which to have fun and learn. We use many different instruments of the clarinet family to encompass all aspects of the National Curriculum and there are opportunities for audience members to try a clarinet themselves (with our supervision of course!) Residencies provide a great opportunity to work on creative composition and can be based on a theme of your choice. We also offer family days where young children come along with their parents and everyone joins in - we often find that parents learn from their children! Our clarinet days include ensemble coaching and masterclasses and have proved popular with both local education authorities and independent schools as have our lecture recitals on composition techniques for GCSE, AS and A level music students.
Further information on our education and community projects is available to download here
Repertoire lists can be viewed on our weddings and corporate functions and recital pages. Further examples of the type of repertoire we play in workshop situations can be viewed or downloaded on the Carousel Clarinet Duo page.
We will happily provide a Demo CD on request. Please contact us here (stating your address)
The fees quoted below are guideline figures. However we are able to negotiate lower prices for schools with small music department budgets so please do ask. We can also adjust our timings to meet your specific requirements. Please note that travel expenses are not included in the fees quoted. Tour fees by negotiation. Please contact us for more information.