Feedback from the XIII International summer course in the UK (Bristol) -As they come-
01 August 2010
I hope the rest of the course is going well! It was such a great experience working with Alex Markov and I would like to thank you for giving me this valuable opportunity. I didn't really get to say thanks to him personally before he left because he was surrounded by so many people!
Violin student at the Royal College of Music London UK
Monday, 09 August 2010 Venice
Dear Arlette and dear Alan,
Just returned home safely after this -as usual- special experience of Albertina and Arturo’s XIII LMFL in Bristol, full of satisfying results and cues to reflect on about their musical future.
So excited to join you all again in a week time in Chambon sur Lignon for the XIV LMFL (that will be the twin’s seventh LMFL), we thank you for all this and for your precious warm friendship.
Betta and Adalberto Del Bo
For Arturo (conducting, piano and percussion)17 years old
and Albertina (violin, piano and voice tuition) 17 years old
Sunday, 08 August 2010
Thank you for the LMFL program Leo participated! Leo returned safely back home and he was very happy on the program and enjoyed a lot of his stay in Bristol. He was able to make a lot of friends..
The overall impression of the whole program (based on Leo's feedback) was very good, and I think I could recommend this to other parents as well.
Jari Vaario (Finland)
mardi 10 août 2010
Nous tenions à vous remercier de nouveau pour les quinze jours que Félix a passés au stage de Bristol.
Il s’est fait extrêmement plaisir, et a appris beaucoup.
C’est un Félix épanoui, heureux de vivre, que nous avons retrouvé
après le stage. Vous êtes arrivée à créer une ambiance à la fois exigeante et chaleureuse, familiale et autonome.
Je suis très admiratif.
Je vous souhaite de bons préparatifs pour Le Chambon et dans l’attente de vous revoir,
Bien cordialement à vous,
Agnès et François Père (France)
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
First off, thank you so much for an amazing two weeks, my sister and I had the best time, and we learned so much!!! It was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to return next year.
Thanks so much again, for everything!!
Camellia Hartman (New York) USA
Dear Arlette and Alan,
Thank you very much for the wonderful experience in Bristol. It was amazing and I enjoyed it so much.
The teachers were so helpful and in two weeks I feel I have really learned so much.
I'm really happy about the people I met, everyone is so kind and friendly!
I look forward to next year, hoping to be with lmfl again.
Martina De Pascalis (Italy)
Hello. How are you?
I enjoyed LMFL very much.
Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.
My mother, too. I think my piano play is skilled up.
I want to join LMFL again.
Looking forward to seeing you again,
Mahiro Tonosaki Japan (17 years old, piano and English)
This summer break has certainly been my most memorable one, with the opportunity to live and play music with people from so many cultures and backgrounds.
The two weeks has broadened my horizons and I look forward to putting my new cello skills to good use. Regards
Steffi Loh (Cello) – Hong Kong
Thanks again for the wonderful time in Bristol.
I hope it went in France just as well as it went in Bristol!!
I wondered how it works with the DVD of the performances of the last days.
Will it all be on youtube in a few weeks? Or maybe sooner?
At the LMFL site I saw it would be online at the 15th of august but I couldn't find it anywhere yet.
Or is it only possible to buy the DVD to look at those performances?
And how much will such a DVD cost?
Freya Reynaert (Netherlands)
Thank you again for putting such a wonderful music program together for some very amazingly talented young adults.
It was a very positive and inspiring program for Bianca. She was exposed to so much more in life as possibilities to reach for within herself.
She is taking French this year in school inspired by some of kids who she met, and is keeping in contact with. Ah, the wonders of the internet.
Bianca mentionned, that there may be CD’s or recordings available of the final program. I would love to get a copy of it if it is possible.
I would also like it if you will keep me aware of the developments of the program in France next summer. Can you tell me, is it be given in French or English?
Best wishes and thank you very much for all that you did for all of the children.
4115 Ross Rd
Sebastopol, California, 95472
How are you?
Wednesday, 08 September 2010
Thank you so much for giving me the amazing opportunity of coming to LMFL!!!
I was so nervous as it was my first time but within five minutes of meeting you and William I was so excited!
I improved so much in terms of my piano, cello, confidence and languages!
I have just applied to do music (and possibly French and German) at university in Scotland and would love to come back to LMFL next year before I start - I might even bring my little brother along with me!
Thank you soo soo much,
Hopefully see you next year,
Amy MacKenzie (Scotland)
Wednesday, 08 September 2010
I would like to thank you on Cindy's and on my own behalf for the great time she had in Bristol. Your courses are really very high standard.
The work your team did was simply fantastic and the results are evident: Cindy has passed her piano examination at the Conservatory!
Best regards and have a good time!
Marlene (Cindy Lorenzi's mother)
12 September 2010
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent summer course 2010 in Bristol. Our son Kristian greatly enjoyed coming to the course for the first time in his life. He has already indicated his interest to come back next year.
A big thank you also to his teachers John Perry and Chen Zimbalista who did a great job and motivated Kristian to take his instruments very seriously.
Could you please do me a favour and send to me an e-mail address of Levke Hollmer. She told us during the course that she might be able to find a good percussion teacher for Kristian in Cologne.
We look forward to hearing from LMFL about next year's courses as soon as you have finalized the planning.
With best regards
Monday, 20 September 2010
Dear Arlette et Alan
On behalf o Manuel Abecasis (13 y old, violin, piano, conducting) I would like to thank you once more for the warm reception given to him for the 4th year in a row and for the organization of the course and creating the opportunity of such an experience. For Manuel it has been, once again, a privilege to work with such great teachers like Alexander Trostiansky, Rustem Kudoyarov, William Godfree and David Russell. Apart from the excellence in teaching he has been creating, through the years, a very strong feeling of friendship and admiration for this wonderful teachers and individuals. The contact with Alexander Markov has also been a challenging experience that he appreciated deeply. Manuel has a great passion for music and these weeks at LMFL allow him to work hard and experience deep progresses in his playing.
Clara Guedes (Portugal) dor Manuel Abecasis (violin master classes with Alexander Trostiansky, Alexander Markov, David Russel) Conducting course with William Godfree
01 October 2010
Thanks again for your big effort in realizing the amazing LMFL experience!
It's really hard to find words to express our admiration to you and such great maestri!
Hope this italian song is better suited to do it more than we can do...
Looking forward to join you again next year
Cristina Biolcati and Giacomo Stella
for Eugenio Stella (Italy)
jazz workshop (percussion and electric guitar)
Feedback from the first course in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon-As they come-
Here we are finally home with the fresh memory of the wonderful moments past together in Le Chambon sur Lignon.
With Albertina and Arturo and Giacomo Ferraris (violinist and conductor) we spent
t all the way back to Italy singing the Choir songs in the car , trying to fight against the sickness of the hard return back; going through all the memories of the particular conducting experiences flashes(and not only) and the very precious Conducting Teacher and Artistic Director of this LMFL Course that we will all remember as very special.
What to say else than to encourage the LMFL to continue on this line!
Love from Betta Cozzi for twins 17 years old:
Albertina Del Bo -violin, piano and voice tuition and Arturo Del Bo , piano, conducting and percussion
Je voulais vous remercier pour l'excellente organisation du stage de musique: Quentin qui partait peut-être un peu contraint et forcé, gêné de son niveau , est revenu plein d'enthousiasme, de motivation et de joie!
La chorale aussi l'a complètement séduit!
Son souhait : recommencer l'expérience (peut-être sans le cours d'anglais), mais avec autant ou plus de violon, musique, chant...
N'hésitez pas à me faire connaitre les dates de vos prochains stages, ou si d'autres opportunités musicales se présentaient! Quentin essayera vraiment de participer
Amicalement, Myriam Géhénot
I hope you and Alan are doing well and catching up on rest after the busy weeks of conferences! Are you taking some time off to travel or be with family, or are you headed back to Bristol right away?
Nathan made it home safely late Saturday night, and we are beginning to get back to normal. [Normal is always busy with a household of six (as I know you know!).] Sorry it was such a scramble getting him on the way. He slept through 2 alarms - and could not respond to my skype call either. Cumulative fatigue from the week and especially the concert, no doubt..
We both had such a wonderful time at the conference. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Alan and Ashley's lovely family and so many wonderful parents and teachers.
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon was a delightful setting, too, and I really appreciated the rich historical context.
I am sorry to have missed the final concert, but look forward to the seeing the video when it becomes available. Special thanks again for remembering Nathan's birthday so kindly. I have seen pictures of the beautiful chocolate cake.
How nice! Nathan was truly touched and really appreciated everyone's kindness.
It was a special day for him in a special place!
A final thank you, too, to Alan for transporting us so kindly and efficiently. You and he are a remarkable team! It has been a pleasure getting to know you both.
I am attaching a few photos I took. Hopefully, they will make it through cyberspace! I hope to order DVDs of several concerts soon, too.
Thanks again for all your kindness and for a great course!
Wishing you a restful September -
Anne Heath USA (for Nathan, 18 years old- David Russell’s violin master class)
13th September 2010
I wanted to thank you and Alan for creating a course that both Edu and I have enjoyed and benefitted from immensely.
Also please express my gratitude to William Godfree for many hours of pleasure, instruction and entertainment.
Anna Jordon, Edu's English teacher has done wonders for his spoken English and Rustem, his piano teacher, can work miracles.
The car journey back to Madrid was over 15 hours but without undue stress and Ishka, the dog, behaved well. I hope the reunion with Archie, the Welsh terrier, was a happy one. We arrived to a very hot city and it must be a truth here that only "mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun"!