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The Journey to the Stage.,
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Claudio Forcada-Delgado

The Journey to the Stage.

Workshop – Sunday 26th September – 16:00-17:00 (CEST)

Claudio Forcada-Delgado

BIOGRAPHY

Claudio holds a PhD from Birmingham City University (BCU) with a thesis on efficacy in violin teaching and the psychological aspects related to the acquisition of motor skills. He has also published three handbooks and filmed six documentaries on string pedagogy, music education, music psychology and research, commissioned by the Valencian International University (VIU).
From 1993 to 2006, Claudio has been teaching at several conservatoires in Spain. Since 1999, he has presented more than 300 workshops and lectures in Europe, America and Asia (including England, Iceland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, El Salvador, Japan, Korea, México, Canada and India).
In 2012, he was awarded the “Ernest Newman Prize” at the BCU, and was also honoured in 2013 with recognition from the President at the Legislative Assembly in El Salvador for his contribution to music education in the country. In addition to his roles as professor of string pedagogy at the VIU and ESMUC (Barcelona) as well as director of Studio Forcada (London and Henley-on-Thames), Claudio has been trainer in residence at “El Sistema, Portugal” and currently at “Ad Libitum” (Valencia, Spain). He is also trustee and founder of the charity “Children4Music” and has been a member of the Henley Symphony Orchestra. He has been appointed director of contents at I-Musi (www.i-musi.es), an innovative teaching method awarded by the Spanish Government, including a digital platform and books for all instruments.

The Journey to the Stage.

Public performances are intrinsic to music and part of the agenda of each musical centre. Besides them being an invaluable source of experience, their benefits include listening to other peers, developing self-esteem and their potential impact in local communities. They are also a way to show the outcomes of our teaching, attracting potential students. However, getting students ready for public performance can become a frustrating process. In this presentation, I will consider the importance of planning each academic year, so we can provide a wide variety of opportunities to our students. I will show rehearsal techniques, how we use technology, how we try to develop our students’ confidence, how we have adapted our procedures in times of COVID and what we have learned from these changes.