Greenhead College’s Music Department were lucky enough to welcome the world renowned Ligeti Quartet into college to deliver a workshop and masterclass with our A Level Music students.
Established as one of the UK’s leading ensembles, the Ligeti Quartet are at the forefront of the modern and contemporary music scene so it was an extremely exciting opportunity to have them in college to share some of their best practice with our students.
Throughout the workshop, the Ligeti Quartet performed some of their mesmerising pieces whilst our students learnt of various techniques used in contemporary music, which they will take away with them and use in their own musical endeavours.
Following the workshop our students will now be putting their new knowledge into practice and composing their own string composition, which will be performed and recorded by the Ligeti Quartet on Monday 29th April.
Simon Jacobs, head of music at Greenhead College commented on the workshop:
‘We can’t thank the Ligeti Quartet enough for the workshop they ran for our students. Their good humoured and relaxed approach, combined with truly inspiring performance, captivated our students in a way that we rarely see. It was an added bonus that each member of the quartet talked about their career and pathway in Music, as this will have provided valuable direction to our students wishing to pursue a career in the subject. Contemporary Music is often a scary and difficult subject for our students- today the Ligeti Quartet made it accessible and engaging- thanks again!’
For more information about the Ligeti Quartet, please visit: https://ligetiquartet.com/