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Claire and Alison are friends who met at a piano course. We wanted to have the opportunity to attend more courses, so in 2017 we decided to run our own course, with all our favourite ideas from the other courses that we have enjoyed. Pianissimi was such a success that we are now planning our fourth course for 2021. This three-day intensive piano course is for advanced-level adult pianists (Grade 7 to post-diploma). The aim of the course is to meet other pianists, receive excellent tuition and be immersed in music. We are especially excited to be able to run the course this year, and we invite you to indulge your passion for the piano in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Pianissimi will be held at the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook in Suffolk, on a beautiful site overlooking the River Orwell. The school has a state-of-the-art music block, including a 200-seat recital theatre with two grand pianos. We offer one-to-one lessons, masterclasses and performances, along with the camaraderie that is a hallmark of our courses.

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If you, like us, are a piano nut, do come and join us at Pianissimi in October 2021.

We look forward to meeting those of you who are new to Pianissimi, and to seeing our Pianissimi friends who came on the course in previous years.

Best wishes,

Claire Vane and Alison Bestow

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