Teachers on their Teachers: A Tribute to Derek Simpson
Starts in 3 Months, 10 Days
25th March 2018 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
David Josefowicz Hall, Royal Academy of Music
David Josefowicz Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5HT
Derek Simpson, the immaculate cellist who was a mainstay of the Aeolian String Quartet for a quarter of a century, was revered as a teacher and as a player of rare sensitivity. Simpson was among the most admired chamber musicians of his generation. During almost 40 years as a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, he produced a succession of accomplished young players.
London Cello Society hosts an exploration and exposition of his teaching methods, including a forum of his former pupils. Simpson’s own performances will be heard and a short celebratory performance will finish the tribute to this legendary and inspirational teacher.