Morning session (10.00 – 12.00): Voice and Piano
Individual tuition (each session lasts 30 minutes). There are four 30 minute sessions available, with both vocalists and pianists working jointly with Iain and Nicolai. Bring your own music to work on (sending details in advance to Inverurie Music).
Afternoon session (13.00 – 16.30): Choir
Iain and Nicolai will choose a choral piece to work on, with piano accompaniment (Iain will send the score out in advance). All singers are welcome to participate.
Iain Milne was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London and was a member of the National Opera Studio in London as well as of the International Opera Studio in Zurich. Milne made his opera debut in the title role of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. Roles on his repertoire include Orlando in Haydn’s Orlando paladino, the First Priest in Die Zauberflöte and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Nicolai Karlsen is originally from the Lofoten Islands in the North of Norway. He completed his Masters Degree in Music under Sergej Osadchuk in the Tromso Music Conservatory. He has since been working as a performing artist, teacher, accompanist and conductor, and is currently teaching at Toneheim Folkehogskole, the most prominent pre-conservatory music school in Norway.