The course is based on individual, bespoke tuition provided by a team of distinguished coaches, including Dennis O’Neill, the Academy Director, Nuccia Focile, Jane Samuel, and a number of visiting consultants, such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa (WIAV’s honorary president), Ryland Davies, Anne Murray, Richard Bonynge, Joseph Rouleau, etc. There are also master classes, group teaching classes and participation in public events and professional placement.
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Pianoforte Studies
The Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Pianoforte Studies (Repetiteur and Accompaniment) is a new programme offered at the Wales International Academy of Voice. Pianists will have the opportunity to work alongside professional accompanists, students of professional standard, musical vocal consultants and international singers such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Richard Bonnynge, Joseph Rouleau, Dame Anne Murray, etcetera. Students would be expected to accompany coaching sessions, masterclasses and recitals. They will therefore have a window of experience into the highest standard of operatic repertoire. There will also be a large proportion of Art Song repertoire involved.