Course students stepped into the core of British arts and culture, immersed themselves in the soul of arts, spirit of music and beauty of life.
At Royal Ballet School, the Principal took Course students around the School building and sat in different types of Ballet classes. Keeping the smile while sustaining a painful pose, curving the perfect jump when physically exhausted, Royal Ballet School students inspired the Course students with their high standards for themselves and their respect for art.
At Royal College of Music, Course students toured the College building under the guidance of a College teacher, sat in a piano lesson given by a College professor to his student, had discussion with current College students about their lives at RCM and showcased their musical skills. In their discussion, current College students were impressed with Course students' musical talents and was pleasantly surprised upon knowing some of the Course students practise more than 3 hours a day. They hope the course students will keep pursuing their dreams in music, keep enjoying music and hopefully one day, come to study at Royal College of Music. At Royal Academy of Music, Course students learnt about the history of different instrument families and enjoyed the sight of some of the finest instruments in the world. Students enjoyed fish and chips at the canteen of Royal Academy of Music and for a lunchtime, imagined themselves as Royal Academy of Music students.
Walking through Hyde Park, the sight of Royal Albert Hall took the students' breath away. After endless photos were taken, the students enjoyed a detailed tour of this amazing institution. They learnt the history of Royal Albert Hall and how significant it is in Britain's performance calendar. Students were amazed to know the Hall still pays the Royal Committee one shilling a year to his day, another example of respect for tradition and history in British culture.
At London Symphony Orchestra's rehearsal, Course students had the exclusive opportunity to come face to face with this top orchestra. They saw how world-famous masters such as Antonio Pappano and Janine Janson sculpted every musical details with the orchestra to bring the best performance to the audience.