The School has a 250-seat Concert Hall which hosts about 25 public concerts each year. The Hall houses two concert grand pianos (Steinway and Bösendorfer), a two-manual pipe organ, a chamber organ, a fortepiano, two harpsichords and various other early keyboard instruments, as well as percussion instruments, all of which are available for student use. There is also a collection of reproduction ‘period’ instruments.
The Concert Hall is integral to the life and work of the School, acting as the centre for both student music-making, and the School’s prestigious Tuesday-evening concert series (see http://concerts.cf.ac.uk for details).
Much of this music-making connects directly with our undergraduate programmes, and a range of visiting professional performers frequently hold master-classes and workshops with our students in composition as well as performance. This provides undergraduates with a rare opportunity to learn from professional musicians of the highest quality. Tuesday night performances are often recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.