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Masterclass with Iain Burnside

  • Shoreditch Treehouse 34 Charlotte Road London, England, EC2A 3PB United Kingdom (map)
Debut Treehouse Masterclass - Iain Burnside

Following the sell out success of our Debut Treehouse Concert Series (launched in 2017) from April 2018 we're delighted to announce the launch of our new monthly Masterclass Series.

We'll spend an afternoon at the Shoreditch Treehouse, a hidden bohemian gem in the heart of London. Surrounded by hundreds of fairy lights, beneath our vaulted wooden ceiling with plants draping from the rafters you'll be invited to gather round our 9ft Concert Grand Steinway Piano (the same make as in the Wigmore Hall) and watch a renowned leader, different every month, lead 3 duos through songs and arias. This intimate and friendly afternoon throws open the doors to classical music and offers our audience a unique insight into how performers bring a piece of music to life.

Debut Masterclass

Masterclass Leader: Iain Burnside

Iain Burnside is a pianist who has appeared in recital with many of the world’s leading singers (“pretty much ideal” BBC Music Magazine). He is also an insightful programmer with an instinct for the telling juxtaposition. His recordings straddle an exuberantly eclectic repertoire ranging from Beethoven and Schubert to the cutting edge, as in the Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook.

Away from the piano Burnside is active as a writer and broadcaster. As presenter of BBC R3’s Voices he won a Sony Radio Award.



Becca Marriott, soprano & Panaretos Kyriatzidis, piano

Felix Kemp, baritone & John Cuthbert, piano

Polly Leech, mezzo & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Hosted by Lizzie Holmes, soprano



I Hear an Army by Samuel Barber - Becca and Panaretos 2’30

Du bist die Ruh by Schubert - Becca and Panaretos 4’10


King David by Herbert Howells - Felix and Keval

Tit for Tat by Benjamin Britten - Felix and Keval


Sephestia's Lullaby by Britten - Polly & Lucy 2'

O that it were so! by Bridge - Polly and Lucy 2'

Schubert's 'Die Junge Nonne'  - Polly and Lucy 4’30


Party Piece

Song of a Nightclub Proprietress by Dring - Becca and Panaretos 2’50

Ireland: Sea Fever - Felix and Keval

The Bear - 'I was a constant, faithful wife' by Walton - Polly & Lucy 4'

Debut Treehouse: co-created by Debut and the Shoreditch Treehouse

Debut Treehouse: co-created by Debut and the Shoreditch Treehouse

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Debut Treehouse are part of Airbnb Experiences, hosted by Ross Elder (Shoreditch Treehouse) and Lizzie Holmes (Debut)

Earlier Event: 25 April
Welcome to our new website!
Later Event: 29 April
DEBUT at the Shoreditch Treehouse