My experience at Ambialet was truly unforgettable and re-energizing. The instruction, performances, the scenery, the people, and the FOOD was absolutely amazing. I gained so much insight with my studies and hope that I can revisit in the future.

Molly Roseman, Professor of Piano, University of Wisconsin

Thank you for an amazing experience in France. It is something that I will never forget.

Jack Westwell, Edinburgh University music student

What an extraordinary week we spent with you! It wasn't just the music. It was such a beautiful place, the food was perfect, and we met so many interesting people. But it was even more than that: there was such a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and friendship. It was a truly unique experience. Well actually I hope it doesn't turn out to have been a unique experience as both I and Andrew would love to come back next summer.

Annette Andrews, retired amateur pianist, Dublin

The last two courses were simply amazing ... the teachers, the atmosphere, the people, the place and of course the music make it something special. Seriously, thanks a lot for gifting me with an opportunity to live something like that.

Daniel Fernandez (19-year-old piano student at ESMUC, Barcelona)

Thank you so much for a fabulous, inspiring and utterly delicious week!  I really feel that I have come away ready to perform in front of an audience, which is what I set out to do.

Ginevra House (PhD student at York University, England)


The Tutors

Paul RobertsPaul Roberts (Director)

‘His ability to express musical ideas in words is astounding. A unique gift’
Portland Piano International

Stefan BojstenMartin Sturfalt - Course I

'Real technical brilliance, which Sturfält has in abundance. A masterly performer.'
Manchester Evening News

Charles OwnCharles Owen - Course II

'One of the finest British pianists of his generation.'
Gramophone Magazine

Jeffrey GilliamJeffrey Gilliam - Course III

'Gilliam's realization was the capstone of one of this season's – any season's – best performances'
The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington

Teaching Assistants

aJames Kreiling

Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

aJanneke Brits

Graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York
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The Venue - Albignac

La Bastide d’Albignac, set within 40 glorious hectares of private woods and pasture in the Tarn department of Southwest France, offers a range of accommodation and a large swimming pool. Early booking is advised!