Pete Letanka is a professional jazz pianist and composer. He graduated in 1997 with a starred 1st class BA (hons) and the Leeds University Armes award for the highest mark in the year. Since graduating he formed the Pete Letanka trio with bassist Andy Hamil and drummer Winston Clifford. The trio are active on the London jazz scene as well across the UK. Letanka has enjoyed performing at Ronnie Scotts, the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 2005, he was signed to Zephyr Records (the award-winning jazz record label) who released his debut album, "Afrostocracy". In 1997, he began working for Children's Music Workshop. He has lead projects for the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Portrait Gallery. He also leads insets for teachers and music project leaders for Trinity College of Music, the Guildhall School of music and Spitalfields Festival. He is the music director of Glyndebourne Youth Opera and artistic director of Aldeburgh Music's Group A.
The Saatchi Gallery is pleased to offer a new school project at the gallery in partnership with Pete Letanka. Details for the day are listed below.
10am - the class should arrive at the gallery.
10 - 10.40 - students will look at selected sculptures from the exhibition and discuss their responses with a gallery educator.
10.40 - 2.30 - the class composes a song based on a sculpture in a workshop led and directed by Pete Letanka. The workshop will take place in the Education Room.
2.30 - 2.45 - the group perform their composition (with Pete Letanka) in front of the work in the gallery
2.45 - the group leave to get back in time for the end of the school day.
Please note the group will need to bring their own packed-lunch.
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