July 21 - July 31, 2013
The course, which in 2013 will be held at Schloss Hallenburg in Schlitz/Hessen, Germany, is intended for advanced students who intend to study music and students already on the university level. The subject matter of the lessons includes technical basics, the interpretation of works, and/or preparation for competitions, exams, and auditions. The participants should be challenged musically and personally in an atmosphere of intense work.
Once again, fantastic instructors will teach and pass on their experience. Just meeting these extraordinary musicians will make the course unforgettable for the participants.
Additional to the individual lessons (solo or chamber music courses), some days will be supplemented by interesting workshops as "Tai Chi" and "Knigge" meaning "proper behaviour", which are included for all participants in the solo and chamber music courses and will be an enriching experience.
Public concerts by participants are an important component of the course. The concerts will be held at Hallenburg Castle but also in other locations, to which the participants will travel in groups, in some cases. These courses can become a „dress rehearsal“ for important exams, competitions or auditions. We would like to give as many participants as possible the opportunity to give public concerts. In addition, internationally renowned artits will perform at the festival, too.
Our participants and instructors come from all over the world: Germany, Switzerland, Russian, the United States, Austria, Slovenia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, Croatia, South Korea, France, and so on.
Most of the people who support our 4th International Music Festival and Masterclasses come from Switzerland. We are deeply grateful to them! Hence the circle will be brought to a close in Zurich in November, where a gala YOUTH CLASSICS concert will be held with selected students. Furthermore, a CD of the concert will be produced and released.