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Academy

The 40th Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival

The purpose of this Academy is not only to acquire superior playing techniques, but also to pursue for wider musical experiences and knowledge through direct contact with top musicians who are invited from all over the world.

THEME for this year: from Bach to Schubert

MASTER CLASS

Otherwise mentioned, August 18th – 29th, including one or two days off

VOICE: Gemma Bertagnolli
PIANO: Hiromi Okada, Christopher Hinterhuber, Aki Takahashi, Cornelia Herrmann
VIOLIN: Markus Wolf, Paolo Franceschini, Karin Adam
VIOLA: Robert Bauerstatter
VIOLONCELLO: Tamás Varga
FLUTE: Karl-Heinz Schütz (August 19th -29th)
OBOE: Thomas Indermühle
Clarinet: Seiki Shinohe (August 25th-30th)
HORN: Kateřina Javůrková
ORGAN/CEMBALO/BASSO CONTINUO: Claudio Brizi

LESSONS:
Lessons time from 9:00 to 12:00 the schedule may vary depending on the professor’ availability. Professional accompanists will be arranged and practice rooms and pianos will be available. (Piano, Cembalo, and Organ with rental fees)

FEES:
¥98,000 all full-term classes (tax included)
¥57,000  Clarinet class (tax included)

Includes admission to concerts (excluding Popular Concert on August 26th and 40th Anniversary Concert Ⅱ on the 29th), open lessons and lectures for the term enrolled.

LANGUAGES:
Japanese / English / German / Italian 

We are offering more classes and activities for the festival as below. 

CHORAL CLASS

August 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th (25th is the concert day).

PROGRAM:
J.S. Bach Messe in G major BWV236
F. Schubert Messe No.2 in G major D.167

LESSONS:
August 22nd (13:00-15:00/19:30-21:30), 23rd and 24th (10:00-12:00/19:30-21:30).

CONCERT:
August 25th 16:00-18:00  (Generalprobe: 13:00-15:00)

Schedule is subject to change.

FEE:To be announced

OPEN LESSON

Certain master class lessons will be open to the public. This will be of special interest to passive students, as well as music lovers in general.

FEE:
¥1,300 (tax included) per lesson / lecture

DATE and TIME:
August 22nd-28th 13:15-15:15

Details will be updated soon

CHAMBER MUSIC CLASS

Other than those enrolling to the master class, participation to the chamber music class will be accepted on the group basis.

LESSONS:
3 lessons will be given from the period of August 18th – 23rd or August 24th – 29th. 9:00-12:00. Students are expected to choose the work related to the theme of the year.

Please inform us the period of either first or latter half when you apply.

FEE:
Quartet ¥46,000 (tax included)
Quintet ¥41,000 (tax included)

(shown as per one person, including the admission of the concerts (excluding Popular Concert on August 26th and 40th Anniversary Concert Ⅱ on the 29th), open lessons and lectures)

AUDITING

It is possible to audit any lessons of master classes as passive students. Full term, half term and per day rates are available.

FEE:
Full term(August 17th-31st) ¥47,000 / Half term (any 6 consecutive days) ¥31,000, including admission to concerts (excluding Popular Concert on August 26th and 40th Anniversary Concert Ⅱ on the 29th), open lessons and lectures for the term enrolled.

Or ¥3,100 per day, only for auditing and open lesson, not including the concert ticket.

APPLICATION

Please contact info@kusa2.jp  to apply. Application deadline is 1st of July 2019.

Kusatsu Academy Office
Wako Bldg. 2F, 14-3 Moto-Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0062 Japan

All fees are non-refundable after payment. Letters of recommendation or graduation diplomas are submitted upon application. Indicate the works you wish to study, so that the accompanists can be prepared in advance.

At least one work should be related to the theme of the year.

ACCOOMMDATION

Various types of accommodation are available at reasonable prices. For details, please write to info@kusa2.jp

 

 

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