The 39th 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: Music in Nature
Otherwise mentioned, August 18th – 29th, including one or two days off
VOICE: Gemma Bertagnolli
PIANO: Bruno Canino, Hiromi Okada, Christopher Hinterhuber
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (PIANO): Bruno Canino & Aki Takahashi (August 18th – 23rd)
VIOLIN: Saschko Gawriloff, Werner Hink (August 19th – 29th), Markus Wolf, Paolo Franceschini
VIOLA: Robert Bauerstatter
VIOLONCELLO: Wolfgang Boettcher
FLUTE: Dieter Flury
OBOE: Thomas Indermühle
BASSOON: Koji Okazaki
HORN: Kateřina Javůrková (August 24th－29th)
TROMBONE: Ian Bousfield (August 20th-29th)
ORGAN/CEMBALO/BASSO CONTINUO: Claudio Brizi
* CONTEMPORARY MUSIC class is only available for Piano class
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 with rental fees)
¥98,000 all full-term classes (tax included)
¥57,000 Horn class and Contemporary Music (Piano; Canino & Takahashi) class (tax included)
Includes admission to concerts, open lessons and lectures for the term enrolled.
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We are offering more classes and activities for the festival as below.
August 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th(concert day).
PROGRAM:To be announced
August 23rd (13:00-15:00/19:30-21:30), 24th and 25th (10:00-12:00/19:30-21:30).
August 26th 16:00-18:00 (Generalprobe: 13:00-15:00)
Schedule is subject to change.
FEE:To be announced
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.
¥1,300 (tax included) per lesson / lecture
DATE and TIME:
August 22th－28th general.
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.
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.
Quartet ¥46,000 (tax included)
Quintet ¥41,000 (tax included)
(shown as per one person, including the admission of the concerts, open lessons and lectures)
It is possible to audit any lessons of master classes as passive students. Full term, half term and per day rates are available.
Full term(August 17th－30th) ¥47,000 / half term (any 6 consecutive days) ¥31,000, including admission to concerts, open lessons and lectures for the term enrolled.
Or ¥3,100 per day, only for auditing, not including the concert ticket.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Application deadline is 29th of June 2018.
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.
Various types of accommodation are available at reasonable prices. For details, please write to email@example.com