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  1. Outline of masterclasses

    We have released the outline of masterclasses on this page.Application guidelines will be released at a later date.In 2022, masterclass in chamber class and auditing will not be held. In addition, we will only accept applications from applicants residing in Japan.Thank you for your unederstanding and cooperation.…

    2022.04.25

  2. Announcement of the 42nd Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival in 2022

    We are pleased to announce the 42nd Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival will be held with masterclasses and concerts from Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 to Tuesday, August 30th.We are inviting artists from abroad to hold masterclasses for the first time in three years.Details will be announced sequentially after April 25th. Please refer to our website for updates.…

    2022.04.15

  3. Notice of Office Closure [New Year’s Holiday]

    Our office will be closed for New Year's holiday from December 29th, 2021 to January 4th, 2022.…

    2021.12.28

  4. The 41st festival has been closed

    The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival has been closed. Thank you for all your assistance and cooperation.We have uploaded new videos on our official YouTube channel.Kusatsu Academy & FetivalWe look forward to seeing you next time.…

    2021.09.07

  5. Announcement of the 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2021

    The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival will be held as follows.We will hold concerts and an extension seminar, however no masterclasses this year in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.We kindly ask for your understanding.Theme: from Beethoven to ContemporaryPeriod: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 - Sunday, August 29th, 2021. Every day 4:00PM-6:00PM…

    2021.06.01

  6. Condolences on death of Keiko Toyama

    Keiko Toyama, a pianist who was like a mother to us, died on March 29, 2021 (age 87).She studied under Alfred Cortot and made her debut in Paris in 1963. Since then, she has been active all over the world and participated in the Kusatsu Summer International Music Academy & Festival, which started in 1980, as a pianist from the first time to 2019. As a piano class instructor, she was instrume…

    2021.03.30

  7. Closing of the special website “Eine Pause 2020”

    A special website "Eine Pause 2020" has been closed.Thank you very much for your support from July to the end of September.…

    2020.09.30

  8. “Eine Pause 2020” is now available!

    We have informed the cancellation of "The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020", and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to many people who have expressed concern and encouragement to us. We have reaffirmed for ourselves the importance of what this music festival has built up over the years.Therefore, we have created a special website "Eine Pause 2020"…

    2020.08.13

  9. Cancellation Announcement of the 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020

    We regret to announce you that the 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020, originally scheduled from August 17th to 30th, will be cancelled due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19.Due to the global spread of COVID-19, we have decided it will be difficult to invite our conductor and faculty from Europe due to the ongoing immigration restriction for visitors from ove…

    2020.05.20

  10. Important Notice from Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival

    The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival in 2020 is preparing for the event. It will be held from Aug.17th to Aug.30th and the theme is "BEETHOVEN and his ERA".Due to the outbreak situation of the coronavirus, we might change the artists and programs. Further information will be announced on the Festival's website and official SNS as soon as they are confirmed.…

    2020.03.19

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