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Violin and Alexander technique masterclasses in Cluj
Mar 3, 2015

Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert in Sighisoara
Feb 28, 2015

Year-round concert series: Academia Sighișoara visits Timișoara and Oradea
Feb 25, 2015

Angela Schwartz: A Chance Encounter Pilots the Alexander Technique Eastwards
Jan 18, 2015

The Linos Ensemble to open the second year of the partnership project in Neuchâtel
Nov 2, 2014

The 21st Sighisoara Academy has come to an end
Aug 16, 2014

"Academia Sighișoara" is an international festival for young musicians and visual artists from all over the world. A place of encounter and interchange, a platform for contemporary art in the new EU country Romania.

The Festival takes place between the 1st and 14th of August 2014.

Violin and Alexander technique masterclasses in Cluj, Mar 3, 2015

Two of the teachers of Academia Sighisoara are returning to Cluj, Romania in March for an intense work session with the students of Gheorghe Dima Music Academy. Between 9 and 20 March violin and Alexander technique masterclasses and workshops are offered in the framework of Academia Sighisoara for young musicians who want to improve professionally and need for a new perspective regarding their performance and technique.

Adelina Oprean (Basel), Romanian born Swiss violinist will work with the students between 9 and 12 March. She will also perform with pianist and chamber music professor Marta Cîrlejan at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy of Cluj on the 11th of March at 7 pm.

Angela Schwartz (Basel) is returning for the second time to Cluj. After a successful three day masterclass and workshop marathon in April 2014 and a week long working session with the students of Academia Sighisoara 2014, the qualified Alexander technique professor is open to work with students and teachers on individual and group lessons between the 16th and 20th of March. This course is intended as an intensive introduction for newcomers to the Alexander Technique or as a continuation for students who have already attended a course.

Both artists are confirmed to participate at the 2015th Academia Sighisoara (1-14 August, 2015).


Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert in Sighisoara, Feb 28, 2015

The Arcadia String Quartet is performing with soprano Mihaela Maxim and pianist Horea Haplea at the Festive Hall of Sighisoara City Hall on the 9th of March, 6 pm. This the third concert of the year round series of 2015, in the framework of Academia Sighisoara. The renowned Romanian musicians are performing works by György Orbán, Gustav Mahler, Joseph Haydn, Viorel Munteanu, Șerban Marcu and Adrian Pop.

9 March, 2015: Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert, Sighisoara
Mihaela Maxim, soprano
Horea Haplea, piano

Arcadia quartet:
Ana Török, violin
Răsvan Dumitru, violin
Traian Boală, viola
Zsolt Török, cello

Works by: György Orbán, Gustav Mahler, Joseph Haydn, Viorel Munteanu, Șerban Marcu, Adrian Pop


Year-round concert series: Academia Sighișoara visits Timișoara and Oradea, Feb 25, 2015

We are launching the 2015 year-round concert series in March, in the framework of Academia Sighisoara. The events are taking place in different Romanian cities promoting high quality classical music performed by talented local musicians, as well as showcasing the works of contemporary and modern Romanian and Swiss composers.

The two series-launching concerts held in Timisoara (March 3) and Oradea (March 4) are titled Dialogues due to the structure of its program. The program proposes a dialogue between the masterpieces wrote by well known music creators of the 20th century and a handful of the most well known composers of Cluj, Romania. The three musicians engaged in this musical dialogue are each well defined artistic personalities, representing the school of Cluj. Melinda Béres (violin), Tiberius Simu (tenor) and Silvia Sbârciu (piano) will perform works by Olivier Messien, Romanian composers Cornel Țăranu, Dan Voiculescu, Adrian Pop and Swiss composer Arthur Honegger.

Dialogues - chamber music recital

March 3, 7 pm at the Orpheum Hall, Music and Theater Faculty, University of Vest, Timisoara 

March 4, 6 pm at the Festive Hall, Iuliu Maniu Greek Catholic Lyceum, Oradea

Melinda Béres (violin) 
Tiberius Simu (tenor)
Silvia Sbârciu (piano) 


Cornel Țăranu - Black Fir Trees (text by Lucian Blaga) for voice and piano

Olivier Messiaen - Theme and variations for violin and piano

Dan Voiculescu - Fables for solo piano

Adrian Pop - Seven fragments from Tristan Tzara for voice and piano

Dan Voiculescu - Dialogues for solo piano

Arthur Honegger - Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano


Scheduled events in the framework of Academia Sighisoara: chamber music concerts on March 9 (Sighisoara), April 19, May 9 (both in Cluj), May 15 (Bistrita), violin master classes with Adelina Oprean between 9-13 March and Alexander Technique courses with Angela Schwartz between 16-20 March at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj. 


Academia Sighisoara,
a partnership project co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.

Association Cultura Viva Sighisoara
Bern, Switzerland


"Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy
Cluj, Romania