"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
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
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.