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Aug 4, 2015, 8:00:00 PM
City Hall

With Archita Ensemble (Alexandru Gavrilovici, violin; Andrea Duca, violin; Vladimir Lakatos, viola; Traian Boală, viola; Katharina Gohl Moser, cello; Stéphane Giampellegrini, cello; Magor Szász, double bass)

Works by Julien-François Zbinden, Frank Martin, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Arnold Schönberg

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The Transylvania Baroque Ensemble to perform in Cluj
May 6, 2015

22 years of music in the citadel – Join the Sighisoara Academy 2015!
Apr 25, 2015

YOUNG IS MODERN! chamber music concert in Cluj
Apr 17, 2015

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

"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.

The Transylvania Baroque Ensemble to perform in Cluj, May 6, 2015

The Transylvania Baroque Ensemble will perform at the next event of Academia Sighisoara, within the framework of its' year-round concert series. The concert is a part of the general program of the "La Stravaganza" Baroque Music Festival.

The concert, entitled Manuscript of Saint George (1757), will start at 7 pm, on the 9th of May, at the Lutheran Church (21st December street, no 1), Cluj.

The Transylvania Baroque Ensemble will also perform during Academia Sighisoara's Festival on the 5th of August, and Erich Türk will be guest teacher of baroque chamber music at the 2015 summer academy. 

Transylvania Baroque Ensemble: 

Zoltán Majó (recorder)
Mátyás Bartha (baroque violin)
Ciprian Câmpean (baroque cello)
Erich Türk (harpsichord) 


Transcribed works based on the Manuscripts from Saint George by composers G. Ph. Telemann, Fr. Veracini M., G. Visconti, P. Castrucii, and a collection of anonymous folk dances. The program will be prefaced by musicologist Mária Szabó, researcher of the manuscripts.



22 years of music in the citadel – Join the Sighisoara Academy 2015!, Apr 25, 2015

Registration is now open for the 22nd Sighisoara Summer Academy and Festival!

Ten different master classes are offered this year for young musicians attending the Sighisoara Academy 2015. 19 well known musicians and established teachers from Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Austria and Romania will lead the composition, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, singing, chamber music and Alexander Technique classes and workshops during 1-14 August. Academy and festival events will take place in the heart of the medieval town of Sighisoara, under the patronage of the City Hall.

Swiss composer, Roland Moser will be the resident composer for the third time this year at the summer academy, working with the students during the first week. He will be followed by Romanian composer Adrian Pop during the second week, who will guide a handful of young students through finalising their works. These works will be presented at the final students’ concert.

The piano class (12 participants) will be led by two Basel based artists during the first week. Anton Kernjak will join Benjamin Engeli this time, both pianists will also teach chamber music. During the second week Viniciu Moroianu, Romanian pianist and teacher, will work with the students.

The violinist participants will have the opportunity to work with four great artists: Adelina Oprean (Basel), Ana Török (Arcadia Quartet, Cluj), Melinda Béres (Cluj) and Alexandru Gavrilovici (Bern). The viola master classes will be held by Traian Boală, member of the famous Arcadia String Quartet (Cluj). Swiss cellist Katharina Gohl Moser will return for the third time as guest professor of the cello class, followed by Basel-based Spanish performer Guillermo Pastrana for the second week. Double bass courses are scheduled for the second half of the summer academy under the guidance of resident teacher Botond Kostyák (Vienna).  

We are continuing the harp master classes this year, which will be led by our very own Marie Trottmann (Neuchatel). Singing classes will be available for registered participants, Irina Gavrilovici (Vienna) will return to the Sighisoara Academy to work with the young singers.

There will be a greater emphasis on chamber music this year, aimed at including all students in the wonders of ensemble performance. The chamber music department is coordinated and led by Vladimir Lakatos (Munich). The workshops are for currently active ensembles as well as newly formed ones with the students of Sighisoara Academy 2015. Besides Vladimir Lakatos Răsvan Dumitru and Zsolt Török, members of Arcadia Quartet (Cluj) will work with the students. Erich Türk will teach baroque chamber music and Anton Kernjak will work with piano ensembles. A selected group of talented students, former students and artists of the academy will work on a Chamber Music Project led by pianist Benjamin Engeli during the first week of the event, and culminating in a concert on the 6th of August.

Alexander Technique group and private sessions will be offered to registered students of Academia Sighisoara 2015. After three workshops held in Romania (two in Cluj and one in Sighisoara), Angela Schwartz (Basel) will introduce the technique to newcomers and will continue to work with those students who have attended previous meetings.

Representing the visual arts department, a small creative team will join the musician students this year. A selected group of international photgraphers will work on different themes, projects and on documenting the 22nd Sighisoara Academy.

Registration opens on the 25th of April, and applications should be submitted before the 15th of July 2015.

For further information about the master classes, schedule, registration and fees, please visit the Application/Info page and the Application/Register page!


YOUNG IS MODERN! chamber music concert in Cluj, Apr 17, 2015

The newest concert from the year-round concert series of the Academia Sighisoara Project will take place in Cluj on the 20th of April at 7pm at the Concert Hall of the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, in the framework of the 11th Cluj Modern -- International Contemporary Music Festival (18--24 April 2015).

The concert will feature the AdHOC Ensemble (conducted by Matei Pop) who will perform works by young and talented composers from Cluj, Bucharest, Budapest, Bern and Basel. The title of the event YOUNG IS MODERN! refers not only to the age of the composers and performers, but to the repertoire, too. The peculiarity of the concert lies in the uniqueness of the programme: all of the compositions will be either world or Romanian premieres (indicated below as WP and RP respectively), with Alexandru Murariu's award winning (George Enescu International Competition, 2014) work as the closing piece of the evening.


Conductor: Matei Pop

Nemanja Radivojevic (Bern): I Feel... (WP)
Demetre Gamsachurdia (Basel): Du Suchtest Katharsis (RP)
Aurelian Bacan (Cluj): Shaman Pentru Clarinet Solo (WP)
Mathieu Corajod (Bern): Emportés Par L'intempestif Manifesté... Vogue Alors, Vole ! (RP)
Diana Rotaru (Bucuresti): Chant Du Sommeil  (RP)
Tobias Krebs (Basel): Paura E Desiderio (RP)
Bálint Horváth (Budapest): Three Studies For Ensemble (D-E-A-C Variations) (WP)
Török-Gyurkó Áron (Cluj): Rezonante (WP)
Alexandru Murariu (Cluj): El Niño (WP)


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



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