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Info


Academia Sighișoara
August 1-14, 2018
 
Masterclasses
 
Individual and chamber music masterclasses, composition workshop, Alexander-technique
course, piano tuning workshop, student and chamber music concerts, exhibition – summer
academy for young musicians (between 15 and 35 years).
Students will benefit of individual classes with all of their instrument teachers, chamber
music classes, Alexander-technique open classes (and individual courses if signed up when applying), daily concerts, excursion, opportunity to perform at the student’s concerts (solo or chamber performance), diploma of participation.
 
Numbers of participants per classes: composition (4), canto (10), piano (10), organ (2), violin (14), viola (5), cello (5), double bass (4), harp (2), flute (2), clarinet (2).
The places are filled in order of registration. There will be a selection process for the canto
(singing) classes.
The boarding places will be filled in order of registration.
Maximum number of applicants at the Haltrich boarding house (in the citadel): 42
Maximum number of applicants at Gaudeamus boarding house (7 minutes walk from the
citadel): 15
Full attendance is required at all these classes (from the 1st to the 14th August).
To apply and for information about fees and payment procedures please check the Register
page!
Students should send their repertoire for the summer academy when registering.
Registration will be open between April 3, 2018 – May 31, 2018.
We reserve the right to close the registration earlier, if the places are filled before the
closing date.
 
EVENT SCHEDULE:
 
Arrival / check-in: August 1 (until 3 pm), Haltrich boarding school (Turnului no. 1B) by the
Clock Tower. First meal provided starting from dinner, August 1.
Official opening for students: August 1, 5 pm, City Hall (Museum Square no. 7). Student
orientation: introduction of the teachers, presentation of the event, useful information,
scheduling. It is important for all students to attend this event.
Festival-opening concert: August 1, 8 pm, City Hall
Chamber music meeting: August 2, 9 am, chamber music room with Vladimir Lakatos
(ensembles will be formed, classes will be scheduled)
Classes / workshops: August 2-13
Student concerts, lunch concerts, class recitals, chamber music concerts: August 10-13
Check-out: August 14 (by 10 am)
For location addresses and useful information please check the Map page!
 
MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE:
 
Composition
Roland Moser, Basel – August 2-7
Courses and workshops: August 2-7

Workshop and rehearsal period: between August 8-13 with the pianists and strings allowing
the composition students to rehearse their piece written for the summer academy, and to
present it in concert on August 13.
Composition students must prepare a piece that they will work on during the masterclasses,
written for instruments that are present at Academia Sighișoara 2018.
Please send the piece no later than July 1, 2018 to info@academia-sighisoara.com.
 
Canto (max number of applicants: 10)
Irina Gavrilovici, Vienna – August 2-13

Places are limited, there is a selection process. Please send in your short bio and a recording to info@academia.sighisoara when applying.
Students should send their repertoire for the summer academy when applying.
 
Piano and fortepiano (max number of applicants: 10)
Gerardo Vila, Bern – August 2-7
Tobias Schabenberger, Basel – August 2-9 (piano and fortepiano)
Anton Kernjak, Basel – August 4-13
Benjamin Engeli, Basel – August 6-12
Albert Diringer, Lausanne – August 8-13 (piano tuning techniques)
 
Students should send their repertoire for the summer academy when applying. It is
recommended to perform at least two pieces from different musical periods.
 
Interpretation on Fortepiano
Solo repertoire: free choice of the participants with works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or
Schubert.
Pianists of our time are used to think about Performance-Practice of classical Music in
relation with the instruments of the classical period.
Under the guidance of Prof. Tobias Schabenberger pianists can discover the richness and
beauty of playing on a historic fortepiano. The knowledge of the instrument leads the
students to a better and deeper understanding of works of the “Vienna Classic” period
(Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert). During the class questions about interpretation,
notation and different sources are treated.
A prior knowledge of fortepiano playing is not obliged for the class. It is possible to gather
first experiences with fortepiano at the class at Academia Sighișoara.
 
Violin
Adelina Oprean, Basel – August 2-7
Alexandru Gavrilovici, Bern – August 2-13
Ana Török, Cluj – August 6-13
Răsvan Dumitru, Cluj – August 6-13
 
Viola
Alessandro d’Amico, Basel – August 2-7
Traian Boală, Cluj – August 6-13
 
Cello
Katharina Gohl Moser, Basel – August 2-7
Alexandre Foster, Bern/Stuttgart – August 2-13
Beatriz Blanco, Madrid – August 7-13
 
Double bass
Botond Kostyák, Vienna – August 2-7
 
Double bass courses between August 2-7, students are advised to participate in the chamber
music classes too between August 8-13.
 
Harp
Marie Trottmann, Basel – August 2-13
 
Organ
Antonio García, Bern – August 7-13
 
Flute
Ana Chifu, Athens – August 2-14
Students are advised to participate in the chamber music classes too.
 
Clarinet
Aurelian Băcan, Cluj – August 2-13
 
Chamber music
Vladimir Lakatos, Munich – August 2-13
Arcadia Quartet, Cluj – August 6-13

Chamber music courses for currently active / newly formed ensembles with the students
from Academia Sighișoara 2018. The ensembles will be formed on August 2, between 9:00-
11:00 at the chamber music room (Vladimir Lakatos). If you have any chamber music
repertoire, please send it in together with your solo repertoire when applying.
 
Alexander-technique with Angela Schwartz (max number of applicants: 15)
Angela Schwartz, Basel – August 2-7
- 3 individual lessons of 30 minutes / registered participant (15 places)
- 3 group sessions daily (strings/pianist/singers) of 45 minutes for all participants
 
Introduction, group and individual courses for the registered participants between 2 and 7
August. 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.
Participants who register for the course will receive a sequence of three individual lessons of thirty minutes. This part of the course is limited to 15 participants.
There will also be three group sessions of 45 minutes daily for string players, pianists and
singers. These are open to all who are interested.
Students who would like to actively participate should mention it in the Comment box when
registering. Students who haven’t experienced the Technique have priority in registering for
individual lessons.
 
More about the Alexander Technique:
The Alexander Technique is a pedagogical method which increases our self-awareness, our
sense of ease, and our general well-being. Rather than treating symptoms such as tension,
discomfort, or actual pain directly, it prevents their causes and enables us to better develop
our potential, both in work and in our private lives.
Musicians and other performers have derived particular benefit from the Alexander
Technique, which is taught both verbally and using touch to guide the pupil to new
perceptions of habitual movements. Thus unsatisfactory habits are discarded to facilitate
new ways of moving which are more efficient and smoothly coordinated.
 
 
We reserve the right to change the listed course dates in the event of unforeseen
circumstances.
For further information please contact us at info@academia-sighisoara.com.