TIHMS Summer Academy 2018

The Summer Academy and Festival forms the core of The International Holland Music Sessions. Over a hundred concerts, in which the active participants perform are combined with lessons and masterclasses by a renowned faculty of teachers from important musical institutes all over the world. The lessons takes place each summer during a period of three weeks. The Festival period has the adjacent weeks before and after and is five weeks.

CHANGES in 2018

We also offer in 2018:
• A photo-shoot for free publicity material.
• Coaching in the field of career planning and cultural entrepreneurship by young and experienced collegues.
• Coaching on audience communication and all aspects of getting the audience attention.
• Coaching on stage presentation, clothing advice etc.
• Video/audio registration of concerts on specific locations.

We organise not only the ‘classical’ concerts, but also open air concerts for a new audience, pop-up performances on surprising locations and preview concerts in non-typical concert locations. We aim at more variety in the regular concerts. Participants should be familiar with different formats, also in their own interest considering the audience of today versus career opportunities.
This of course does not exclude the traditional classical repertoire; we like to see the performances as a whole more exciting, broader in styles, more attention for modern music, not only the modern classical composers but also neo-classical, minimal music, pop and jazz inspired etc.

We would like in the program a (short) piece written after, say, 1980 of a (native?) composer, inviting the audience to get acquainted with contemporary music.

Suggestions for interesting adventurous programs, solo or with collegues, are welcome.

Online application for the SA 2018 is now possible (since December 17, 2017). Click Application login in the menu.

The application deadline for the Summer Academy 2018 will be announced later.

Solo program for:
• Violin
• Cello
• Piano

Internationally renowned musicians and pedagogues will give individual lessons and public master classes (free choice of repertoire).

Each solo class will consist of a maximum of 15 active participants.
Participants may use studios and pianos free of charge depending on availability. The system of daily reservation will be explained at arrival. We try to lodge piano participants with host families with an instrument to be used for practising.

Week 1: Sunday August 5 – Sunday August 12, 2018
Week 2: Sunday August 12 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Week 3: Sunday August 19 – Sunday August 26, 2018

Please note, the Sundays are arrival-departure days. The lesson schedule you have to deal with within a week is from Monday until and including Saturday.

Violin 2018
Week 1: Pierre Amoyal (Universität Mozarteum Salzburg)
Week 2: Krzysztof Wegrzyn (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)
Week 3: Ulf Schneider (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)

Cello 2018
Week 1: Reinhard Latzko (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
Week 2: Lluis Claret (New England Conservatory Boston, Liceu Conservatory Barcelona)
Week 3: Marko Ylönen (Sibelius Academy Helsinki)

Piano 2018 (Two faculty members in each week)
Week 1:
Michel Béroff (Conservatoire nationale supérieure de musique et de danse de Paris)
Matti Raekallio (Juilliard School of Music New York)

Week 2:
Boris Berman (Yale University New Haven)
Bernd Goetzke (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)

Week 3:
Claudio Martínez Mehner (Hochschule für Musik Basel, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln)
Jacques Rouvier (Universität Mozarteum Salzburg)

In a summer-academy week you work with only one faculty member, in which we will try to honor your faculty member preference.

• Individual lessons (not public) and public master classes
• In general the schedule is Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00 hours with a lunch approximately between 12.30 and 14.00 hours. Some faculty members start at 09.00 hours, others also work in the evening.

The International Holland Music Sessions has concentrated most of the venues for the lessons, master classes and concerts right in the centre of the beautiful historic village of Bergen NH, situated only a short distance from the North Sea beaches.

Lessons and master classes will be given at the Berger Scholengemeenschap, a comfortable and modern High School on the edge of the woods of Bergen NH. This will also be the location were lunches will be provided for all participants.

Dinner will be provided in the Parkhotel in Bergen NH.

Concerts will take place at the Ruïnekerk (daily), while public master classes will be given at the Remonstrantse Kerk, Alkmaar. Apart from these concerts, there are a lot of other concert locations (over a hundred concerts each summer).

As the organisation provides all participants with bed and breakfast at the host family without extra charge, the Summer Academy offers therefore a complete package of lessons, master classes, housing and meals included in the total fee.

Host families are friends of THIMS who voluntarily offer their hospitality to the participants. Lunch and dinner is provided from Monday till Saturday and on Sunday it can be shared with the host family.

The Summer Academy takes place in Bergen NH and Alkmaar (nearby city), in the region Noord-Holland in the Netherlands.

• Ruïnekerk Bergen NH
• Berger Scholengemeenschap
• Remonstrantse Kerk Alkmaar

Each active participant during the Summer Academy will perform at least once at one of our concert locations. The most important locations are:

• Bergen NH: Ruïnekerk
• Alkmaar: Remonstrantse Kerk

Also, there are extra concert opportunities in various places in the region Noord-Holland: Oosterland, Enkhuizen, Haarlem, Heiloo, Muiden, Texel, Schagen, Schermerhorn, Schoorl etc.

Full recital programs will be shared, with a maximum of two performers per concert. Concert performances are a factor in the selection procedure for the upcoming International Concert Season (New Masters on Tour).
Concerts take place almost every day and evening during the Summer Academy period.

All detailed information about application, fees, audition requirements, deadlines etc. can be found on the page application and fees in this Summer Academy Section of the website.


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