SUMMER ACADEMY & FESTIVAL
IHMS Summer Academy 2020
The Summer Academy and Festival forms the core of 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.
FREE ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES in 2020
We also offer in 2020:
• 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.
MORE ATTRACTIVE AND ADVENTUROUS PROGRAMMING
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.
START OF APPLICATION
Online application for the SA 2020 is now possible. Click APPLY FOR SUMMER ACADEMY at the top.
The application deadline for the Summer Academy 2020 is April 1st, 2020
Solo program for:
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 13 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.
FACULTY SCHEDULE 2020
Week 1: Sunday July 19 – Sunday July 26, 2020
Week 2: Sunday July 26 – Sunday August 2, 2020
Week 3: Sunday August 2 – Sunday August 9, 2020
Please note, the Sundays are arrival and departure days. Concerts may be programmed as well. The lessons are from Monday through Saturday.
Week 1: Takashi Shimizu (Tokyo National University of Arts)
Week 2: Silvia Marcovici (University of Performing Arts Graz)
Week 3: Krzysztof Wegrzyn (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)
Week 1: Leonid Gorokhov (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)
Week 2: Chu Yi-Bing (Chu Yi-Bing Arts Centre Beijing)
Week 3: Reinhard Latzko (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
Piano 2020 (Two faculty members in each week)
Jacques Rouvier (Universität Mozarteum Salzburg)
Mikhail Voskresensky (Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory)
Boris Berman (Yale University New Haven)
Wei Yi-Yang (Yale University New Haven)
Graham Scott (Royal Northern College of Music Manchester)
Niklas Sivelöv (The Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen)
In a Summer Academy week you will work with only one professor. We will try to honor your faculty 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.
LOCATIONS SUMMER ACADEMY & FESTIVAL 2020
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 secondary 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 Restaurant Studlers in Bergen NH.
Concerts will take place at the Ruïnekerk, while public master classes will be given at the Remonstrantse Kerk, Alkmaar. Apart from these concerts, there are more than 30 venues and over 130 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.
BERGEN NH AND ALKMAAR
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
CONCERTS DURING THE SUMMER ACADEMY & FESTIVAL
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 & Festival period.