"Music House Summer Academy" in Crimea:
On July 2018 Yalta Health Resort "Nizhnaya Oreanda", located at the territory of the Historical Estate of the Imperial Family, for the second time will host the "Music House Summer Academy". Successful young soloists preparing for performances at the international competitions will attend non-public master classes by outstanding Russian and foreign teachers and enjoy the picturesque Crimean resort. Each cycle of master classes is designed for 14 days.
July 9-22 master classes in "Summer Academy" will take place for the following specialties: violin, cello, bassoon. National Artists of Russia, Professors Mikhail Gantvarg, Sergey Roldugin and Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor Kirill Sokolov will conduct classes for eight young soloists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Kazan and Basel.
July 23 – August 5 classes will be held for young cellists, flutists and violinists from Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, as well as the Brussels Royal Conservatory and the Basel Musical Academy. The mastery secrets will be shared with them by Professor of Sibelius Academy Martti Rousi, Professor of Paris Conservatory Vincent Lucas, Professor of Universities of Music in Vienna and in Graz Boris Kushnir.
Besides adult soloists, young virtuosos aged 12 to 16, preparing for international music competitions and having passed separate selection in the Music House Program, will also participate in the Summer Academy. They will be able to take a holiday in Artek and participate in the master classes of the Summer Academy teachers.
The Music House, which occupies the Residence of Grand Duke Aleksei Aleksandrovich Romanov in St. Petersburg, will open its summer branch at the former Royal Residence on the Crimea southern coast. Lower Oreanda was originally purchased by Alexander I and later transferred to Nicholas I, who believed that Lower Oreanda was as good as the best Italian resorts. The construction of Lower Oreanda Palace under the design project of A. Stakenschneider was completed in 1853 and destroyed by fire in 1881. Today, the main building of the Health Resort having the same name as the Palace is located at that site, surrounded by 47 hectares of picturesque park, and the Music House Summer Academy is situated at the Kremlin building of Soviet construction period with noticeable Italian architectural motives.