Music House Summer Academy in Crimea
Closed-door master classes:
Music House Summer Academy will resume working in Crimea in August 2019. It includes crash courses consisting of closed-door master-classes carried out by prominent masters in order to prepare the attendees for participation in international competitions. However, the Summer Academy is not only about working hard, it also about having rest on the beautiful Black Sea coast.
In 2019, two blocks of master classes will take place, each of them is designed for 14 days.
Audience is not allowed.
August 1 to 14, there will be workshops for young cellists, violinists and flutists. The People's Artist of Russia, Professor Sergey Roldugin, Professor of the University of Music of Vienna and Graz Boris Kushnir and Professor of the Paris National Conservatory Vincent Lucas will share their secrets of mastery.
August 15 to 28, Nizhnaya Oreanda will be hosting trumpeters, clarinetists and pianists. The young soloists will have a chance to attend workshops that will be given by Honored Artists of Russia, professors Vyacheslav Prokopov and Evgeniy Petrov, as well as by the winner of the International Monte Carlo Competition (2012) Miroslav Kultyshev.
St. Petersburg Music House continues its cooperation with the International Children's Center "Artek". Young virtuosos between 14 and 16 years who were selected for the Music House’s programs and are preparing for international music competitions, will rest in “Artek” and attend workshops at the same time. In 2019, there will be young participants of the Summer Academy not only from Russia, but also from Kazakhstan.
Back in 2017, the Music House, occupying the palace of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov in St. Petersburg, opened its summer branch in the former Royal Residence on the southern coast of Crimea. Lower Oreanda was originally acquired by Alexander I and later transferred to Nicholas I, who believed the Lower Oreanda was in no way inferior to the best Italian resorts. In 1853, the architect A. Stackenshneider completed the construction of the palace in Lower Oreanda, which was then destroyed by a fire in 1881. Today, the main building of the similarly-named resort is located on the site of the palace, surrounded by 47 hectares of a picturesque park, and the Summer Academy of the Music House occupies the Kremlin building that was build back in the days of the Soviet Union and has noticeable Italian motifs in its architectural scene.