Summer Music Academy Bern

Masterclasses & Concerts

4. - 18. August 2024

Masterclasses

Masterclasses with renowned professors are aimed at national and international musicians who would like to intensify their studies at a university or music school during the summer break (semester break) or who are specifically preparing for upcoming events such as competitions, examinations and important performances. There are individual lessons, group seminars (improvisation, music performance) and class lessons (internal auditions). At the end of the Academy week, the young talents present their work in a public final concert.

2024 masterclasses are aimed at students of piano and violin and will take place from 4 - 11 August 2024 at Villa Mettlen in Muri bei Bern, Switzerland.


Schedule for participants of the Summer Music Academy Bern 2024:

4 August 2024: Arrival / Opening
5 - 10 August 2024: Masterclasses
10 August 2024: Final concert of the participants
11 August 2024: Departure

Masterclasses Piano

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Ivan Donchev

Professor at State Conservatory in Cosenza (Italy)
Specialisation areas: Beethoven, Liszt

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Tomasz Herbut

Professor at Bern University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Specialisation areas: Viennese Classicism, Romanticism and Classical Modernism

Chika Matsushima

Chika Matsushima

Representative Director and Professor for Piano Shoko Sugitani Piano Academy (Japan)
Specialisation areas: Bach, Mozart, Chopin

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Pawel Mazurkiewicz

Professor at Bern University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Specialisation areas: Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Chopin, Crossover Classical/Jazz

Michal Sobkowiak

Michal Sobkowiak

Professor at Showa University of Music, Tokyo (Japan)
Specialisation: areas: Classical and jazz improvisation, Chopin

Masterclasses Violin

Amelia Maszonska (Hohe Auflösung)

Amelia Maszonska

Orchestra Tonhalle Zurich, Assistant at Bern University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Specialisation areas: Development of playing techniques in relation to the orchestral and solo repertoire

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Monika Urbaniak

Professor at Bern University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Specialisation areas: Interpretation of works from all eras and development of the most important elements of violin techniques. Special knowledge of the repertoire of Polish music

The registration deadline expired on 30 June 2024 and we are looking forward to starting the first edition of the Summer Music Academy Bern on 4 August 2024 with a full class of young talents from Switzerland and from near and far abroad!


Information and registration for the Summer Music Academy Bern 2025 will be published on this page towards the end of the year.


Registration information:

Registration

If you are interested to participate please fill in the registration form an send it to us as well as a link to your music samples. If you fulfil the level requirements (assessment by the Academy management & professors) you will receive the participation confirmation.

Costs
Registration fee: CHF 150.-
Participation fee: CHF 700.-

Included:
- 4 x 60min masterclasses
- 2 x 60min seminar "Improvisation"
- 1 x 60min seminar "Music Performance"
- Individual "class lessons"
- "Time to practice" in the music rooms of Villa Mettlen
- Joint dinners (4 - 10 August 2024)
- Drinks and small snacks during the day

Not included:
Accommodation & breakfast are not included in the participation fee. «Hostel77» in Bern is recommended as an inexpensive accommodation (pre-reserved contingent of rooms). Or accommodation of your choice (booking.com, airbnb etc.)

In verified cases, the management will decide on the allocation of support money for the participation fee.

Please indicate on the registration form which professor you would like to attend the masterclasses with.
The completed registration form (pdf) including musical samples (Youtube etc.) had to be sent the latest by 30 June 2024 to:
office@summermusicacademybern.ch

The registration is valid once the payment of the registration fee of CHF 150.- has been paid. Confirmations will be issued by the Academy management continuously. For the edition 2024 a maximum of 16 musicians can be accepted.

After the confirmation of your participation the participation costs of CHF 700.- have to be transmitted by 31 July 2024 .


Account details:

CH20 0637 4730 0687 1368 7
Association Summer Music Academy Bern
3000 Bern / Switzerland

We look forward to welcoming young talented musicians to the Summer Music Academy Bern 2024!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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PIANO
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Pawel Mazurkiewicz (Polen/Schweiz)
Patricia Pagny (Frankreich/Schweiz)
Michał Sobkowiak (Polen/Japan), Klavierimprovisation


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PIANO
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Ilan Bui (Russland/Vietnam)
Maude Bürgi (Schweiz)
Leo Cudré-Mauroux (Schweiz)
Yoko Ito (Japan)
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PIANO
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Pawel Mazurkiewicz (Polen/Schweiz)
Patricia Pagny (Frankreich/Schweiz)
Michał Sobkowiak (Polen/Japan), Klavierimprovisation


PROFESSORS
VIOLIN
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PARTICIPANTS

PIANO
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Natalia Elias (Russland/Schweiz)
Eva Eggli (Schweiz)
Luca Galbiatti (Schweiz)
Marion Gross (Schweiz)
Silja Hofmann (Deutschland)
Caroline Komor (Schweiz)
Elia Limarzo (Schweiz)
Gabriel Madej (Polen)
Liam McGillivray (Schweiz)
Piotr Musiatowicz (Polen)
Łukasz Napiórkowski (Polen)
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PIANO
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Patricia Pagny (Frankreich/Schweiz)
Dave Scherler (Schweiz), Klavierimprovisation
Michał Sobkowiak (Polen/Japan)


PROFESSORS
VIOLIN
Monika Urbaniak (Polen/Schweiz)


PARTICIPANTS

PIANO
Erich Baur (Schweiz)
Maude Bürgi (Schweiz)
Nadja Coquoz (Schweiz)
Stefan Franz (Schweiz)
Caroline Komor (Schweiz)
Katharina Kreutz (Deutschland)
Leana Krummenacher (Schweiz)
Elia Limarzo (Schweiz)
Liam McGillivray (Schweiz)
Fabienne Mittaz (Schweiz)
Jan Müller (Schweiz)
Tove Soiland (Schweiz)
Linda Türler (Schweiz)
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PARTICIPANTS

VIOLIN
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PIANO
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PROFESSORS

VOCALS
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PARTICIPANTS
PIANO
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Leana Krummenacher (Schweiz)
Jan Müller (Schweiz)
Simon Rapp (Schweiz)
Linda Türler (Schweiz)


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