17th INTERNATIONAL PIANO WEEK
with concerts and master classes
23–29 July 2017 at Ollerup Efterskole, Denmark
|Ingeniør, kaptajn Aage Nielsens Familiefond|
The annual EPTA International Piano Week is a unique event for young pianists and piano teachers, and is a fantastic opportunity for all piano players and piano lovers to experience three world renowned pianists in recitals and master classes.
- Eugen Indjic, American/French pianist, professor at Schola Cantorum, Paris
- Paolo Giacometti. Italian/Dutch pianist professor at Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf
- Mikhail Voskresensky. Russian pianist, professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow
Performing participants (ages 14–26) will have individual lessons and free entrance to open master classes, access to practice rooms, as well as concert opportunities at the course. In addition, the course offers a host of events throughout the week, including recitals with the professors, 4/8-hand sessions, lectures and social gatherings.
Non-performing participants (no age limit), piano teachers, students and music lovers can attend the master classes, recitals and all other arrangements, and are welcome to parttake in the 4/8-hand sessions.
EPTA International Piano Week is an inspiring musical gathering, which offers a friendly and supportive environment. The course is held in the beautiful surroundings in country-side Ollerup at the Danish island of Funen, about two hours from Copenhagen. The school has a fine concert hall, as well as well-equipped classrooms and rooms for practising. All bedrooms have a private shower, and the meals are first class.
Rates for performing participants (all inclusive):
- Double room 5,200 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 5,000 DKK)
- Single room (limited availability) 5,500 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 5,300 DKK)
Rates for non-performing participants (all inclusive):
- Double room 4,200 DKK, (members of ETPA Denmark 4,000 DKK)
- Single room 4,500 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 4,300 DKK)
Rates for shorter stays:
- Single night with breakfast 350 DKK
- Single meal 80 DKK
- Auditor for master class (half day) 125 DKK (students 50 DKK)
- Auditor for master class (whole day) 200 DKK (students 75 DKK)
- Tickets for recitals 170 DKK (students 60 DKK)
Application forms are available here, and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, however no later than 15 April 2017.
For further information, please contact info (a) epta.dk
American pianist Eugen Indjic was born in Belgrade in 1947 and is now living in Paris. A student of Alexander Borovsky, he made his first public performance with the the Springfield Symphony at the age of nine, and performed with Washington National Symphony Orchestra as 13-year-old. In 1969, he graduated from Harvard Univerity as a Leonard-Bernstein Scholar, having studied musicology and composition with Laurence Berman and Leon Kirchner. During his Harvard years, he studied the piano with Mieczysław Münz, Lee Thompson and later with Arthur Rubinstein. Rubinstein remained his mentor and friend, until his death, describing Indjic as “a world-class pianist of rare musical and artistic perfection”. In 1972 he settled in Paris, studying composition with Nadia Boulanger. Eugen Indjic was a prize winner in three major international contests Chopin in Warsaw (1970), Leed (1972) and Rubinstein in Tel Aviv (1974). He has played with leading orchestras in Europe, USA and the Far East in concert halls, which include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Musikverein, Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Tchaikovsky Hall, La Scala, His discography includes works by Chopin, Schumann, Debussy. He regularly teaches at master classes in Prague, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, Denmark and USA, and he is a jury member in international contests (Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Rubinstein). Eugen Indjic is professor at Schola Cantorum in Paris.
Born in Milan, Italy, in 1970, Paolo Giacometti has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. Here, he studied with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, graduating with the highest distinction. Since then, he has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has performed in concert halls all over the world including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea), and has worked with leading musicians, such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich, Alois Brandhofer, Janine Jansen, Bart Schneemann and Viktoria Mullova. His impressive discography has been widely acclaimed by the international press. His recordings include Rossini’s complete piano works, a remarkable project that started in 1998 and was completed in 2007. Paolo Giacometti is a professor at Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf.
Russian pianist Mikhail Voskresensky studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Ilia￼ Klyachko, Boris Zemliansky, Yakob Milstein, Lev Oborin, as well as Leonid Roizman at the organ. A prize winner at the Schumann International Competition in Berlin, the￼ International Competition in Rio de Janeiro, the George Enescu International Competition in￼ Bucarest and the Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, he performed at the European premiere of Shostakovich 2nd Piano Concerto in 1957 in the presence of Shostakovitj himself. Throughout his career, he has performed with more than 150￼ conductors in almost all countries of Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA, Mexico, Cuba,￼ Kenya, Zimbabwe and Peru. He is honoured with the “Merited Artists of Russia”, and in 1989 he was awarded “The people´s Artist of Russia”. He has recorded more than 50 albums, including Chopin’s complete piano works and all 27 Piano Concertos by Mozart. He is a professor at Moscow Conservatory, chair of the piano faculty and leader of the Scriabin Competition in Moscow.