with concerts and master classes

22–28 July 2018 at Ollerup Efterskole, Denmark


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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.

  • Eero Heinonen. Finnish pianist. Professor at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.
  • Kevin Kenner. American pianist. Professor at Frost School of Music, University of Miami.
  • Aleksandra Žvirblytė. Lithuanian pianist. Professor at Lithuanian Academy of Music, Vilnius.

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 5,300 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 5,000 DKK)
  • Single room (limited availability) 5,600 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 5,300 DKK)

Rates for non-performing participants (all inclusive):

  • Double room 4,300 DKK, (members of ETPA Denmark 4,000 DKK)
  • Single room 4,600 DKK (members of ETPA Denmark 4,300 DKK)

Rates for shorter stays:

  • Single night with breakfast 360 DKK
  • Single meal 85 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 one recital 190 DKK (students 80 DKK)
  • Tickets for all three recitals 500 DKK (students 175 DKK)

Application forms are available here, and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, however no later than 15 April 2018.

For further information, please contact info (a) epta.dk

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Eero Heinonen studied with Dmitry Bashkirov at the Moscow State Conservatory, launching his career with the final round and diploma in the International Tchaikovsky Competition 1974. His repertoire includes the complete Mozart and Beethoven concerti, appearing with orchestras across Europe. Recital venues include the Berwald Hall (Stockholm), St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Casals Hall (Tokyo), Wigmore Hall (London) and many international festivals, recording for BIS, Finlandia and Ondine labels. He has taught at the Sibelius Academy since 1977.

Kevin Kenner

Following studies with Krzysztof Brzuza, Ludwik Stefański, Leon Fleisher and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Kevin Kenner won the top prize at the 1990 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and third prize at the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He has performed with world-class orchestras and leading string quartets, and worked as duo partner with cellist Matt Haimovitz and violinist Kyung Wha Chung. He taught for many years at Royal College of Music (London), followed by a post in Poland, in Kraków. Since 2015 Kenner has been professor at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.

Aleksandra Zvirblyte

Aleksandra Žvirblytė studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with renowned teachers including Lev Vlasenko, Mikhail Pletnev, Nikolai Suk and Olga Steinberg. She is a prize winner at M. K. Ciurlionis International Piano Competition (Vilnius 1986, 1991), Y.K.A.A. International Piano Competition (Oberlin, USA 1991), and in 1999 she was awarded the Grand Prix at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition (Paris). She has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe and has made over 100 recordings for Lithuanian radio. In addition to her performing career she is professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and the National M. K. Ciurlionis Art School.