The Music Academy of Spetses raises the bar! Music Masterclasses for young musicians from around the world, July 24 – August 2
Ten days of high-quality music masterclasses for young musicians from all over the world, from July 24 to August 2, 2023, with internationally renowned music teachers.
Something new, pioneering for our country, is being created in Spetses by the International Music Academy of the Anargyros and Korgialenios School of Spetses, which opens international musical educational paths for the new generations from the historic island of the Argosaronic region, in the emblematic facilities of the School.
The historic Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses is emblematic, with its impressive outdoor theater built according to the standards of an ancient Greek theater.
The International Music Academy of the famous School of Spetses, operating for the third consecutive year, presents this year’s program from July 24 to August 2, 2023, a ten-day full of music, with high-quality masterclasses for young musicians from all over the world.
Applications for participation continue until June 10 and the young men and women who will participate will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses with internationally recognized music teachers in their genre, developing their musical skills, collaborating with other talented musicians, giving live concerts for the public.
Furthermore, during the winter and spring months, the Music Academy offers free classes of music initiation for local children from 2-11 years old. About 70 children from Spetses participate this year in this initiative , while the elder children of the island will also have the opportunity to attend the 10-day Master Classes as auditors for free.
The head of the Music Academy Leni Konialidis
“I love music and I want to share its value, especially with children. For the youth, I think this is very important”, says to SM the head of the Music Academy, Leni Konialidis. Swiss by origin, with a Greek diaspora husband, she had this idea a few years ago, and now leads the Academy with great care in its implementation.
“One day when I was in Spetses, I saw the imposing historic school, so big, so impressive. It will be filled with music, I thought.. I then addressed the Committee of the AKSS and tts President Petros Petrakopoulos, and they embraced the idea. I also would like the people of Greece to love this idea that can contribute to the cultural offer of the country.
It should be widely known that there is a Music Academy on the island of Spetses, with high goals, which gives the opportunity to young musicians to be taught by prestigious international teachers, and to coexist artistically. My dream is that this Academy establishes itself in the international academic world of music.”
The Music Academy – In a wonderful environment, in the impressive facilities of the historic Anargyrios and Korgialenios School in Spetses, in a natural green location next to the sea – offers the ideal conditions for musical meetings and cross-cultural exchanges.
In the pine forest of the AKSS: Music by young people from all over the world
In the first two years of its organization, M.A.A.K.S.S. gathered music students, 12-30 years old, from the USA, India, China, Taiwan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Serbia, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. It aspires to strengthen the involvement of the local community that will encourage the residents of Spetses and the wider region to create together a model educational music platform for Greece which will attract students from around the world.
This year the Music Academy announces for the first time the creation of a Chamber Music orchestra with the participating young musicians, who will perform under the direction of the internationally acclaimed Polish violinist Bartek Niziol. This year’s courses include master classes for voice, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola and cello.
Lesson time at the International Music Academy
Applications for participation and more information on the website of the Academy : www.maakss.com/admissions
Closing date for participation: June 10, 2023
* The workshops for the younger children are held with the kind sponsorship of the Fokion Potamianou family.
** Saronic Magazine has the honor of being a Media Sponsor of the Music Academy of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses.
article by ETA VASSILIOU