TUTORS (in alphabetical order)

Fabian DIRR
Fabian DIRRclarinetist
Born in Erlangen, Germany, Fabian Dirr studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Prof. Hans Deinzer and completed his apprenticeship in the Solistenklasse. Playing in the orchestra he was member of the Nordwestdeutsche…
Marcin HABELAvoice
Born in Szczecin, he learned to play piano and organ in his hometown and in Krakow. As a baritone, he studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris and Opera Studio in Marseille (le Nouveau CNIPAL) under the guidance of Teresa Żylis-Gara, Robert Tear…
Bartek NIZIOLviolinist
Bartek Niziol was born in Stettin, Poland, in 1974 and studied under the supervision of Jadwiga Kliszewska in Poznan and Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne. He attended Master Class courses led by Zachar Bron, Ruggiero Ricci, Mauricio Fuks and Michael Frischenschlager…
Stéphane RÉTY
Stéphane RÉTYflutist
Stéphane Réty began his musical studies in his birthplace Lorient, France. Further studies took him to the conservatory of Nantes (Guy Cottin’s class) and finally to the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris) in Michel Debost’s class…
Denis SEVERINcellist
Denis Severin is a professor of cello at the Geneva-Neuchâtel University of Music and the Bern University of Arts(Switzerland), where he teaches cello as a major, baroque cello as a minor and chamber music. A coveted guest professor, he also teaches…
Silvia SIMIONESCUviola
Silvia Simionescu, international well-known violist enjoys a diverse career as a performing musician that has taken her all over the world. Her appearances in major venues such as Auditorium Barcelona, Philarmonia Saint Petersbourg , KKL Luzern…


“This festival is truly one of a kind. Set on the breathtaking island of Spetses, I could not find a more enriching experience anywhere on earth. The faculty are world class, and deeply care about each student’s growth during the festival. The facilities are beautiful, the administration are warm and extremely caring. What’s more, is that the quality of life, and the people you spend your time with during this program, will not only become friends, but true family. 

As someone who has been two MAAKSS for two summers thus far, I found I grew tremendously as a musician and a person. The hardest part about this festival is saying goodbye to everyone at it’s end. Though it’s only ten days, it will be ten days to remember fondly for the rest of your life.

Whether you’re a pre college musician, or working professional, this festival will inspire, nurture, and give you opportunities you never thought possible.

I am extremely proud to have gone to MAAKSS for two summers, and I can only hope to return for more years to come!”

Isaac Bovyer

Thank you for creating this Academy!

I found that impressive, that we had such a great setting, with great food, great accommodations, and of course great teachers for such affordable fees! It would be great to see it getting bigger, with more instruments, so that I could recommend it to more of my friends!

Philippe Kristofic

I met other people from all over the world that play amazing music and i found an amazing teacher that i wish i will continue studying wirh him.

Aris Ampariotis