Active Participation 2019 (CLOSED)

July 18 - 28, 2019 in Klaipėda, Lithuania

KLAIPĖDA PIANO MASTERS 2019 invites pianists from all over the world to receive knowledge and training while discovering the beauty of Samogitia and the Lithuanian coast of the Baltic Sea. Our academy is tailored to the needs of a XXI century pianist seeking a career in the music business. The program of the academy consists of four equally important ingredients - piano lessons and practice, stage experience, career building classes, and body fitness.

In addition to piano lessons and concert performances, students of KPM 2019 will be offered lectures and workshops on important subjects, including:

  • Efficient Piano Practice

  • Programming of a Recital or a Competition Round

  • Music Interpretation Analysis

  • Performance Psychology (incl. private counseling)

  • Stage Presence & Presentation

  • Self-Management

  • Self-Promotion

  • Creating a Website and a Social Media Image

  • Physical Exercise and Prevention of Common Injuries

Admission is open to pianists from 14 to 35 years old. The tuition fee for active participation is 380€. It includes 3 individual piano lessons with Mr. Gintaras Januševičius, 9 group lectures and workshops, 3 hours of physical exercise, 2 private massage therapy appointments, 1 private performance psychology consultation, at least 2 performances at the concert tour, as well as transportation to all KPM 2019 events outside of the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts. Lodging is also included in the fee. Here you can find the schedule of the academy.

All lessons and lectures of KPM 2019 will take place at the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts. Participants will be provided with shared practice facilities and rehearsal space 24 hours a day. All students of the course will be lodged at the dormitory of the Gymnasium.

 

All group lectures and physical training will be taught in English. Individual piano lessons may be taught in English, Lithuanian, German or Russian.

Participants have a free choice regarding their program for individual lessons and concerts. Additionally, all participants will be asked to prepare and perform one obligatory piece chosen from the list of virtuoso piano etudes (2-5 minutes long, different levels). The list of obligatory etudes will be made available to the chosen participants immediately upon transfer of the tuition fee.

All concert performances will be filmed with professional equipment (SONY FDR-AX53 4K Zeiss Camcorder, Sennheiser Microphone). After the academy, students will be provided with their video performances for their own promotion. Additional video recording opportunities will be available for students who wish to record a video audition for an upcoming competition application.

Students of the edition may be awarded special prizes, including:

  • a full scholarship to attend the international winter piano academy "Feuerwerk" in Einbeck, Germany

  • a full scholarship to attend the international summer piano academy "Warszawskie Warsztaty Pianistyczne" in Warsaw, Poland

  • a recital at the "TangoBrücke" concert and culture house in Einbeck, Germany

  • a recital at the Klaipėda Concert Hall, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Kaunas Philharmonic Society, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Biržai Music Festival, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Paliesius Manor, Lithuania

  • a recital at the M. K. Čiurlionis Museum in Druskininkai, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Užutrakis Manor in Trakai, Lithuania

  • piano scores by editions "G. Henle Urtext", "Bärenreiter", and "G. Schirmer", sponsored by the Congregation of Faith Immanuel Church and the KPM alumnus Caleb Flick

More prizes may be added to the list in 2019.

 

To apply, send an informal letter, a detailed artistic CV, two portrait pictures (each 1MB or higher), and a contact telephone number to

klaipedapianomasters@gmail.com

Deadline for all applications is May 1, 2019. Late applications cannot be accepted.

 

Our course is limited to 25 active participants. The applicants will be selected by their CVs and notified of their acceptance by May 5, 2019. Invited applicants will be then asked to pay the full tuition fee by May 25, 2019.

 

All active participants must arrive at Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts (Statybininkų pr. 2, Klaipėda) on July 17 or 18, 2019. KPM 2019 officially finishes on the evening of July 28, 2019, so students can plan their departure on July 29 or 30. Exceptions concerning arrival or departure dates may be made upon request.

A certificate of participation in English language will be issued to all participants.

 

Unaccompanied minors under 16 years of age must provide a notarized parents permission, as well as its copy. Parents or teachers who are accompanying minors must register as passive participants with all complying conditions and benefits.

@2016 by Gintaras Januševičius

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