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KLAIPĖDA PIANO MASTERS 2022

July 21-31, 2022 in Klaipėda, Lithuania
APPLICATION CLOSED, but you can still join us as a passive participant

KLAIPĖDA PIANO MASTERS 2022 invites pianists from all over the world to receive knowledge and training while discovering the beauty of 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 three equally important ingredients - piano lessons and practice, stage experience, and career building classes.

In addition to piano lessons and concert performances, students of KPM 2022 will be offered lectures and workshops on important subjects, including:

  • Efficient Piano Practice

  • Chopin Études and their Practice Strategies

  • Sight-Reading

  • History of Interpretation

  • Recital Programming

  • Performance Psychology

  • Self-Management

  • Public Speaking

The fitness program will consist of one personal massage therapy session, one physiotherapy session, and one dance lesson.

Participation is recommended to pianists from 14 to 32 years old, although in exceptional cases we will be glad to accept younger or elder candidates, depending on their prior experiences and future goals. In this case, please contact us before sending the application.

 

The tuition fee for active participation is 500€. It includes 3 individual piano lessons with Mr. Gintaras Januševičius, 8 group lectures and workshops, 1 personal performance psychology consultation, the fitness program, at least 2 performances at the concert tour, as well as a short photo shooting session and 2 retouched portrait pictures to use for self promotion. Lodging, practice facilities, and transportation to all KPM 2022 events outside of the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts are also included in the fee.

All lessons and lectures of KPM 2022 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 workshops 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 excerpt chosen from the list of 25 (1-4 minutes long, different levels). The list of obligatory excerpts will be made available to the chosen participants immediately upon transfer of the tuition fee.

All indoor concert performances will be filmed with professional equipment (both video and audio). After the academy, students will be provided with their video performances for their own promotion.

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

  • a recital at the Historic Dr. Barner Clinic in Braunlage, Germany

  • a recital at the Klaipėda Concert Hall, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Organum Concert Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Kaunas Philharmonic Society, 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 "PWM", sponsored by the Congregation of Faith Immanuel Church and the KPM alumnus Caleb Flick

More prizes may be added to the list in 2022. Here you can find the list of previous laureates.

 

To apply, send an informal e-mail, a detailed artistic CV, two portrait pictures (each 1MB or higher; the name of the photographer must be stated in the file name), and a contact telephone number to

klaipedapianomasters@gmail.com

Deadline for all applications is May 31, 2022. 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 June 5, 2022. Invited applicants will be then asked to pay the full tuition fee by June 20, 2022.

 

All active participants must arrive at Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts (Statybininkų pr. 2, Klaipėda) on July 20 or 21, 2022. KPM 2022 officially finishes on the evening of July 31, 2022, so students can plan their departure on August 1 or 2. Exceptions concerning arrival or departure dates may be made upon request.

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

 

Parents or teachers who wish to accompany minors must register as passive participants with all complying conditions and benefits.

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