Despite the uncertain situation due to Corona, we will do everything we can to run the courses this year. The chances for that are good, but there will probably be some changes concerning concerts and accommodation. It is likely that not all concert venues can be used. But we are working on alternatives. In addition, no private accommodation can be offered this year. We regret this very much, but unfortunately the situation forces us to shut down private accommodation this year. All participants are therefore asked to take care of their own accommodation. As every year, the Hotel "Post" provides us with a special contingent of single rooms at a special price of EUR 29 / night. The Tourist Information Leutkirch (07561 87154) will be happy to assist you in the search for a hotel or pension room or an apartment.
Since 2019 Prof. Jan Ickert (Violoncello / University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt) is our new member on our facutly! We had a wonderful masterclass 2019 and hope that he will stay with us for many years! We are pleased to have found with him a worthy successor to Prof. Markus Nyikos, who had announced his leave in 2018 after 12 years of being a central part of the Summer Academy Leutkirch.
About the masterclasses
Masterclasses for Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Chamber Music
The courses of the Summer Academy Leutkirch are mainly for young, talented musicians who want to prepare for their studies, already study or want to improve their skills after graduation.
The Courses take place at various locations in Leutkirch, and will be held usually between around 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on consultation with the lecturers. Listeners are welcome. The courses include:
• individual lessons,
• groupe lessons (e.g. technique lesson),
• professional piano accompaniment,
• admittance to all concerts (listener),
• many internal and public concerts for participants
• course organization.
The courses offer the full range of working on instrumental-specific technique up to artistic elaboration of compositions.
The number of participants and the high artistic level show: The summer academy is a successful model. In years of very productive cooperation, the City of Leutkirch, the team of the vhs Leutkirch and the artistic director (until 2015) and Ludwigsburg-based pianist Holger Spegg created a great base for master classes which good reputation goes passed the borders of Germany. Applications arrive from all over the word, including the USA, Canada, Brasil, Argentina, Columbia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Russia, the Ukraine, Newsealand, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Czech Republic, Israel, France, Luxembourg and so on.
Financial support we got from various sponsors:
• Lions Club Leutkirch
• Rotary Club Isny-Leutkirch-Wangen
• Familie Miller-Weber-Stiftung
• Bürgerstiftung Leutkirch
• Volksbank Allgäu-Oberschwaben
• Oberschwäbische Energiewerke (OEW)
• Die Firma elobau GmbH Co. KG
Thank you very much!!!
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Prof. Roland Glassl, Viola
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION: Karl-Anton Maucher, VHS Leutkirch
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Registration deadline is July 14, 2020
However, an earlier application is recommended because the classes might be already full at this time.