Music In The Alps - International Music Festival

Bad Gastein, Bad Gastein

Music In The Alps - International Music Festival

JULY 31st-AUGUST 19th, 2018

International Festival, Master Course and NEW in 2018: Concerto-Aria Competition.

Beautiful Bad Gastein welcomes crowds of tourists from around the globe, all year round. The majestic mountains embrace the lower valley, offering breathtaking vistas. In 2012, Irena Portenko chose Bad Gastein as a place to visit, where she felt especially strong about planting the seeds of her dream-of a summer music program. The following year, she established the “Music in the Alps” summer program into one of the oldest European resorts, to where, for the third consecutive year, professors and students have been embarking on their musical journey together.

Hospitable Elisabethpark Hotel, known for its beauty, comfort and style, has embraced our musicians, providing top-level accommodations, scrumptious meals, and as well as facilities for lessons, rehearsals, presentations, and practice.

Here’s a sneak peak at our upcoming program for our 2018 festival! We are so excited to share faculty, program curriculum, and guest artists in the coming weeks!

MUSIC IN THE ALPS

 

Programs and Coordinators:

- Intensive Conducting Masterclass with Kenneth Kiesler
- Orchestral Program (including full symphony orchestra)
- Voice, Opera, Choral Music with John Cuk, Tammy Hensrud and Branka Ristic
- Piano with Irena Portenko and Svetlana Gorokhovich
- Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano with Alina Kozachenko
- Strings Program with Olga Yanovich and Nargiza Yusupova
-Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
- Jazz Ensemble Program with Bob Arthurs
- Jazz Guitar Program with Dario Chiazzolino
- New in 2018: Competition (featuring all instruments, with winners performing with the “Music in the Alps” Orchestra) with Douglas Bish, Competition Chairman and Conductor
- ”Rising Stars” Program for Young Musicians with Music Exploration Classes with Vladyslav Nazarenko and Lidiia Vodyk
- Students’ Presentations at the “Conference Day” with Zachary Foster and Anastasia Glazunova, Assistants to the Director

Location
Bad Gastein is located in the historic Pongau region, the municipal area of about 171 square kilometres (66 sq mi) is the largest in St. Johann im Pongau District. It stretches along the upper Gastein Valley following the course of the Gastein Ache creek, a right tributary of the Salzach river. The valley separates the Hohe Tauern Ankogel Group in the east from the Goldberg Group in the west.

The town centre is located at the Gastein Falls, about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level. It is characterised by numerous historic multi-story hotel buildings erected on the steep slopes. The Gastein municipality comprises the cadastral communities of Badgastein, Böckstein, and Remsach. Its southern parts belong to the Hohe Tauern national park.

Activities
It is recommended that the students come in to participate in the program with the prepared solo and chamber music repertoire, so that they can fully experience all the activities designed within the curriculum. After specially structured blocks of practicing and performing, both professors and students take time to relax and explore the magnificent beauty of Bad Gastein and its surrounding area. Here are some activities that the attendees have enjoyed in the past:

-Excursion to Salzburg
-Attending selected performances during renowned Salzburg International Music Festival
-Half-day hiking trip
-Horse-carriage ride to the Passau National Park
-Visiting Austrian holiday celebrations, local festivals and, even a real 19-century style ball-room dancing evening with the orchestra from Salzburg, playing waltzes, polkas, marches etc
-Keeping in close contact with the Bureau of Tourism, this is a great learning opportunity to know more about people, their local traditions, music, food, dancing as well as the social activities.

Registration

To make the registration to the event please compile the form. After completing the form you will be directed to PayPal to pay the registration fee of US $35 per persona

 


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MUSIC IN THE ALPS

 

Programs and Coordinators:

- Intensive Conducting Masterclass with Kenneth Kiesler
- Orchestral Program (including full symphony orchestra)
- Voice, Opera, Choral Music with John Cuk, Tammy Hensrud and Branka Ristic
- Piano with Irena Portenko and Svetlana Gorokhovich
- Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano with Alina Kozachenko
- Strings Program with Olga Yanovich and Nargiza Yusupova
-Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
- Jazz Ensemble Program with Bob Arthurs
- Jazz Guitar Program with Dario Chiazzolino
- New in 2018: Competition (featuring all instruments, with winners performing with the “Music in the Alps” Orchestra) with Douglas Bish, Competition Chairman and Conductor
- ”Rising Stars” Program for Young Musicians with Music Exploration Classes with Vladyslav Nazarenko and Lidiia Vodyk
- Students’ Presentations at the “Conference Day” with Zachary Foster and Anastasia Glazunova, Assistants to the Director

Location
Bad Gastein is located in the historic Pongau region, the municipal area of about 171 square kilometres (66 sq mi) is the largest in St. Johann im Pongau District. It stretches along the upper Gastein Valley following the course of the Gastein Ache creek, a right tributary of the Salzach river. The valley separates the Hohe Tauern Ankogel Group in the east from the Goldberg Group in the west.

The town centre is located at the Gastein Falls, about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level. It is characterised by numerous historic multi-story hotel buildings erected on the steep slopes. The Gastein municipality comprises the cadastral communities of Badgastein, Böckstein, and Remsach. Its southern parts belong to the Hohe Tauern national park.

Activities
It is recommended that the students come in to participate in the program with the prepared solo and chamber music repertoire, so that they can fully experience all the activities designed within the curriculum. After specially structured blocks of practicing and performing, both professors and students take time to relax and explore the magnificent beauty of Bad Gastein and its surrounding area. Here are some activities that the attendees have enjoyed in the past:

-Excursion to Salzburg
-Attending selected performances during renowned Salzburg International Music Festival
-Half-day hiking trip
-Horse-carriage ride to the Passau National Park
-Visiting Austrian holiday celebrations, local festivals and, even a real 19-century style ball-room dancing evening with the orchestra from Salzburg, playing waltzes, polkas, marches etc
-Keeping in close contact with the Bureau of Tourism, this is a great learning opportunity to know more about people, their local traditions, music, food, dancing as well as the social activities.

Registration

To make the registration to the event please compile the form. After completing the form you will be directed to PayPal to pay the registration fee of US $35 per persona