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Vianden International Music Festival & School
“The world meets in Luxembourg”
August 15 – 29, 2011
I am an artist faculty of the Vianden International Music Festival and School in Vianden, Luxembourg. This festival is open to clarinetists and chamber musicians around the world and is a solo and chamber music festival for talented high school, college and young professionals and is designed as an advanced training program for singers, pianists, composers and instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon) with emphasis on individual music enrichment and advancement as well as preparation given to qualified performers for careers in European countries.
Under the auspicies of US Embassy in Luxembourg and Mayor of Vianden
About Vianden Music Festival and School
The Vianden Music Festival and School is set in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the lovely 700 years old city of Vianden, the pearl of Grand Duchy, a medieval town with its town wall and well-known castle, Trinirarien church and cloisters, the only chair lift in Luxemburg, a beautiful heated open air pool, tennis fields, the house of Victor Hugo, different museums and European largest hydro-electric powel station with barrage and upper-lac and is conceived as a program which should promote better understanding between various peoples of the world through the music-making. It should stimulate musical and human exchange, provide a podium for the talented young musicians and music lovers, create a peaceful non- competitive environment, in which a desire to express oneself through the music would happily unfold.
We are very grateful to the Community of Vianden, which kindly agreed to host the Festival and is committed to providing the best possible environment for a unique and rich experiences in international setting.
The program is geared for high school, college and young professionals and designed as an advanced training program for singers, pianists, composers and instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon) with emphasis
on individual music enrichment and advancement as well as preparation given to qualified performers for careers in European countries.
A special “Music appreciation division” of the program will encourage and welcome those music lovers who would be interested in observing the activities of the Festival and The Music School in combination with intensive sightseeing in Luxembourg and other European metropolis.
The participants will be in residence in Vianden for 2 weeks each summer, working and performing intensively under the guidance of an internationally experienced faculty and staff.
The program will consist of:
- individual lessons (for all participants)
- individual coachings (for singers)
- chamber music coachings (for all participants)
- opera ensemble coachings (for singers)
- stagecraft classes (for singers)
- French, Italian, German, Russian diction (for all participants)
- Opportunity to perform solo works as well as chamber music
We have chosen the slogan “The World meets in Luxembourg” to extend our warmest welcome to the musicians of various cultures, ethnic and musical backgrounds, gender and age. We sincerely hope that the time spent in Vianden will be productive, enjoyable and memorable for all of us.
Tuition is 1715 Euros, covering all classes and instruction, including private lessons, coaching’s, participation in the concerts and accommodations.
Here is some additional information about the Festival
SEMYON ROZIN - Artistic director (Vocal coach)
CAMILLE KERGER - Co-director (Composer)
VADIM MAZO - Co-director (Violin/Viola/Chamber music)
Luisa Mauro Partridge - Italian/French