PRACTICE.

Work with some of the best musicians Austria has to offer.  Our world-class faculty will provide each participant quality education.

Letter from the Director

"A couple of hours away from Vienna, we encounter the beautiful countryside of Weyer, a picturesque Austrian village filled with history, fresh air and many shades of green which shall surround us as we make music. Let’s gather together from different parts of the earth and create music with young musicians who were strangers not so long ago. Passionate and heartfelt, our love of music will transcend the mountains and rivers of this magnificent place."

Mitsuko Ichimura

Director of the Chamber Music Academy

Chamber Music Program 

Below you will meet our visiting guest faculty of the Chamber Music Program.  Please review the whole page so you understand the scope of the program.  Additionally, at the bottom of the page, you will see the programming we are planning to do for 2020 season.  Programming is subject to change considering the level of our applicants. 

Violin

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Igor Petrushevski is widely considered to be one of the leading violin professors in Europe. His students are winners...

IGOR PETRUSHEVSKI

Violin/Viola

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Mr. Ochsenhofer was born on 13 January 1948 in Graz( Austria).  He received his first musical education in...

PETER OCHSENHOFER

Cello

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Artistic Director of the Mozart Collegium Vienna and Music Director of the concert series Schwingungen in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein...

CHRISTIAN SCHULZ

Hafez Babashahi belongs to the most versatile and renowned pianists of his generation. After receiving the Bösendorfer...

Piano

HAFEZ BABASHAHI

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Nikolaus Wagner began his piano-education at the Conservatory of Vienna with Leonid Brumberg...

Piano

NIKOLAUS WAGNER

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Mitsuko Ichimura was born in Japan and began studying piano at the age of four. She graduated from Juilliard School...

Piano

MITSUKO ICHIMURA

Program Description

Forge friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Austria Summer Music Festival provides young aspiring artists the opportunity to work closely with some of the world’s finest teachers, as well as offering performance opportunities.

 

Participants of the Chamber Music Academy will study privately with world leading musicians, and will participate in chamber ensemble coachings led by distinguished members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, and visiting guests from the finest chamber ensembles of the 20th and 21st century.  

 

The Chamber Music Academy currently offers instruction for instrumentalists studying violin, viola, cello, and piano.

PROGRAM FEE:  €3,750

  • Private Lessons

  • Ensemble Coachings

  • Masterclasses

  • Housing

  • Local transit

  • Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Cultural Excursions 

Our 2019 Visiting Guest Faculty

Yvonne Lau

Yvonne grew up in a musical family of professional musicians and started playing the piano at the age of three. She has won numerous eisteddfods and competitions and has performed on many stages throughout her career, from the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to the opening ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games to more recently concerts at Weill Hall. Click Here

David Glen Hatch

International concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano, David Glen Hatch, enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist and guest artist with symphony orchestras on SIX continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.  Click Here

Mira Gill

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mira Armij Gill is of East-Indian descent. She graduated from The Juilliard School with her BM and MM, where she had the privilege of completing her Bachelor’s degree as one of three students of the late John Browning.

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Joan Forsyth

Joan Forsyth is an eclectic artist whose performing career has taken her all over the world.  Both a sympathetic chamber musician and commanding soloist, she has made appearances at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Zankel and Weil Recital Halls, as well as tours of Europe, Russia, Japan, India and South America.  Click Here

This festival is brought to by Partners for the Arts Abroad|LLC