Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog
Starting March 2012, the Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog will be organizing a new annual event: a week of Schiermonnikoog Masterclasses. Earlier experience has proven that Schiermonnikoog is the ideal place for talent to grow, thanks to the quietness of the natural surroundings and a unique island culture. The Schiermonnikoog Masterclasses consist of four parallel masterclasses (violin, viola, violoncello and piano). Participants may be invited to play during the Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog in October.
Please visit our page on Bakitone and click APPLY NOW button before the deadline on February 1st 2012.
Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles
The USC Thornton School of Music and the LA Phil in partnership with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra bring together masters of the cello and young cellists from around the world for a unique celebration of the cello, its music, and its musicians. Twenty-two outstanding artists, representing twelve countries, converge on Los Angeles for ten days to share their artistry and teaching experience through orchestral concerts, chamber music performances, master classes, and interactive events.
For information please visit the official Piatigorsky International Cello Festival’s website.
Tchaikovsky finalist Nigel Armstrong to play with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Violinist Nigel Armstrong, who won fourth prize in last year's 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition, will make his debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this weekend. The 21-year-old American violinist has recently been brought to international attention by winning several prestigious violin competitions. These wins include the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition in Argentina, the Yehudi Menuhin Young Violinists International Competition in Norway, and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia.
After winning the Tchaikovsky Nigel met with Sergei Kuznetsoff to share his impressions about the competition and talk about his experiences during his trip to Russia. Please make sure you read the interview with Nigel Armstrong on Bakitone and visit his official fan page on Facebook.
Piano Texas International Academy and Festival
Piano Texas is one of the most popular piano summer academies in the world. Don't miss this great opportunity to work with finest piano teachers, participate in the concerts, master classes and competitions during Piano Texas 2012 in Forth Worth! Apply on Bakitone before the deadline on February 22, 2012.
2 days until Neue Sterne Competition deadline
January 15, 2012 is the deadline for applications to the 3rd "Neue Sterne" International Piano Competition. Pianists of all nationalities and ages are encouraged to compete for monetary prizes totaling over $10,000. The competition will be held in four rounds from March 5 until 11, 2012. Participants advanced to the final round will perform a concerto with the Wernigerode Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christian Fitzner.
In its third edition the Neue Sterne Competition takes place in Germany every other spring. It attracts pianist from all over the world. The competition's jury consisted of renowned artists and critics helps to keep the contest fair and interesting to its audience.