2017 DOUBLE BASS MASTERCLASS

The double bass masterclass will be held under the direction of Onur Özkaya between 18th-24th of June, 2017.

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The masterclass will begin on the 18th of June in the morning. The participants are kindly asked to arrive in Ayvalik one day before, i.e. 17th of June. The night of the 17th of June is included to the fee. The masterclass will end with a concert on the 23rd of June, 2017. Participants should send the complete documents required until 2nd of June, 2017. The documents will be examined and the definitive participants will be declared via email.

Definitive participants should pay the 100 Euros registration fee to the bank account mentioned until 9th of June, 2017. The remaining 200 Euros application fee should be paid to the bank account mentioned until 14th of June, 2017. This fee includes accommodation and breakfast. The fee for passive participation is 100 Euros. It is also possible to attend masterclass studies as “daily listener” for 50 TL/day fee.

Masterclass fee (total): 300 Euros

Required Documents:

Application Form

Active Repertoire

Detailed Biography

Letter of Recommendation

Registration fee (100.- Euros) should be paid before 9th of June, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account Vakıfbank-Ayvalik Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04. Participation fee (200.- Euros) should be paid before 14th of June, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account VakıfBank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04.

Registration fee (100 Euros) will not be reimbursed apart from “Acts of God”. Masterclass fee (200 Euros) will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after 14th of June, 2017.

Masterclass and concert correpetitor is pianist İris Şentürker.

2017 AIMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

AIMA Music Festival will be held between 18th-21st of July, 2017 in Ayvalık.

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Music lovers will find the chance to listen to AIMA Festival Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Rudin, who will also appear as soloist, chamber music ensembles and Borusan Quartet.

2017 VIOLIN & VIOLA MASTERCLASS

The violin & viola masterclass will be held under the direction of Andrej Bielow, Elif Tarakçı, Pelin Halkacı Akın and Marco Misciagna between 22nd-30th of July, 2017.

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The masterclass will begin on the 122th of July, 2017 in the morning. The participants are kindly asked to arrive in Ayvalik one day before, i.e. 21st of July, 2017. The night of the 21st of July, 2017 is included to the fee. The masterclass will end with a concert on the 29th of July, 2017. Participants should send the complete documents required until 7th of July, 2017. The documents will be examined and the definitive participants will be declared via email.

Definitive participants should pay the 100 Euros registration fee to the bank account mentioned until 14th of July, 2017. The remaining 300 Euros application fee should be paid to the bank account mentioned until 17th of July, 2017. This fee includes accommodation and breakfast. The fee for passive participation is 100 Euros. It is also possible to attend masterclass studies as “daily listener” for 50 TL/day fee.

Masterclass fee (total): 400 Euros

Required Documents:

Application Form

Active Repertoire

Detailed Biography

Letter of Recommendation

Registration fee (100.- Euros) should be paid before 14th of July, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account Vakıfbank-Ayvalik Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04. Participation fee (300.-Euros) should be paid before 17th of July, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account VakıfBank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04.

Registration fee will not be reimbursed apart from “Acts of God”. Masterclass fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after 17th of July, 2017.

Masterclass and concert correpetitor is pianist İris Şentürker.

2017 CELLO MASTERCLASS

The cello masterclass under the direction of Alexander Rudin will be held between 7th-13th of September, 2017.

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The masterclass will begin on the 7th of September, 2017 . The participants are kindly asked to arrive in Ayvalik on  7th of September, 2017. The masterclass will end with a concert on the 12th of September, 2017; the participants should leave the academy on the 13th of September, 2017 afternoon. The night of the 13th of September, 2017 is not included to the fee. Participants should send the complete documents required until 18th of August, 2017. The documents will be examined and the definitive participants will be declared via email.

Definitive participants should pay the 100 Euros registration fee to the bank account mentioned until 28th of August, 2017. The remaining 200 Euros application fee should be paid to the bank account mentioned until 1st of September, 2017. This fee includes accommodation and breakfast. The fee for passive participation is 100 Euros. It is also possible to attend masterclass studies as “daily listener” for 50 TL/day fee.

Definitive participants should bring the piano scores with them.

Masterclass fee (total): 300 Euros

Quota: 10 active participants

Required Documents:

Application Form

Active Repertoire

Detailed Biography

Letter of Recommendation

CD or DVD Recording

Registration fee (100.- Euros) should be paid before 28th of August, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account Vakıfbank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04. Participation fee (200.-Euros) should be paid before 1st of September, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account VakıfBank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04.

Registration fee will not be reimbursed apart from “Acts of God”. Masterclass fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after 1st of September, 2017.

Masterclass and concert correpetitor is pianist İris Şentürker.

 

2017 PIANO MASTERCLASS

The piano masterclass will be held under the direction of İdil Biret between 15th-21st of September, 2017.

The masterclass will begin on the 15th of September in the morning. The participants are kindly asked to arrive in Ayvalik one day before, i.e. 14th of September. The night of the 14th of September is included to the fee. The masterclass will end with a concert on the 2oth of September, 2017. Participants should send the complete documents required until 22nd of August, 2017. The documents will be examined and the definitive participants will be declared via email.

Definitive participants should pay the 100 Euros registration fee to the bank account mentioned until 8th of September, 2017. The remaining 300 Euros application fee should be paid to the bank account mentioned until 12th of September, 2017. This fee includes accommodation and breakfast. The fee for passive participation is 100 Euros. It is also possible to attend masterclass studies as “daily listener” for 50 TL/day fee.

Masterclass fee (total): 400 Euros

Quota: 10 active participants (between 15-25 ages)

Required Documents:

Application Form

Active Repertoire

Detailed Biography

Letter of Recommendation

CD or DVD recording

Compulsory works for Masterclass are two of the Beethoven’s sonatas.

Registration fee (100.- Euros) should be paid before 8th of September, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account Vakıfbank-Ayvalik Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04. Participation fee (300.- Euros) should be paid before 12th of September, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account VakıfBank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04.

Registration fee (100 Euros) will not be reimbursed apart from “Acts of God”. Masterclass fee (300 Euros) will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after 12th of September, 2017.

2017 THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

The workshop will be directed by Selma Gökçen between 25th-30th of September, 2017.

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Selma Gökçen:

As a cellist I have played for over thirty years and love music more than almost anything I can think of, except for roses and the sunshine, and swimming in the deep blue sea. Coming across the Alexander Technique some thirty years ago, I fell in love for a second time. I knew I had stumbled onto one of the great discoveries of humankind and music had to move over to make space.

Why is the Alexander Technique so rewarding to explore? Because it is about us…about our habits, our reactions, about how, from one moment to the next, we think and move in the way that we do. As musicians, we express ourselves through our instrument, and as players we hold it close to ourselves. It becomes, in time, a part of us and we enter into a relationship with it. The Alexander Technique is a framework within which to look at that relationship, its quirks, its habits, its good and not-so-good aspects. How many of us can say that we are in harmony with our instruments, that we can allow the music to be spoken fully in the moment? That we enjoy playing and do so with ease.

M. Alexander, a Shakespearean reciter and actor, spent the better part of nine years observing himself, formulating and refining his Technique, which he referred to as the “use of the self”. He was led to his discoveries by the loss of his stage voice, caused by his poor habits of reciting and moving. He eventually recovered and established a discipline which has helped thousands of musicians, actors, dancers and others on their path to self-knowledge.

What are the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique? That the relationship between the head, neck and spine must be allowed to function freely without interference. This freedom can, in most cases, be recovered through conscious application and study of the principles of the Technique.

Just as we work on our intonation continuously at the cello, the Alexander Technique re-educates our sensory awareness and our inner “pitch”. We become re-tuned through lessons, more sensitive to how we move and how our attention is directed. It is a rediscovery of what Nature intended for us, on a conscious level.

The workshop will begin on the 25th of September in the morning. The participants are kindly asked to arrive in Ayvalik one day before, i.e. 24th of September. The night of the 24th of June is included to the fee. The workshop will end on the 30th of September. Participants should send the complete documents required until 20th of September, 2017.

Participants should pay the 100 Euros registration fee to the bank account mentioned until 14th of June, 2017. The remaining 300 Euros application fee should be paid to the bank account mentioned until 22nd of September, 2017. This fee includes accommodation and breakfast. It is also possible to attend masterclass studies as “daily listener” for 50 TL/day fee.

Masterclass fee (total): 400 Euros

Required Documents:

Application Form

Detailed Biography

Registration fee (100.- Euros) should be paid before 14th of September, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account Vakıfbank-Ayvalik Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04. Participation fee (300.- Euros) should be paid before 22nd of September, 2017 as “donation” to the bank account VakıfBank-Ayvalık Branch, Ayvalık-Turkey, Euro account IBAN number: TR360001500158048014310206. The name of the participant should be mentioned on the bank order. A copy of the bank order should be sent to the fax number +90 266 312 67 04.

Registration fee (100 Euros) will not be reimbursed apart from “Acts of God”. Masterclass fee (300 Euros) will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after 22nd of September, 2017.