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HIMA – Harpa International Music Academy

Þessi viðburður er liðinn

June 7th at 12:00 Young Rising Stars
The talented Johan Dalene from Sweden and Maya Buchanan from Chicago perform beautiful and virtuosic pieces for violin and piano. Both are only 17 years old but have won many prizes in local and international competitions.

Program:

1st mvt (Vivace ma non troppo) from Sonata no. 1 for Violin and Piano in G Major by Brahms

Faust Fantasy by Wieniawski

Maya Buchanan and Richard Simm, piano

Andante and Allegro from Sonata no. 2 for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach

1st mvt (Allegro con brio) from Sonata no. 1 for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

Caprice nr. 5 by Paganini

Souvenir by J. Sibelius

Carmen Fantasy by Waxman

Johan Dalene and Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, piano

Navarra for 2 violins by P. Sarasate

Maya Buchanan and Johan Dalene

 

June 10th at 10:00 Violin Masterclass with Almita Vamos
Currently a faculty member at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, Almita Vamos has been one of the most respected violin teachers in the United States for several decades. Her students have won prizes in international competitions, work as soloists and principal players in symphony orchestras around the world, and professors at esteemed music colleges. Almita has strong ties to Iceland, and many of the country’s leading violinists have studied with her.

In the masterclass, 4 – 5 Academy students will perform a solo piece for Almita and receive coaching from her. The audience is given a rare glimpse into the performer’s and teacher’s frame of mind, and of the process required to elevate a performance to the next level.

June 10th at 13:00 Cello Masterclass with Morten Zeuthen
Morten Zeuthen has been highly influential in Danish musical life for decades. He’s been a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 1996, and was principal cellist of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra for 20 years before that. He enjoys a highly successful career as performer and teacher, having played concerts all around the world and published dozens of recordings, of both solo and chamber music.

In the masterclass, 4 – 5 Academy students will perform a solo piece for Morten and receive coaching from him. The audience is given a rare glimpse into the performer’s and teacher’s frame of mind, and of the process required to elevate a performance to the next level.

 

June 13th at 17:00 Senior Division Student Recital
The Academy’s Senior Division is made up of 75 music students from 9 countries, who are 10 – 26 years old. In this concert, a selection of students will perform a varied program of solo and/ or chamber music works they’ve studied with Academy faculty.

 

June 17th at 10:00 Junior Division Student Recital
The Academy’s Junior Division is made of up 38 music students, who are 10 – 14 years old. In this concert, junior chamber groups will perform a selection of works.

June 17th at 12:00 Senior Division Student Recital
The Academy’s Senior Division is made up of 75 music students from 9 countries, who are 10 – 26 years old. In this concert, piano students will perform a varied program of solo and/ or chamber music works they’ve studied with Academy faculty.