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Harpa International Music Academy 2019 – Festival Pass

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The Harpa International Music Academy returns with its 7th annual music festival for classical music students, taking place from the 1st – 15th of August. HIMA brings together talented music students in Iceland and students and teachers from abroad. Around seventy participants from seven countries receive private lessons, masterclasses and lessons with an accompanist. They play in a chamber music group and string orchestra, and are able to perform solo and chamber works in Harpa’s world-class facilities. The faculty is comprised of a core of Iceland’s leading instrumentalists, joined by distinguished international musicians of the highest caliber. Through high-quality individual instruction and an emphasis on chamber music taught by experienced performers, HIMA promotes well-rounded musicianship and encourages the next generation of classical musicans to strive for excellence.

HIMA has several international collaborative partners, including the Atlanta Festival Academy and Point CounterPoint in the United States, the pan-Atlantic New Music for Strings, the Lin Yao Ji Foundation in China and the Menuhin International Violin Competition. Each partnership offers a valuable addition to HIMA’s program. The string orchestra will be led by Eugene Drucker, violinist of the world-famous Emerson String Quartet, who is a shared faculty member with the New Music for Strings festival.

Concerts and masterclasses August 6th-15th

August 6 at 16:30 – Violin Masterclass with Lin Wei: In the Style of Lin Yao Ji
August 6 at 19:30 – Opening Concert: An Evening of String Quartets
August 10 at 12:00 – Rising Stars: Student Recital I
August 10 at 14:00 –Viola Masterclass with Rita Porfiris / Violin Masterclass with Anton Miller
August 10 at 17:00 – Rising Stars: Student Recital II
August 10 at 19:30 – Young Artists I: Diana Adamyan violin, Richard Simm piano
August 11 at 9:00 – Piano Masterclass with Daumants Liepins
August 11 at 13:00 – Young Artists II: Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir cello, Jane Ade Sutarjo piano
August 11 at 16:00 – Faculty Concert: Chamber Music
August 12 at 12:00 – Rising Stars: Student Recital III
August 13 at 12:00 – Rising Stars: Student Recital IV
August 13 at 19:30 – Rising Stars: Student Recital V
August 14 at 12:00 – Rising Stars: Student Recital VI
August 15 at 12:00 – Rising Stars: Piano and Winds
August 15 at 16:30 – Dancing on Strings: Junior Division Recital
August 15 at 19:30 – Festival Gala Concert by HIMA og NMFS: String Orchestra and Chamber Music

For further information please visit www.himafestival.is