Lefkas Music Week was established in 2006 and it already counts twelve years of successful masterclasses on violin, viola, cello, singing, piano, conducting, chamber music and orchestra. It takes place every July in the magnificent island of Lefkas. Lessons are held in the brand new facilities of the Music School of Lefkas as well as in the hotel that is booked for the participants and the instructors.
In 2019 Masterclasses will happen between 16-23 of July (7 days) and will be on violin, viola, cello, chamber music and orchestra. For singers it will happen between 15-23 of July (8 days) Highly acclaimed artists will teach. All participants throughout the course will receive individual instrumental tuition from their tutor, at least 4 lessons. Students are encouraged as well to attend as many classes as possible given by tutors other than their own. We place also particular emphasis on musicianship and chamber skills and for that reason students also participate in chamber music ensembles and in the orchestra course. Chamber music players are put together according to their level as soon as the applications are completed. A piano accompanist is provided for the private lessons. Private lessons usually take place until midday and at the afternoon follow chamber music lessons and orchestra rehearsal.
The singing course will include two daily sessions: Session 1 will focus on voice lessons in a master class type of setting where students will work on vocal technique, language and interpretation, and Session 2 will focus on presentation, staging of arias, duets, etc. and the preparation of the operetta DAPHNIS AND CHLOE by Jacques Offenbach.
Performance opportunities within the courses include performance classes, concerts open to the public, operatic scenes and the opera production.
Students for the singing course arrive on the 15th of July and instumentalists on the 16th of July (any time). All students depart on the 23rd of July.