Lefkas Music Week was established in 2006 and it already counts eleven 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 Lefkada as well as in the hotel that is booked for the participants and the instructors.
In 2018 Masterclasses will happen between 9-16 of July (7 days) and will be on violin, viola, cello, chamber music and orchestra. For singers it will happen between 9-21 of July (12 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 opera COSI FAN TUTTE by W.A.MOZART.
Performance opportunities within the courses include performance classes, concerts open to the public, and the opera production.
Students arrive on the 9th of July (any time). Instrumentalists depart on the 16th of July and singers on the 21st of July.