Lefkas Music Week was established in 2006 and it already counts fourteen 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.
In 2021 Masterclasses will happen between 20-27 of July and will be on voice, violin, viola, cello, piano and chamber music. 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. 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.
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. The masterclass of Myrtó Papatanasiu will focus on the proper way to use the voice, as the right technique is the basis of good singing. All students should have prepared an aria and a recitativo by W.A.Mozart. The masterclass of Charoula Glavopoulou starting with exercises for proper posture and the use of breathing in vocal techniqjue, will focus on applying these basic principles to a repertoire based on the level of each sudent, beginner or advanced. Session 2 will focus on presentation of arias, duets, etc. under the guidance of Nicolas Vassiliou.
Performance opportunities within the courses include performance classes, and two concerts on the 25th and on the 26th of July. This year, if we are not allowed to present the concerts to the public, there will be live-streaming.
Students will arrive on the 20th of July at any time. All students depart on the 27th of July.