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International Summer Academy of University Mozarteum Salzburg 2012

International Summer Academy of University Mozarteum Salzburg

Lilli Lehmann founded the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in 1916. At the beginning only private voice lessons were offered within the premises of the Mozarteum. In 1925 Willy Schweyda gave the first violin class. Classes in piano, composition, conducting and opera were added in 1929 thanks to the sponsorship of American Julian Freedman. Between 1930–1937 the "Academy" was known as "Musical Summer Courses", from 1937 to 1940 as "The Mozarteum Summer Academy" for Music, Theatre and Dance, and between 1940 to 1944 as "Summer Academy for Foreigners at the Mozarteum". After 1945 Bernhard Paumgartner reorganized the classes once again, and since 1947 it bears the name "Mozarteum International Summer Academy.
Throughout the years, the Summer Academy has steadily expanded its rich artistic offerings. Two highlights will mark our Summer Academy Programm 2012. On one hand there is the second edition of the "International Marimba Competition" which takes place every 3rd year in Salzburg and has gained worldwide fame.
On the other hand there is the 2nd focus was the 150th birthday of the French composer Claude Debussy, who has had a considerable influence on the development of 20th century music. Our aim is to show this important impact by organizing on his birthdays eve a lecture, a comparison session of various interpretations of his music, a Round Table with some Debussy-specialists, and a "concert-conférence" by Siegfried Mauser.
Our "composer in residence 2012" was the French composer Pascal Dusapin. Following important pianists and teachers hold masterclasses: Arnulf von Arnim, András Schiff, Dmitri Bashkirov, Peter Lang, Dina Yoffe, Joseph Paratore, Jura Margulis, Olivier Gardon, Claudius Tanski,…
The winners of this year´s Summer Academy were nominated with a final concert in the Great Hall of the University. They were inter alia: Po-Wei David Ger (Taiwan ROC); Kiana Reid (Japan) and Jun-Hee Kim (South Korea).

University Mozarteum Salzburg

University Mozarteum Salzburg