Welcome...

To the International
Akaroa Music Festival

Masterclasses, Summer School & Concerts

Proudly brought to you by The Pettman National Junior Academy of Music

 

Now celebrating its thirteenth anniversary, the Akaroa Music Festival is New Zealand’s premiere residential music school. An array of distinguished international musicians provides lessons, masterclasses and concerts against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful seaside towns.

 

These intensive days of music making also include solo performances, chamber music and a string orchestra, all designed to engage and inspire advanced young musicians. Students are invited to apply on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet, bassoon, harpsichord and piano.

 

If you have never experienced an extended live-in music festival, be prepared to work hard, have fun, and play better than you thought you could. Our students come from all over New Zealand and from abroad, and the friendships made here are ones that last. Mix work with and pleasure in Akaroa, the gem at the heart of the remarkable Banks Peninsula.

Summer School 2020

10 – 19 January

Cello

Edith Salzmann

Germany / New Zealand

 

Josephine Vains

Australia 

 

Ramón Jaffé

Latvia / Germany

Inbal Megiddo

Israel / New Zealand

Harpsichord

Viola

Robert Ashworth

Canada / New Zealand 

Clarinet

John Robinson

New Zealand

Flute

Luca Manghi

Italy / New Zealand

Uwe Grodd

Germany / New Zealand

Violin

Curt Thompson

USA / Australia

Agnieszka Kulowska

Poland / Austria

Piano

Michael Endres

Germany / New Zealand

French Horn

Emma Eden

New Zealand

Young String Players

Oksana Murashova Thompson

Latvia / Australia

Recorder

Wolfgang Kraemer

Germany / New Zealand

Bassoon

Ben Hoadley

New Zealand 

Voice/choir

Lachlan Craig

New Zealand

 

Workshops
Daily workshops and masterclasses will be given by Akaroa Festival faculty and distinguished guest artists.

Topics include orchestral audition preparation, coaching, stage craft, improvisation and more.

Accommodation
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN AKAROA

BACKPACKERS:
Bon Accord Backpackers
www.bon-accord.co.nz
Chez La Mer Backpackers
www.chezlamer.co.nz

Akaroa Rental Homes:
www.akaroarentalhomes.co.nz
www.bookabach.co.nz
www.holidayhomes.co.nz
http://akaroa.com/places-to-stay

Or contact: elisa@pnja.co.nz

Course Fees
  • A) Active participants courses: strings and piano NZ$ 800
  • B) Active participants courses young violinists/cellists, harpsichord, flute, clarinet and recorder NZ$ 480
  • Application fee NZ$70
  • Observers NZ$30 per day
  • All prices are inclusive of GST
General Conditions

Masterclasses are open to secondary school students, University students and adults. Students under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. At the discretion of the organisers, applicants may be asked to audition, either taped or in person. Passive participation as a listener is possible.

The festival consists of masterclasses, ensemble rehearsals and concerts.

The lecturers will decide who is participating in the concert and other ensembles.The solo repertoire prepared for the courses should be indicated in detail and in writing by Friday, 1st of December 2019.

All active participants will receive free entry to any public concert organised by the International Akaroa Music Festival.
There are a limited number of practice rooms available.
All lessons will be at the Akaroa Area School.

The course fee includes:

  • Daily ensemble rehearsals
  • 4 or 6 lessons (45 min each)
  • Masterclasses
  • Workshops
  • Involvement in at least one lunchtime concert
  • Lessons with piano accompanis

GILBERT GLAUSIUSS COMPETITION

In memory of Gilbert Glasiuss, there is a prize of $1000 for the most promising performer of the lunchtime concert series.

The winner will be invited to perform in the final concert on Sunday the 19th of January.

APPLY WITH YOUR REGISTRATION

Concert Series 2020

Baroque and Flamenco

Friday 10 January, 7pm

Pastorale

Saturday 11 January

Gershwin Rags and Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony

Sunday 12 January

Bach by candle light


Monday 13 January

Il Raccolto

Tuesday 14 January

Cellissimo

Wednesday 15 January

Erlking and Enescu

Thursday 16 January

Schubert Octet

Friday 17 January

Souvenir de Florence

Sunday 18  January

The Trout


Sunday 19  January

Barrocco Celtico

Friday 24  January

Polonus Dance

Saturday 25  January

Café Operana

Sunday 26  January

Wolfgang Kraemer

CEO

Edith Salzmann

Artistic Director

With thanks to our generous sponsors

 Maureen Pettman and The Pettman Foundation

Akaroa Area School

Christopher and Jilly Marshall

Mulberry House Akaroa

St Peter’s Church Akaroa

University of Canterbury

Jardin Musical Trust

drop us a line...

The International Akaroa Music Festival
Summer School, Masterclasses and Concerts:

Phone: (+64) 021 20 20 180
Email: info@akaroafestival.org.nz

The International Akaroa Music Festival
PO Box 65354, Mairangi Bay,
Auckland 0754, NEW ZEALAND

Director
Wolfgang Kraemer

Artistic Director
Edith Salzmann