July 5 - 17, 2017
July 18 - 30 ,2017
InterHarmony International Music Festival, from July 5 - August 13, invites you to study with its internationally renowned faculty of soloists and chamber musicians for up to six weeks of string, piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, or vocal instruction in one of its gorgeous European settings. IIMF's piano and string professors bring together decades of pedagogical and performance experience, offering an international outlook with an edge honed in the famous Russian school. The woodwind, brass, and percussion tracks combine unique chamber music opportunities and starring orchestral roles, while the vocalists can specialize in either art song or opera. All students will enjoy a life-changing opportunity to develop their musical abilities, grow artistically, network with fellow musicians and perform in concert. Through our Outstanding Guest Artist Series, participants will be brought together with some of classical music's brightest lights. Past guests include Vadim Repin and Alfred Brendel.
This summer's festivals will be held in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy & Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. Each session offers master classes on various instruments and numerous public concerts. Students will receive four one-hour private lessons, ample practice facilities, and the possibility to perform in orchestra and chamber ensembles following intensive coaching. Weekly excursions will take participants to a variety of stunning destinations in each locale.
InterHarmony International Music Festival has been taking place in European and American cities for the past 15 summers, transports the excitement of its European music festivals to New York City for a series of 3 concerts for its fourth year. Come see our World Premieres and little-known works performed by amazing players.
Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3, S.541 (Love's Dream)
Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod (Love's Death, from Tristan & Isolde)
Kreisler/Rachmaninov: Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)
Kreisler/Rachmaninov: Liebesfreud (Love's Joy)
Debussy-Heifetz: La plus que lente, L 121
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Rachmaninoff: Ne poi krasavitsa, pri mne for Soprano, Violin, and Piano from 6 Romances, Op.4
Massenet: Élégie for Soprano, Cello, and Piano
Andre Previn: Vocalise for Soprano, Cello, and Piano
Shostakovich: 7 Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op.127
featuring concerts and master classes with violinist Vadim Repin, pianists Bruno Canino and Jean-Bernard Pommier, and a lecture with pianist Alfred Brendel. Outstanding Master Class Series includes above artists and violinist Boris Kuschnir. In its second year, the Outstanding Guest Artist Series offers opportunities for students to meet and perform for the outstanding artist of today.
It is with great pride that InterHarmony International Music Festival welcomes returning Outstanding Guest Artist, Vadim Repin. Violinists will have the chance to play for Repin, who is famous not only for his performances but also for his brilliant and entertaining master classes. Repin will take to the stage himself on July 10th, 2016 to perform Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.
This summer, InterHarmony International Music Festival joins forces once again with Outstanding Guest Artist Bruno Canino in Acqui Terme, Italy. Canino will open the second session in a trio concert featuring festival founder Misha Quint (cello) and Andrzej Grabiec (violin). The program will include Rachmaninoff's Trio Elegiaque in g minor and Shostakovich's second Piano Trio. InterHarmony students will then be invited to perform for and learn from this great artist in an open master class.
Regularly cited as one of the instrument's greatest practitioners, Brendel enjoys a reputation unequalled among living pianists. Brendel will join the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme during the second session to deliver a lecture on Beethoven's last sonatas. Time and again, Brendel's talks have shown him to be one of the most insightful and eloquent interpreters of the Classical tradition, at the piano and behind the lectern.
Julian Rachlin, violin and viola, will take part in the IIMF's second session in Acqui Terme, Italy. First, violin and viola students will be offered the opportunity to learn from this great performer in an open masterclass. Then, look forward to a star-studded concert of piano quintets by Dvořák and Shostakovich, featuring Julian Rachlin on both violin and viola, Olga Martinova (violin), Sarah McElravy (violin), festival founder Misha Quint (cello), and Guest Artist Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano). Rachlin first came to fame in 1988, when, at the age of thirteen, he won Eurovision Young Musician of the Year and became the youngest soloist ever to perform with the Vienna Philharmonic. In the 1990s, at the encouragement of mentor Pinkas Zukerman, Rachlin began a second career as a violist, going on to release critically acclaimed recordings for Sony Classical, Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon on both instruments. In the 2015/16 season, Rachlin is touring Europe and North America as the Artist in Residence of the Orchestre National de France. He plays the 1704 "ex Liebig" Stradivari and a 1791 Storioni viola.
Pianist and conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier is one of France's most famous musical exports. InterHarmony International Music Festival now welcomes him to our Outstanding Guest Artist Series, for sessions two and three of the summer of 2016. Pommier has been performing publicly since the age of seven. At seventeen, he was awarded First Honourable Mention at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow by a jury presided over by Emil Gilels. Since then, he has appeared with greatest names in classical music. As a soloist, he has performed under Herbert von Karajan, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim; as a chamber musician, with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Leonard Rose, and the Guarneri and Vermeer Quartets; his engagements as a conductor are too numerous to count. A chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, Pommier's recordings include the complete sonatas of Mozart (Virgin) and Beethoven (Erato; Diapason d'Or), as well as concerti by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Pommier will perform in both Acqui Terme and in Sulzbach-Rosenberg will perform alongside Music Director Misha Quint in a recital of cello sonatas Follow www.interharmony.com for more information as it becomes available.
Join IIMF this summer for the inaugural season of our Outstanding Master Class Series, featuring Boris Kuschnir. After studying with David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, Kuschnir went on to become one of the world's foremost violin pedogogues, a modern-day Leopold Auer. His students include Julian Rachlin, Nikolai Znaider and Lidia Baich, along with more than 40 other laureates of national and international competitions. Kuschnir has given master classes and served as a jury member at competitions across the globe, including the Tchaikovsky in Moscow, the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, the Nicolò Paganini in Genoa, the Jacques Thibaud in Paris, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Seoul International Music Competition and Eurovision. His own career as a soloist and chamber musician (as co-founder of the Moscow Quartet and now the Kopelman Quartet) has been equally illustrious. He performs on the "La Rouse-Boughton" Stradivarius (1703).
Prof. Kuschnir's master class will take place in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, in our third session.