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Nurmes Summer Academy

Welcome to the Nurmes Summer Academy 29 June-7 July 2024.

Registration for masterclasses is open 

until 30 April 2024. 

Here's a great and experiential gift tip for a gift box!

 

Nurmes Summer Academy & Summer Music oozes skill, knowledge and hope. Our festival annually brings together up to 80 music students for the most versatile masterclasses of the summer. In addition to personal teaching, students can participate in various workshops. The course fee includes the concert pass to all events of Summer Music. The students' own concerts are integrated into the festival offering. Hyvärilä Youth and Holiday Centre offers a great setting to enjoy the beauty of Pielinen Karelia and the endless charm of summer evenings.

 

A warm welcome to the festival pasture with us!

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Masterclasses and workshops

  • PIANO: Tuija Hakkila
                  Antti Hotti
                  Anna Laakso

  • CHAMBER PIANIST: Fanny Söderström

  • ORGAN & HARPSICHORD: Markku Mäkinen

  • ACCORDION: Veli Kujala

  • FLUTE: Mikael Helasvuo and Kaisa Kortelainen

  • TRAVERSO: Mikael Helasvuo

  • CLARINET: Harri Mäki

  • VIOLIN: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
                  Minna Pensola.                                                         Antti Tikkanen

  • BAROQUE VIOLIN & VIOLA D`AMORE:
    Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch

  • VIOLA: Lilli Maijala

  • CELLO: Johannes Rostamo and Petja Kainulainen
                     

  • MASTER COURSE FOR COMPOSERS:
    Lotta Wennäkosk
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  • Workshops:

  • BAROQUE WORKSHOP: Markku Mäkinen

  • PERFORMING SKILLS: Timo Vuento

  • IMPROVISATION: Veli Kujala

  • COMPOSITION WORKSHOP:
    Lotta Wennäkoski

  • SINGING FOR INTSTRUMENTALISTS: Tuuli Lindeberg

  • GENTLE MODERN DANCE: Siiri Kortelainen

  • CHAMBER MUSIC & CHAMBER MUSIC WITH AN ARTIST: Teachers of master classes

Tariff:

  • COURSE FEE: €390
    - includes 5 x 45min private lessons, at least one optional workshop (3x60min or 3x90min), a concert pass for Summer Music events, and transportation in Nurmes.
    - The price of an additional private lesson for those who have paid the full course fee is 55€/45min (limited availability)

  • ACADEMY OF COMPOSITION:€340
    - includes a group meeting and 3 x 45 min private lessons, at least one optional workshop, a concert pass for Summer Music events, and transportation in Nurmes.

  • ACCOMMODATION: 
    - Full board package: €379 / Sat-Sun 8 days
    (In 2-6 person cabins, incl. accommodation, bed linen, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snack), starting with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure, sauna) 
    - Accommodation package without meals    
     €99/8 days (incl. linen, sauna)                                   - Extra night 11 € / night, 19 € / night, inc. breakfast

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ABOUT SUMMER ACADEMY

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MASTER COURSES 

Masterclasses are held for 12 instruments, regular chamber music ensembles, and composers. In addition to personal instruction, the course fee includes at least one optional workshop, a concert pass to Summer Music events, and rides in Nurmes.

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WORKSHOPS

The Nurmes Summer Academy wants to emphasize the importance of a musician's versatile education. 

The master courses offer 

diving 

to the life of a performing artist. 

In addition to private tuition, the course fee includes workshops from song and dance workshops through chamber music to composition workshops.

Read more about the course descriptions and choose what you like!

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ENTHUSIAST PACKAGE

Nurmes Summer Academy is an organic part of Nurmes Summer Music. The audience of Summer Music can also enjoy what the Summer Academy has to offer... and vice versa.

 

Customize an experiential festival week for yourself with the help of the enthusiast package. 

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ACCOMMODATION and FOOD

Accommodation and meals for the students of the Summer Academy are organized in Hyvärilä's idyllic Youth & Holiday Centre on the shore of Lake Pielinen. Meals included in the full board are served at a standing table in the main building's Manor Restaurant. Teaching takes place in the Hyvärilä area and in the center of Nurmes. The Summer Academy organizes minibus transport between the city center and Hyvärilä throughout the masterclass week.

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TEACHING and PRACTICE FACILITIES and STUDENT CONCERTS

Teaching of the Summer Academy 2024 will take place both in the area of ​​the Hyvärilä Youth & Holiday Centre and in the center of Nurmes.

In Hyvärilä, teaching facilities are found in the barn building and in the manor building. The teaching facilities in the center are at Nurmes house, Kirkkokatu school (wooden school and stone school), Nurmes church (organ), Orthodox church (harpsichord and baroque workshop) and Rukoushuone (accompaniment lessons).

The Summer Academy student concerts are part of Nurmes Summer Music festival program!

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION and CANCELLATION TERMS

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ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE

Read about the course here:

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SAVOLINNA SUMMER UNIVERSITY

Nurmes Summer Academy is organized in cooperation with Savonlinna Summer University.

The Summer Academy is part of the Summer university's liberal arts education, and state aid is channeled through the summer university to organize it. The cooperation between the two educational organizations brings stability and predictability to the operation.

The Summer Academy also cooperates with the Sibelius Academy of the Arts.

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