WELCOME TO MUSIC IN THE ALPS, THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, MUSIC COURSE and NEW in 2018 CONCERTO-ARIA COMPETITION!
JULY 31st-AUGUST 19th, 2018
Beautiful Bad Gastein welcomes crowds of tourists from around the globe, all year round. The majestic mountains embrace the lower valley, offering breathtaking vistas.
In 2012, Irena Portenko chose Bad Gastein as a place to visit, where she felt especially strong about planting the seeds of her dream-of a summer music program.
The following year, she established the “Music in the Alps” summer program into one of the oldest European resorts, to where, for the third consecutive year, professors and students have been embarking on their musical journey together.
Hospitable Elisabethpark Hotel, known for its beauty, comfort and style, has embraced our musicians, providing top-level accommodations, scrumptious meals, and as well as facilities for lessons, rehearsals, presentations, and practice.
Here’s a sneak peak at our upcoming program for our 2018 festival! We are so excited to share faculty, program curriculum, and guest artists in the coming weeks!
MUSIC IN THE ALPS
International Festival, Master Course and NEW in 2018: Concerto-Aria Competition.
Dr. Irena Portenko, Artistic and Executive Director
July 31st – August 19th, 2018
Bad Gastein, Austria
Programs and Coordinators:
~ Intensive Conducting Masterclass with Kenneth Kiesler
~ Orchestral Program (including full symphony orchestra)
~ Voice, Opera, Choral Music with John Cuk, Tammy Hensrud and Branka Ristic
~Piano with Irena Portenko and Svetlana Gorokhovich
~Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano with Alina Kozachenko
~ Strings Program with Olga Yanovich and Nargiza Yusupova
~Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
~ Jazz Ensemble Program with Bob Arthurs
~ Jazz Guitar Program with Dario Chiazzolino
~ New in 2018: Competition (featuring all instruments, with winners performing with the “Music in the Alps” Orchestra) with Douglas Bish, Competition Chairman and Conductor
~ ”Rising Stars” Program for Young Musicians with Music Exploration Classes with Vladyslav Nazarenko and Lidiia Vodyk
~ Students’ Presentations at the “Conference Day” with Zachary Foster and Anastasia Glazunova, Assistants to the Director
~ Live broadcast, sound recording and broadcast managed exclusively by Blue Griffin Recording, Inc. (www.bluegriffin.com), Dr. Sergei Kvitko.
More detailed information on the special events, programs, faculty, repertoire and on the guest-artists will be posted on the website www.musicinthealps.com in mid-November.