Duration of the course
Saturday, 11th August 2018, 6pm (Dinner); arrival of participants in the course of the afternoon
to Sunday, 26th August 2018; departure after breakfast
Course A: Undergraduate and graduate pianists (piano duos and chamber music ensembles as well); a recording of at least two works must be sent with the application.
Course B: Piano teachers, young students of an advanced level and amateurs; a recording or a recommendation by their tutor is appreciated.
Listeners: Non-active participants
The course leaders will decide over active participation by the 20th july. The choice of repertoire for the course is free. Serious preparation and practice of the works is expected.
German and English (translated languages on request)
Saturday, 11th August 2018, 8pm: opening concert Hans-Jürg Strub (piano); Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy
Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 8pm: guest concert: Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet; Raphael Kasprian, violin; Gundula Leitner,cello; Ketevan Sepashvili, piano; Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Saturday, 18th August 2018, 8pm: lied recital Milan Siljanov, bass-baritone, Nino Chokhonelidze, piano
Wednesday, 22th August 2018, 8pm: anniversary concert Anna Tchania, violin; Sandro Sidamonidze, cello; Sandro Nebieridze, piano; piano trios from Geethoven, Schostakowitsch, Rachmaninow and Nebieridze
Saturday, 25th August 2018, 5pm: closing concert of active course participants
Ample instruments (grand pianos) are provided during the course. They are provided by the piano shop "pianofactum" in Kaufbeuren.
Costs (in €)*
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Reduced stay: Active participants minimum stay 5 nights (costs on request); listeners (minimum stay 3 nights) pay a one-off base-fee of € 75 plus € 77.50 (cat. II) or € 98.50 (cat. I) per night. Prices include rooms and meals (vegetarian). Participants wishing to share a double room are requested to send a joint application (discount on request). In exceptional cases, partial scholarships can be granted on request.
*subject to change
Please use the application form or the online-registration. The closing date is the 15th July for active participants and 29th July for non-active participants. Course fees are to be paid at the time of application. Please pay the amount into accont 586365.01K ("Sommerkurse Weidenkam, CH-8408 Winterthur") at bank UBS, CH-8400 Winterthur (bankcode 257, IBAN CH64 0025 7257 5863 6501 K, SWIFT-Code UBSWCHZH80A). A non-refundable deposit of € 40.- is included in the fee. Cancellation costs after the closing date: up to 24th july 50%, from 25th july 100% of the course fee.