ANNOUNCEMENT

We are sorry to inform you that due to the enormous challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music cancel the upcoming Young Musicians Summer Academy and the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra at July 2020. This was an extremely difficult decision to make because in this year the event would have been a really exceptional one; celebrating the 20th anniversary. However our primary consideration was the health and wellbeing of the participants, since the Academy has involved more than 20 nations from all around the world for many years. We hope to see you next year and welcome to every talented young musicians on our mastercourses and orchestral work in 2021.

Orchestra Camp: July 12-22, 2020 | Mastercourses: July 14-22, 2020

Young Musicians’ Summer Academy

It is the 19th time University of Debrecen Faculty of Music has organized the Young Musicians’ Summer Academy for highschool students, university students and young music teachers.

Besides individual mastercourses, orchestral and chamber music workshops contribute to the participiants’ artistic development. The location of the Academy is the campus of Debrecen University, which is situated in Nagyerdő (Great Forest), a touristic sight of Debrecen. Accomodation is provided in the student hostel of the Faculty of Music. At the end of the Academy we will provide certificates of the courses completed and credits obtained.

Mastercourses with famous artist-teachers

Conditions of application

Deadline for entries to the mastercourses and the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra is 31th May 2020

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers. Part of the program contains thematic concerts with the participation of professors and guest artist of the course. The most outstanding participants will have the possibility to perform in concert.

With Vásáry Tamás

Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra

Besides a number of individual mastercourses the talented young musicians take part in an orchestral mastercourse with the leadership of Tamás Vásáry pianist and conductor, honorary citizen of Debrecen, awarded Kossuth Price and Zoltán Bolyky assistant conductor. Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will go on a tour.

The Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra is part of the Young Musicians’ Summer Academy. After the rehearsals participants have the opportunity to visit individual mastercourses with further enrolment.

Costs

Accommodation and meal

The fee includes accommodation (in our student hostel), participation at all courses and concerts and a chamber mastercourse can also be provided if required in advance.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

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Chief Patron

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szilvássy

Rector of the University of Debrecen

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Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

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Mastercourses with famous artist-teachers

Besides individual mastercourses, orchestral and chamber music workshops contribute to the participiants’ artistic development. The location of the Academy is the campus of Debrecen University, which is situated in Nagyerdő (Great Forest), a touristic sight of Debrecen.

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On the online application form you have the possibility to choose your teacher!

Violin

Zalai Antal

Info: http://www.antalzalai.com

Violin

Zs. Szabó Mária

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Dénes Kovács. She studied at the direction of renowned professors. She participated in masterclasses of Sandor Vegh and the LaSalle Quartet German chamber music course. She was the director of different ensembles such as the Budapest Strings and Danubius Quartet. Since 1985 she is a professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and since 1998 professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music as well. She has performed almost in all the countries of Europe as a soloist and as chamber musician, too.

Violin

Korcsolán Orsolya (Austria)

With her recordings praised as “heartbreakingly beautiful” (Scene Magazine), “a sweeping experience” (Pizzicato), “full of emotions” (Crescendo Magazine), Hungarian-born violinist Orsolya Korcsolan concertmaster of the Anna Rothschild Ensemble Wien has established herself as one of the most versatile violin players and teachers of her generation. Her technical command and warm, compelling sound, combined with her spirit and elegant stage presence have captured audiences around the world since her debut in New York. Her latest release 'Silenced' is available Worldwide on Deutsche Grammophon. She also recorded the Concerto for Violin Horn and Shofar by Grammy Nominee composer Miguel Kertsman with conductor Dennis Russell Davis and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Naxos America. Highlights of her upcoming season include Kurt Weill’s Concerto for Violin at the Wiener Musikverein. As a chamber musician, Ms Korcsolan has performed with artists such as Grammy nominee clarinet player David Krakauer, and with mandolin player Avi Avital – a Grammy nominee, Echo Award winner, and Deutsche Grammophon artist. She has shared the stage with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Valeri Gergiew and Michael Tilson Thomas. As a soloist, she gave the Hungarian premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto Funebre at the Budapest Music Center and Adam Kondor’s 2nd Concerto for Violin at ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Company. She has served as an ambassador for the Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest, as the artistic advisor and artist-in-residence for the Vienna Jewish Cultural Festival, Artist in Residence for the Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest and took part in the "Missing Links" concert series at the Holocaust Memorial Centre and regular guest artist at the Exil Arte Zentrum Vienna. Committed to education and sharing her passion for music, Ms Korcsolan holds regular international masterclasses. She is also the founder and director of the Musikschule in Wien im Palais Palffy where she works with the next generation of exceptional young violinists in Vienna. Ms Korcsolan graduated with distinction at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, in the class of Eszter Perenyi and Geza Kapas. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman where she received her second Master of Music DEGREE. While in New York, she won both the Dorothy DeLay and the Cornelius Vander Starr Awards.

Piano

Duffek Mihály

He graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in the class of Kornél Zempléni. He is college full professor and head of department at University of Debrecen Faculty of Music. He is an active performing artist at concerts as soloist and chamber artist and regularly gives master-courses both in Hungary and abroad. He has taken part in the work of the jury at a great number of piano competitions.

Viola

Nagy Sándor (Japan)

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He won the special award of the International Viola Competition in Budapest in 1975, and won the first prize of this competition in 1979. He was professor at University of Debrecen Faculty of Music for almost 10 years, thereafter 15 years at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. He gave concerts as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles many cities in Europe and Japan. He was founding member of Budapest Festival Orchestra and principal violist of Philharmonia Hungarica, Germany, had took part in recordings of Tokyo-Budapest Ensemble. Since 2000 he is guest professor of Musashino Academy Tokyo, actually as Professor Emeritus.

Cello

Tomasz Lisiecki (Poland)

Started his music education in Bydgoszcz in cello class under Prof. Agata Jarecka. He continued his studies at Academy of Music in Poznan under Prof. Stanislaw Pokorski. Already as a student he took part in many auditions such as: all-Polish D. Danczowski Competition in Poznan, International Cello Players Competition in Lietzen (Austria) and W. Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw. He has improved his skills under the supervision of Zara Nelsowa, Victoria Yagling, Roman Jablonski and Jaap Ter Linden (baroque cello) and during Summer Music Academy in Zagan under S. Pokorski, K. Michalik and T. Wojciechowski. His chamber output bearded fruits in winning 2 nd prize at International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz, the participation in the 2 nd stage of J. Brahm International Competition in Poertsch (Austria) and the participation in J. Brahm International Chamber Music Competition in Gdansk. Currently he works as a lecturer at Academy of Music in Poznan and High School and Music College in Poznan. In 2002 he started studies at Universitat der Kunste in Berlin taking baroque cello classes under Phoebe Carrai and Markus Moellenbeck. At the same time he plays in the Academia dell'Arcadia orchestra that specializes in the performance of 17 th and 18th century music.

Flute

Laura Levai Aksin (Serbia)

Flute

Petar Popović (Serbia)

Petar Popović is a teaching assistant for flute at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and solo-flute of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade. He was a finalist of the 8th Saverino Gazzelloni International Flute Competition (2019), a semifinalist at the 7th Krakow International Flute Competition (2017), Laureate of the Petar Konjović International Flute Competition (EMCY) in Belgrade (2014), a semi-finalist of the Israel International Flute Competition (2013), and also two-times first prize winner of the Davorin Jenko International Flute Competition in Belgrade (2011, 2013). In 2018 he became a member of the organizational team of the International Forum for Flute and Piano in Luxembourg. He took part in Shanghai Spring Festival in China and also in several contemporary music festivals in Lucerne, such as: Akademie der zeitgenössischen Musik, Szenenwechsel, Exil als künstlerische Notwendigkeit and also Eine Frage der Zeit.

Oboe

Kiss József (Germany)

Clarinet

Szatmári Zsolt

Graduated as a student of Béla Kovács from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1991. He won a scholarship to the orchestra of the Hungarian National Opera as 1st clarinet player. 1992-2000 principal clarinet at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since 1993 he has been professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. Since 2000 he has been principal clarinet and soloist of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. He has won several international and national competitions. Award:„Artist of the Year” 2002.

Saxophone

Tomislav Žužak (Croatia)

Tomislav Žužak (Zagreb, 1978) is one of croatian most prominent saxophonists. As an artist of exceptional proficiency and performing technique, he cultivates a wide range of styles in his repertoire, especially tending to contemporary music. He has held a range of chamber music recitals and solo performances with orchestras and has recorded several CDs with saxophone quartet and solo. Since 2008 he has worked intensely as a member of the Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet. Having graduated at the Music Academy in Zagreb, in the class of Dragan Sremec, Tomislav Žužak completed his educational training at french conservatories with Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Philippe Portejoie , and through workshops held by maestros Jean- Marie Londeix, Eugene Rousseau and Claude Delangle. He has won various awards on competitions in his country and abroad. Tomislav Žužak has taught saxophone at the Sarajevo University , today he teaches at Zagreb University, and at the Blagoje Bersa Music school in Zagreb Croatia. He has been the creator, founder, co-organizer and supervisor of the very succesful masterclass camp The Saxophone School in Jaska, and manages the workshops of Croatian Music Youth.

Saxophone

Puskás Levente

Clarinet and saxophone artist, graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1998. He followed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, and at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Dance de Montreuil. Winner of international competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Saxophone professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music, and the Egressy Music Secondary School, Budapest. Alto saxophonist of the Budapest Saxophone Quartet. He obtained doctoral degree at the Academy of Arts, Banska Bystrica in 2014. For his teaching activities got Artisjus Teacher Award in 2008.

Bassoon

Duffek Mihály jr.

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, then he studied at the Vienna Universität für Musik und Künste Darstellende. Prized at several national and international competitions. Awarded the Hara László jr. Prize, he was one of the winners of the Végh Sándor Competition organized by Budapest Festival Orchestra in 2009. He regurarly plays with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and founding member of the Corridor bassoon quartet. He gave concerts both soloist and as a chamber musician. He is the professor of University of Debrecen Faculty of Music since 2009.

French Horn

Kovalcsik András

Trumpet

Pálfalvi Tamás

Info: http://tamaspalfalvi.com/hu/

Trumpet

Horváth Bence

Graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He followed postgraduate studies at Prof. Reinhold Friedrich in Karlsruhe (Germany) for two years. He has got several prizes both at national and international competitions. Since 1999 he has been solo trumpeter of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has been awarded the Fischer Annie Performers’ Prize. He was winner of Sándor Végh Competition of the Festival Orchestra in 2009. He has been professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music since 2008.

Trombone

Káip Róbert

Graduated at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Since 1997 he has been principal trombone player of the Syphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio. He won 1st prize two times at the trombone compatition organised by Balog-Zilcz Trombone Foundation. He is a frequent guest performer of the Japanese Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. He was awarded with the Liszt Prize in 2002 and he has won several times the Artisjus Prize. Since 2005 he has been working with Corpus Trombone Quartet and has made several CD recordings.

Percussion

Marc Strobel (Germany)

Info: https://www.boum-percussion.com/marcstrobel/english/

Percussion

Szabó István

He was a member of the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1984 to 2003. He is a College Professor at the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music, from 2005 he is the Head of Department of Brass and Percussion Instruments. Since 2007 he teaches at the Jana Levoslav Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica. He is a member of international juries, he’s several students are winners of national and international competitions. He obtained doctoral degree (DLA) at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 2011.

Vocal

Bátori Éva

Éva Bátori graduated at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1988 and continued her studies at the Vienna State Opera Studio. From 1991 she was engaged by the Oper Leipzig, where she sung especially in Mozart's operas. From 1995 she sang with Cologne Opera. Her many roles with these companies include the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Mimì in Puccini’s Bohème, and the Princess in Busoni’s Doktor Faust. She made her U.S. opera debut at Seattle Opera in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca in 2001 and returned in 2004 in the title role of Puccini’s Fanciulla del West. She toured China with the Vienna State Opera and Japan with the Hungarian State Opera. In 2005 she recieved „Meritorious Artist” award. At this stage of her career singing premieres, Emil Petrovics composed his last opus for her. She is a professor of University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest and teaches in Vienna. She is a member of the Hungarian State Opera.

Musicality of Movement

Dezső Virág (Netherlands)

Practical lesson based on a physical approach to deepen music interpretation, to increase quality in stage/concert- and music theater performance. The program is focusing on training the musicians/composers/performers in body and spatial awareness, physical dialogue. We start from discovering and understanding the body and its musicality in relation to space, working on neutrality as a basis, articulation in all aspects and interaction. "musicalité de mouvement" is the core issue of contemporary mime and movement theater as further developed during the 24 years laboratory work of the Moving Academy for Performing Arts (MAPA-Amsterdam) and further designed as a study program for musicians in the Conservatory of Amsterdam by Virág Dezső. It includes all performing art qualities as clear focus, rhythm, energy and intensity, sensitivity and sensuality as well. This particular pedagogical program is based on training the musicians/composers/ performers in physical, spatial awareness, physical dialogue and feedback through individual, partner and group exercises. In an advanced level using instant composition as a challenge of recognizing the special qualities of the given moment and be able to make instant decision without any doubt relying on developed skills and trust. The final result shows vulnerable, playful musicians, able to surprise themselves and the spectator by a combination of preciseness and originality. www.musicalityofmovement.com

Piano artists contributing to the work of the Mastercourses

Vocal

Anducska Katalin

Violin

Boda Balázs

Oboe, Viola

Böszörményi Judit

Flute, French-Horn

Mogyorósi Éva

Clarinet, Bassoon, Trombone

Richter Edit

Violin, Cello

Sarkady Katalin

Vocal

Tonhaizerné Vojevogyina Olga

Trumpet, Saxophone

Váradi Judit

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Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

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Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra

Besides a number of individual mastercourses the talented young musicians take part in an orchestral mastercourse with the leadership of Vásáry Tamás pianist and conductor, honorary citizen of Debrecen, awarded Kossuth Price and Bolyky Zoltán assistant conductor. Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will go on a tour. Rehearsals will start on 12th July, where the materials of the concerts will be studied and rehearsed and first performed on 23 July at the Kölcsey Convention Center as a closing concert of the Young Musicians Summer Academy. The list of orchestral members will be uploaded on the website www.ymsa.unideb.hu by 5th June 2019.

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Rehearsals will start on 12th July!

Leading Conductor

Vásáry Tamás

Assistant Conductor

Bolyky Zoltán

Program

To download on IMSLP click on "Parts"

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Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will go on a tour.

We look forward to applications for the following instruments:
violin, viola, cello, double-bass, flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, harp, timpani, percussion.

Orchestra Tour

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Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

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Organizing Board 2020

Dr. Lakatos Péter

director

Dr. Váradi Judit

artistic director

Bilanics Anita

Permanent Member of the Organizing Board

Kissné Batta Éva

Permanent Member of the Organizing Board

Mogyorósi Éva

Permanent Member of the Organizing Board

Dr. Szabó István

Tourmanager

Tóth Imre

Contact

University of Debrecen Faculty of Music
Young Musicians’ Summer Academy

Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 82.
+36 52/512-900/23811
+36 52/512-900/23833
ymsa.debrecen@gmail.com
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