Orchestra Camp: July 12-24, 2018 | Mastercourses: July 15-24, 2018

Young Musicians’ Summer Academy

It is the 18th 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

Participants of our masterclasses in 2018

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 the lead of Bátori Éva

Vocal mastercourse

In addition to the instrumental mastercourses the Summer Academy announces a vocal mastercourse, which one’s main theme is the performing style of vocal music in the 20th-21st century. The final event of the mastercourse will be the Emil Petrovics Vocal Competition in 23rd July 2018.

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.

REGISTRATION FEE

Registration fee: 75 EUR (not refundable)

PARTICIPATION FEE

ONLY MASTERCOURSE
10 days mastercourse: 200 EUR
5 days mastercourse: 100 EUR

MASTERCOURSE AND ORCHESTRA
10 days mastercourse: 215 EUR
5 days mastercourse: 150 EUR

ONLY ORCHESTRA
84 EUR

Paying registration and participation fee after our notification!
The participation fee includes the "Musicality of Movement" mastercourse, too.

For meal possibilities see map of YMSA here

Apply now!

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

Online application here
Chief Patron

Prof.
Dr. Zoltán Szilvássy

Rector of the University of Debrecen

Apply now!

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

Online application here

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.

Participants
of our masterclasses in 2018

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

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.

Violin

Kapás Géza

After graduating from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music he followed studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Since 1977 he has been professor of the Academy of Music and also professor of Aachen College. He has given concerts and mastercourses in a great number of different countries.

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.

Viola

Nagy Sándor (Japan)

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, then followed studies in Vienna, where Wilhelm Hübner was his master. 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 the 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. Since 1991 he regularly performs in Salzburg. Founding member and soloist viola player of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and of the German Philharmonia Hungarica, had took part in the recordings of Tokyo-Budapest Ensemble. Since 2000 he is the professor of Musashino Academy, Tokyo.

Cello

Jozef Lupták (Slovakia)

Jozef Lupták is an outstanding and versatile figure of the music scene in Bratislava and Slovakia. He studied cello at the University of Performing Arts, Bratislava and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His professor was Robert Cohen, with whom they gave concerts together on numerous occasions. Jozef Lupták frequently appears as soloist and chamber musician in his home country and abroad: he has performed with the Hilliard Ensemble, given recitals in the USA, played on the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and at the Arcus Temporum Festival in Pannonhalma with Gidon Kremer, and he has worked with such renowned conductors as Andrew Parrott and Jiří Bělohlávek. His playing and his programs are characterized with great creativity and imagination: besides the core repertoire he plays compositions dedicated to him by contemporary composers, as well as improvisations and his own pieces. He pursues multicultural project e.g. with authentic Roma singers and Chassidic songs. His critics and colleagues – besides his brilliant technique – appreciate his outstanding communication skills, warm personality and emotionally strong interpretation. Josef Lupták is the founder and organizer of the international chamber music festival Konvergencie in Bratislava. Info: http://www.jozefluptak.com/biography.html

Flute

Jóföldi Anett

She started to learn music in the Hungarian town of Kecskemét, as a student of Ákos Dratsay. Winner at tzhe age of 15 of a national flute competition, in 1994 she won a scholarship to the Mozart Academy, and was a student of Aurele Nicolet. Between 1993 she was flautist of the Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra, between 1994 and 1996 she was on the staff of the Conservatory of Székesfehérvár. In 1996 she obtained her diploma at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music under Henrik Prőhle (flute) and György Kurtág (chamber music). She has played in the Budapest Festival Orchestra since 1996, and has been a full member since 1999.
In 2006 and 2009 she was one of the winners of the Sándor Végh Competition of BFO musicians.

Oboe

Kiss József

József Kiss was born in Hungary and studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music / Budapest, his professor was Péter Pongrácz. In 1984 he won the bronze medal of the International Oboe Competition in Toulon / France. In 1988 he won the Grand Prix of the National Woodwind Competition of the Hungarian Radio. From 1983 to 1992 he was the solo oboist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and until 2009 he was in the same position in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. He began teaching at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1987. From 1997 to 2007 he was a guest professor at the Musashino Akademia Musicae in Tokyo. He also teaches various masterclasses, e.g. at the North German Oboe Days in Wolfenbüttel, at the Summer Academy in Debrecen, at the Crescendo Summer Institute in Tokaj, as well as in Budapest, Thessaloniki, and Trieste and at Sapporo Otani College. He has also collaborated with conductors such as Lovro von Matačić Sir Georg Solti, Antal Dorati, Ádám Fischer, Ivan Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis and many others. For his artistic activity he received numerous prizes and recognitions, e.g. the Prize of the Hungarian Music Society (1994), the Artist of the Year Award at the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra (1998, 2001) and the Liszt ferenc Prize (2005). He played regularly with the Camerata Salzburg, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra and the Gran Partita Detmold, as well as a soloist and a chamber music partner. Since 2008 he is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

Clarinet

Szatmári Zsolt

Mastercourse: 16th-20th July 2018

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.

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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.

Saxophone

Rodrigo Perez Vila (Spain)

Born in Vigo (Spain) in 1977, he began his official musical studies at the Conservatory in his hometown when he was only 8. He continued his training, with scholarships from both the French Ministry of Education and the Pontevedra Provincial Council, at the Jacques Thibaud Conservatory in Bordeaux (France), and attended the renowned Saxophone International Class, where he was taught by the masters Jean-Marie Londeix and Marie-Bernardette Charrier. Along with his musical studies, he also took Philosophy and Musicology courses.
In 2001 he was unanimously awarded, with a special mention by the jury, the Medaille d’Honneur de la Ville de Bordeaux, in the saxophone category; the following year he received this same honorary medal, in the contemporary chamber music category. He has won the second prize at the International Music Competition of the Mediterranean, held in Cartagena (Spain), and the first prize at the Montserrat Alavedra Chamber Music Competition in Terrassa (Spain).
He is the saxophone professor at the Higher Music and Dance Conservatory of the Balearic Islands (Spain) since 2004. Throughout his academic career, his students have excelled, both individually and in different chamber groups, in the most renowned national and international music competitions. Since the Mallorca Saxophone Studio was created, this pedagogical project has won more than 45 awards, thus becoming one of the current models in saxophone teaching.
He has been invited several times to give master classes and lectures, or to perform in concerts at the Conservatories in Vienna, Bordeaux, Zurich, Basel, Cologne, Frankfurt, Rochester, Osaka, Beijing, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Lima, Havana, La Paz, Calgary, Natchitoches, Marquette, Conway, Changde, Osnabrück, Aveiro, Vigo, Alicante, Oviedo, Bilbao, Ibiza, Burgos and Santiago de Compostela. His international recognition is acknowledged by his chairing the jury at the 5th International Saxophone Competition in Nantes (France), and his being a jury member at the 4th International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition held in Bangkok.
This young performer and pedagogue is distinguished by his professionalism and modesty; despite his short but also intense professional career, he already excels in festivals such as the International Music Festival of the Mediterranean, the Saison Culturelle de Bordeaux (France), the Encontre Internacional de Compositors in Mallorca, the Deià International Music Festival, the Musicahora Festival in La Serena (Chile), the La Mancha Music Festival, the “Classics in Summer” season organised by the Madrid Regional Government, the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, the Contemporary Music Season by the CDMC, the Spanish Music Festival in Cadiz, the International Contemporary Music Festival of the Mediterranean in Alicante, the International Week of Spanish Chamber Music, the Chamber Music Season of the Spanish National Auditorium. He has also performed with the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, the Balearic Islands’ Symphony Orchestra, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, the Madrid Orchestra, the Plural Ensemble and the ACA Ensemble, among others.
He has recorded for the national broadcasting networks France Television and Radio Televisión Española, as well as the public radio stations Catalunya Ràdio, Radio Galega and IB3 Ràdio. He is currently finalising the launch of this first solo album with the label Ona Digital.

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.

Trumpet

Kelemen Csaba (Germany)

Csaba Kelemen graduated at the University of Debrecen and at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. His professors were András Kammerer and Zoltán Szűcs. He was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado. Since 1991 the member of Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and gives concerts in the world's major concert halls from North and South America all the way to the Far East. His knowledge of methodology has been expanded by Jerome Callet in New York, by Malte Burba and by Tobias Füller in Germany. He gives regularly mastercourses in Hungary and abroad.

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.

French-Horn

Tekula Endre

After graduating from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and from the University of Szeged, he followed his studies at the Universitat für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz. He was the member of the Dohnányi Ernő Simphonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain. He played principal horn for four years at the Hungarian State Opera, currently he is the soloist of the Óbuda Danubia Orchestra. The members of the orchestra elected him the artist of the year. He has performed both as an orchestra member and a chamber musician in many countries of Europe and the world from Japan, through Egypt to the USA. He has worked with well-known conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Gilbert Varga, Péter Eötvös, Ken Ichiro Kobayashi, Leopold Hager, Ádám Fischer, János Kovács, Dimitrij Kitajenko, Yuri Simonov. He is a founder of the PentArt Quintet and the Qaartsiluni Ensemble. He started teaching at the Tóth Aladár Music School in 2013.

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

Major Bence (Netherlands)

Bence Major was appointed principal percussionist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in August 2014. He graduated at the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music, where he won the Artisjus Prize. He continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He has also performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In the 2013–14 season worked as assistant principal percussionist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. From 2014 he is an assistant teacher of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he teaches percussion.

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.

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.

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

Apply now!

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

Online application here

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 24 July at the Kölcsey Convention Center as a closing concert of the Young Musicians Summer Academy. The list of orchestral members is available here.

Apply now!

Rehearsals will start on 12th July!

Leading Conductor

Vásáry Tamás

Assistant Conductor

Bolyky Zoltán

Program

  • Manuel De Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
  • Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
    contributing Ivana Damjanov, the "Vásáry" Special Prize winner of the International Piano Competition "City Of Vigo"
    download orchestra parts
  • Zoltán Kodály: Háry János - suite

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, timpani, percussion, harp, celesta, dulcimer.

Orchestra Tour

24th July 2018
Kölcsey Center, Debrecen
25th July 2018
Városmajor Open-Air Stage, Budapest
26th July 2018
Anna Grand Hotel, Balatonfüred
27th July 2018
Ljubljana - Slovenia, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall

Apply now!

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

Online application here

Organizing Board 2018

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

Piros Andrea

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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