• Daily masterclasses

  • Aural training classes 

  • Sight-reading workshop

  • Ensemble playing workshop

  • Performance psychology seminar

  • Concerts featuring both masters and students (all students will have the opportunity to perform)

  • Certificate of participation for all students

  • 8 nights twin-share accommodation 

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Daily lunch 

  • Public transport card for travel from hotel to festival venue

  • Full-day sightseeing tour for Melbourne City and Phillip Island (incl. lunch and dinner)

  • Full-day sightseeing tour for Yarra Valley (incl. lunch and dinner)

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce that Mr Len Vorster will no longer be able to take part in the festival this year.

16/8/2018

Morning: Registration and Welcome Session; Aural Training; Afternoon: Masterclass

17/8/2018

Morning: Aural Training; Performance Psychology; Afternoon: Masterclass

18/8/2018

Morning: Masterclass; Afternoon: Masterclass

19/8/2018

Yarra Valley Tour

20/8/2018

Morning: Sightreading Workshop; Ensemble Workshop;  Afternoon: University of Melbourne Campus Tour; Concert

21/8/2018

Morning: Masterclass; Afternoon: Masterclass; Evening: Gala Concert

22/8/2018

Phillip Island Tour

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will be hosted at The University of Melbourne in Parkville, Melbourne.

  • Daily masterclasses

  • Aural training classes

  • Sightreading workshop

  • Ensemble workshop

  • Performance psychology seminar

  • Concert performance

  • Certificate of participation

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (twin share)

  • Daily breakfast and lunch

  • 5 days of public transport travel card

  • Day tour of Phillip Island (including lunch and dinner)

  • Day tour of the Yarra Valley (including lunch and dinner)

  • All students must submit a web link to a video recording of their playing in order to be considered for participation in the festival.  Each recording must contain two contrasting works of no longer than 15 minutes each.  The recording may be uploaded onto sites such as Youtube.com, Youku.com, or Google Drive and the link pasted onto the online application form.

  • All participants will need to prepare two works of no more than 5 minutes each for study during the festival (the time limit is to ensure that all students will have the opportunity to perform in a masterclass and concert).

  • All participants except for piano students must bring their own instruments.

  • Students who are travelling from overseas (i.e. not normally residing in Australia) must email proof of their travel insurance to contact@iamusica.org prior to the commencement of the festival.  We regret that we cannot accept students without proof of travel insurance purchase.

  • Participants will be hosted at a Melbourne CBD hotel in a twin-share arrangement with another participant of the same gender.

  • Check in: Wednesday 15 August 2018

  • Check out: Thursday 23 August 2018

  • Daily breakfast is included in the stay from 16 to 23 August 2018.

Applications have now closed.  For more information, please email: contact@iamusica.org.

2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL

PIANO & STRINGS FESTIVAL

In 2018, the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will make a much-anticipated return with an entire week of masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and performances.  Following on from the success of the 2017 festival with participants from all over Asia Pacific and a sold-out gala concert, the 2018 festival will again feature classes and performances by some of Australia's most celebrated musicians and offer a rare learning opportunity for talented students from all over the world.  

 

After an intensive week of studies and performances, participants will also have a chance to explore the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne and experience the best of what Victoria has to offer - from the unique Australian landscape to encounters with enchanting wildlife.  

 

The Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival is a perfect showcase of the vibrant artistic culture of Melbourne and a drawcard for visitors from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming participants and audiences to the festival in 2018 to experience the magic of the city and and share in the celebration of the music.

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Miranda Brockman (Cello)

Cellist

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Dobbs Franks (Conducting)

Guest Conductor

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Kenji Fujimura (Piano)

Deputy Head of School

Monash University

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Lisa Grosman (Violin/Viola)

Lecturer in Strings

Monash University

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Ian Holtham (Piano)

Head of Keyboard

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Tamara Smolyar (Piano)

Coordinator of Piano

Monash University

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Len Vorster (Piano)*

Piano Faculty

Monash University

Participants will enjoy two full days of sightseeing and experience the wonders of Melbourne and its surrounds, including:

Festival Sponsors:

  • Senior Class: 18+ years old (as on first day of program).

  • Intermediate Class: 13-17 years old (as on first day of program).

  • Junior Academy: 6-12 years old (for information about the Junior Academy, please click here). 

  • Accepted Instruments: Piano, violin, viola, cello.

  • Minimum Musical Standard:  We recommend that applicants for the intermediate and senior classes have a minimum standard comparable to the following examination systems: Australian Music Examinations Board (A.M.E.B.): Grade 6; Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM): Grade 6; Chinese Musicians Association Graded Music Exams: Grade 8.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2018 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival, please email us at contact@iamusica.org

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