KIS Winter Masterclasses
Application deadline, December 2nd 2022

During the period between 2nd and 8th of January 2023, KIS, in collaboration with the Savonlinna Music Academy in Finland and the Virtuoso & Belcanto festival in Lucca, Italy, will organize master classes for strings, piano, chamber music and ensembles in Grimstad and Arendal. In addition, we have two phenomenal "rhythmic" musicians in place who will work centrally in the project in addition to teaching in their own field. - - - ::: - - - OUR FACULTY: Bruno Giuranna - Chamber music Mark Gothoni - Violin/ Chamber music Eszter Haffner - Violin/ Chamber music Jan Bjøranger - Violin/ Chamber music Walter Küssner - Viola/ Chamber music Paul Cortese - Viola/ Chamber music Marko Ylönen - Cello/ Chamber music Øyvind Gimse - Cello/ Chamber music Yuko Miyagawa - Cello/ Chamber music Alberto Bocini - Double Bass/ Chamber Music Tuulia Ylönen - Clarinet/ Chamber music Peter Nagy - Piano/ Chamber music Yejin Gil - Piano/ Chamber music Riccardo Cecchetti - Fortepiano/ Piano/ Chamber music Noriko Sugiyama - Piano Accompaniment Gwilym Simcock - Jazzpiano/ Impro/ Ensemble Damien Bassman - Percussion/ Puls/ Ensemble - - - ::: - - - The tuition fee entitles you to 4 lessons of 45 minutes, with the possibility of extension if capacity. The participants will have the opportunity to take part in concerts in the region. Some ensemble activity will also be organised. Grimstad is located furthest south in Norway and the winter is usually beautiful and sometimes snowy. In addition to meetings with wonderful teachers, colleagues and our audience, we believe that the place itself will be able to provide good experiences. Grimstad is a 3-hour drive from Oslo. You can easily get there by plane to Oslo and by bus. Even closer the Kristiansand Airport is situated, which is only a 45-minute journey from the destination. The teaching will take place in Grimstad and Arendal. "Klassisk i sentrum" has made favorable agreements with hotels and restaurants for the participants. Tuition fees: Solo - 4 lessons of 45 minutes: €400 The teaching may be distributed between different teachers. Add ons: Individual teaching at capacity: 45 minutes - €100/lesson Ensembles - 4 lessons of 60 minutes €600 (Limited access - 4 classical and 2 jazz/ rhythmic) The teaching may be distributed between different teachers. Add on: Ensemble teaching at capacity: 60 minutes - €100/teaching session. Add on: Individual teaching at capacity: 45 minutes - €60/teaching session. KIS offers 4 scholarships for students who want to develop in the field of accompaniment. They will have the tuition fee covered, in exchange for assisting fellow students as accompanists in teaching and concert situations. They will be followed up by Noriko Sugiyama, in addition to receiving individual teaching from our professors. Applicants for this program will have to send two samples of accompaniment of 3 minutes each. For all applicants: Fill in the application form and attach a link to a short video of yourself of a maximum of 3 minutes. We assess all applications continuously, but keep a minimum of 20 per cent of the places open until the deadline on 1 November. If you or your ensemble is approved for participation in the master classes, 40 percent of the course fee (€160 for solo and €240 for ensembles) must be paid within 7 days of confirmed approval. The remaining amount must be paid no later than 7 days after the deadline for registration, November 1st 2022. Refund: KIS ACADEMY offers a full refund of fees paid, until 1 December. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded unless the participant can be replaced by another qualified course participant. We have made agreements with various accommodations. Information about this will be published continuously. Hotel accommodation costs approximately from 30 - 100€ per night depending on location and number of people in the room. The hotels have a consistently high standard. Some shared rooms in hotels have simple cooking facilities. In addition, there is the option of cabin accommodation and Airbnb.