WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS AND STARS OF TOMORROW...

BERKSHIRE HIGH PEAKS VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL through- AUGUST 2 WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS AND STARS OF TOMORROW...

Announcing the 2021 Berkshire High Peaks Festival for Outstanding Young Instrumentalists!

For the twelfth year, an international group of strings, pianists and vocalists will converge for intensive instrumental study with distinguished faculty and performances open to the public – this summer still virtually. Over 60 young artists of tomorrow from 12 countries – Italy, Switzerland, Korea, China, Israel, Argentina, Iceland, Romania, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and across the U.S. – will share their talent in open master classes and performances. Additionally, guest authors, composers, and performers will offer presentations on subjects ranging from music written during tragic world events of the past to the art of improvisations and ornamentation, to the embrace of world music by classical artists. For aspiring professionals, there will be sessions on recording and filming technology, maximizing your online presence, auditioning for orchestra positions, and collaborating successfully with contemporary composers.

Five “Moonlight Sonatas” evening concerts will showcase current participants, faculty and alumni during the two-week festival. High Peaks has added distinguished new faculty and a guitar department, led by famed guitarist Eliot Fisk. He joins faculty representing top conservatories and institutions, including Yale, New England Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, University of Southern California, Kang-Nam University (Korea), Peabody Conservatory, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Duke, and The Metropolitan Opera.

Over 17 talks, master classes and workshops have been scheduled. Tune in for an enlightening session with Jay Lesenger, former General and Artistic Director of Chautauqua Opera Company, and watch him transform vocalists into singing actors on Tuesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. Or listen to cellist and author Marc Moskovitz contextualize our current situation with historical evets in the July 26, 2 p.m. talk “Crises, Cries and Covid: Music in Times of Urgency.” Other guest presenters include composer Tamar Muskal; harpsichordist Jeffrey Grossman; cellists Yehuda Hanani, Colin Carr, Eric Anderson and Diego Fainguersch; pianists Alexander Shtarkman, Ieva Jokubaviciute and Antoinette Perry; violinists Irina Muresanu and Peter Zazofsky; and violists Daniel Panner and Michael Strauss.

A full calendar can be found HERE: https://cewm.org/high-peaks-calendar/

“Music Undefeated!” has been the manifesto of this virtual adaptation of our traditional festival, and it underscores the festival’s resolve to imbue participants with skills, confidence, and optimism for the future.

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