We are happy to announce yet another project – a joint initiative with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Moscow Gnessin Special School of Music and the Stichting Orgel Festival Holland. On 23-30 of June four exceptionally talented Russian organists are coming to The Netherlands to take part in the Academy master-classes and courses during the Organ Festival 2019 in Alkmaar. A special program has been developed for them which includes visiting master-classes given by the most renowned European organists, performing chamber ensembles together with Dutch musicians of their age, visiting organ concerts and workshops, learning about the development of the instruments throughout the centuries. During one week, they will have a unique chance to play 8 different authentic instruments. The Organ Academy course will end with 2 concerts on big podia. Jointly with their Dutch peers, the Russian talents will perform a beautiful program named “The New Bach”.
The aim of this project is to enhance the collaboration between Russian and Dutch young talents (children of 14-18 years), giving them an opportunity to learn from each other on the international level and create ensembles despite of the fact that they have no language
in common besides that one of music. The participants are:
Elisaveta Khisina (organ), 15 years
Sofya Krasnaya (organ), 18 years
Stefanida Ermolaeva (organ), 18 years
Maaike van Dijk (violin), 15 years
Maria Pedano (voice), 16 years
Anouschka Pedano (viola), 18 years