New course of study for pianists

Kronberg Academy has expanded its range of courses by introducing the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists.

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A two-year course focusing on chamber music, the programme is aimed at outstanding young pianists aged up to 27 years. It will be launched in autumn 2018 and will initially offer two study places. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2018.

The new study programme was initiated by Sir András Schiff, who will direct it. The world-famous pianist and conductor has been closely associated with Kronberg Academy for many years as an artist, lecturer and member of the Artistic Council.

Kirill Gerstein, Professor Ferenc Rados, Dénes Várjon and Professor Rita Wagner join Sir András Schiff as the lecturers on the new programme. Young pianists will primarily explore duets and works for chamber ensembles together with students of violin, viola and cello. Like all students at Kronberg Academy, the pianists will also be able to take lessons in theoretical subjects and in German.