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Summer academy

Lecce, Italy

4–13 August 2023

Applications are open until July 28th 2023! Follow us on Instagram for updates!

Museo Castromediano

Biblioteca Bernardini
Convitto Palmieri

Masterclass professors

Michael Leslie
Bariş Büyükyildirim
Zoran Imširović
Zoran Imširović

The Summer Academy in Lecce, Italy, is a program for advanced piano students. It will take place from August 4th to August 13th, 2023. The Academy offers masterclasses by internationally renowned pianists: Michael Leslie from Australia, Bariş Büyükyildirim from Türkiye, and Zoran Imširović from Germany.

During the Academy, students will have six individual lessons to improve their technical and interpretational skills. They will also get the chance to perform their prepared works in a public concert. Each evening, there will be concerts featuring either the students or one of the teachers.

The program will culminate in the Final Concert, which will be held at the Palazzo Ducale Cavallino on August 13th, 2023. This concert will be a special event where students will showcase their talent in a prestigious venue. The Summer Academy in Lecce provides a splendid opportunity for advanced piano students to learn, to perform, and to enjoy, during their leisure moments, the unique and evocative beauty of Lecce, known worldwide for its Baroque architecture.

Final Concert | Palazzo Ducale Cavallino

13th of August 2023

Participation fee: 850€

Participation fee for Italian students: 300€

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