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Łódź | Bacewicz International Summer Music Academy


Bacewicz International Summer Music Academy is a series master classes designed for musicians who want to broaden their knowledge and develop their skills in piano playing. During the first edition of the courses in Poland, the most outstanding pianists and professors of our time will share their experience with the participants.

The organizers of BISMA are Stretto Music Foundation and the Academy of Music in Łódź. The cyclical nature of the courses should contribute to the popularization of Grażyna Bacewicz's work, the promotion of the Academy of Music and the city of Łódź not only in the country, but also internationally. In this piano edition, the organizers invited the lecturers from two prestigious universities – the Royal College of Music in London and the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. The master classes will be led by professors Dmitri Alexeev and Jacques Rouvier and artists of the younger generation: Ilya Maximov and Jianing Kong.

The courses will take place between 19-26 August 2019 in the buildings of the Music Academy in Łódź. BISMA has planned five concerts, including one devoted to Grażyna Bacewicz (combined with a lecture). The courses, under the patronage of the composer, will culminate in a gala concert during which the International Grażyna Bacewicz Prize will be awarded to the best participant.

The deadline for submissions is 14 June 2019. Registration fee is 60 € (participants from Poland are exempt from the entry fee). The cost of participation in the course: 490 €.

The director of BISMA is pianist Julia Kociuban.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information available at the BISMA official webstiewww.bisma.pl