What makes our school unique?

There are many summer schools. We strongly believe that we offer you unique advantages, whether you are a pianist or a singer:
Prizes of sponsored concert engagements in mainland Europe and UK:
 
– Aspect Foundation Prizes
– City Lit Institute Prizes
– Stonevale Concert Series Prizes
– Talent Unlimited Charity Prize
– International Summer Concerts Xiropigado 2017
– EPTA Greece prize concert in Athens

 
Prizes of shared concerts for young musicians
Individual lessons with world-class faculty
Supervised practice for under-16 by music college students
Location: there is no other place with the charm, history, culture, sea and sun the Nafplio offers in the summer.

Under 16 years (piano only)

The course starts on the 19th July 2017 and ends with a Gala concert on 26th July 2017.Our unique offer is:
 
Prizes of shared recitals for the most promising young musicians
4 individual lessons with a Professor and participation in concerts pending your teacher recommendation.
Supervised practice by Music College students who will be visiting your lesson with the Professor, take notes, and help you to practice in the most productive way to be ready for the next lesson and get the most from your course participation.
– There will also be an opportunity to attend lectures on technique and repertoire.
– Opportunity to listen to visiting performing artists from different countries.
In a friendly and supportive environment, participants of all abilities will be encouraged to tackle solo pieces during the week. The course will end with an informal concert of solo piano pieces.
 
This wonderful, caring, carefully structured programme allows children to work well and productively as well as allows parents to have holidays and enjoy seeing their children explore the world of music and be inspired, because this is exactly what we aim to do!
 
Please note:

Young people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult (aged 18 or over).

 

16-30 years (for pianists)

The course starts on the 19th July 2017 and ends with a Gala concert on 26th July 2017. Our unique offer is:
 
Prizes of sponsored concert engagements in mainland Europe and UK:
 
– Aspect Foundation Prizes
– City Lit Institute Prizes
– Talent Unlimited Charity Prize
– International Summer Concerts Xiropigado 2017
– Stonevale Concert Series Prizes
– EPTA Greece prize concert in Athens
 
4 individual lessons with a Professor and participation in concerts pending your teacher recommendation.
2 sessions on vocal accompaniment coaching with Manolis Papasifakis, one of Greece’s most sought-after vocal coaches and accompanists. Manolis is an official accompanist of the Maria Callas Grand Prix competition in Opera, Lied and Oratorio.
Lectures on Technique and Repertoire to broaden your knowledge and to deepen your understanding of music and performance.
– Opportunity to form artistic partnerships with voice students
– Opportunity to listen to visiting performing artists from different countries.

We are very proud to offer a number of sponsored future concert engagements to follow up the course to successful candidates. Please let us know when you arrive to Nafplio if you wish to be considered for this. Each professor will draw up a short list of potential candidates and the decision will be made by the faculty before the last night of the course. It will be based on the following criteria: talent, potential for a concert career, professional attitude and work ethics. The timetable is carefully organised to give exactly the same teaching and practising time as well as performance opportunities to each student. The students shall experience an intense, but highly supportive, conservatoire atmosphere.
 
There are plenty of opportunities for relaxation too. We can organise excursions to a number of ancient Greek archaeological sites, such as Mycenae and Tiryns. If you stay for a little longer, a day-trip to Olympia is also a possibility, as are the wineries of Nemea. You can enjoy the cafés on the sea promenade and the Greek cuisine in the town’s typical restaurants. We hope you will have a very enjoyable stay and will consider this a Greek holiday as well as an extremely rewarding experience for your playing.
Please note:

Young people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult (aged 18 or over).

17-30 years (for singers)

The course starts on the 19th July 2017 and ends with a Gala concert on 26th July 2017. Our unique offer is:
 
Prizes of sponsored concert engagements in mainland Europe and UK:
 
– Aspect Foundation Prizes
– City Lit Institute Prizes
– Talent Unlimited Charity Prize
– International Summer Concerts Xiropigado 2017
– Stonevale Concert Series Prizes
– EPTA Greece prize concert in Athens
 
Individual lessons with Nuccia Focile, the Italian soprano who is highly acclaimed performer and experienced teacher at the world-renowned Wales International Academy of Voice.
Opportunity to work with Manolis Papasifakis, one of Greece’s most sought-after vocal coaches and accompanists. Manolis is an official accompanist of the Maria Callas Grand Prix competition in Opera, Lied and Oratorio.
– Opportunity to form artistic partnerships with piano students
– Opportunity to listen to visiting performing artists from different countries.

We are very proud to offer a number of sponsored future concert engagements to follow up the course to successful candidates. Please let us know when you arrive to Nafplio if you wish to be considered for this. Each professor will draw up a short list of potential candidates and the decision will be made by the faculty before the last night of the course. It will be based on the following criteria: talent, potential for a concert career, professional attitude and work ethics. The timetable is carefully organised to give exactly the same teaching and practising time as well as performance opportunities to each student.The students shall experience an intense, but highly supportive, conservatoire atmosphere.
 
There are plenty of opportunities for relaxation too. We can organise excursions to a number of ancient Greek archaeological sites, such as Mycenae and Tiryns. If you stay for a little longer, a day-trip to Olympia is also a possibility, as are the wineries of Nemea. You can enjoy the cafés on the sea promenade and the Greek cuisine in the town’s typical restaurants. We hope you will have a very enjoyable stay and will consider this a Greek holiday as well as an extremely rewarding experience for your singing.
Please note:

Young people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult (aged 18 or over).

30 plus years

The course starts on the 19th July 2017 and ends with a Gala concert on 26th July 2017.Our unique offer is:
 
4 individual lessons with a Professor and participation in concerts pending your teacher recommendation.
2 sessions on vocal accompaniment coaching with Manolis Papasifakis, one of Greece’s most sought-after vocal coaches and accompanists. Manolis is an official accompanist of the Maria Callas Grand Prix competition in Opera, Lied and Oratorio.
Lectures on Technique and Repertoire to broaden your knowledge and to deepen your understanding of music and performance.
– Opportunity to form artistic partnerships with voice students
– Opportunity to listen to visiting performing artists from different countries.

 

There are plenty of opportunities for relaxation too. We can organise excursions to a number of ancient Greek archaeological sites, such as Mycenae and Tiryns. If you stay for a little longer, a day-trip to Olympia is also a possibility, as are the wineries of Nemea. You can enjoy the cafés on the sea promenade and the Greek cuisine in the town’s typical restaurants. We hope you will have a very enjoyable stay and will consider this a Greek holiday as well as an extremely rewarding experience for your playing and singing.

Practice Supervisors

We accept applications from Music College students aged 18 plus who want to improve their teaching skills as well as knowledge of repertoire and technique.
We offer you a free-of-charge access to all Masterclasses, lectures and concerts in return for help with practice for students under 16 years old, 2-3 hours a day. You will have to be present in the student’s lesson, take notes and help the student to achieve their objectives set by their Professor. You will also have a possibility to ask questions and have a discussion with Professors.

Places for practice supervisors are very limited, please apply asap.

We particularly welcome applications for practice supervisors from Greek students.

Please send filled in application form to the following email address: info@musical-odyssey.com.

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