Summer Masterclasses

Summer Masterclasses with a difference: intensive tuition from leading musicians and pedagogues, sponsored concert engagements and various prizes.

We offer 3 uniquely thought-out programmes for different age groups as well as future concert engagements for successful candidates. Come and become a part of our international musical community in the stunning setting of beautiful Nafplio in sunny Greece.

Masterclasses and coaching

The Musical Odyssey summer course offers masterclasses in piano and voice as well as coaching sessions in piano accompaniment and piano/vocal duos delivered by an inspiring artist-faculty. Every masterclass is open to the public. All musicians are encouraged to take a close look at today’s concert experience — place, time, length, programming, staging, speaking, etc.— and how these components impact 21st century audiences.

Public performances

Musical Odyssey musicians perform in evening concerts at the Vouleftikon, once the seat of Greek Parliament and in an outdoor concert at St Spyridon Square. All musicians immerse themselves in the entire Musical Odyssey experience by attending lectures/concerts, socialising and making friends.

Career development

Our faculty share their experience as professional performers highlighting the many aspects that a young artist should pay attention to for a successful career.

Uniquely, the Musical Odyssey summer course offers sponsored concert engagements in the UK and Europe to our promising young artists.

Quotes from past studentsBeautiful city, great teachers, fantastic organization and interesting lectures. What could be better!‘-Aldemir Tokov (pianist from Russia, Central Music School, Moscow) a recipient of Aspect Foundation prize with a sponsored concert in London at the Leighton House.

The course is Greece was a wonderful experience, really interesting. I met new people, discovered another country, and most of all the lessons I had, the advice, the discussions we had about my technique, the interpretation and analysis of a score were simply priceless!-French pianist Tony Fallone (French pianist from Royal College of Music, London), a recipient of The City Lit Institute prize with a concert in London.

I have benefited a lot from the course. Not only my singing technique, but also crafting my artistry as a whole. I also particularly enjoyed the talk that Susan gave, it was truly inspirational and motivational to do much better…!-Jacob Bettinelli (Singer from Hong Kong), a recipient of Talent Unlimited Prize with a concert at St James’s Piccadilly Church in London.

This week was one of the best weeks I have ever had in my life. It was full of music, inspiration and fun….-Tolga Atalay Un (Pianist from Turkey), a recipient of Aspect Foundation prize with a sponsored concert in London at the Leighton House.

There was a great opportunity to meet a lot of talented people and moreover to play with them. The lesson with Manolis was extremely useful, because it is so important to learn how to accompany singers and it improves your own piano skills as well…– Veronika Krashenninkova (Pianist from Russia), a recipient of Talent Unlimited Prize with a concert at St James’s Piccadilly Church in London.

I loved the wonderfully warm atmosphere of the masterclasses in which participants quickly became friends and supported each other..

Nina Del Ser (Pianist from France), a recipient of International Summer Concerts prize at Xiropigado 2016.

Professors

  • Yekaterina Lebedeva-Piano (Russia, UK)Yekaterina Lebedeva-Piano (Russia, UK)

    Yekaterina Lebedeva is a concert pianist and professor of piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
    “Yekaterina Lebedeva: the most empassioned and expressive pianist of her generation: Russian, beautiful, outspoken, bre…

  • Cristina Ortiz- Piano (France, Brasil)Cristina Ortiz- Piano (France, Brasil)

    Even though Cristina Ortiz has been resident in Europe for many years, it is the passion, spontaneity and allure so characteristic of her Brazilian cultural heritage, which is central to her music making.

  • Sergei Leiferkus - baritone (Russia)Sergei Leiferkus - baritone (Russia)

    Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus is recognised as one of the century’s great virtuoso singers, an artist who is both in the famous Russian tradition of baritones and basses and who also transverses across a very wide cultural spectrum.

  • Manolis Papasifakis- Accompanist (Greece)Manolis Papasifakis- Accompanist (Greece)

    Manolis Papasifakis was born in Athens, Greece, but his musical schooling began in the United States, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his family had relocated and remained through his early school years. Here, while still at pre-school age he …

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