PIANO COURSES IN EUROPE
July 18 to August 7, 2015
(For Cuban festival in June, scroll down)
Solomon Mikowsky will be teaching and conducting
during july and august, 2015
in 2 consecutive piano courses in Europe.
participants may attend one or both courses.
can be flexible acording to best flight rates
(see light blue square below). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and each course's website for application and hotel reservations.
You may explore this internationalpianofestivals.org
website for information and
photos of past festivals.
1. SPAIN: forum musikae 2015.
pozUElo de alarcon, near Madrid - Madrid Airport.
DATES (flexible): Saturday July 18 (arrival)
July 25 (official departure).
Mikowsky will be in attendance from July 18 to July 27.
Estimated cost: about $1000, including tuition, shared hotel room and breakfast. Airfare and meals are extra.
SPAIN: +34 646.826.657 / +34 675.509.842
2. Germany: 2015 euro music festival & academy.
Halle (Handel city) - Leipzig/Halle Airport.
DATES (flexible): Thursday july 30 (official arrival) to Monday
august 10 (official departure).
Mikowsky will be in attendance from July 27 to August 7.
Estimated cost: about $1100, including tuition, 4-star single hotel room and breakfast. Airfare and meals are extra.
Mikowsky will fly on wednesday july 15 FROM Newark Airport to Madrid (Spain) on Jet Airways flight 227 to Brussels, arriving on Thursday July 16 and on Air Europa flight 1172 from Brussels to Madrid, arriving the same day. Applicants to course number 1 flying from new york may join him. ALl others should try to arrive at the Madrid airport on July 18.
Mikowsky will fly on monday july 27 from madrid (Spain) to
Leipzig/halle (Germany) on vueling flights VY1917 and VY6104 (via Barcelona).
applicants to courses numbers 1 and 2 may join him (if seats are available; immediate reservations are required). Otherwise look for other flight options. Applicants to course 1 only should depart from Madrid airport on JUly 27.
Mikowsky will travel from halle (Germany) to Berlin (Germany) by Train (to be reserved in Halle) on Friday Morning, August 7. Then he will fly from Berlin to New York JFK on Norwegian flights DY1103 and DY7001 (via Oslo). Students not returning to New York should depart from Berlin to their destination not earlier than 12 Noon on August 7. Coming from halle, it will be impossible to catch an earlier flight.
June 4 to June 28, 2015
(Concerts only, not open to students)
For information on the II FESTIVAL OF YOUNG PIANISTS that took place in Havana, Cuba
from June 5 to 29, 2014 click here
For information on the I FESTIVAL OF YOUNG PIANISTS
that took place in Havana, Cuba in 2013 click here
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Solomon Mikowsky’s students have won over 150 international
piano competitions including the Rubinstein in
Tel-Aviv (3 winners including 1st prize), Tschaikovsky and
Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, Van Cliburn (Special Award),
Beethoven in Bonn (1st prize), Schumann in Leipzig (1st
prize), Dublin, Vianna da Motta (2 winners), Porto (2 winners),
Andorra (4 winners including two 1st prizes), China
International Competition (2 winners), Panama (9 winners
including three 1st prizes), Viña del Mar in Chile, Montreal
(2 winners), Cleveland, New Orleans (1st prize), Naumburg,
Minnesota E-Competition (2 winners), Hilton Head, World
Competition in Cincinnati (3 winners including 1st prize),
Chopin Kosciuszko in New York (10 winners including eight
1st prizes), and more than 25 winners of the Manhattan
School of Music Concerto Competitions.
They have also won many competitions in Spain, including the Santander (1st prize), Maria Canals in Barcelona (8 winners including three 1st prizes), Iturbi in Valencia (4
winners including two 1st prizes), Jaén (6 winners including 1st prize), Pilar Bayona
in Zaragoza (5 winners including 1st prize), Guerrero in Madrid (3 winners including
1st prize) and Carlet (four 1st prize winners). Mikowsky’s students have also been
recipients of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award ($300,000) and the Avery Fisher
Artist Career Grant.
Mikowsky’s students have performed as soloists with the Boston, Chicago,
Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, Berlin, Budapest, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Munich, St. Petersburg and Tokyo
symphony orchestras; the BBC, Berlin, Dresden, London (Royal), Moscow, New
York, Rotterdam and Israel philharmonic orchestras; the Zürich Tonhalle; the Dresden
Staatskappelle Orchestra and the national orchestras of Finland, France, Mexico and the
Czech Republic, with such noted conductors as Comissiona, Dudamel, Dutoit, Ehrling,
Eschenbach, Fischer, Frübeck de Burgos, Gielen, Graf, Herbig, Macal, Masur, Semkow,
Skrowaczewski and Zinman.