“What happens in Samara is stupendous. There is nothing like this in our country and in the whole world”.
Since 2011 in Samara and in cities of Samara Oblast has been held Children music academy of the CIS and the Baltics under the leadership if Yuri Bashmet. Children academy is very popular among young musicians, their educators and parents. Many of students got their “keys to life” after studying in Academy. Somebody went to a music college, somebody could prepare better for a prestige competition.
For the seven years of working, more than 500 gifted children from Russia and the post-Soviet space have been studying in Academy with leading educators – professors from Russia and Europe.
“Studies in music academy are like sport training”, – Yuri Bashmet notes, – The same principle: young participants converge and during a week they receive a very purposeful training. But in this case there are music studies, creative meetings, master classes, collaborative concerts”.
Academy of Yuri Bashmet in Samara Oblast is not only a chance for being heard, getting some good advices and recommendations from well-known musicians, soloists and qualified educators, but also a possibility to talk to like-minded peers and compare notes.
In Academy there are studies in the following specializations: violin, viola, piano, cello, classic guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet, French horn. Academy includes studies and master classes, concerts and collaborative performance of young and famous artists on the same stage.
One of the main challenges is to revive traditions inherent in Soviet and Russian school of playing musical instruments. Also it helps to resume cultural links between Russia and the post-Soviet space.
Apart from big summer Academy in June, there are also 3 mini-academies during the year. Therefore, there is an annual educational cycle with a huge final in June.
Educators, working on Academy from 2011 to 2017:
Yuri Bashmet (viola, Russia)
Marisa Tancinni (piano, Italy)
Sergey Edelman (piano, Belgium)
Postislav Krimer (piano, Belarus)
Ruvim Ostrovsky (piano, Russia)
Maxim Mogilevsky (piano, USA)
Sergey Glavatskyh (piano, Russia)
Tatiana Samuil (violin, Belgium)
Alexander Trostyansky (violin, Russia)
Alexander Revich (violin, Russia)
Pollo Kovak (violin, France)
Alexander Buzlov (cello, Russia)
Alexey Seleznev (cello, Russia)
Evgeniy Rumyantsev (cello, Russia)
Igor Fedorov (clarinet, Russia)
Evgeniy Finkelstein (guitar, Russia)
Francesco Loi (flute, Italy)
Salvatore Lombardi (flute, Italy)
Garret McLernon (flute, UK)
Jean Noel Baumont (flute, France)
Oleg Khudyakov (flute, Russia)
Leonid Lebedev (flute, Russia)