Corfu, June 18-24, 2018
Piano Plus Festival welcomes you to the sixth Summer Piano Institute for conservatory, college and university students. The Institute is organized in conjunction with the Department of Music of Ionian University and is supported by the Ionian Islands Prefecture. The seminars, master classes, concerts and excursions will take place on the island of Corfu, Greece, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country.
The activities of the Institute will be held in the Old Fortress of Corfu. The Old Fortress is one of the most impressive fortifications in Europe. It is the first thing one sees when approaching Corfu by ferry. It stands on the eastern side of the town, on a rocky peninsula jutting into the sea. This fortress is called “Old” in contrast to the New Fortress (of Saint Mark), which was also built to protect the town from enemies and pirates. The Old Fortress was constructed by the Venetians in the 15th century on the site of a former Byzantine castle. Since 1992 it has served as the home of the Department of Music of Ionian University and inspires hundreds of students who have the luck to practice and perform in this historical setting.
The goal of the Piano Institute is to bring together influential artists from major Greek and international music institutions to share knowledge and experience with music students from all over the world. We hope that this Piano Plus Festival Summer Institute will be a unique experience for artists, audiences, and of course for students. This musical week will be filled with performances, special events, visits to historical sites and museums in the old town, excursions around the island and neighbouring islands, and of course lots of fun!
- Private lessons and master class sessions with all the artists
- Performance opportunities at the Piano Plus Festival in Athens, Greece
- Recitals featuring faculty, guests, and participants
- Excursions around the island of Corfu and neighbouring islands
- Unique personal and professional relationships
Guest Artists – Faculty
Lambis Vassiliadis – Ionian University, Department of Music
Dr. Andreas Xenopoulos – University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music
Efrosini Ast. Ktistaki - Hochshule für Musik Saar/Phd Candidate (Music Department of the Ionian University)
Aleck Karis – University of California, San Diego
Claudio Cùrro Dossi – University of Bolzano, Italy
Dr. Dimitra Kokkinopoulou – University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music
Housing and Accommodation
A limited number of double rooms will be provided, in priority, at the dormitory building of Ionian University for 25 euros per night in addition to the lesson fee. Applicants who don’t get a room at the dormitory building will be forwarded to partner hotels at a discounted rate.
Registration and fees
The registration fee for the Summer Piano Institute is four hundred euros (400 euros). This amount includes three forty-minute private lessons, practice room maintenance and use fees, participation at the student recital, airport transportation, transportation expenses for most of the excursions, and three complimentary meals.
The full amount has to be paid by Saturday, June 2, 2018
T. +30 210 34 60 830, 6945 1759 05
Program of Events
Monday, June 18
Piano Recital featuring Lambis Vassiliadis
Tuesday, June 19
Piano Recital featuring Aleck Karis
Wednesday, June 20
Piano Recital featuring Claudio Cùrro Dossi
Thursday, June 21
Piano Masterclass by the professors of the Institute
Friday, June 22
Concert featuring the students of the Institute
All events take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall of the Ionian Academy.
Free & open to the public