International Music Academy Launches in Spetses

August 26, 2020

SPETSES, GREECE – The Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (AKSS) announced on August 24, its intention of launching a 10 day yearly international music academy starting in summer 2021. The event was celebrated through two evenings of concerts held on August 8 and 9, on the school’s premises.

The Music Academy of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (MAAKS), will provide an educational platform for musical encounters where young children and adults alike will be able to attend master classes by established international artists, as well as attend regular sessions to build on their musical skills.

“The launch of the Music Academy is a wonderful opportunity for the school to yet again welcome aspiring young kids from around the world, who we hope will join us year after year to celebrate music through this prestigious Academy,” said AKSS President Petros Petrakopoulos.

On the first evening, a concert was held by the orchestra Sinfonietta Hellenica under the direction of the young Maestro Giorgos Galanis, at the school’s open-air amphitheatre. The orchestra performed works by Rossini and Haydn whilst oboe soloist Christos Tsaparas performed for the Mozart concerto. The second night of music was held on August 9 on the school’s premises, closer to the sea, where the orchestra performed a repertoire of light music in chamber music formations. Guest star of the evening was soprano Theano Papadaki.

Leni Konialidis, who leads the Musical Academy, added, “We hope this Academy will offer students and musicians in Greece an opportunity to meet with and benefit from renowned international artists. Furthermore, we hope this unique platform will contribute to the exceptional cultural offering of Greece and add value to the wider academic international scene.”

The Academy will bring together teachers from Greece and abroad to provide high quality music education sessions with music master classes and performances for both instruments and singing. In addition, the Academy will incorporate Feldenkrais seminars for posture and balance techniques, and will roll out a strong community engagement program to encourage citizens of Spetses and the region to participate, and together build a visionary academic program for Greece. The unique premises of the school, with its exceptional heritage, will offer an ideal setting for this unique Music Academy in Greece.

For further information, email: musicacademy.akss@gmail.com.

The Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses is a historical and cultural heritage site of the island of Spetses. It was established in 1928 on a picturesque 120,000 square meter parcel of land along the northern coastline of the island. The school is found in an enclave of unique natural beauty, surrounded by pine forests and olive groves and embedded with beautiful gardens throughout. It includes a complex of five buildings of neoclassical architecture and sport facilities. AKSS was designed by the standards of Eton College to serve as a multicultural and pioneering educational Institution and is autonomously run as a Foundation by an executive Committee under the auspices of Greek Ministry of Education.

Just a few minutes from the picturesque harbor of the island (1.2 km), the visitor will find state-of-the-art conference facilities within a remarkable environment distinguished by the beauty of past decades. It is an idyllic natural setting close to historic sites including Epidaurus and Mycenae.

Each year the superbly equipped facilities of the School, friendly to people with disabilities, host a range of Greek and international scientific and professional conferences, and other events, all organized to the highest standards, attracting important figures from the Greek and the international cultural, intellectual and scientific community.

On the AKSS premises, installed in the main conference areas, you will find available, direct WiFi connection and seamless file transfer of conference materials and other amenities.

More information is available online: http://akss.gr/main/en/.


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