About the Academy

Mastercourses with famous artist-teachers

Young Musicians’ Summer Academy

It is the 20th time University of Debrecen Faculty of Music and Conservatory Foundation has organized the Young Musicians’ Summer Academy for high school students, university students and young music teachers. Besides individual mastercourses, orchestral and chamber music workshops contribute to the participiants’ artistic development. The location of the Academy is the campus of Debrecen University, which is situated in Nagyerdő (Great Forest), a touristic sight of Debrecen. At the end of the Academy we will provide certificates of the courses completed and credits obtained.

In memoriam Petrovics Emil

Vocal Competition

In addition to the instrumental mastercourses the Summer Academy announces a vocal mastercourse, which one’s main theme is the performing style of vocal music in the 20th-21st centuries. The final event of the mastercourse will be the Emil Petrovics Vocal Competition on 12th August, 2021.

With the leadership of Tamás Vásáry

Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra

Besides a number of individual mastercourses the talented young musicians take part in an orchestral mastercourse with the leadership of Tamás Vásáry pianist and conductor, honorary citizen of Debrecen, awarded Kossuth Prize and Zoltán Bolyky assistant conductor.

Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will perform public concerts. The first concert of the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra is the closing event of the Young Musicians' Summer Academy, which will be streamed, video recorded and photographed by the University of Debrecen. The Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra is part of the Young Musicians’ Summer Academy. After the rehearsals participants have the opportunity to visit individual mastercourses with further enrolment.

Thematic concerts

Musical Evenings in the Great Forest

Part of the program contains thematic concerts with the participation of professors and guest artist of the course. The most outstanding participants will have the possibility to perform in concert.

Conditions of application

Age limit: 16 and above
We look forward to applications of high school students, university and college students and young music teachers.
Sorry, applications from passive students and visitors cannot be accepted in this year.
Deadline for entries: 15th June, 2021.

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

FEES

Registration fee: 75 EUR (not refundable)
Participation fee: 150 EUR

The fee includes participation in all courses and concerts and a chamber mastercourse can also be provided if required in advance. The participation fee includes the “Musicality of Movement” mastercourse, too.
Applicants, who would like to participate in orchestral work only, should pay just the registration fee.

Additional information

• All fees are gross amounts.
• Your application is valid only together with the signed application form and the paid registration fee.
• Payment deadlines:
— registration fee: 25th June, 2021.
— participation fee: 15th July, 2021.
Failure the payment deadline of registration fee leads to deletion of your application!
• Payment in instalments is possible after prior negotiation.
• Based on the invoicing data given in the application form we issue an invoice for the paid registration and participation fees, which one will be sent by e-mail.

Cancellation policy

• In case a student cancels his/her participation until 15th July, participation fee that has already been paid will be fully refunded. Registration fee is non-refundable.
• In case a student cancels his/her participation between 16th–25th July, 70% of participation fee that has already been paid will be refunded. Registration fee is non-refundable.
• In case a student cancels his/her participation after 25th July, no refund is possible.
• In case Young Musicians’ Summer Academy cannot be held due to vis maior, participation fee (as well as registration fee) that has already been paid to us will be fully refunded.

Payment

• Payments can be made by bank transfer until the specified deadlines. Please don't forget to write the invoicing name in the Notes field.

Bank transfer to our EURO account

Name of account holder: Conservatory Foundation
Bank: OTP Bank Nyrt.,
SWIFT/BIC: OTPVHUHB
IBAN: HU91 1176 3385 5617 7880 0000 0000

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

Accommodation and Meals

Booking accommodation and organizing your meals are your business.

It is possible to book accommodation in our dormitory which is located in the building of the Academy. (The rooms are not air conditioned, 2 and 4 bedded, equipped with a refrigerator. Shared bathrooms and kitchens are on each floor.) Gross price is 1600 HUF/night + Tourist tax (400 HUF/night). Contact person is Ferenc Zákány dormitory administrator: zakany.ferenc@unideb.hu

Besides our dormitory you can choose from a wide range of hotels and guesthouses in Debrecen:
www.booking.com
https://revngo.com/
www.debreceniszallasok.hu

There is a buffet in our building, where hot meals are available for lunch and dinner. The campus has a canteen, where you can choose a menu or a’ la carte for lunch on weekdays. There are many restaurants in our neighbourhood offering lunch menus or food delivery at any time of the day. There are several supermarkets near us (Coop, Interspar, etc.), so the daily shopping can also be arranged. Pizza, food order and delivery, restaurant search:
https://www.netpincer.hu/en/
https://wolt.com/

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!
Chief Patron

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szilvássy

Rector of the University of Debrecen

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

Mastercourses with famous artist-teachers

Besides individual mastercourses, orchestral and chamber music workshops contribute to the participiants’ artistic development. The location of the Academy is the campus of Debrecen University, which is situated in Nagyerdő (Great Forest), a touristic sight of Debrecen.

Apply now!

In addition to the instrumental mastercourses the Summer Academy announces a vocal mastercourse, which one’s main theme is the performing style of vocal music in the 20th-21st centuries. The final event of the mastercourse will be the Emil Petrovics Vocal Competition.

Mastercourses are for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students. Applications of more than 10 students can only be accepted with the agreement of the professor.

Violin

Zalai Antal

Info: http://www.antalzalai.com

Violin

Zs. Szabó Mária

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Dénes Kovács. She studied at the direction of renowned professors. She participated in masterclasses of Sandor Vegh and the LaSalle Quartet German chamber music course. She was the director of different ensembles such as the Budapest Strings and Danubius Quartet. Since 1985 she is a professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and since 1998 professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music as well. She has performed almost in all the countries of Europe as a soloist and as chamber musician, too.

Violin

Korcsolán Orsolya (Austria)

With her recordings praised as “heartbreakingly beautiful” (Scene Magazine), “a sweeping experience” (Pizzicato), “full of emotions” (Crescendo Magazine), Hungarian-born violinist Orsolya Korcsolan concertmaster of the Anna Rothschild Ensemble Wien has established herself as one of the most versatile violin players and teachers of her generation. Her technical command and warm, compelling sound, combined with her spirit and elegant stage presence have captured audiences around the world since her debut in New York. Her latest release 'Silenced' is available Worldwide on Deutsche Grammophon. She also recorded the Concerto for Violin Horn and Shofar by Grammy Nominee composer Miguel Kertsman with conductor Dennis Russell Davis and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Naxos America. Highlights of her upcoming season include Kurt Weill’s Concerto for Violin at the Wiener Musikverein. As a chamber musician, Ms Korcsolan has performed with artists such as Grammy nominee clarinet player David Krakauer, and with mandolin player Avi Avital – a Grammy nominee, Echo Award winner, and Deutsche Grammophon artist. She has shared the stage with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Valeri Gergiew and Michael Tilson Thomas. As a soloist, she gave the Hungarian premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto Funebre at the Budapest Music Center and Adam Kondor’s 2nd Concerto for Violin at ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Company. She has served as an ambassador for the Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest, as the artistic advisor and artist-in-residence for the Vienna Jewish Cultural Festival, Artist in Residence for the Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest and took part in the "Missing Links" concert series at the Holocaust Memorial Centre and regular guest artist at the Exil Arte Zentrum Vienna. Committed to education and sharing her passion for music, Ms Korcsolan holds regular international masterclasses. She is also the founder and director of the Musikschule in Wien im Palais Palffy where she works with the next generation of exceptional young violinists in Vienna. Ms Korcsolan graduated with distinction at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, in the class of Eszter Perenyi and Geza Kapas. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman where she received her second Master of Music DEGREE. While in New York, she won both the Dorothy DeLay and the Cornelius Vander Starr Awards.

Piano

Duffek Mihály

He graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in the class of Kornél Zempléni. He is college full professor and head of department at University of Debrecen Faculty of Music. He is an active performing artist at concerts as soloist and chamber artist and regularly gives master-courses both in Hungary and abroad. He has taken part in the work of the jury at a great number of piano competitions.

Viola

Nagy Sándor (Japan)

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He won the special award of the International Viola Competition in Budapest in 1975, and won the first prize of this competition in 1979. He was professor at University of Debrecen Faculty of Music for almost 10 years, thereafter 15 years at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. He gave concerts as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles many cities in Europe and Japan. He was founding member of Budapest Festival Orchestra and principal violist of Philharmonia Hungarica, Germany, had took part in recordings of Tokyo-Budapest Ensemble. Since 2000 he is guest professor of Musashino Academy Tokyo, actually as Professor Emeritus.

Cello

Tomasz Lisiecki (Poland)

Started his music education in Bydgoszcz in cello class under Prof. Agata Jarecka. He continued his studies at Academy of Music in Poznan under Prof. Stanislaw Pokorski. Already as a student he took part in many auditions such as: all-Polish D. Danczowski Competition in Poznan, International Cello Players Competition in Lietzen (Austria) and W. Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw. He has improved his skills under the supervision of Zara Nelsowa, Victoria Yagling, Roman Jablonski and Jaap Ter Linden (baroque cello) and during Summer Music Academy in Zagan under S. Pokorski, K. Michalik and T. Wojciechowski. His chamber output bearded fruits in winning 2 nd prize at International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz, the participation in the 2 nd stage of J. Brahm International Competition in Poertsch (Austria) and the participation in J. Brahm International Chamber Music Competition in Gdansk. Currently he works as a lecturer at Academy of Music in Poznan and High School and Music College in Poznan. In 2002 he started studies at Universitat der Kunste in Berlin taking baroque cello classes under Phoebe Carrai and Markus Moellenbeck. At the same time he plays in the Academia dell'Arcadia orchestra that specializes in the performance of 17 th and 18th century music.

Flute

Laura Levai Aksin (Serbia)

Flute

Petar Popović (Serbia)

Petar Popović is a teaching assistant for flute at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and solo-flute of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade. He was a finalist of the 8th Saverino Gazzelloni International Flute Competition (2019), a semifinalist at the 7th Krakow International Flute Competition (2017), Laureate of the Petar Konjović International Flute Competition (EMCY) in Belgrade (2014), a semi-finalist of the Israel International Flute Competition (2013), and also two-times first prize winner of the Davorin Jenko International Flute Competition in Belgrade (2011, 2013). In 2018 he became a member of the organizational team of the International Forum for Flute and Piano in Luxembourg. He took part in Shanghai Spring Festival in China and also in several contemporary music festivals in Lucerne, such as: Akademie der zeitgenössischen Musik, Szenenwechsel, Exil als künstlerische Notwendigkeit and also Eine Frage der Zeit.

-->
Oboe

Kiss József (Germany)

Clarinet

Szatmári Zsolt

Graduated as a student of Béla Kovács from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1991. He won a scholarship to the orchestra of the Hungarian National Opera as 1st clarinet player. 1992-2000 principal clarinet at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since 1993 he has been professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. Since 2000 he has been principal clarinet and soloist of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. He has won several international and national competitions. Award:„Artist of the Year” 2002.

Saxophone

Oskar Laznik (Slovenia)

He began learning the saxophone in 1996 in the Hrastnik Music school with Prof. Vanjo Tomc. Between 2002 and 2006 he attended the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, where he successfully graduated from the class of Prof. Dejan Prešiček. He continued his studies with Prof. Matjaž Drevenšek at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he graduated with a special commendation in 2010. In 2012 Oskar completed his Masters degree with Prof. Daniel Gauthier at the Hochschule of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany.
He is the winner of numerous competitions: National competition for young musicians of the Republic of Slovenia (2004), International contest for young saxophonists in Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2003, 2007), European Competition for Young Saxophonists in Gap, France (2003, 2005), and was the finalist of the ”Hülsta Woodwinds 2011” competition in Münster, Germany. He was awarded the ”Škerjanec Award”, a highly acclaimed prize from the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, as well as the ”Prešeren award” from the Academy of Music, Ljubljana in 2008 for the performance of the Lars-Erik Larsson Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of Opera and Ballet, Ljubljana.
His repertoire includes both standard works for saxophone, as well as transcriptions of works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. He has performed at many festivals (Festival Ljubljana, International Festival of Contemporary Music Koper, Slowind Festival, Two Days & Two Nights of New Music Odessa, Lent Festival Maribor, Festival Echos, World Music Days) and numerous other venues in Slovenia and abroad, including Serbia, Germany, France, Latvia, Ukraine, Italy, Austria and the USA. As a soloist he shared the stage with orchestras Kammersymphonie Berlin, Symphony Orchestra of Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is devoting a lot of his time and attention to cooperation with composers and expanding the repertoire for saxophone. Many composers, i.e., Peter Šavli, Nina Šenk, Uroš Rojko, Matej Bonin and others, dedicated their works to him.
Since September 2012 he has worked as a professor of Saxophone at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Additionally, he holds masterclasses at various universities (Hartt School of Music Hartford, USA; Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Germany).

Saxophone

Puskás Levente

Clarinet and saxophone artist, graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1998. He followed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, and at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Dance de Montreuil. Winner of international competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Saxophone professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music, and the Egressy Music Secondary School, Budapest. Alto saxophonist of the Budapest Saxophone Quartet. He obtained doctoral degree at the Academy of Arts, Banska Bystrica in 2014. For his teaching activities got Artisjus Teacher Award in 2008.

Bassoon

Duffek Mihály jr.

Graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, then he studied at the Vienna Universität für Musik und Künste Darstellende. Prized at several national and international competitions. Awarded the Hara László jr. Prize, he was one of the winners of the Végh Sándor Competition organized by Budapest Festival Orchestra in 2009. He regurarly plays with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and founding member of the Corridor bassoon quartet. He gave concerts both soloist and as a chamber musician. He is the professor of University of Debrecen Faculty of Music since 2009.

French Horn

Kovalcsik András

Trumpet

Horváth Bence

Graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He followed postgraduate studies at Prof. Reinhold Friedrich in Karlsruhe (Germany) for two years. He has got several prizes both at national and international competitions. Since 1999 he has been solo trumpeter of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has been awarded the Fischer Annie Performers’ Prize. He was winner of Sándor Végh Competition of the Festival Orchestra in 2009. He has been professor of the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music since 2008.

Trombone

Káip Róbert

Graduated at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Since 1997 he has been principal trombone player of the Syphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio. He won 1st prize two times at the trombone compatition organised by Balog-Zilcz Trombone Foundation. He is a frequent guest performer of the Japanese Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. He was awarded with the Liszt Prize in 2002 and he has won several times the Artisjus Prize. Since 2005 he has been working with Corpus Trombone Quartet and has made several CD recordings.

Percussion

Markus Leoson (Germany)

Info: http://www.markusleoson.com/

Percussion

Szabó István

He was a member of the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1984 to 2003. He is a College Professor at the University of Debrecen Faculty of Music, from 2005 he is the Head of Department of Brass and Percussion Instruments. Since 2007 he teaches at the Jana Levoslav Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica. He is a member of international juries, he’s several students are winners of national and international competitions. He obtained doctoral degree (DLA) at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 2011.

Vocal

Bátori Éva

Éva Bátori graduated at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1988 and continued her studies at the Vienna State Opera Studio. From 1991 she was engaged by the Oper Leipzig, where she sung especially in Mozart's operas. From 1995 she sang with Cologne Opera. Her many roles with these companies include the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Mimì in Puccini’s Bohème, and the Princess in Busoni’s Doktor Faust. She made her U.S. opera debut at Seattle Opera in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca in 2001 and returned in 2004 in the title role of Puccini’s Fanciulla del West. She toured China with the Vienna State Opera and Japan with the Hungarian State Opera. In 2005 she recieved „Meritorious Artist” award. At this stage of her career singing premieres, Emil Petrovics composed his last opus for her. She is a professor of University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest and teaches in Vienna. She is a member of the Hungarian State Opera.

Musicality of Movement

Dezső Virág (Netherlands)

Practical lesson based on a physical approach to deepen music interpretation, to increase quality in stage/concert- and music theater performance. The program is focusing on training the musicians/composers/performers in body and spatial awareness, physical dialogue. We start from discovering and understanding the body and its musicality in relation to space, working on neutrality as a basis, articulation in all aspects and interaction. "musicalité de mouvement" is the core issue of contemporary mime and movement theater as further developed during the 24 years laboratory work of the Moving Academy for Performing Arts (MAPA-Amsterdam) and further designed as a study program for musicians in the Conservatory of Amsterdam by Virág Dezső. It includes all performing art qualities as clear focus, rhythm, energy and intensity, sensitivity and sensuality as well. This particular pedagogical program is based on training the musicians/composers/ performers in physical, spatial awareness, physical dialogue and feedback through individual, partner and group exercises. In an advanced level using instant composition as a challenge of recognizing the special qualities of the given moment and be able to make instant decision without any doubt relying on developed skills and trust. The final result shows vulnerable, playful musicians, able to surprise themselves and the spectator by a combination of preciseness and originality. www.musicalityofmovement.com

Piano artists contributing to the work of the Mastercourses

Vocal

Anducska Katalin

Violin

Boda Balázs

Oboe, Viola

Böszörményi Judit

Flute, French-Horn

Mogyorósi Éva

Clarinet, Bassoon, Trombone

Richter Edit

Violin, Cello

Sarkady Katalin

Vocal

Tonhaizerné Vojevogyina Olga

Trumpet, Saxophone

Váradi Judit

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra

Besides a number of individual mastercourses the talented young musicians can take part in an orchestral mastercourse with the leadership of Tamás Vásáry pianist and conductor, honorary citizen of Debrecen, awarded Kossuth Prize and Zoltán Bolyky assistant conductor. Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will perform public concerts. The first concert of the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra is the closing event of the Young Musicians' Summer Academy, which will be streamed, video recorded and photographed by the University of Debrecen.

Apply now!

Rehearsals will start on 5th August, where the program of the concerts will be studied, rehearsed and first performed on 17th August as the closing concert of the Young Musicians Summer Academy. The list of orchestra members will be posted on our website and Facebook page until 5th July, 2021.

Leading Conductor

Vásáry Tamás

Assistant Conductor

Bolyky Zoltán

Program

...coming soon

Following the rehearsal period the orchestra will go on a tour.

We look forward to applications for the following instruments:
violin, viola, cello, double-bass, flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, harp, timpani, percussion.

Concerts of the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra

...coming soon

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

Musical Evenings in the Great Forest

The audience can hear a colourful repertoire at the concert series of the Young Musicians' Summer Academy. Programs coming soon...

Apply now!

Age limit: 16 and over. We look forward to applications of highschool students, university and college students and young music teachers.

Apply now!

Organizing Board 2021

Péter Lakatos DLA

director

Judit Váradi PhD

artistic director

Kissné Batta Éva

permanent member of the organizing board

Éva Mogyorósi

permanent member of the organizing board

Balázs Simon

permanent member of the organizing board

Barbara Bódi-Végh

member of the organizing board

Ágnes Komor-Batta

member of the organizing board

Zsuzsa Pongor

member of the organizing board

Imre Tóth

technical crew

Downloads

Contact

University of Debrecen Faculty of Music
Young Musicians’ Summer Academy

Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 82.
+36 52/512-900/23811
+36 52/512-900/23833
ymsa.debrecen@gmail.com
/ymsa.debrecen

YMSA, Debrecen nagyobb térképen való megjelenítése