The Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (A.K.S.S) launches an International Summer Music Academy, that will be held annually in the cosmopolitan island of Spetses, this year starting on the 16th of July. The Music Academy provides an educational platform for musical encounters, where young musicians across the globe can attend master classes by internationally renowned professors/ musicians in the luxurious facilities of the historical School of Spetses and its beautiful surrounding landscape. More than half of the admissions have already been filled by musicians / students from France, Switzerland, Brazil, USA, Cyprus, Israel, Serbia and Greece.. Last date for admissions is June 20 at www.maakss.com/admissions.
Starting date: July 16 with the opening concert of the teachers
Duration: 10 days [July 16 to 25]
Last Call: for admissions 20th of June
The International Music Academy of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (M.A.A.K.S.S) will launch on Saturday July1 6th, with the inaugural concert of its teachers, and masterclasses will follow for ten days. With the establishment of this ten-day International Academy, M.A.A.K.S.S aims to inspire the local community and the wider region to share the artistic vision (that of the Academy) that will promote the historic island, but also Greece, internationally.
In 2022 the Music Academy schedules master classes for Voice, Violin, Violoncello, Flute and Trombone. The premises of the school, naturally befitted with an exceptional heritage, will offer an ideal surrounding for the unique Music Academy in Greece.
MAAKSS will organize musical activities for the children of Spetses for free. Children from 6 to 12 will have the opportunity to attend music lessons (regardless of music knowledge). In addition the older children of the island will have the opportunity to attend the masterclasses for free.
Voice • MARCIN HABELA | www.hesge.ch/hem/annuaire/marcin-habela Prof. Geneva University of Music CH
Violin • BARTEK NIZIOL | www.bartekniziol.com Prof. Bern University of the Arts CH
Violoncello • DENIS SEVERIN | www.denisseverin.com
Prof. Geneva University of Music CH / Prof. Bern University of Arts CH
Flute • NATALIA GERAKIS | www.nataliagerakis.com
Prof. Athens Conservatoire GR / Lecturer State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart GER
Trombone • JAMIE WILLIAMS | www.jamiewilliams.de Prof. University for Music and Theater Rostock GER
It is important to highlight that due to the considerable efforts of the Academy’s professor Jamie Wiiliams; the student of MAAKSS in 2021 Christos Nikiforos was admitted to the Rostock University (Hochschule fur Musik und Theater) in Germany in the prestigious trombone class.
About the Master Classes
The Master Classes are open to young professionals and music students who are seeking to expand their performance experiences through creative personal growth. Active Participants will have the opportunity to get lessons with renowned professors, to perform with other talented musicians, to rehearse and give concerts in the beautiful surroundings of AKSS.The classes will include daily warm up, individual lessons, as well as group lessons on technical issues for the instrument/ voice.
Young Musicians Concerts
During the duration of the Academy, the participants in the Master Classes will have the opportunity to perform a series of concerts which will be held in the emblematic ancient theater which belongs to the Anargyrio and Korgialenio School, as well as in many other historical venues of the island.
Venue/Access to the Academy
Lessons take place at the historical Anargyrios and Korgialenios School (A.K.S.S.) an ideal location for M.A.A.K.S.S concerts. Located only 179 km from Athens, Spetses Island is easily accessible by bus or by ferry/high-speed hydrofoil from the port of Piraeus (appr. 2 hours). The unique premises of A.K.S.S. offer an ideal surrounding for a music academy. No private automobiles are allowed on the island within the town limits. The most common modes of transport are walking, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, motorcycles, taxi and water taxis. The island is covered with pines and is famous for its clear waters. Further information: www.akss.gr | + 30 210 3613751
Participation fee / Registration deadline
€ 690 until June 20, 2022
(includes course fee, piano accompaniment, lodging, half board and a non-refundable registration fee of 200 €)
The amount includes tuition, accommodation with half board for 10 days, free piano accompaniment and a registration fee of 200 €
. Travel expenses are not included
How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted to the Academy at www.maakss.com/admissions . After having completed and sent the electronic form, the Academy will contact participants and direct them to the rest of the registration process. In order to evaluate the admission of the participant, a video recording excerpt of their choice is required upon inscription.
Petros Petrakopoulos – President of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses
Leni Konialidi – Head of the Music Academy of Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses
Dr George Kostelenos, Vice- President of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses
Leontios Portokalakis- Member of the Foundation, Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses
Zoi Papadaki- Director of the Foundation Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses
A.K.S.S. Foundation – Administrative Offices, 39 Akadimias Street, 10672 Athens GR
tel.: +30 210 3613751 | e. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | website: www.maakss.com
The Music Academy of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses complies with all safety measures and regulations against the spread of COVID19.
Director of Publicity: Aris Asproulis
Photos by: Αnnita Spithakis, Stratos Yannatsis