Owing to the corona virus pandemic, the Finnish Government decided to prohibit events involving more than 500 people in Finland until July 31st. This means that there will be no chamber music and music courses this summer at Kuhmo. The festival planned for this year is postponed until 2021. The new dates are July 11th – 24th.
The music courses at Kuhmo have been part of the summer programme for those studying to become music professionals as well as active enthusiasts for half a century now. The courses in conjunction with the Chamber Music Festival represent an event that is unique in the worldwide context, one in which learning is a comprehensive process. Besides the private lessons and rehearsals, students will experience the enjoyment of many unforgettable concerts performed by top artists, the same players who also make up the core teaching staff on the music courses. Attendance at the masterclasses is also a useful and rewarding exercise.
Chamber music workshops will once again take place this year (there were none last year). These are an opportunity for students to practise and perform works together with the artists. The workshops are an excellent way to develop musical skills, as, at the point where conventional study ends, joint music-making naturally continues.
Because teachers at Kuhmo can take a maximum of two pupils, applicants for courses should mention the names of all the teachers they are interested in, as some of them are very popular choices.
Fortunately, though, there are enough brilliant teachers at Kuhmo to go round.
Welcome all you music students who want to study in an enjoyable international environment and make use of what Kuhmo has to offer each summer!
Course Artistic Director