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Violin and String Summer Mastercourse2019-01-31T17:21:03+00:00

Keshet Eilon Violin and String Summer Mastercourse

The Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse, a three-week program for violin and string students from Israel and the rest of the world, offering personal instruction by distinguished teachers, masterclasses, innovative workshops, opportunities to perform as soloists in concerts, and a unique archery sports program for string instrumentalists. The Mastercourse is attended each summer by some 50-60 outstanding young violinists, violists and cellists from all parts of the world, many of whom are prizewinners of international competitions. Approximately 1,250 alumni of Keshet Eilon throughout the world continue to keep in touch with the Music Center and help promote it. During the International Mastercourses, all activities, including individual lessons and masterclasses, are open to the public at no charge. The concerts held every evening in the Bar-Uryan Concert Hall require a modest fee earmarked for covering maintenance expenses.

Here you’ll find the publicity poster of the Keshet Eilon 2019 International Violin and String Summer Mastercourse.
Please feel free to download it to display it in your institution or teaching room in a prominent place.
Please note that applications for the course must be received by February 28.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.

Music lovers, Galilee residents, dear friends,
Here we are again this summer amidst waving flags, the sounds of strings and a medley of languages that transform Western Galilee’s Kibbutz Eilon into an effervescent and exciting international center that hosts large numbers of musicians from all over the world for three weeks of top-quality music-making.

Side by side with the regular course activities, which include personal classes, masterclasses, chamber music performances, Olympic archery instruction and nightly concerts, we shall focus on two main themes:
Firstly: The legacy of the great Polish-Jewish violinist Henryk Szeryng, on the 100th anniversary of his birth
Secondly: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel and the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Kibbutz Eilon.

The programs, all of which are open to the public, begin on July 23 and end on August 8 (inclusive). All programs are free of charge, with the exception of the evening concerts in the Bar-Uryan Concert Hall, for which tickets are priced at 70 shekels to cover costs.

You are invited to come to Eilon in the Western Galilee and enjoy an exciting musical experience in an international ambiance!

Lehitraot,
Rami Shalmor, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Gilad Sheba, Nitza Avidan

Download the full list of events in Hebrew here

The list of events in English will be posted here soon.

Course dates:
July 21-August 8, 2019

Deadline for applications:
February 28th

Teacher recommendations:
Due in by March 30th

Changes to repertoire list:
Due in by June 30th (changes will not be accepted after that)

Course Registration and Tuition fees:
NIS 500 non-refundable registration fee to cover the costs of application assessment should be submitted together with the application form.
This fee is applicable to all applicants with no exceptions

NIS 12,000 tuition fee covers 19 days’ accommodation, meals and snacks, all instruction, and organized outings.
This fee is applicable to all accepted applicants.

Payments are accepted also in US$ GBP and Euro the amounts are subject to exchange rates on the day of payment.

Forms of payment:
Bank transfer:
Please mark in transfer remarks – Tuition fee and your name.
Bank HaPoalim, Nahariya branch (716), account no. 28346
Keshet Eilon, registered NPO no. 58-018-637-7.
Swift Code – Poalilit / IBAN IL 96-0127-1600-0000-0028346

Paypal:
to submit your payment via Paypal Follow this link

Credit Card:
All major credit cards are accepted.

Check:
Make check payable to Keshet Eilon Reg. Org.
and mail it to –
Keshet Eilon Music Center
c/o Marcela Barkai
P.O. Box 1006
Kibbutz Eilon
Western Galilee 2284500
Israel

Scholarships
Scholarships of various amounts are available for outstanding violinists, violists and cellists in need of assistance in order to take part in the Mastercourse. To attain a scholarship, applicants must first complete the registration procedure, including filling in the Application Form in full, submitting a written request for scholarship aid (you can download the form here) accompanied by necessary financial documentation (salary slips and a financial declaration), and an audition. Only after we receive the application materials and hear the audition will scholarship eligibility and the amount to be awarded be decided.

Insurance for health, instrument, and personal belongings/equipment:
Each participant must submit a “Release from Responsibility” form, signed by their instrument insurer, together with the student’s confirmation of participation in the Mastercourse. This form will be sent together with the letter of acceptance to the Mastercourse. All insurance must be prepaid, and copies of the contracts must be submitted to Keshet Eilon upon arrival at the Mastercourse.

Cancellations
Should an applicant have to cancel his/her participation in the course for any personal or other reason, a cancellation charge of NIS 4,500 will be debited from the total tuition fee, pending receipt of notification of the cancellation no later than June 30th. There will be no refunds of any kind after June 30th, except for a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board only will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.

Participants must arrive at Kibbutz Eilon on Sunday, July 21, 2019, and remain until the end of the Gala concert in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night Aug. 7th.

Transportation to Eilon: Participants traveling from Ben-Gurion Airport to Eilon are advised to take the train at the airport to the town of Nahariya, the closest town to Eilon (and the last stop of the train). Transportation from there to the kibbutz will be provided. The train schedule will be forwarded to you in accordance with your flight itinerary.

Transportation to the airport: Transportation will be provided to the airport immediately after the Gala Concert for Participants flying home on August 8th.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE MASTERCOURSE IN FULL

The Keshet Eilon Music Center is administered by a registered non-profit organization. Its funding is based on support by foundations, organizations and private individuals.

Applications are submitted via EMBARK applications site –

Please fill in your application form here

The Application must include:
NIS 500 Non-refundable reg. fee
Audition recordings – 2 contrasting pieces (can be a movement of each piece) –  in form of youtube link or video file (mpg, avi etc)
CV written in a story format and not to exceed 150 words (Sample CV format)
A head-shot/half body color high resolution photograph – (this will be used for the students board and publicity purposes)
Financial Assistance Form (download form here) if applicable and supporting documents

Summer 2019 Faculty
Violin:
Viola:
Cello:
Distinguished Guest Artists:
Piano:
Violin- and Bow-making Atelier:
Archery:
Violin- and Bow making Atelier

This open workshop gives students and teachers a rare opportunity to observe and follow the art of violin- and bow-making while discussing the art with Violin Maker and Restorers Adam Korman (Israel) and Yoav Finckelstein (Israel)  and Master Bow-maker Daniel Schmidt (Germany). The atelier provides all essential repair work and care of participants’ instruments. It specializes in sound arrangements and improving instrument play-ability.

Archery and the art of violin playing

This unique program was created especially for Keshet Eilon. It was initiated by master violin-maker Amnon Weinstein, one of the founders of the Mastercourse, who, together with professional archery coaches, discovered a striking similarity between violinists and archers in terms of coordination, posture, and the use of certain muscle groups: hence, violinists achieve remarkable results in archery. The connection between the two disciplines continues to prove itself consistently. Archery practice, besides providing an exciting form of recreation, assists the violinists in their playing, as it encourages perseverance and enhances the ability to concentrate, focus and ignore background interruptions.
Today all Mastercourse participants are taught archery. They are trained by professional coaches and practice every day. The project is implemented with the cooperation of volunteers from a variety of archery clubs in Israel.

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