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Keshet Eilon String Summer Mastercourse

The Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse, a three-week program for young violinists, violists and cellists from Israel and the rest of the world, offering personal instruction by distinguished teachers, masterclasses, innovative workshops, opportunities to perform as soloists and as chamber music players in concerts, and a unique archery sports program for string instrumentalists. The Mastercourse is attended each summer by some 50-60 outstanding string students from all parts of the world, many of whom are prizewinners of international competitions. Approximately 1,400 alumni of Keshet Eilon throughout the world have won the world’s most important musical competitions and have embarked upon magnificent careers as soloists; others lead renowned orchestras. Most of them 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.

2021 International String Summer Mastercourse at Keshet Eilon

The Keshet Eilon Virtual The Keshet Eilon Hybrid Mastercourse will be held worldwide, from July 25 to August 12, 2021.

The Mastercourse will take place in a Virtual format for all accepted students during July 25 to August 12, 2021. During August 1 to 12 we will conduct simultaneously a Mastercourse in an In-person format at the Keshet Eilon music center in Israel. Considering the strict covid-19 regulations in Israel, only a limited number of students who can meet these regulations will take part in the in-person Mastercourse.

Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse 2021
Summer 2021 Faculty
Violin:
Viola:
Cello:

Course dates:
July 25 – August 12, 2021

Deadline for applications:
March 15, 2021

Teacher recommendations deadline:
March 28, 2021

Changes to repertoire list:
June 25, 2021

Age limit for candidates aged 16 and more: 16 to 26
Suitable accepted candidates under 16 will need to be accompanied by a guardian (Parent, etc.). Applicants in this category have the option to choose whether to attend the course in full or only half of it. Please note there’s a limited number of vacancies for this category.

All participants are required to attend the virtual/in-person courses in full, namely from Sunday, July 25, 2021, until their conclusion, after the final concert and graduation ceremony, to be held in live and virtual format for all students worldwide, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Note: All participants in the in-person course will depart on Thursday, August 12, 2021, in the morning by a shuttle to Nahariya.

Course Registration and Tuition fees:

$150 registration fee will be paid directly through the SLIDEROOM website – the registration form must be attached. This non-refundable amount – applies to all registrants without exception.

  • Tuition fee for participation in the Virtual Mastercourse is $200, which covers virtual individual lessons, masterclasses, lectures, concerts and enrichment activities.
  • Tuition fee for participation in the Hybrid Mastercourse is $1,000, which covers participation in the virtual part of the Mastercourse and accommodation, full board, individual live lessons, masterclasses, concerts and social activities.

Payments of the tuition fee are accepted also in US Dollars, 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 Sahar Worth
P.O. Box 1006
Kibbutz Eilon
Western Galilee 2284500
Israel

Guidelines for the Hybrid Mastercourse participants:

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.

Transportation to Eilon:  For the Hybrid Mastercourse participants we offer transportation to Kibbutz Eilon from the train station in Nahariya. Further details later on.

Transportation from Eilon at the end of the course:  On Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 9:00 AM, a shuttle will depart from Eilon to the train station in Nahariya.

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.

Submit your application online via SlideRoom HERE

The Application must include:

$150 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 should be send directly to [email protected]

Keshet Eilon is planning some exciting events for the 2021 Summer Mastercourse – see detailed schedule attached
Violin and Bow making Atelier

The atelier for violin and bow makers is an open studio in which the students of the summer course and their instructors can observe the craftsmen at work. The atelier team includes violin makers Adam Korman (Israel) and the bow maker Daniel Schmidt (Germany). They perform basic repairs on the instruments of students and teachers, and advise them on how best to treat and maintain them.

The Atelier will be open this summer during Aug. 6 to Aug. 11 (included). Our violin expert Adam Korman will be available in the atelier to assist the participant with their instruments.

Archery and the art of violin playing

This sporting activity was adopted by Keshet Eilon at the initiative of our veteran violin maker Amnon Weinstein, who is one of its founders. The training is based on the overlap between violin playing and archery with regard to posture while executing the action and the use of the same set of muscles, as well as the degree of concentration and coordination required in both activities. Archery training, in which all students on the course participate, enhances their playing skills, strengthens their concentration, and helps them to acquire the habit of persistence and the ability to ignore all surrounding distraction. In addition to all these, the activity offers a respite from the routine of intensive violin practice. The training is conducted by skilled instructors, Eyal Naveh and Fima Khayutin, from Israel and from other countries around the world.

This summer the archery training will take place from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10 (included), led by coach Eyal Naveh.

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