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The Harpa International Music Academy (HIMA) 2015 will be held from 6 – 17 June 2015 27/02/2015 (Fri)

Partnered with the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China, the HarpaInternationalMusicAcademywill be held in the Harpa – Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik. Other major partners include The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the City of Reykjavik, IcelandSymphony Orchestra,IcelandAcademy of the Arts, Reykjavik College of Music.

The HIMA program offers 12 days of intense chamber music coaching, private lessons, masterclasses, orchestra rehearsals, and Young Rising Star concert series. The HIMA offers instruction in violin, viola, cello and piano. 

The artistic director of the Menuhin Competition, distinguished pianist, Mr Gordon Back will demonstrate the art of collaboration in music with the 2014 Menuhin competition winners at the opening concert. Mr. Back will give masterclasses and workshops about the art of collaborative piano playing. In his masterclasses he will also talk to participants about how to prepare for a competition and discuss what juries are looking for.

The HIMA is pleased to announce this year's HIMA Young Artist: Rennosuke Fukuda fromJapan, 1st prize winner at the 2014 Menuhin Junior Competition. He will play solo in the opening recital and with the academy’s orchestra. As the young artist in residence he also will participate in masterclasses and the chamber music program. 

HIMA is happy to collaborate again with the Barratt Due Institute of Music inOslothis year.  In 2014, Mr. Stephan Barratt Due was on our faculty, and this year the HIMA welcomes Mr. Alf Kraggerud coming to teach with us. Five students from the Barratt Due Institute will receive a scholarship to participate in HIMA program and in return we will send the same number of students to the Valdres Sommersymfoni Music Festival. The HIMA is excited to continue the partnership with HIMA’s Norwegian friends and hope to do so for years to come.

HIMA will start a Junior Division Program this year, for students younger than 14 years old.  The program will be headed byIceland's foremost Suzuki violin teacher, Lilja Hjaltadóttir, who travels regularly acrossEuropeto train Suzuki teachers, give workshops and teach. She will be joined by noted Suzuki teacher Örnólfur Kristjánsson on cello. The HIMA welcomes them to the HIMA faculty and look forward to seeing the young students at this year's festival.

Lin Wei, artistic director of HIMA and daughter of Professor Lin Yao Ji, will give a lecture about her father's teaching method, which blended elements of the Russian violin school, Confucian philosophy and natural physics. 

The program fee for the HIMA is ISK 45,000, if there are any enquiries regarding travel arrangement, accommodation and visa etc, please email to Deadline to apply is 15 March 2015.

For more information about our international renowned faculty and to apply for HIMA 2015, please visit our website

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