Sibelius Summer Academy invites you to follow world class woodwind teaching

The international Woodwind Course, organized in June, will bring a hundred young woodwind students from around the world to the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts. The audience is welcome to follow the teaching in the Helsinki Music Center on 1-7 June 2016.

The course participants are taught by musicians from the world's top orchestras. During the event, artists from some of the world's best orchestras will be teaching alongside with Sibelius Academy’s own faculty members. Woodwind masters invited to teach are flautists Emily Beynon (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and Sophie Cherrier (Ensemble intercontemporain), oboist Dominik Wollenweber (Berlin Philharmonic), clarinetists Calogero Palermo (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), saxophonists Claude Delangle (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris) and bassoonist Dag Jensen (Norwegian Academy of Music, Performing Arts Munich).

The woodwind week also offers a spectacular setting of concerts at the Helsinki Music Center and other facilities. Detailed timetables and info about teh concerts and tuition can be found on the University of the Arts Helsinki's event calendar. 

Professor Harri Mäki of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts has been the artistic director and responsible teacher for the event.

- In addition to teaching their instruments, the Concertgebouw's artists bring along also the tradition of their ensemble culture. They come from many different countries, even from different continents, but have developed an exceptionally sophisticated ensemble sound. From this our course participants can learn a lot! This collaboration will continue after the Sibelius Summer Academy in our university’s everyday life for more than one semester, Mäki rejoices.

Sibelius Summer Academy is a new international summer school at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, with courses by recognized artists and teachers from both the Sibelius Academy and the world. Courses can be attended by both Academy students and external applicants. Sibelius Summer Academy will be implemented for the first time in the summer of 2019. The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, as well as the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, have supported the summer school.

More about Sibelius Summer Academy's Woodwind course and concerts:
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Producer Pauli Raitakari,