SEASON 2023/24
JUNE 21-27

Irina Krasotina Chamber Music Summer School

Application deadline is June 7, 2024, 18:00
Yerevan, Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall

Master your Chamber Music technique with the Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory, Ph.D. in Art History, and a Master of Spanish Music in Yerevan.

Successful ensembles will have an opportunity to perform in Armenian regions.

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THE ACADEMY IS ORGANIZED BY THE PRIMAVERA FOUNDATION ARMENIA WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ARNO BABAJANYAN CONCERT HALL

DATES & VENUES

21 JUNE, Friday

11:00 – Professor Krasotina Educational
Videos Recording

Free entrance for the audience.
ADDRESS TBD

22-26 JUNE

10:00 – Chamber Music Summer School
10:00 – 13:00 Master classes
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Master classes

Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall,
2 Abovyan Street

27 JUNE, Friday

19:00 – CLOSING GALA CONCERT

Special Guest – AVETIS String Quartet: 
Anush Nikogosyan, violin 
Karmen Tosunyan, violin 
Hayk Ter-Hovhannisyan, viola 
Mikayel Navasardyan, cello
Arman Gushchyan (b. 1981)
Forever Is Composed of Nows for string quartet
Armenian Premier

FREE ENTRANCE

Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall,
2 Abovyan Street

The detailed schedule will be available on Primavera Foundation Armenia’s social media starting June 10, 2024. The entrance to all events for the audience is free.

ABOUT THE SUMMER SCHOOL

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Applications are collected through an open call, student selection, and ensemble formation.

During seven days of daily work with Professor Krasotina in the ensemble, you master the performance skills and work on the assigned piece, with the reporting concert at the end.

The learning journey for an active participant: 

  • Five days working with Irina Krasotina in an ensemble
  • Day of educational lectures from Irina Krasotina: Ensemble, Spanish Music
  • Reporting concert of the successful participants at the Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall, on 27 June 2024

A maximum of FIVE ensembles will be selected. Those applicants who are not selected as active participants will be able to come to the Summer School as an audience for free. 

Before filling in the application please make sure that you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum two recent non-edited videos (preferably from an orchestra)
  • A photo in JPG format (high resolution)

Successful applicants will be notified by email and phone, and announced on the Primavera Foundation Armenia social media profiles.

Check if you fit the criteria and apply!

ELIGIBILITY

Age 
From 12 to 22 y.o. 

Repertoire We accept all applications from all instruments if an applicant meets the requirements below. The number of places is limited. After the successful applicants’ announcement, Prof. Krasotina will form the ensembles for the summer school. 

The repertoire will be announced along with the successful applicants’ announcements and the score for every ensemble will be provided by the Primavera Foundation.   

Application Procedure
Before submitting your application, please ensure you have the following at your disposal:

1. Contact details of your teacher.
2. An open-to-everyone link of your recent performance on any social media platform, such as YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
3. Copy of the passport/birth certificate. 

Successful applicants will be notified by email and announced on the Primavera Foundation Armenia social media profiles on June 10, 2024.

SCHEDULE

7 June, Friday Applications Deadline (by 18:00 Yerevan time)
10 June, MondayActive participants Announcement
21 June, FridayOpen Educational Videos Recording
22-26 JuneChamber Music Summer School
27 June, ThursdayChamber Music Summer School Final Concert – FREE ENTRANCE

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By applying you accept and agree with the Summer School Terms and Conditions and give permission to proceed, store and use the personal information, photos and videos for the technical documentation, official website, and social media announcements.

  1. The application is free for Armenian citizens. If you hold any other nationality, the application fee is a donation of $30 to the Primavera Foundation Armenian. The donation must be made via our website form, and donation confirmation must be provided along with the application. 
  2. All musicians born in 2012 or later may apply for the summer school.
  3. Applicants must be fluent in English/Russian and Armenian (mother tongue).
  4. Every applicant must submit along with the application:
    1. Contact details of the teacher.
    2. Open-to-everyone link of your recent performance on any social media platform, such as YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
    3. Copy of the passport/birth certificate. 
  5. The Summer School is run in person. All successful applicants shall arrange their travel and cover their travel expenses to the Summer School venue and back home, as well as accommodation costs (if applicable). 
  6. The Summer School organizing committee reserves the right to use participants’ photos and video materials. After the  Summer School, all submitted video materials and results will be published on the Primavera Foundation Armenia website. 
  7. The  Summer School organizing committee accepts only applications submitted using the Primavera Foundation Armenia website form by June 7, 2024, by 18:00.

COSTS

Application fee: FREE for Armenian citizens. The application fee for non-Armenian citizens is $30.

Travel expenses: The successful applicants independently cover their travel expenses and accommodation costs. The Primavera Foundation Armenia is not responsible for any costs associated with this journey.

HOW TO PAY AN APPLICATION FEE:

  1. GO TO THE “SUPPORT US” PAGE.
  2. ENTER THE AMOUNT: APPLICATION FEE $30 AND YOUR CARD DETAILS
  3. ADD TO THE COMMENT SECTION: “(NAME SURNAME), Irina Krasotina Chamber Music Summer School”
  4. Or use our bank details to transfer via wire transfer

ABOUT PROFESSOR IRINA KRASOTINA

IRINA KRASOTINA

Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory, Ph.D. in Art History, a Master of Spanish Music

Ms. Krasotina felt her passion for classical music when she was six and started her piano studies at seven. Her international performing career was launched after numerous Russian and international piano competitions. She was a laureate of international competitions in Italy (Senigallia, 1992; Ragusa, 1993; Trani, 1997), E. Granados Barcelona International Competition (Spain, 2001), A. Roussel Sofia International Competition (Bulgaria, 1996), D. Lipatti Bucharest International Competition (Romania, 1997) among the others. In many of those, she later served as a jury member.

Irina Krasotina holds the Professor position at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and a Ph.D. in Art History. She is the Head of the Ensemble Department at Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical Pedagogical Institute. Ms. Krasotina also received a Master of Spanish Music degree from the Marshall Academy (Barcelona), a class of the legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha.

Among her recent projects are the publication of her new “Issues of Ensemble Performance” monography as long as the launch, together with Mr. Vasily Pasetchnik, the new Ensemble chamber music project where she also holds the Artistic Director position. The Ensemble project explores the history of cultural connections between European countries through chamber music. It aims to reveal fascinating historical details supported by academic research and to offer insights into the mutual inspiration that contributed significantly to the development of chamber music.

Irina Krasotina regularly performs recitals in Russia and abroad. She collaborated with conductor Felix Korobov, as well as with Evgeny Petrov (clarinet), Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (violin), Alexander Ramm (cello), Artyom Dervoed (classical guitar), Stanislav Davydov (horn), Philipp Nodel (oboe), to mention a few.

Ms. Krasotina has been teaching since 2003. Her students are the laureates and winners of the prestigious International Chamber Ensemble Competitions in Russia, Spain, and the UK. She is also the author of 18 tutorials and treatises focused on ensemble performance studies, Spanish music, “Chamber Ensemble” discipline educational programs, and publications based on her Enrique Granados. Piano Heritage dissertation. She is a speaker and an organizer of several international conferences dedicated to Spanish music and modern music education in Russia and abroad issues.

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