Brass Academy Alicante will open a subsidiary in Valencia (Spain)

2017-03-02

The Brass Academy Alicante (BAA) is a private center that has been offering beginning lessons for brass musicians at the highest level for eight years. The impeccable record of professional success of their students has turned them into an academy in which many want to attend (many of the students are not only from Spain, but from other countries as well).

For the next academic year 2017-2018, the BAA will open a subsidiary headquarter in Valencia, specifically in the municipality of Quart de Poblet — just 10 minutes from Valencia Airport and 15 minutes from downtown — at the headquarters of the Artistic-Musical Society La Unió.

This new venue will join the one already held in the city of Alicante, and will contain 8 meeting within a two day window (with a ceiling of 12 students maximum per specialty). The main professor is Rudolf Korp (ex principal of the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Vienna, Austria) and the invited professor Martin Angerer (principal of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Germany).

Deadline for Alicante and Valencia

The enrollment period for the 2017-2018 course at the BAA is open at both locations in Alicante and Valencia.

Registration for Alicante is € 3,000 per year, although it is possible to apply for a BAA scholarship which reduces the price by half, € 1,500 (the age limit for obtaining the scholarship is 26 years of age). In the case of Valencia, the price of the registration is € 1,200 per year.

Enrollment auditions are done in person, on April 9, 2017, although it is also possible to audition via video on YouTube.

Brass Academy Alicante

The founders of the BAA, Rudolf Korp and Nury Guarnaschelli, have respectively held soloist positions of the Tonkünstler Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Austria), and founders of key chamber ensembles. After a long and successful career on the international stage, having been led by many of the greatest directors such as Karajan, Abbado, Mutti, Janson and Solti, they decided to use their vast professional experience in teaching by establishing as a base of operations in the area of ​​Alicante, Spain in 2008.

The curriculum designed by Rudolf and Nury for their BAA is career-oriented. All the teachers at the center — in all the specialties: trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba and euphonium — are musicians of ample orchestral and soloistic trajectory.

The academy also maintains collaboration agreements with other institutions such as the Reina Sofía Higher School of Music in Madrid, whose orchestra sends brass students to gain experience under the direction of masters such as Mena, Heras Casado, Mehta, López Cobos and Nagy.

Similarly, with its Masterclass program, each year brings soloists from the best orchestras in the world to Alicante — last year invited those of the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony and Bavarian Radio Symphony — who offer students new technical and stylistic perspectives, thus complementing regular lessons.

Similarly, with its Masterclass program, each year brings soloists from the best orchestras in the world to Alicante — last year invited those of the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony and Bavarian Radio Symphony — who offer students new technical and stylistic perspectives, thus complementing regular lessons.

The result of all this is evident as many of the BAA students already have positions in important orchestras inside and outside of Spain (Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Barcelona’s Liceo Theater and OBC in Spain; Norwegian National Opera; Helsinki Philharmonic and Finnish Opera; Stuttgart Philharmonic and Kiel Theater in Germany; Dunshan Wind Orchestra in China; Malta Philharmonic; National Symphony of Paraguay) and in bands like the one of Palma de Mallorca and the one of Alicante. They are also regularly selected by such well-known young orchestras as the Gustav Mahler founded by Claudio Abbado, the EUYO (European Youth Orchestra) whose members include Sir Colin Davis and Bernard Haitink, St. Cecilia of Rome, Jeunesses Musicales, Academy of Suisse Romande, the Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier festivals, as well as the Spanish JONDE, JORCAM, JOSCAN and Daniel Barenboim West-Eastern Divan Orchestra projects, among many others.

There is no doubt that the high placements earned by its students in all these years endorses the quality and effectiveness of BAA's pedagogical plan, a plan that alternates the study with artistic practice.

We recommend you take a look at the information for the Summer Brass Festival Alicante — the festival that organizes every year the in the summer. As a Premium member of Trumpetland you will save 10% on registration!

Brass Academy Alicante

Alicante headquarters
C/ Matanzas, 5
03005 Alicante (Spain)
P: (+34) 865 521 700
P: (+34) 685 551 049

Ana Holguera (secretary)
office@brassacademy.com

Brass Academy Alicante

Valencia headquarters
C/ Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, 36
46930 Quart de Poblet, Valencia (Spain)
P: (+34) 655 897 110

Javier Pardos (coordinator in Valencia)
direccionlescola@gmail.com

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