The Cellissimo Academy Masterclasses will be held this summer for the second time between 22nd August and 29th August 2021. The Masterclasses takes place in Budapest, a stunning city with a rich architectural and historical heritage. The master class is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities. I hope to offer much inspiration to our artists, students, and concertgoers with this new initiative. It has been a dream of mine to create a platform to make music together with young talented musicians from all over the world and to build new and lasting friendships. Musical education around the world focuses almost exclusively on technique and virtuosity. By exploring the philosophical, poetic, religious and social settings of individual compositions, the CELLISSIMO Academy strives to encourage the kind of musical performance in which the technique becomes the servant of imagination, of distilled emotion, and of concepts of order.
Peter Szabo, Founder and Artistic Director