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Samobor, CROATIA, 19 – 31 August 2017

Dear visitors,

Thanks to its previous concept with plenty of cultural events since 2011 up to now, Youngmasters has established itself as the most attractive summer school in this area. Proven interesting to students from many different countries, it brings together lecturers and young musicians of international repute. Besides the sounds of guitar, clarinet and violin, cello and piano will also resound through Samobor at the end of August. And all of that under the artistic leadership of brilliant Viennese artists – Nataša Veljković and Tobias Stosiek. For the first time up to now besides clarinet another wind instrument will be included. We are particularly proud that  saxophone masterclass will be led by Lovro Merčep, our citizen. Despite the fact that he is only in his mid-twenties, he has gained an international reputation as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Finally, we must point out that our lecturers’ team will also be joined by Lorenzo Micheli from Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana di Lugano,  an undisputed guitar expert, artist, educator and musical researcher. 

The diversity of Youngmasters lays not only in the choice of instruments, but also in the expert, artistic and educational facilities offered to the participants and their teachers. In addition to the existing methods of teaching, such as individual lessons, chamber and orchestral music, in this season we offer less demanded program named Summer orchestras. The students of guitar, cello and violin who primarily like this form of musical creativity could participate in guitar or string orchestras without necessarily being active participants at any other course or masterclass. Furthermore, we remind you that Youngmasters offers the opportunity to discover new acoustics and inspiring venues. Besides the “short form” concerts with prominent musical artists in the festival’s part of Youngmasters, the students will enjoy in the recital of the winner of Youngmasters Excellent Concert.  This abundance of cultural events will be offered to the young musicians, making their sojourn in Samobor completely fulfilled. Eventually, through the final performances, each student themselves will take part in this festival of music celebration.