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The 2023 Ševčík Academy will take place from 6 to 18 August in Horažďovice, Czech Republic. The academy is named after Otakar Ševčík, the well-known string teacher who taught at major European and American schools in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, responsible for his sophisticated and comprehensive playing method.
’It’s really inspiring to see students who are motivated to learn, to practise, to push themselves and are really open to everything that teachers are saying to them,’ says violist Allan Nilles, one of the tutors at this year’s academy.
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Other string tutors include violinists Josef Špaček, Jan Fišer, and Diana Nováková; violists Jiří Kabát and Nilles; cellists Tomáš Jamník and Petra Malíšková; and double bassists Tomáš Karpíšek and Wies de Boevé.
Applications for this year’s academy are now open, ’during which you’ll meet up with extraordinary musicians, get the opportunity to learn more about Otakar Ševčík, the “father of modern string pedagogy” and, together with the other participants, experience unforgettable moments in magnificent venues.’
More information can be found at sevcikacademy.cz/en. Prospective participants are invited to apply at sevcikacademy.cz/en/prihlaska by 15 May 2023.
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