Young Musical Talents Meet the Pros at Ayvalık

The Ayvalık International Music Academy (AIMA) offers summer master classes for talented young musicians.

This year’s Academy kicks off with a ‘Violin and Viola Masterclass’ and a ‘Singing and Opera Masterclass’ under the direction of world-famous soprano Leontina Vaduva, to be followed by a ‘Cello Masterclass’ under the direction of Cologne Conservatory Professor Klaus Kanngiesser and a ‘Piano Masterclass’ focusing on interpreting Chopin under the direction of İdil Biret.

Three new names have been added to the instructors teaching at AIMA this year: violin virtuoso Pierre Amoyal, who has the distinction of being ‘the youngest professor of all time’ to be appointed to the Paris Conservatory; cellist Klaus Kanngiesser, a professor at Germany’s Cologne Conservatory; and Yuko Amoyal, solo violist with the Camerata de Lausanne. All will be teaching at AIMA for the first time.