Certainly we all are aware of the difficult situation in the world with COVID-19.
Considering that we do not have any clear prediction regarding travel regulations for the summer 2020 we had to come up with a difficult decision but to cancel Masterclasses series of the 2020 edition of the festival. However, we are happy to announce that we decided to adapt to the current situation and to have our masterclasses series online. All faculty artists are very enthusiastic about this opportunity and are looking forward to see all of you through the monitor.
We are extending our deadline for applications to June 15 and hope to receive many more applications. Please remember that the number of applicants is limited.
Once you receive the acceptance confirmation letter all technical specifications will be communicated to you. See the Festival updated guidelines on the master classes section of this website regarding tuition and other accommodations.
We are so much looking forward to seeing you in July wherever you may be!
In 2006 a group of young musicians, close friends, decided to make their summer home on the beautiful island of Hiiumaa, and to establish a music festival where artists could enjoy their holidays combined with music making. Over the past 15 years, the festival grew into an event of international acclaim, receiving the “Pearl of Culture Award,” one of the most prestigious awards in culture issued by the Estonian government.
Being part of the oldest island systems on the planet, Hiiumaa Island offers breathtaking landscapes and historic attractions to tourists from all over the world. Due to its particular geographic location, Hiiumaa represents a unique mix of Scandinavian, German and Russian cultures, being seen as a cultural and historic bridge between West and East.
Over the years, more than 40 concerts of the festival have taken place, in dozens of different venues across the Hiiumaa and other islands around Estonia, bringing music to traditional concert halls as well as to peculiar locations, including medieval churches, museums and nature.
In 2020 the Festival celebrates its 15th year with the addition of a Summer Academy. Designed to create a special atmosphere of learning and recreation, we bring students from three continents to excel in music under the guidance of renowned teachers and performers who represent the forefront of the musical stage.
We sincerely welcome our artists, students, partners and our regular audience to another exciting artistic journey, and encourage everybody who loves the arts and recognize its value in life to join our project and visit our extraordinary event, which will take place on Hiiumaa Island, Estonia, July 19th through 31st, 2020.
Dmitry Bulgakov | Alexander Kobrin
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