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Welcome to the fourth edition of
ISA Allegra 2017

13.07.2017 – 24.07.2017

It is essential for every young musician to meet experienced renowned professionals and fellow musicians, and get inspiration by new ideas and inputs. Furthermore, it is vital to make as many own experiences as possible, whether as a conductor, a soloist, or a chamber group partner. The objective of the International Summer Academy Allegra is to provide training with internationally acclaimed faculty, facilitate the collaboration among the participants of all masterclasses, and offer performance opportunities.

In an intense week of lessons and rehearsals, students sharpen their skills in every aspect of their craft. In addition to working with the choir, Allegra participants in the Choral Conducting course receive individual sessions with video analysis and share experiences at group sessions. Violin and clarinet players receive lessons not only on solo repertoire but also on orchestra excerpts. Piano and guitar players focus on improving their technique and interpretation in individual and group sessions. All masterclasses end with a formal final recital.

ISA Allegra takes place in the beautiful city of Ruse that has a long history and vast cultural traditions. Ruse is often called the Little Vienna due its architecture and style. All participants are accommodated in a centrally located hotel in a close proximity to all the performance and rehearsal venues.

What the students say about us:
“This has been a truly fantastic summer and I have loved every moment of my time in Ruse” – (K. B., USA – Orchestra Conducting, 2016.)
“I am very satisfied, learned a lot and i think, i want to come back next Year! – (J. Z., Germany – Orchestra Conducting, 2016.)
“…hats off to you for the wonderful and professional organization of a very serious event…. I do not think there is another summer musical academy/festival in Bulgaria on such a large scale and with such serious international participation” – (S. V., Bulgaria – Choral Conducting, 2016.)
“I am really thankful that I had the chance to meet all of these beautiful people. I learned a lot from this masterclass and I believe it changed my clarinet career.” – (I.Y., Turkey – Clarinet, 2016.)
“I had a wonderful time, learned so much, got to hear great music, and met many wonderful, inspiring musicians. Thank you so much for making this possible and for all of your efforts.” (R. E., Jordan – Piano, 2015.)