Prof. Yair Kless • Violin • Royal Northern College of Music Manchester

Course Details

Course Dates
May 21st, 2018 – May 26th, 2018

Course Fee
599 EUR

Location
BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 |  Germany

 Application form

Born in Israel, Yair Kless began playing the violin at the early age. He graduated from Tel Aviv Music Academy, under the tutelage of Israel Amidan. Following a recommendation from Nathan Milstein, Yair moved to Brussels to study with Prof. Andre Gertler in the Royal conservatory and Chapelle- Musicale Reine-Elizabeth, graduating with the highest distinction in both instrumental and chamber music.

Yair quickly became a well known soloist performer and chamber player. His vast repertoire ranges from Baroque to Modern, including premieres of works, some of which were written especially for or dedicated to him.

Yair was one of the founders and first violinist of the Sol-La-Re string quartet, recording among others, major works by Israeli composers. He was a member of the "Israeli Baroque Players" which toured extensively around the world, such as participating at the prestigious Salzburg Festival. Other ensembles and groups include the "Tel-Aviv piano quartet", USA based "New Art Trio", Modus Trio, Modus Ensemble and many international projects and festivals. He enjoys collaborating with his son Eyal, in Duo violin repertoire.​

Yair has performed the majority of sonata repertoire, collaborating with outstanding musical partners, such as Nadia Reisenberg, Pnina Salzman, Shoshana Rudiakov, Arie Vardi, Victor Derevianko, Frank Wibout, Victor Yampolski and Pascal Sigrist.​

Apart from chamber music activities, Yair holds a career as soloist, having more than 30 violin concertos in his repertoire.

As one of the most prominent teachers in the world today, many of Yair's students have reached successful solo and chamber careers, winning prizes in the competitions and holding key teaching and performing positions.

Yair annually participates in many prestigious festivals, conducts master classes, and often invited to be a part of the jury panels of many international competitions.

Yair Kless sees great importance in educating and developing future violin teachers. He has initiated, created, and run for the last few decades a Tel Aviv University program that includes theoretical and practical classes, which focuses on fundamental principles of instrumental teaching.

Course services

– Min. 4 individual lessons 
– An accompanist
– Auditions
– Closing concert
– Career counseling
– Concert engagements in Berlin for the best participants

Location

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany

Application

Please include with your application:
– a completed application form
– a copy of your passport or ID
– a C.V. with a photo
– a list of desired pieces

Application deadline: February 28th, 2018

Course fees

Masterclass Prof. Yair Kless:
4 lessons – 599 €
5 lessons – 699 €
6 lessons – 799 €

Passive listener (entire course): 200 €
Day pass: 50 €

With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.

Accomodation

The closest hotels for the affordable price are:

Amadeus Hotel Central
Sens City Hotel Albergo
Hotel Villa Konstanz
Hotel St.-Michaels-Heim

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 300€ (this price includes professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).

Please send your application by e-mail:
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or to the following address:
Blackmore International Music Academy
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany
Tel. +49 30 89 73 48 65 (Voicemail)

599 EUR