In 2023, our Summer Courses will take place earlier in summer

To avoid the heat and to enjoy well the beautiful medieval building of the Archaeological Museum of Perugia, we are organising our Courses in Italy earlier in the summer season: from Sunday May 28 to Thursday June 1 2023, with an extra performance Friday June 2.

The theme for 2023 will be “The Mother Figure in the Baroque Arts”, from Maria to Venus; female Baroque composers and painters.

We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable week, full with artistic and culinary experiences in in the marvellous medieval cloister of the regional archaeological museum in Perugia (Central-Italy).

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16 Friends came to the "borgo" of the arts to sing, and to enjoy together

In August 2021, Accademia Amsterdam compiled a week full of activities in Deruta, Umbria (Italy)

Tutor Antonio Magarelli coached the singers with Italian vocal music, as it was on their wish-list

Deam Course DerutaIn 2019, 16 Dutch friends asked us if we could organise an inspiring week full of singing, excursions and good food in Italy. Of course we were pleased to make their dream come true!

At the day of arrival, we organised a shuttle bus to bring some of the the guests from the airport of Assisi-Perugia to Deruta, a 15 minute trip. At arrival, other friends who came by car of train where already waiting in this medieval town of majolica ceramics. Members of Accademia Amsterdam and local hosts were receiving them in bed and breakfasts in the historical centre. After a traditional "aperitivo", the friends had a wonderful dinner on the terrace of a local restaurant on the main square. Here, they were treated to a concert with joyful Italian music.

Every morning, an Italian breakfast was awaiting the friends on the terrace of the local caffè. Having had their perfect Italian coffee, the singers joined rehearsals in a beautiful small church, led by the professional conductor and coach Antonio Magarelli. After just a few days the results were audible, and the participants surpassed themselves in their level.

You can read here what an inspiring week in Deruta can look like, but the variations are plenty! Just ask us for possibilities.

Rehearsal Stabat Mater - Accademia Amsterdam in UtrechtIn a cold church, the "Grote Kerk" at Dordrecht, Accademia Amsterdam performed the famous Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Soloists were Sytse Buwalda (countertenor) and Marjon Strijk (soprano). Before this famous master piece, the Bach-organ, situated in the Maria Chapel of the church, sounded in full glory in an organ concerto by Handel. The organist of the church, Cor Ardesch, played this impressive instrument.

But the cold didn't demoralise the attentive listeners, all guests of Hannick Music Travels, who joined a musical cruise on the rivers of the Netherlands. We heard only enthusiastic comments on the performance, which was lively and with integrity. After a long period of absence on stage, due to the Covid-restrictions, we were so happy to perform in public again! This was noted by the public, and added to the atmosphere and the expressiveness of the performance. This moved the audience to tears.

Coaching or lessons by our experienced tutors

Follow a free introduction lesson!

As we are stuck at home, without live music, without the incentive of playing in an ensemble, we realise how important the muses are. Therefore, we offer on-line coaching and lessons. Not only music, but visual arts an cooking as well. Our experienced tutors are more than ever available to help you through this difficult period and to maintain your skills.

Not sure? Want to get acquainted with the tutor? Apply for one free introduction lesson (of 30 minutes) by using coupon code INTRODUCTION-OL upon your subscription.

Have a look at our offer and subscribe for one or more coaching sessions.

Covid-19 in Europa May 2021We are aware of the limitations that the corona crisis imposes on our activities. However, just sitting and waiting is not the solution and that is why we are looking for responsible and safe options. Music and art practice are essential parts of human existence and Accademia Amsterdam has the task to contribute to this. We do this in the form of concerts, choir accompaniments and courses.

We follow experts who investigate the consequences of making music safely and other creative activities during the corona pandemic. Our decisions and measures are based on this, in the meantime respecting the advice and decrees of the authorities. An example of our response to the crisis is the on-line coaching offered by our experienced tutors. Take a look at our website.

We could imagine that you have questions and uncertainty about the possibilities and measures. Feel free to contact us, we are happy to give you more information.

Read more below about our Summer Courses in Italy.

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