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IAMF Summer School 2017 - Violin - Stephen Larsen


Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm
Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm
Sat 14 Jan 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm
Sun 15 Jan 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm

Where: Akaroa Area School, 141 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Course fee: $750.00
  • Application fee: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Ten years of New Zealand’s best music teaching.

“In art, the best is the standard. When you hear a new violinist, you do not compare him to the kid next door; you compare him to Sternand Heifetz.” - Ursula K Le Guin

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, ten years of ongoing success, the Akaroa Music Festival is New Zealand’s premiere residential music school. Every January, an array of distinguished international classical musicians provide ten days of lessons, masterclasses, and concerts against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful seaside towns. The festival accepts advanced and enthusiastic young musicians from all over New Zealand and abroad. Classes are open to school students, university students, and adults.

Stephen Larsen is a well known New Zealand violin teacher. Since his student days in Christchurch, he has had a fascination with violin pedagogy, something which he has studied intensively ever since. He maintains a busy teaching schedule, as well as teaching violin and viola at the University of Auckland he teaches students in both Christchurch and Auckland through the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music.

His students have enjoyed success in numerous competitions on a national and international level and have gone on to work and study all over the world. He has regularly been invited to give lessons, masterclasses and talks on violin playing and teaching throughout New Zealand.

Ten years old and going from strength to strength, the Akaroa Music Festival is building the future of New Zealand music.

More information at the website.