The International Summer Academy Ettal
Founded in 1977 by Kurt Pahlen at Lenk, Switzerland, the International Summer Academy has been taking place since 2017 in the wonderful ambience of the Benedictine monastery in Ettal.
After two very successful years of the International Summer Academy Ettal, the annual masterclasses with internationally renowned professors will again take place in the breathtaking scenery of the Ammergau Alps between August 9th and 31st. For more than ten years, the Summer Academy has been under the artistic direction of Prof. Adrian Oetiker.
The Classical Summerfestival Ettal
Part of the tradition-rich summer academy is the Summer Festival, which has been established for many years. Of course, fulminant concerts at the highest level will flank the summer academy again this year.
Masterclasses and Academy Concerts
The masterclasses of the Summer Academy are public and free for listeners. Here, all those interested as guest auditors are offered insights into the daily musical work. The exact lesson times can be requested on site.
From the work of the master classes grow our academy concerts, which take place daily. Experience our highly talented young musicians live on stage. The programs are available at short notice as part of the lesson.
Visit the lessons of the master classes during the day and see the fruits of this work in the evening at the academy concert. Follow the development of both the students and the composition during the master class and the implementation on stage.
It is the symbiosis of academy and concert offerings that provides fertile ground for the students' musical development and offers concertgoers and classical music lovers a concert experience at the highest level.
The Classical Summer Festival Ettal will begin on August 9th with an opening concert in the Ettal Monastery in 2019 and will be followed by a concert at the Richard-Strauss-Institut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on August 10th.
The Summer Academy will enlighten the Ammergau Alps with the finest sounds in our daily concerts from August 19th until August 30st.
Tickets are available at our ticket shop as well as all ticket outlets in the Ammergauer Alpen GmbH (+49 8822 / 945 8888) and at MünchenTicket (+49 8821 / 730 1995).
Program changes reserved.
Over the past 39 years, the International Summer Academy has had an impressive portfolio of renowned professors and young talents. Lecturers such as Sándor Végh, Thomas Demenga, or Eduard Brunner had a strong impact on the Academy, and internationally active musicians such as Ana Chumachenco, Nora Chastain, Troels Svane or Adrian Oetiker are committed and dedicated to the education of gifted young artists. Musicians such as Julia Fischer, Bomi Song, as well as today’s lecturers Adrian Oetiker, Nora Chastain and Adelina Oprean were trained by the teachers of the academy in the perfection of their skills and learned here the sense of value, beauty and depth of music.
The basic idea for this was provided by Prof. dr. Kurt Pahlen, when in 1977 he spontaneously gathered six lecturers to form a faculty with some important musician friends such as Sándor Végh, Peter Lukas Graf and the singer Sena Jurinac and conducted the first academy with sixty students from various countries.
In 2017, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the International Summer Academy, it took place for the first time in the Benedictine monastery of Ettal.