25th Ameropa 2018

Li Kaixiang Debbra Wood Schwartz Mingwei Zhao Václav Slivanský, Monika Pecikiewiczová Ada Slivanská Ondřej Kukal
Jitka Adamusová

Master Classes »»»

Saturday, July 14 -
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Brandýs nad Labem

Music Courses »»»

Sunday, July 22 -
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Hana Müllerová
Slavomír Hořínka David Ehrlich Vadim Mazo
Information about programs:   anglicky   česky   španělsky   日本語  

25th Ameropa 2018 - About us

Ameropa was founded in 1993 in Prague, Czech Republic, by Vadim Mazo and his Czech friends. From the beginning, it creates an environment where musicians from many countries, cultures, and different ages work together, learning from each other and collaborating in the interpretation of chamber music performances. Professionals, students and musical amateurs discover differences in cultures, enrich themselves with new knowledge and information in a stimulating atmosphere. Ameropa collaborates with good number of professional chamber music specialists who can coach all instruments used in chamber music.

Program prices include:
  • Basic hostel lodging with breakfasts. For information visit accommodation page here: »»»
  • Lunches and/or several group complimentary dinners.
  • Group travel expenses in the Czech Republic for the events organized by Ameropa, during the courses.
  • Prague tickets / card for public transport for those, who are staying far away from school for all period of Ameropa.
  • 70€ discount will be provided for early participants (applied until February 18th).
  • 50€ discount will be provided for repeated participation on Ameropa.
Payment policy:
  • Non-refundable application fee 70€ for each participant will be added to each application.
  • Payment may be made either in USD, €, CZK or its equivalent in other freely exchangeable currencies.
    Link to the Universal Currency Converter »»»
  • Application is valid if advance of the payment (50%) is sent to Ameropa account till the April 15.
    You can see all details in USERAREA, from where you can send your payment: click here: »»»
  • Tuition is needed to be paid in full till the end of June, 2018
««« For application click here »»»

14th Solo Master Classes
Brandýs nad Labem, July 14 - July 21, 2018

The Solo Master Classes take place one week before the Chamber music festival. The location is Brandýs nad Labem, about 20 minutes outside of Prague easily reached by public transportation. During this week, the participants get five private lessons, possibility to prepare performance for concert with pianist, plus there are Master classes for each instrument. Participants can also attend creative workshops focused on all music instruments on Ameropa courses. Solo week is the perfect opportunity to concentrate on one´s individual playing, prepare the parts for the coming Chamber music festival on the following week, and to elect the players into the orchestra. The Solo week will be opened by a faculty concert, followed by guest concert, and closed by three concerts of participants. Program details and solo faculty profiles you can find here.

Details and faculty for solo week you could find here: »»»

  • Active participant price for solo courses is 770€.
  • Price for children up to 14 years old (born after August 1, 2004) is 670 €, details you can find here: »»»

Chamber Music Courses and Festival
General Program Overview
Prague, July 22 - August 5, 2018

The Chamber Music Courses, which takes place in Prague during the last week in July and the first week in August, is the central part of Ameropa. Activities take place at the Jan Hanuš Music School, where there are numerous studios, and two concert halls. There are several performance dates, including several outside the school, in some prestigious concert venues in Prague and vicinity in the frame of international music festival "Praha, klasika.. / Prague, Classics.." On several evenings, there are master classes, workshops and/or lectures.

There are several programs taking place simultaneously. Therefore, one can mix several programs. For example: One can choose to participate in up to 4 ensembles where they can get more coachings but then have less time to rehearse and/or practice. One can also choose to be in one ensemble plus an orchestral program second week. For the more advanced players, there is the Intensive Chamber Music program, where they choose to be in one ensemble and work with more details and depth. The other option is Youth Program for children up to age 14. Faculty list you could find here: »»»

Even though the schedule is very busy, one can find time to visit Prague (one of the most beautiful cities in the world) and enjoy being a tourist for a few hours. Ameropa also has a special provision for Passive participants. Please read more details below.

Jubilee 25th Chamber Music Program
Prague, July 22 - August 5, 2018

All students participate in some form of chamber music. Depending on age and level of playing, one can choose between more or less intensive programs. Most players are placed in more than one ensemble (string quartets, quintets, sextets; piano trios, quartets, quintets; woodwind quintets; mixed ensembles with strings, winds, piano, harp, even including vocal).

It is essential that the participants in the chamber courses are adequately technically equipped for chamber playing. In the application and in the “Userarea” you will find the boxes of the basic division according to the interpretation group and artistic maturity. Please pay attention to this section. Your satisfaction with the courses depends on the completion of this information. If it is necessary, consult this with your teacher or Ameropa faculty. For your information, we provide a basic division into groups:
    1. Elementary / Beginner (basic level, no chamber music experience)
    2. Pre-intermediate / Slightly advanced (some chamber music experience)
    3. Intermediate / Middle level (f. e. high school)
    4. Advanced (f. e. university)
    5. Superior / Masterly (f. e. university & masters programs, professional)
For participation in Chamber music course, please, send us your music recording. Is it possible to send a link or paste it into “Userarea” section.

However, to be accepted to the chamber music program, they must register for the 2 weeks in Prague, since the program does not accept participants for one week. In special cases, you can attend only first week of Ameropa chamber program, please ask us for agreement. For detailed information about Chamber music program click here: »»»

  • Chamber program price is 1430€.
  • If the combination of solo and chamber programs (3 weeks, July 14 - August 5) are chosen, price is 1990€
    (chamber program then costs 1220€).
  • Price for the first week program (July 22 - July 29, accommodation possible till July 30) is 780€.
  • If the combination of solo and first week chamber programs (2 weeks) is chosen, price is 1500€
    (chamber program then costs 730€).

Chamber Music Intensive Program
Prague, July 22 - August 5, 2018

The most experienced players who are experienced in chamber music are encouraged to participate in the Intensive Program (no extra payments needed). They receive more (sometime longer as well) coaching daily and rehearse several hours to really develop their ensemble skills and get to know the music very intimately. We recommend to concentrate on one work and to bring it to high level. Sometimes a group learns more than one work, but usually they learn a good part of each and do not complete both. There are performance opportunities. Members of the Intensive Program are encouraged to only participate in that program, in order to maximize their rehearsal and practice time for the ensemble.

The best option for intensive ensembles is to arrive as a pre-formatted group (even if they have gathered for this festival). Participants who know each other and can do good work together usually has the biggest benefit from this program. Otherwise, one can request in the application to be placed in an intensive program, and we will place him/her only if we can find a very good match. Sometimes we create an ensemble that includes faculty members (often for one movement).

Please deliver a recording of 2 movements of contrasting styles, from different works, and different composers (one movement each). Audio or video have to be sent in electronic form via Internet in Ameropa Userarea until April 30.

Admittance of an ensemble to the Intensive Program requires an approval by a faculty committee to May 15. Participants will be informed and the music material for the courses will be announced. Participants who will not be accepted will be placed in another chambergroups and they can then decide for other activities offered by Ameropa.

Orchestral Academy program
cooperation with Summer Orchestra Academy Filarmonietta Praga
Prague, July 29 - August 6, 2018

On the field of orchestral playing, Ameropa co-operates with a Summer Orchestral Academy Filarmonietta Praga (SOAFP) www.filarmoniettapraga.cz. In the summer of 2018 SOAFP offers one week of an orchestral program during the second week of the Ameropa which you can choose when you fill in the application form.

A full symphonic orchestra will study Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D Minor and Johannes Brahms Double concerto in A Minor for violin and cello (rehearsals from July 30 and performances August 2 and 5). This program will be led by Jiří Havlík, conductor, composer, music organizer and long years member of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra (French horn).

If one chooses this program, they can have a mix of orchestra and smaller amount of chamber music (so called "mixed studying program") during second week of chamber program, or attend only second week orchestral program. Ameropa participants, who will chose to play in the orchestra, will have possibility to read and prepare their parts during the first week in some common rehearsals.

In the orchestral program there will be several professional players from Czech Philharmonic and other orchestras who will lead the sections and offer sectional rehearsals in the authentic interpretation in the preferably Czech or European most important symphonic repertory. For all participants who come from other countries it should be interesting and beneficial to perform the works of great composers with them.

Music material are available on request.

  • You can combine chamber music first week and mix of chamber music and orchestra during second week. Price of the combination programs is same like pure special chamber music program. You will pay 1430€ for two weeks.
  • It is possible to attend only second week of the orchestral program, without chamber music. For one-week program you will pay 780€.

Program for young musicians - Youth Program
Brandýs nad Labem and Prague, July 14 - July 28 (August 5), 2018

Part of international courses Ameropa is program for students, ages 7 - 14 (born after August 1, 2004). Participation of younger child needs to be consulted individually »»». The program promotes musical and cultural exchanges by involving students from many countries. The Youth Program is designed individually for each children depending on musical and technical experience.

Youth program begins in Brandýs nad Labem during solo week, July 14 - 21. Students are involved in solo program - individual lessons, preparation of the chamber music for following program. International students could be part of social events, sport activities or art program.

In the "chamber" part of Ameropa, held in Prague July 22 - 30 or July 22 - August 5, children are part of the chamber music program. They have a chance to play in several international chamber ensembles and occasionally to play with older students or professionals. Advanced children students could play second week in the orchestra program. Contact us »»» for advice.

Ameropa provides adult supervision for students, accompanying them on transportation to concerts. Furthermore, Ameropa provides supervised housing arrangements for those young students who are not accompanied by a parent or supervisor.

One can register for the Youth Program for any of the weeks, from one week minimum, to all three weeks (Solo at Brandýs plus two weeks in Prague). Applying for chamber week 2 alone (July 30 - August 5) is not possible.

More information about the program for children you will find here »»»

  • The whole chamber music program in Prague for children costs 1250€.
  • For 2 weeks program, one week in Brandýs and one in Prague, you will pay 1100€.
  • Discount price is for 3 weeks participation, Brandýs solo program and 2 chamber weeks costs 1780€.
  • Price for one-week program (Brandýs nad Labem, or Prague - fist chamber week) is 670€.
  • Children's parent or chaperon will pay only basic personal expenses, accommodation, meals and transportation.

NEW - Module for musically gifted students

Why did we choose to include a new module?

Ameropa is a modern organization that contributes to the development of society through art and seeks to remove any obstacles to this development. We see many talented students around us, who, however, cannot fully benefit from their talents because of the barriers they have to face on a daily basis. This year we decided to let such students truly express their gifts.

Thanks to the project “Supporting Arts Education for Equal Opportunities“, we were able to create a new module intended for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) with permanent residence in the Czech Republic. The module for students with SEN will be held in Brandýs nad Labem and in Prague. When meeting in musical ensembles, "mixed" groups (students with and without SEN) will be in touch several hours a day for 2 weeks. Both groups are supposed to learn to live together in mutual tolerance, to respect personal qualities and to learn positive social behaviour.

How do we remove barriers?

We ensure a professional assistance for students with SEN. Our assistants and a special educator will be available throughout the duration of the module (e.g. for accompanying of students with visual impairment, helping students with autism spectrum disorders in orientation in a new environment, helping to overcome the non-barrier free spaces of the venue, preparing for the lessons, and providing assistance in integration into chamber ensembles).We strive for preparing a safe environment in which every single student can develop their artistic potential. The purpose of the module is an artistic cooperation, mutual understanding and enrichment of all parties involved (students, teachers and organizers). Work with students with SEN will be managed by a coordinator who will ensure a smooth running of the whole module.

This project is supported by European Union
Podpora modulu SVP

Passive Participants

Not only parents but also other people interested in work staged during Ameropa can register as Passive Participants for both Solo Week and a Chamber Music Festival. Thanks to this they can apply for accommodation provided by Ameropa as well as meal and transportation. They will be invited to attend all lessons, concerts, and other programs held throughout the programs but of course they cannot sign up as students in any of the classes. Other activities such as half-day trips to Prague and vicinity can be arranged.

  • Price for the passive participants program is for solo courses in Brandýs 470€.
  • Price for one week of the passive participants program in Prague is 470€.
  • Price for the passive participants program for 2 chamber weeks is 750€.

In the case, you need to know more information, do not hesitate to contact us in person. »»»
««« For application, click here »»»