Accordion

Course Description and Faculty

Course Description

The RDAM CAMP for accordionists is a unique opportunity to receive individual tuition, masterclass and group lessons with the renowned RDAM Professor Geir Draugsvoll and Teaching Assistant Hanzhi Wang.

The course content is focused on the highly acclaimed Scandinavian tradition of accordion performance, with a special focus on repertoire from this region.

The course allows you to meet other young accordionists to strengthen both your musical network and performance skills. All participants are invited to attend concerts and selected students are also invited for a recording session in collaboration with the RDAM CAMP for Sound Engineers.

Repertoire

Free choice of repertoire. You will receive information after May 15 on how to submit your repertoire. All repertoire must be submitted by June.

Course Level

We welcome applicants with different levels of expertise - this includes both current music students and potential applicants to a degree in music performance.  

Course Credits

A certificate of participation will be issued for all participants. Full attendance and satisfactory course participation at university/conservatory level will earn you 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Faculty

Geir Draugsvoll

Professor in Accordion
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Geir Draugsvoll has earned worldwide recognition as one of the most important musicians on the classical accordion. Through collaborations with many composers, Geir Draugsvoll must also be characterized as one of the pioneers on this young instrument, and he has premiered a large number of works.

He has performed as soloist all over the world in festivals and concert-halls like Concertgebouw (Holland), Alte Oper Frankfurt (Germany), Barbican Hall (London), Mariinsky Hall (Skt. Petersburg), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Gasteig (Munich) and many others. As soloist with orchestra, he has performed with London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and collaborates frequently with conductors like Valery Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, David Geringas and many others.

Geir Draugsvoll was born in Norway and is now based in Copenhagen (DK). Further information at: www.geirdraugsvoll.com

Hanzhi Wang


Teaching Assistant in Accordion

The Royal Danish Academy of Music


Hanzhi Wang is considered to be one of the rising stars amongst the young upcoming generation of classical accordionists. Despite her young age, she already has a remarkable international career as a soloist and chamber musician and she has toured in both Europe and Asia.

Recently, she won two of the most recognized accordion competitions for professional accordionists; The Arrasate International Accordion Competition in Spain (2013) and the Premio Category of the International Accordion Competition in Castelfidardo (2015).

As an educator, she has held lecture and masterclasses at the 7th International Summer Campus at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Tianjin Music Conservatory of China, Music College of Capital Normal University of China.

Currently, she is invited as visiting scholar at the Manhattan School of Music (U.S.), and in 2017, she will release her solo-cd, "In the Path of H.C.Andersen", with works by Danish composers.