The 11th Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes will take place
in the summer of 2002, in an enchanting setting in the Upper Galilee.
For the past ten years prominent artist-teachers
and gifted young pianists from over 20 countries have gathered in Israel
each year to participate in this event.
The classes are held in Kfar Blum,
a kibbutz in the Upper Galilee near the Jordan River, an area of great natural
beauty – of rolling hills, streams as well as nature reserves – and rich
in history. This is where many of the events described in the New Testament
took place and one can easily imagine the serene air of the area inspiring
the Jewish mystics who thrived in 16th century Safed, one of the four cities
sacred to Judaism.
Under the guidance of a distinguished
panel of world-renowned teachers the young pianists will explore the rich
repertoire of works for the piano. In the informal atmosphere that prevails
in Tel-Hai, the students will have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge
and broaden their musical horizons.