Time of Music Festival and Summer Academy 2023

Contemporary Piano, taught by Marilyn Nonken


Submission period

Sun Feb 5 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Apr 2 at 09PM UTC

Results date

Sat Apr 15 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 340 €


Age limit: Born after 1.7.1991
Extended deadline: April 2nd

Time of Music Festival and Summer Academy 2023 will take place on 4-10 of July 2023 in Viitasaari, Finland. Time of Music Summer Academy offers unique opportunities to study contemporary music with the world’s first and foremost composers, pedagogues and musicians in an inspiring environment with colleagues from all around the world. Application to the courses is now open. Young professionals and advanced students are welcome to apply for the courses.

Summer Academy teachers and ensembles participating in the Composition course are artists-in-residence during the festival. Summer Academy 2023 offers three courses: Composition Course by Liza Lim, Contemporary Piano by Marilyn Nonken, and John Cage: Song Books course by Joan La Barbara.

Contemporary Piano, taught by Marilyn Nonken

During the course, young students and professionals have a chance to work with pianist Marilyn Nonken on a wide range of 20 th -century and contemporary piano music. Nonken may be best known for her work with composers of spectral music (Tristan Murail, Hugues Dufourt, Jonathan Harvey), but she is also strongly dedicated to the composers of the New York School (Morton Feldman, Alvin Lucier, John Cage); classics of the 20 th -century repertoire(Schönberg, Ives, Messiaen); and emerging voices. Pianists will have private lessons as well as group coachings, and the course ends with a public concert.

Marilyn Nonken

Upon her 1993 recital debut, Marilyn Nonken was heralded as “a determined protector of important music” (New York Times). Since then, she has been recognized as “ one of the greatest interpreters of new music” (American Record Guide). Writes Fanfare: “Her voicings are exquisite, her pedaling throughout is a model to be studied, and, when necessary, her virtuosity is equaled only by the insight and passion with which every piece is imbued.” (2015) Since 2006, she has been Director of Piano Studies at NYU’s Steinhardt School where she is Professor of Music and Music Education.

She has been presented at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, (New York), IRCAM, Reid Hall, and the Théâtre Bouffe du Nord (Paris), the ABC (Melbourne), Logos (Ghent), Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano (Santiago), Chicago Cultural Center and Symphony Center, Phillips Collection (Washington DC), to name a few and conservatories and universities around the world. Festival appearances outside United States include amongst others Résonances and the Festival d’Automne (Paris), Musica nova Helsinki (Helsinki), Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd-hui (Caën), New Music Days (Ostrava), Musikhøst (Odense).

The age limit for the course is 32 years (born after 1.7.1991). The course is taught in English.

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