Music Camp Goes to Sibiu, Romania, the Cultural Capital of Europe for 2007

June 28-July 3, 2007

June 28-July 3, 2009 Music Camp returned to Sibiu, Romania. This charming medieval city was the cultural capital of Europe in 2007 when Music Camp held its first Camp there. Daily classes and rehearsals were at the Brukenthal School. The concert was in the Catholic Church in the Piata Mare on Friday, July 3, at 3:00. Music Camp went to Sibiu in response to an invitation from the Inspector of the Ministry of Education. Principal players from the Sibiu Philharmonic accompanied the children.

The cathedral in the old city center “standing room only.”

A young girl plays the violin for the first time.

The Brukenthal School in Sibiu, Romania

Music Camp Goes to Zaporozhye

March 16-22, 2009

March 16-22, 2009, Music Camp International was invited to come to Sichovyi Collegium, a comprehensive boarding school in Zaporizhia, Ukraine to conduct a Music Camp. These 300 eager students and the Music Camp staff became one big family for a week as we all lived at the school, ate together, rehearsed together, and had fun making music together. The concert on March 22, was at the beautiful Glinka Philharmonic in the city center. Members of the Philharmonic orchestra accompanied the children. Philoharmonic conductor, Vachislav Redya, invited Connie Fortunato, founder and president of MCI to stay for an additional week to serve as a jurist for the international children’s music competition that he hosts each year.

Performing a solo with the orchestra and choir as back-up was a never-to-be-forgotten opportunity.

Sichovyi Collegium is a boarding school drawing 60% of their students from small villages and towns around Ukraine.

300 students performed at the Glinka Philharmonic Concert Hall in Zaporozhye.

2nd Spring Camp in Cluj fills the Cathedral

April 8-14, 2007

Music Camp International returned to Cluj, Romania for its second Spring camp. Nokia, whose Eastern European headquarters are located in Cluj, partnered with Music Camp International to provide this outstanding opportunity for the children in this major Romanian city. This year the concert was held in the Reformed cathedral in the old city. The excellent acoustics make this a frequent concert site for many performing groups. The cathedral was filled to capacity–with not even standing room available by the time the children began their concert.

Members of the Transylvania Philharmonic accompany the children in their concert in the 12th century cathedral.

Anna and Agathe take time for a hug during rehearsal in the Reformed Cathedral.

The Romanian Teaching Team comes together from all over the country to teach in Cluj.