Information for the 2022/2023 Piano Study course.
Students who pass the auditions convened for July 2022 will begin studying the Piano Study at the Galamian International Academy from September 2022.
Being part of the Galamian International Academy (GIA) is a crucial decision for your artistic development. The GIA has fully dedicated professionals who guarantee your learning with the most current and advanced methodologies on the music scene.
Since its transfer to the former María Cristina Royal Conservatory, the Galamian International Academy has established itself as a musical educational institution of the highest vision and recognition. Students and teachers from all corners of the world attend the GIA.
Belonging to the student body of the Academy means much more than receiving classes from your principal teacher. We fervently believe in the necessary development of all the skills that make up your musical growth. Among them, of course, is your instrument technique, but not alone.
Pianists Misha Dacić, Josu De Solaun and Antonio Ortíz are the principal professors of the Piano Study at the Galamian International Academy.
The students who are members of this program receive dedicated instruction from the leading professors through individual masterclasses and workshops, courses, and events from which the Study nurtures the growth of its students.
Students entering the GIA Piano Study in the Autumn Semester will receive these lessons from September 2022. During that time, they will participate in:
One group class every three weeks
|Guest professor classes||2||2||1|
|Chamber music classes||14||14||14|
|Courses by symposium and eConferences|
|Chamber music concerts||2||2||2|
|Possibility of performing your own recital|
Following his debut on the Miami International Piano Festival's Discovery Series in 2003, Misha Dacić quickly became a sought-after solo artist capturing audiences across the United States and performing at festivals such as Ravinia's Rising Stars Series in Chicago, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Xavier Piano Series in Cincinnati, Frederic Chopin Society's Series in Minneapolis, at Steinway Hall in New York, among many others.
Born into a family with a musical tradition and receiving his first lessons from his father, Misha Dacić began performing in public at age ten. His mentors include Kemal Gekić, Frank Cooper, Alan Fraser, Lazar Berman, and Jorge Luis Prats.
As a chamber musician, his collaboration with violinist Gilles Apap and Argentine tango maestro Pablo Ziegler are some of Dacic's highlights. He has been a member of the Miami International Piano Festival Academy since 2015. He has also received support from the Patrons of Exceptional Artists since 2003.
The international press acclaimed him for his "poetic sense of sound, bold artistic vision and brilliant virtuoso skills, entirely at the service of the works he performs" (Nikolaus Frey, Fuldaer Zeitung). Josu De Solaun is a citizen of both Spain and the United States, and he earned his PhD from the Manhattan School of Music.
His two primary musical mentors in New York were the pianists Nina Svetlanova (a student of Heinrich Neuhaus) and Horacio Gutiérrez.
Josu De Solaun is a winner of the First Prize of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition, the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the First Piano Competition of the European Union. He is an extraordinarily prolific pianist-composer and performs in many of the most prestigious venues globally as a concert soloist with orchestras. In addition, he performs as a chamber musician, recitalist and improviser. He is also a published poet.
Currently Professor of Piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga, Antonio Ortiz combines teaching with his concert activity, regularly being invited to participate in renowned national and international venues.
He studied with masters such as Dimitri Bashkirov and Claudio Martínez Mehner at the "Reina Sofía" Higher School of Music in Madrid, Josep María Colom at the University of Alcalá, Marie Françoise Buquet in Paris and José Felipe Díaz at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Malaga.
Antonio Ortiz has performed concerts with leading Spanish orchestras such as the Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Aldo Ceccato, Bruno Aprea, Fusao Kajima, Pablo Mielgo, Manuel Hernández-Silva, Roselín Pabón and Blanca Trabalón. He has won prizes in the contests "Manuel de Falla" and "José Roca" and made different recordings for TVE and Radio Clásica of RNE.
The Galamian International Academy carries out the admission and enrolment process for students entering the academy for the first time via the academy's website throughout the year. Here you will also find frequently asked questions.
The Reina Nilsen Foundation offers a reduction in enrolment costs for deserving and exceptionally motivated students - placing particular value on the family's economic situation - of up to 50% of the total enrolment cost.
The academy will carry out the request for this reduction in enrolment once the applicant passes the audition for access.
Upon registration, the Reina Nilsen Foundation will value your request with the Galamian International Academy panel. The academy will communicate any reduction and amount to the student before starting the course in September 2022.
The Galamian International Academy offers a significant reduction in enrolment fees for those students who wish to participate in any Internship Programs.
Students must pass an interview with part of the AIG team to be part of these programs. Spaces for these programs will be limited. The Academy prioritizes students with greater seniority or those who have passed the access auditions during the face-to-face phase in July 2022.
The Academy will advise students who have passed the July 2022 auditions of the offered specialty programs to those interested in participating.
Practice Repertorists – dedicated to practices as accompanists of the Piano Study
Logistics and show production
Event planning and scheduling
The educational programs of the Galamian International Academy (GIA) are divided into three ranks, depending on the age and level of the student: Pre-college, Bachelor and Master.
Participation in one of these educational ranks will be determined by the Academy jury in the applicant's access audition, considering their age, academic background and interpretive level.
The GIA offers its degree for students who pass one of these programs in the opinion of their principal teachers.