The second edition of the Van Amsterdam Accordion Summer Course will once again be taking place in the former monastery Beukenhof, in Biezenmortel (the Netherlands) from 17–21 July 2023.
This week-long course is intended for enthusiastic accordionists from the age of 14 and up, and is intended for young pupils, conservatory students and graduates, as well as adult students. In some cases it is possible to make an exception by contacting the organisation.
This course gives you the time to finally dive deep into a piece of music, to talk about music and the accordion with like-minded people, and to meet new people and discover new music. In addition, there is a large area at Beukenhof where you can read, play football, or play table tennis. If you are interested you can also only attend the group lessons. Please contact us for more information.
We are very honored to welcome our guest professor Bjarke Mogensen, one of the most prestigious accordionists in Denmark. He is a frequent soloist and well-known chamber musician, and he also performs regularly with the best Danish orchestras.
In addition to host and teacher Vincent van Amsterdam, Jef de Haes from Belgium will also be joining the teaching staff. As a soloist, teacher, and organizer, he inspires others to discover the richness of the accordion.
Participants will receive private lessons every day from Vincent van Amsterdam, Bjarke Mogensen and/or Jef de Haes, according to each participant’s playing level and needs.
In addition to private lessons, all participants will also receive group lessons. All participants are encouraged to attend the private lessons of others.
“During the Summer Course 2021, we were taught by both Vincent and Claudio Jacomucci. I have not been playing for very long (2 years as an amateur) but I learned a lot and the lessons were well tailored to my level.”
Vera de Jong
The fee for participation in the Summer Course 2023 is € 545, conservatory students and applicants under 25 years of age pay € 495. Prices include VAT. Included are the following:
- Group and individual lessons every day
- Full board: meals are cooked by the monastery Beukenhof and served as a buffet
- Shared lodging (for an extra fee of € 120 a number of private bedrooms are available)
If you need an extra night due to travel schedule, please contact the organisation. Extra costs apply.
We expect that every participant has the proper travel and accident insurance.
Address: Beukenhof – Capucijnenstraat 44 – 5074PJ Biezenmortel
“We got daily masterclasses from both Vincent and Claudio. Both teachers gave very diverse and musical input, hugely enriching. After the intense masterclasses, there was opportunity for each accordionist to showcase his or her evolution at the final concert. It is nice to hear that in such a short space of time so much development can be shown to the audience.”