20-29 July 2018
registration is open for the 2018 galway flute festival in weggis, switzerland!
We are excited to bring to you the 29th Annual Galway Flute Festival, full of inspiring masterclasses, Guest Artists, workshops, exhibits, concerts and awards! Last year our Festival included students from 22 countries, ranging in age from 16-68 with 12 MILLION hits through our Facebook Livestream! We hope you will come and be a part of our 2018 Galway Flute Festival in Weggis!
Opening Gala Concert with Sir James & lady Galway
20 July at 19.30
Please contact Weggis Tourism regarding availability of tickets for the Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway (20 July at 19.30). The Galway Flute Festival cannot reserve tickets for the general public.
All evening recitals from 21-28 July are FREE and open to the public! Please see the schedule for performing Guest Artists and times.
Held in the beautiful lakeside town of Weggis, Switzerland this 10 day Festival offers flutists of all abilities the chance to participate in a wonderfully supportive environment with the Master and other world renowned artists.
We are thrilled to welcome MARINA PICCININI as our Artist in Residence and KERSTEN MCCALL as Assistant to Sir James this year! Throughout the week you will be treated to recitals and workshops given by SILVIA CAREDDU, MICHAEL COX, ADRIANA FERREIRA, SHENGQI HE, STEFAN KELLER, FRANCESCO LOI, NICOLA MAZZANTI and JULIE STEWART-LAFIN!
partnership with international piccolo festival in italy!
This year, we offer a new partnership with the International Piccolo Festival! Sir James firmly believes that all students should be proficient on piccolo to be better prepared for auditions and offer the greatest opportunities for professional jobs. This wonderful festival in Grado, Italy is a chance to perfect your piccolo skills with Artistic Director, and good friend of the Galway Flute Festival, Nicola Mazzanti.
Students enrolled in both Festivals will receive:
25% discount off the cost of tuition to the International Piccolo Festival (3-6 July 2018)
10% discount off the cost of tuition to the Galway Flute Festival (20-29 July 2018)
For more information on the International Piccolo Festival, click HERE. Please contact us to receive your tuition discount!
Each day begins with warm-ups led by Sir James, focusing on tone production and technique. The day continues with masterclasses given by Sir James and Lady Galway, along with Guest Artists' workshops on orchestral excerpts, chamber music, jazz improvisation, piccolo, low flutes, contemporary techniques and more. Evenings are filled with concerts by the world's leading flutists and an Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway.
Throughout the week we will have a large array of beautiful instruments on display for you to play and enjoy, thanks to the many flutemakers who support our Festival. Thanks to their generosity, we are fortunate to be able to offer special prizes to deserving students at the end of the Festival. These prizes include handmade head joints, piccolos and flutes!
All classes are open to all students and music lovers to observe throughout the Festival. Classes and recitals will all be live-streamed on Facebook!
We invite you to join us for an inspiring week filled with picturesque sights and sounds, taught by the Master and his friends!