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International Academy of Musical Arts: Masterclass and Gala Concert

Ian Holtham

Published : 2018

Abstract

In the realm of Music Performance the dividing line between engagement and research activity has always been thin. Ian Holtham has been a long standing innovator of the masterclass and recital formats over many decades and in many places including Asia, Europe and the United States. In August 2018 he was engaged by the newly formed International Academy of Musical Arts to give a Masterclass to a group of international students and to open the Academy’s evening Gala recital at Federation Edge a few days later. In the Masterclass Holtham encountered significant challenges including language difficulties since the students were largely not English speaking and a single poor quality piano for co..

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