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Benjamin Engeli, at Sighisoara Academy

As part of a project promoting chamber music, one of the most appreciated young musicians in Switzerland, Benjamin Engeli, will attend the 22nd edition of the Sighisoara Academy, due on August 1 – 14, to perform a show beside the students who will attend the classes of the Sighisoara summer school.

The organizers of the Sighisoara Academy, the Cultura Viva Sighisoara Association in Bern and the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj Napoca mentioned in a press release sent on Monday to Agerpres that Benjamin Engeli will enter the stage of the Baroque Hall of Sighisoara Mayoralty, on August 6, as part of “The Chamber Music Project”.

The pianist will perform works composed by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Aram Khachaturian, Max Bruch and Ludwig van Beethoven, after he will prepare the repertoire besides the students of the Sighisoara Academy.

“I know from my own experience how important it is for a musician to rehearse and perform besides more experienced musicians. I think that it is a more valuable experience that can inspire you better than an individual lesson. In chamber music, there is no difference between teacher and student, and people who are attending these classes are musicians engaged in the process of creating a performance”, Engeli declared, as quoted in the press release.

Moreover, he mentioned that, during the project, he will rehearse, along with the students, young musicians attending the classes of the Sighisoara Academy, for a week, important chamber music works to be presented in a concert later.

Benjamin Engeli decided to initiate “The Chamber Music Project” after he was impressed last year by the professional level of students attending the Sighisoara Academy and decided to contribute to their training.

“I considered that it would be wonderful to involve the most talented of them in a chamber music performance, so that the audience could enjoy their performance on more occasions than the concert at the end of the Academy. I found it fabulous that these students were so “hungry” and eager to learn and I decided that I would find an exquisite pleasure in working with them, not just as a teacher but by performing with them as well”, Benjamin Engeli also added.

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