June 27 – July 9, 2005
Gallery - director's greeting 2005

Welcome to website of the International Music Camp in Liminka!

On this site you will find information on the 39th International Music Camp in Liminka, held on June 27 – July 9, 2005. Two weeks of intensive teaching and high-quality concerts reach their climax on Saturday, July 9, when our symphony orchestra and its conductor, Mr. Jani Telaranta, climb on the stage of the renewed Liminka Concert Hall. Programme consists of M. Ravel: Mother Goose (Mere L´Oye), D. Shostakovich: Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra in C minor op.35, and J. Sibelius: Symphony No 5. 

In Liminka, emphasis is traditionally put on daily orchestral work and private lessons. In 2005, our “instrumental family” welcomes two new members, harp and saxophone. African drumming offers exotic rhythms for the whole two weeks. Another improvement is singers’ master class, including a work shop during the second camp week.

Our teachers are once again top-level, both nationally and internationally. Strings, winds and brasses form the foundation of our orchestras – both as instrument families and a unified entity – and are thus in key role. Percussion and singing have become more popular by the year. We also enhance the development of old and new chamber music ensembles by offering a chamber music course by Sophie Vilker and Anatoli Melnikov. The immensely popular Musical Playschool has now two teachers, as does viola and clarinet. Music theory (e.g. theory & ear training, solfege I and figured bass) is always important, and developing in a positive direction!

Piano and free accompaniment can be studied throughout the two weeks. Organ and harpsichord course is held on July 4-8, ending in its own concert on Friday, July 8 at the Liminka Church. Jazzviolin course is now part of the regular orchestra camp: students play in an orchestra and attend improvisation-based private lessons. 

Free time activities include e.g. swimming trips and outdoor sports. On Sunday, July 3, we will visit to Varjakka, a cape c. 20 kilometres from Oulu. The traditional teachers vs. students soccer game is played after the trip. 

You may enrol from January 3, 2005 onward either by on-line application form, mail or fax. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the music camp staff.

Daily concerts start with Opening ceremonies on Tuesday, June 28, and end with two grand orchestra concerts on July 8 and 9. The concerts are arranged by the camp director, and realized by our own students and teachers.

Welcome to Liminka!

Heidi Piirala


Tel. +358 40 776 0835

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