Chamber Music Academy


Chamber Music Academy for String Instruments

15/08/17 - 24/08/17

Chamber Music Academy for String Instruments 2017


Prof. Christos’s Kanettis' “Violin and Chamber Music Masterclass” addresses to students and graduates of violin or other string classical instruments. The seminar aims to create a wider repertoire for the participating young musicians as well as to promote their technical and musical abilities.



Anita Mitterer (Viola, Violin, String Quartet) - Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Quator Mosaiques

Christos Kanettis (Violin, Viola, Chamber Music) - Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, State Conservatory Innsbruck



Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24 in Horto - South Pelion



- Active participants: €220

- Reduced Fee: €180 (for individual scholarship students after audition)

- Ensembles: €200

- Auditors: €80


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Travel / Accommodation / Meals

Participants are responsible for their travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

For participants traveling from abroad, you have the option of flying to Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos), Thessaloniki (Macedonia International) or Volos (Nea Anchialos). Then, you can take the train (OSE) or coach (KTEL) to Volos. From Volos you must take the coach (KTEL) to Milina or Trikeri, both of which stop at Horto.

For your accommodation you have the option of renting individual rooms or hotel rooms, which are near George Hadjinikos Hall (everything in Horto is within walking distance). If you wish, you may share a 2, 3 or 4 bed apartment with other participants of the masterclass. You will find more information here.

There are 2 mini-markets in Horto where you can purchase your daily goods. Most rooms for rent have a kitchenette. There are also restaurants along the beach.


Languages in which the seminar is conducted: Greek – English – German


Concerts: Tuesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 24 in Horto


Seminar organised by the Angelinis - Hadjinikos Foundation (Horto) under the auspices and with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Athens, as well as the generous support of Dr. Mrs. Martha Walther-Bauer (Belgium) and Mrs. Marion Hoffmann (Greece and Austria)


Biographical Notes


Anita Mitterer teaches since 1992 violin, viola and chamber music at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she also studied with Jürgen Geise. Further studies with Antonin Moravec in Prague and Thomas Christian in Vienna.

For over twenty years she was concertmaster of the Baroque Ensemble of Salzburg and is a longtime leading member of Nikolaus Harnoncourt`s Concentus Musicus. Violist of the famous austrian ensemble QuatuorMosaiques which is the most prominent period-instrument quartet performing today. The ensemble has garnered praise for its atypical decision to use gut-stringed instruments which, in combination with its celebrated musicianship, has cultivated their unique sound.

Numerous appearances in Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan and regularly performs in Vienna, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall.

Quatuor Mosaïques is often featured at such prestigious European festivals as Edinburgh, Salzburg, Luzern, Bremen, Bath, Styriarte Graz, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Oslo, among others, and has an extraordinarily extensive discography which includes works of Haydn, Mozart, Arriaga, Boccherini, Jadin, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn as well as modern composers.

Recordings of the Wiener Klassikrepertoire (Haydn string quartets Op. 20, 33 and 77 and the quartets of Mozart dedicated to Haydn) have been awarded numerous prizes such as the Diapason d’or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, and a Gramophone Award.


Soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Christos Kanettis plays on a violin by Giovanni Grancino from 1697. Born in Salonica, Greece, he completed performance studies at the Athens Conservatory (Ismini Karter) and the Music University in Vienna, Austria (Franz Samohyl), receiving the soloist diploma with highest awards.

As a “masters degree” student in the class of Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann (Juilliard Quartet), he graduated 1984 the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Sandor Vegh and Josef Gingold also had a tremendous in uence on his artistic development. Prize winner of the international violin competitions in Willmington, Delaware USA and Sondrio, Italy, Christos Kanettis was praised by the press internationally. A performance of the Igor Stravinsky violin concerto with the Aspen Festival Orchestra under George Mester in 1986 has been his North American debut, followed by a Duo-recital at Carnegie Recital Hall. Since then, he has toured extensively Europe, U.S.A., South America and Canada as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras and chamber musician with well-known partners like Michael Webster, André Watts, Alfons Kontarsky, Rolf Plagge, Emil Rovner and Enrico Bronzi.

Chamber music works by Stravinsky, Szymanovsky, Respighi as well as a world premiére of a duo and a piano trio by the austrian composer Paul Engel were presented on his latest CD recordings with the german pianists Alfons Kontarsky and Rolf Plagge. Christos Kanettis has lectured and gave repeatedly master classes at Oberlin Conservatory, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, CSU Festival in California, Delaware University and in numerous major institutions in Europe and Asia.

After five years teaching experience at the Hofstra University of Long Island, New York, he was appointed 1996 Professor of Violin and Chamber music at the State Conservatory in Innsbruck, Austria and at the University “Mozarteum” in Salzburg.