Summer Mastercourse 20242024-03-14T17:35:10+02:00
2024 International String Summer Mastercourse at Keshet Eilon

On October 7th, the State of Israel began facing a difficult reality. However, we remain hopeful for better days ahead when our main focus can be music and the belief that music has the power to reconcile, bring peace, and instill hope in the world.

The Keshet Eilon Music Center offers a three-week international Mastercourse for violin, viola, and cello students from Israel and around the world. The program provides personal instruction in lessons and master classes given by renowned violinists and teachers, innovative workshops, and an opportunity to perform as soloists in daily concerts. Additionally, the program offers a unique archery workshop tailored specifically for string players.

50 to 60 exceptional students from various parts of the world participate in the course every summer. These students are often winners of international competitions. Additionally, there are approximately 1,650 graduates of Keshet Eilon from all over the world who continue to excel in the music industry, either as soloists or conductors of well-known orchestras. Most of them keep in touch with the music center and help promote it.

Despite the complex reality in Israel this year, Keshet Eilon is committed to continuing its annual activity. The organization has been evacuated from Kibbutz Eilon and its campus, but it will hold the summer Mastercourse in a format adapted to the situation. The contents will remain the same as every year, as well as the rich and wonderful program of the course.

During the international Mastercourse, all activities, including personal lessons and master classes, are open to the public free of charge. The evening concerts require a fee to cover operating and production expenses.

Registration is currently open, and we recommend that you register early.
Keshet Eilon wants to assure you that no compromises will be made that could jeopardize your safety during your Summer Mastercourse.
Given the circumstances, we are actively exploring alternative locations to conduct the Summer Mastercourse 2024. While our preference is to host the course at Eilon if feasible, we are also considering suitable locations in the center of Israel or, if necessary, exploring possibilities in Europe.
Your safety is our top priority, and we will keep you informed of any developments or decisions regarding the course venue.
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these challenging times together.

Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse 2024

Summer 2024 Faculty

Course dates: July 21st– August 8th

Final date for registration: April 1st 2024

Final date for teacher’s recommendation: March 30th 2024

Final date for repertoire changes:  June 15th 2024

Candidates to the Mastercourse are talented string students aged 16-26, after submitting their application and a successful audition.

Keshet Eilon may consider accepting musicians under the age of 16 in exceptional cases only after meeting all registration terms, including an audition.

If a candidate under 16 is accepted, they will need to be accompanied for the entire course by a guardian (parent/family member).

All participants must attend the Mastercourse in full, namely from Sunday, July 21, 2024, until its conclusion, the Gala Concert, to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2024.

Course Registration and Tuition fees:

$150 registration fee will be paid directly through the SLIDEROOM website – upon submission. This amount – applies to all registrants without exception.

The tuition fee for all participants in the Mastercourse is 12,000 NIS, which covers accommodation, full board, individual live lessons, masterclasses, concerts and social activities.

Payments of the tuition fee are accepted also in US Dollars, GBP and Euro. The amounts are subject to exchange rates on the day of payment.

Keshet Eilon is updating its cancellation policy in light of the situation.

For further information and updates on our cancelation policy, please contact us at: [email protected]

Forms of payment:

Bank transfer:

Please mark in the transfer remarks – Tuition fee and your name.
Bank HaPoalim, Nahariya branch (716), account no. 28346
Keshet Eilon, registered NPO no. 58-018-637-7.
Swift Code – Poalilit / IBAN IL 96-0127-1600-0000-0028346

to submit your payment via Paypal Follow this link

Credit Card:
All major credit cards are accepted.

Guidelines for the Mastercourse participants:

Scholarships:  Scholarships of various amounts are available for outstanding violinists, violists and cellists in need of assistance in order to take part in the Mastercourse. To attain a scholarship, applicants must first complete the registration procedure, including filling in the Application Form in full, submitting a written request for scholarship aid (you can download the form here) accompanied by necessary financial documentation (salary slips and a financial declaration), and an audition. Only after we receive the application materials and hear the audition will scholarship eligibility and the amount to be awarded be decided.

Insurance for health, instrument, and personal belongings/equipment:  Each participant must submit a “Release from Responsibility” form, signed by their instrument insurer, together with the student’s confirmation of participation in the Mastercourse. This form will be sent together with the letter of acceptance to the Mastercourse. All insurance must be prepaid, and copies of the contracts must be submitted to Keshet Eilon upon arrival at the Mastercourse.

Transportation to the Summer course location– Will be provided by Keshet Eilon.

Transportation from Tel Aviv at the end of the course: following the end of the Gala Concert transportation to the Ben-Gurion airport will be supplied. Further details will be sent later on.

The Keshet Eilon Music Center is administered by a registered non-profit organization. Its funding is based on support by foundations, organizations and private individuals.

Submit your application online via SlideRoom HERE

The Application must include:

$150 registration fee
Audition recordings – 2 contrasting pieces (can be a movement of each piece) –  in form of YouTube link or video file (mpg, avi, etc)
CV written in a story format and not to exceed 150 words (Sample CV format)
A head-shot/half body-color high-resolution photo – (this will be used for the student’s board and publicity purposes)
Financial Assistance Form (download form here) if applicable and supporting documents should be sent directly to [email protected]

Will be updated soon

The atelier for violin and bow makers is an open studio in which the students of the summer course and their instructors can observe the craftsman at work. The atelier will be led by violin maker Adam Korman (Israel),  He performs basic repairs on the instruments of students and teachers and advises them on how best to treat and maintain them

Archery and the art of violin playing

This sporting activity was adopted by Keshet Eilon at the initiative of our veteran violin maker Amnon Weinstein, who is one of its founders. The training is based on the overlap between violin playing and archery with regard to posture while executing the action and the use of the same set of muscles, as well as the degree of concentration and coordination required in both activities. Archery training, in which all students on the course participate, enhances their playing skills, strengthens their concentration, and helps them to acquire the habit of persistence and the ability to ignore all surrounding distractions. In addition to all these, the activity offers a respite from the routine of intensive violin practice. The training is conducted by skilled coaches, including Eyal Naveh from Israel.

The Olympic archery activity will take place during the Mastercourse starting on July 25, under the guidance of archery trainer Eyal Naveh and other young coachers.

Hours of operation – on the bulletin boards.

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