Following a hugely successful inaugural edition back in 2021, the Middle East Classical Music Academy is back for a second year, organised by SAMIT Event Group in collaboration with Fujairah Fine Arts Academy, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad al Sharqi.
While the first iteration of the MECMA already marked the largest endeavour of its type to take place in the Middle East, the 2022 edition is taking things to a new level, with the Academy moving out of Dubai and spreading all around the UAE for the first time. In fact, over the course of its 11-day duration, the MECMA shall see seminars and masterclasses in the schools of piano and violin, as well as a number of concerts headlined by the professors themselves, held in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman.
These classes shall be chaired by a host of distinguished professors, pedagogues and musicians from all over the world, including pianists Giuliano Mazzoсcante (Italy), Jingge Yan (China/USA) and Su Yeon Kim (South Korea/Austria), and violinists Sergei Dogadin (Austria), Alissa Margulis (Germany), Fedor Rudin (France), Davide Alogna (Italy), with the concerts also set to feature the talents of saxophonist Nicola Peretto (Italy), bayanist Yuri Medyanik (Russia), and violinist Nurie Chung (South Korea).
The concerts, which will be held in the Fujairah Creative Hub, Ras Al Khaimah Culture Center, Ajman Culture Center and Abu Dhabi National Theatre, will be presenting works from a variety of composers from across the spectrum of classical music, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pablo de Sarasate, Giuseppe Tartini, Fritz Kreisler, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Niccolò Paganini, and contemporary composer Alexey Shor, to mention a few. The stars shall be performing alongside a full symphony orchestra, which will be led by a diverse range of celebrated conductors, including Alan Chircop, Nikolai Managazze, Valid Agaev and Miran Vaupotic. Moreover, the most accomplished Academy students shall then be invited to participate in these concerts, and perform side-by-side with these international artists.