Mie Miki – Accordion Masterclass
Thursday 22nd June 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Free (no tickets required)
Watching eminent accordion professors work with very capable students is not only a joy but extremely educational for accordion teachers. Very often one will hear an excellent performance by a student and then the professor mill make some suggestions and the piece will emerge once more but this time it will be different. It is wonderful to see what different teachers do with the same piece of music and equally fascinating to see very able students adapt instantly to the teacher’s suggestions. Mie Miki is professor of accordion at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany. She is one of the world’s top performing musicians and plays a classical accordion which has 9-rows of buttons in the left hand. The three rows of fixed free bass being placed between the standard bass and the bellows. She has recorded many CDs and is one of the world’s most respected classical accordionists. This is the second time she has visited the Royal Academy. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her at work.