MASTERCLASSES 2019/2020

Bernd Goetzke​​
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of February 2020
only 4 places available
International pianist and professor, winner of the international piano competitions of Paris, Milan, Epinal, Athens, and Bruxelles. He was student of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and last pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
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Tomoko Akasaka
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Viola Performance

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of March  2020
1st prize at the 12th International "Japan Classical Music Competition" and the 3rd prize at the 53rd International Music Competition of ARD. Soloist with the most prestigious orchestra, she performed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany and Japan. Chamber music partners include  Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Daniel Hope, Juliane Banse, Heinz Holliger, Menahem Pressler, the Kuss Quartet and many more. Tomoko Akasaka joined the Amaryllis Quartet in 2016.​​​ She is currently teaches in Düsseldorf Musikhochschule and since 2019 October professor at the Münster Musikhochschule.    ​
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Mark Gothoni​​​​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Violin Performance

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of March  2020
​only 4 places available
He was honored in 1991 as “Debut-of-the-Year” at the Jyväskylä Arts Festival in Finland. Since then he has performed as a soloist and as chamber musician around the globe, including major festivals in Europe, Israel, the United States, and the Far East. First violinist of the Orpheus Quartet and member of the Mozart Piano Quartet. As professor of violin at the University of the Arts Berlin, he is giving master classes all over the world and he is head of the chamber music department of the Savonlinna Music Academy in Finland.
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Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

Masterclass in Piano Performace
5th, 6th and 7th of March 2020
only 4 places available
Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim. Since he was a child he has been winning an impressing amount of top-prizes in international piano competitions.. His students have won numerous first prizes in international and european piano competitions. Since 2007 Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy is also teaching at the prestigious “École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot” in Paris.
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C​hristoph Schickedanz​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

​Masterclass in Violin Performace
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2020
only 4 places available
Honours at various competitions in Europe, as Berlin, Freiburg, Munich, Caltanissetta, Heerlen, Sion, Bloomington and Napa. Member of the Gililov Piano Quartet Berlin, he is professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg where he is presently also serving as Head of Strings. Among his students are competition price winners, many of his alumnae are holding orchestral jobs in important cities.
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Andrea Bonatta​​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master, Masterclass in Piano Performance

6th, 7th and 8th of March 2020
only 4 places available
Guest Professor at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory. Artistic Advisor of the International Piano Competition “F. Liszt” in Utrecht and jury member of the most important piano competitions, such as Van Cliburn Texas, Rubinstein Tel-Aviv, Beethoven Bonn, Géza Anda Zürich, Cleveland, etc.
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Konstantin Heidrich 
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Cello Performance
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of March  2020
Konstantin Heidrich is the cellist of the Faure Quartett and holds a professorship for cello at Universität der Künste Berlin in Germany. Concerts as soloist brought him to work with renown orchestras and conductors such as Andrea Marcon or Kristjan Järvi. He worked as principle cellist in Rundfunksinfonie-Orchester Berlin and Kammerakademie Potsdam. His students are international prize winners.​​​​​​
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Piotr Paleczny​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

​Masterclass in Piano Performace
10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2020
no places available
Top Prize Winner of five international competition and jury member in most of the renowned competitions. Artistic Director of International Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and International Paderewski Piano Competition.
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Mariella Devia
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Voice Performance
11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of March 2020
Italian operatic soprano, well known for performing many roles in the bel canto repertoire. She appeared with the greatest conductors in the most prestigious Opera Houses as the La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, among others. She was also awarded the 'Premio Una vita nella musica 2018', so joining "such prestigious figures as Daniel Barenboim, Ruggero Raimondi, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Karl Böhm, Carlo Maria Giulini, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Carlo Bergonzi, among others to have received the prestigious award".
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Linda Campanella
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master, Masterclass in Voice Performance
19th, 20th and 21st of March 2020
Linda Campanella has a complete and wide experience in all the main vocal repertoire: Opera, Belcanto, Baroque, Lieder, Contemporary. All the main roles of “Soprano di coloratura” debuted, several recordings and first performances in Baroque , collaboration with piano-star like Michele Campanella for the Lieder. As a vocal coach Linda has great experience and world consideration: Masterclasses in Tokyo Kunitachi College of music, Beijing University e Conservatorio Cantelli Novara.
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Pavel Gililov
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings, Masterclass in Piano Performance

21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of March 2020
only 4 places available
Winner of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the International Viotti Piano Competition in Vercelli (1st prize). From 1979 to 2013 he was a professor at the Cologne University of Music and since 2007 he is professor for piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. Pavel Gililov founded the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn and has always been its artistic director and president of the jury.
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Alessandro Corbelli
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Voice Performance
26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of March 2020
Since his debut at the early age of 22, he has become an outstanding exponent of the bel canto and Mozart roles for baritone. He has sung in Munich, Cologne, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona,Toulouse, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Turin as well as at such important festivals as Edinburgh, Salzburg and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. He has received many awards, including the prestigious Premio Abbiati della Critica for Leporello in Don Giovanni at La Scala and the premio Rossini d’Oro for Don Geronio in Il Turco in Italia in Pesaro.
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D​ina Yoffe​​​​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance

31st of March, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April 2020
Winner of the IX Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition and of the VI Robert Schumann International Piano Competition. Jury member in the most renowned international piano competitions, such as Cleveland, Hamamatsu and Fryderyk Chopin of Warsaw
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Piotr Paleczny​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

​Masterclass in Piano Performace
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April 2020
only 4 places available
Top Prize Winner of five international competition and jury member in most of the renowned competitions. Artistic Director of International Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and International Paderewski Piano Competition.
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Dmitri Alexeev​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th of April 2020
Juror for International Piano Competitions, including Leeds, Chopin (Warsaw), Van Cliburn, Santander, Beethoven (Vienna), Tchaikovsky (Moscow). He has performed with the most important orchestras and conductors of the world
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I​ngolf Turban
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Violin Performance

13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th of April 2020
He has performed as a soloist in many renowned venues, as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Tonhalle in Zürich, the Goldener Saal of the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna and La Scala in Milan.  He has worked with conductors such as Sergiu Celibidache, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Jun Märkl and Marcello Viotti. Founder of the “I Virtuosi di Paganini” chamber orchestra and professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich, Germany.
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Silvia Marcovici​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masterclass in Violin Performance

14th, 15th and 16th of April 2020
only 4 places available
First prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaut competition in Paris, the special prize of Prince Rainier of Monaco for the interpretation of a contemporary work; and first prize in the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest.
She performed with the leading orchestras appearing with the most celebrated conductors of our time. Professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Université des Arts in Graz, Austria.
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C​hristoph Schickedanz​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

​Masterclass in Violin Performace
18th, 19th and 20th of April 2020
only 4 places available
Honours at various competitions in Europe, as Berlin, Freiburg, Munich, Caltanissetta, Heerlen, Sion, Bloomington and Napa. Member of the Gililov Piano Quartet Berlin, he is professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg where he is presently also serving as Head of Strings. Among his students are competition price winners, many of his alumnae are holding orchestral jobs in important cities.
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Adam Walker
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
18th, 19th and 20th of April 2020
only 4 places available
Principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes.He won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.
Adam Walker regularly performs with major orchestras and as chamber musician worked with Brett Dean, Angela Hewitt, James Baillieu, Morgan Szymanski, Ailish Tynan and Karina Gauvin. Adam Walker is visiting professor at the Royal College of Music
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Barbara Frittoli
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Voice Performance
22nd, 23rd and 24th of April 2020
Barbara Frittoli is an Italian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles in opera houses throughout Europe and in the United States. She was born in Milan and graduated from the Milan Conservatory. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1995 as Micaela in Carmen and has gone on to sing in over 80 performances there including Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Desdemona in Otello, the title role in Luisa Miller, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito and Alicia Ford in Falstaff.
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Linda Campanella
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master, Masterclass in Voice Performance
7th, 8th and 9th of May 2020
Linda Campanella has a complete and wide experience in all the main vocal repertoire: Opera, Belcanto, Baroque, Lieder, Contemporary. All the main roles of “Soprano di coloratura” debuted, several recordings and first performances in Baroque , collaboration with piano-star like Michele Campanella for the Lieder. As a vocal coach Linda has great experience and world consideration: Masterclasses in Tokyo Kunitachi College of music, Beijing University e Conservatorio Cantelli Novara.
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Andrea Bonatta​​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master, Masterclass in Piano Performance

8th, 9th and 10th of May 2020
only 4 places available
Guest Professor at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory. Artistic Advisor of the International Piano Competition “F. Liszt” in Utrecht and jury member of the most important piano competitions, such as Van Cliburn Texas, Rubinstein Tel-Aviv, Beethoven Bonn, Géza Anda Zürich, Cleveland, etc.
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S​tefan Arnold​​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance

9th, 10th and 11th of May 2020
only 6 places available
Winner of the Senigallia International Piano Competition, of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and of the International Bösendorfer Competition, Stefan Arnold has performed in many of the world’s major concert hall
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Alessandro Corbelli
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Voice Performance
21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th of May 2020
Since his debut at the early age of 22, he has become an outstanding exponent of the bel canto and Mozart roles for baritone. He has sung in Munich, Cologne, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona,Toulouse, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Turin as well as at such important festivals as Edinburgh, Salzburg and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. He has received many awards, including the prestigious Premio Abbiati della Critica for Leporello in Don Giovanni at La Scala and the premio Rossini d’Oro for Don Geronio in Il Turco in Italia in Pesaro.
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Y​uzuko Horigome
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Violin Performance

21st. 22nd, 23rd, 24th adn 25th of May  2020
First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras and under the direction of Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Simon Rattle and many others. She performed in chamber music with exceptional artists like Rudolf Serkin, Martha Argerich, Nobuko Imai, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky. Jury member at competitions as the Queen Elisabeth, Sendai Indianapolis and Montreal. Professor at Maastricht University Music Department and Chairperson of Violin Section at Sendai International Music Competition.
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Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

Masterclass in Piano Performace
25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th of May 2020
only 4 places available
Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim. Since he was a child he has been winning an impressing amount of top-prizes in international piano competitions.. His students have won numerous first prizes in international and european piano competitions. Since 2007 Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy is also teaching at the prestigious “École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot” in Paris.
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Anna Malikova​​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance

30th and 31st of May, and 1st and 2nd of June  2020
Prize- winner of the important international competitions in Oslo, Warsaw (Chopin Competition), Sydney and 1st prize at the ARD Competition Munich. Jury member of international piano competitions in China, Italy, Japan, Poland, etc...
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Piotr Paleczny​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings,

​Masterclass in Piano Performace
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of June 2020
only 4 places available
Top Prize Winner of five international competition and jury member in most of the renowned competitions. Artistic Director of International Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and International Paderewski Piano Competition.
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Adam Walker
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
4th, 5th and 6th of June 2020
only 4 places available
Principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes.He won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.
Adam Walker regularly performs with major orchestras and as chamber musician worked with Brett Dean, Angela Hewitt, James Baillieu, Morgan Szymanski, Ailish Tynan and Karina Gauvin. Adam Walker is visiting professor at the Royal College of Music
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Silvia Marcovici​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masterclass in Violin Performance

11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of June 2020
only 2 places available
First prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaut competition in Paris, the special prize of Prince Rainier of Monaco for the interpretation of a contemporary work; and first prize in the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest.
She performed with the leading orchestras appearing with the most celebrated conductors of our time. Professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Université des Arts in Graz, Austria.
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