The fact that the piano is not only played as a solo instrument can be experienced on numerous occasions and thus one can hear it often in the interplay with other instruments, from the chamber music to the orchestra. However, many composers, e.g. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Claude Debussy were working on works designed specifically for a piano duo (or trio, sometimes even a quartet!). The musical possibilities of expression of one or more pianos have their own charms in their brilliant sound spectrum – but also their very own ruses. It is not easy to share the keyboard with a partner and to agree with each other in such a way that the piece is not just played, but presented with empathy and the highest musical quality. This is, of course, first and foremost very nice for the audience, but also the players themselves have more joy in their play, if they manage to express their individual qualities coordinated perfectly together.
This master class is aimed primarily at those who are interested in participating in competitions such as “Jugend musiziert” as a piano duo. Accordingly, some experience with playing the piano (relative to the age group) is required to participate succesfully, preferably if the players are also already a little experienced in the four-handed play. But all – and not just young players – who are interested in playing this instrument not only solo, but who also like to play together with a partner, are welcome to participate in this master class. It is also possible to participate only as a passive participant. It is worth it and in any case it is an enrichment for you!
The course takes place from Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of December 2017 and offers 1 hour of intensive lesson time with the two instructors on Saturday and Sunday for all active participants. The participants, who are not active at the moment, can, of course, attend the lessons of the others, and thus surely gather important inspirations. Prior to this, Franziska Staubach and Lisa Richter will hold a concert on Friday evening for which all active participants are invited free of charge.
During the lesson days, small snacks and beverages will also be provided, which is of course free of charge as well for the active participants. On Sundays, a public farewell concert of all active participants takes place, so that they are directly given the opportunity to present their progress in front of an audience.
If you like to join the master class either as active or passive participant, please fill out the registration form below or call me: 0228 41076755
A maximum number of 8 duos may participate at this master class. The minimum of participating duos is 6 for this class.
Active participation: 300,-€ per Duo (150,-€ per participant)
Passive participation: 20,-€ / day (The entry to the concerts must be paid extra.)
7:00 pm: Opening concert from the Duo “Con Spirito”
Entry: 18,-€, 10,-€ red. (entry is inclusive for active participants)
from 09:30 am: 1 lesson unit per participating duo
from 9:00 am: 1 lesson unit per participating duo
8:00 pm: Farewell concert of the active participants for the public
Entry: 10,-€, 5,-€ red.
One lesson unit lasts 60 minutes. Beverages and a little snack are included in the course fee for active participants.