Rostock Summer Campus

22nd International Masters Courses at the Rostock University of Music and Drama

24th of August - 1st of September, 2017

During our summer campus we offer master classes with internationally renowned artists and pedagogues. In addition to the in-depth training each course holds its own concert. One of the highlights for many participants is the opportunity to practice and give a concert together with a professional orchestra within the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock is a large symphony orchestra which will be available for the orchestral work. As in previous years, the musical leadership has been given to the experienced conductor Wojciech Rajski.

For the first time, there will also be coaching that looks at mental preparation for a performance, stress prevention and dealing with stage fright, which each participant can attend free of charge.

Physical fitness and health care for professional musicians play an equally important role. Under the motto “Fit in body – fit for your instrument” daily preventative and specialist physiotherapy will be part of the programme.

Our target groups of the master courses, the content of which changes from year to year, are music students and young talents, who are preparing for an aptitude test at a music college, as well as experienced singers and instrumentalists from around the globe, who want to further their knowledge and skills. All master classes are open to the public, thus enabling those who are interested to gain an insight into everyday musical work as a guest student.

The first summer campus took place in 1995 – one year after the establishment of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. Since 2005 we closely cooperate with the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. Many thanks to our supporters: the Department of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the culture promotion of the Norddeutsche Rundfunk and the society “Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock e.V.”

We are looking forward to an exciting Summer Campus together with you!

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Master class series | 24 August - 01 September 2017

Singing | Simone Kermes

Simone Kermes studied under Prof. Helga Forner at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in her hometown of Leipzig. She completed her studies as well as two post graduate studies with distinction. She is an award winner of numerous international singing competitions.

Guest performances took her to New York, Paris, Vienna, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Moscow, Beijing and to the German State Operas. She has given solo concerts and recitals throughout all of Europe, the USA and in Japan, Australia, Oman, China, Russia and Mexico.

In addition to many radio and TV productions, she has recorded numerous CDs. She received multiple international awards for her Solo-Albums, such as the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” and the “Diapason d`Or“ and managed to enter the Pop-Charts every time. In 2011 she received the Echo Klassik as “Sängerin des Jahres”. Her second Echo-Award she received in 2014 for the opera recording of the year. Further awards are the Russian Cultural Award “The Golden Mask” for portraying Fiordiligi in Mozarts „Così fan tutte“ and the Abendzeitung München’s critics award „Stern des Jahres 2012“.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Daniel Heide

The repertoire which is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts please find in the following list:

Singing | Siegfried Jerusalem

Siegfried Jerusalem studied bassoon, piano and violin at the Folkwang University of Arts Essen. He played as bassoonist in different orchestras, lastly with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart. Alongside these engagements, Jerusalem received voice training for his tenor voice from Hertha Kalcher. His career as singer began in 1975 with „The Gypsy Baron“ where he stood in for Franco Bonisolli. In 1976 he made his debut as Lohengrin in Darmstadt and Aachen and in 1977 he already sang at the Bayreuther Festspiele. His late but rapid career took Jerusalem to all the major Opera Houses in the world, where he made a name for himself as a Wagner -Tenor.

Siegfried Jerusalem received several awards for his recordings, amongst others the „Grammy“ for the „Ring des Nibelungen“. In 1993 Jerusalem was appointed as chamber singer. In 1996 he received a Bambi. He also pursued contemporary music and song recital. In the year 2000 Siegfried Jerusalem accepted a professorship at the Nürnberg University of Music, where he worked as president from 2001 to 2009.

 Coaching and artistic collaboration: Henning Lucius

The repertoire which is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts please find in the following list:

Violin | Prof. Sebastian Hamann

Since his youth, the violinist and violist Sebastian Hamann has been giving concerts as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster worldwide and is the recipient of international awards. Among his teachers are: Serge Collot, Nora Chastain, Emanuel Hurwitz, Henry Meyer, Miriam Fried, Walter Levin, Uwe-Martin Haiberg, Winfried Rademacher, Conrad von der Goltz, Heinrich Schiff as well as William Pleeth. After professorships at the Universities of Lübeck, Frankfurt am Main and Basel, Sebastian Hamann has been professor at the University Luzern since 2004 and since 2014 Professor for violin at the University of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau as successor to Professor Rainer Kussmaul. His students are renowned award winners at international competitions – for instance the ARD-Wettbewerb in Munich – and they hold appointments in orchestras and pedagogic institutes worldwide.  His extensive work as concertmaster in Essen, Frankfurt, Köln, Lübeck and as guest concertmaster of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as well as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, his international concert activity as soloist and primarius of the Amati Quartettes and the Miró Trios and his engagements as conductor of the Camerata Hanseatica Danzig as well as the Lucerne Chamber Orchestra, have so far shaped his musical work.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Hansjacob Staemmler

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violinkonzert D-Dur KV 218
Violinkonzert A-Dur KV 219
Sinfonia concertante für Violine und Viola Es-Dur KV 364

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61

Johannes Brahms
Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 77

Jean Sibelius
Violinkonzert d-Moll op. 47

Alban Berg
Violinkonzert

Viola | Prof. Felix Schwartz

Felix Schwartz, whose path into a versatile concert life has been paved by two awards at the International Music Contest in Genoa in 1987, was engaged as 1st Solo violist for the Staatskapelle Berlin whilst still studying. At the same time, he single-mindedly pursued his artistic career as soloist and chamber musician. He worked together with artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Elena Bashkirova, Guy Braunstein, Yefim Bronfman, Giora Feidman, Michael Gielen, Lawrence Foster, Boris Pergamenshikov, Nikolai Znaider and Pinchas Zukerman and has been invited by renowned European orchestras as well as to numerous international festivals. As a dedicated chamber musician he founded, amongst others, the „Trio Apollon“ who he recorded several CDs with, including the CD „Wasserspiele“ for which he was awarded the Echo Klassik-Preis 2006. Together with Daniel Barenboim and Matthias Glander, Schwartz recorded in 2006 Mozart’s „Kegelstatt-Trio” for EMI. The violist has been a member of the Streichtrio Berlin, formerly Gaede Trio, for 9 years and is professor at the Rostock University of Music and Drama. He proves his dedication to proficient training of young instrumentalists as mentor at the Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin and at the West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra as well as the leader of a viola class at the Music Academy in Sevilla.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Stephanie Hoernes

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Violakonzert D-Dur

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia concertante für Violine und Viola Es-Dur KV 364

Carl Stamitz
Violakonzert D-Dur

Carl Maria von Weber
Andante e Rondo Ungarese für Viola und Orchester

Béla Bartók
Violakonzert

Violoncello | Prof. Philippe Muller

Philippe Muller commands an overwhelming repertoire not only as soloist but also as a member of numerous chamber music ensembles. In 1970, together with Jacques Rouvier and Jean-Jacques Kantorow, he started a piano trio, which has been appreciated for its dynamism and homogeneity. His seven years of working with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, which was founded by Pierre Boulez, enabled him to become acquainted with contemporary music.

From 1979 Philippe Muller was professor for cello at the Paris Conservatory, an appointment in which he succeeded his teacher André Navarra. At present, he is continuing his career at the renowned Manhattan School of Music in New York. He has taught a considerable number of young cellists, some of whom have been able to start an impressive career themselves.

He is regularly invited to teach master classes by acclaimed institutions around the world.

There is a wide range of recordings of Philippe Muller with different ensembles by some of the leading record labels worldwide. His discography reflects his personality and shows that he feels at home with varying styles, which range from Vivaldi, Bach (six suites recorded in 2007) and Beethoven to Fauré, Ravel, Martinů und Malec.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Kiyoko Wakamatsu

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Joseph Haydn
Violoncellokonzert C-Dur Hob. VIIb:1
Violoncellokonzert D-Dur Hob. VIIb:2

Robert Schumann
Violoncellokonzert a-Moll op. 129

Peter Tschaikowsky
Variationen über ein Rokokothema für Violoncello und Orchester op. 33

Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Violoncellokonzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur op.107

Horn | Prof. Radovan Vlatković

Radovan Vlatković studied at the Academy of Music in his hometown of Zagreb as well as at the North-West-German Academy of Music in Detmold. He won notable international awards while he was still a student. A special award was the 1st prize at the International ARD-Wettbewerb in München in 1983.

The artist’s career which followed is remarkable. He travelled the world as a soloist where he gave concerts with renowned orchestras.

From 1982 to 1990 Radovan Vlatković was 1st Solo horn player with the Radio-Symphonic-Orchestra Berlin. He left the orchestra in order to concentrate on his solo performances. In 1992 he was appointed as Professor at the State College of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Since 1998 he has taught as Professor at the University Mozarteum. His recording of the Mozart Horn Concertos was awarded the Prize of the German record critics.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Ikuko Odai

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloist in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hornkonzert Es-Dur KV 417
Hornkonzert Es-Dur KV 447

Luigi Cherubini
Sonate Nr. 2 F-Dur für Horn und Streicher

Richard Strauss
Hornkonzert Es-Dur Nr. 1 op. 11

Mátyás Seiber
Notturno für Horn und Streichorchester

Piano | Paul Badura-Skoda

Paul Badura-Skoda initially received private musical education and later, from 1945 to 1948, at the Conservatory in Vienna under Prof. Viola Thern und Prof. Felix Prohaska in the subjects of piano and conducting. Following on from there Edwin Fischer was his teacher and important artistic advisor.

In 1949 Furtwängler and Karajan engaged the still unknown artist for their concerts in Vienna. Badura-Skoda’s career began when, during the Salzburger Festspiele in 1952, he had to stand in for Edwin Fisher who had taken ill. Concert tours as piano soloist to Australia, Canada, Latin America among others, and as conductor in Italy followed. In 1979 Badura-Skoda was the first western pianist who gave a concert in China after the Cultural Revolution.

One of his specialist areas is the composition of cadenzas to the piano concertos of Mozart and Haydn, which combine the freshness of the creation with the most detailed knowledge of the respective styles of composition.

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloist in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Klavierkonzert d-Moll BWV 1052

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Klavierkonzert d-Moll KV 466
Klavierkonzert B-Dur KV 595

Ludwig van Beethoven
Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur op. 58
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73

Robert Schumann
Klavierkonzert a-Moll op. 54

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 g-Moll op. 25

Frédéric Chopin
Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 f-Moll op. 21

Piano | Martin Stadtfeld | 28 to 30 August

Martin Stadtfeld has established himself during the last 10 years as one of the leading performers of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and the German Romantic. In 2000 he won 1st Prize at the Bach-Contest in Leipzig. A subsequent recording of Bach‘s „Goldberg-Variationen“ by Sony Classical reached first place in the German classic charts and was awarded the „Echo Klassik“.

In addition to regular performances on important German concert stages he gave guest performances in the concert houses of Tokyo, the Seoul Arts Centre, the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing, at the concert house and musical society in Vienna, in the concert hall Zurich, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and many more internationally renowned concert houses. He is a regular guest at festivals.

Repertoire

The following repertoire is available to participants as soloists in rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Klavierkonzert d-Moll BWV 1052

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Klavierkonzert d-Moll KV 466
Klavierkonzert B-Dur KV 595

Ludwig van Beethoven
Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur op. 58
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73

Robert Schumann
Klavierkonzert a-Moll op. 54

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 g-Moll op. 25

Frédéric Chopin
Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 f-Moll op. 21

Orchestra | North German Philharmonic Rostock

The Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock (North German Philharmonic, Rostock) is the largest orchestra in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania with something of an extensive history in this Hanseatic and University city. With the establishment of the Rostock City and Theatre Orchestra in 1897 the foundation for the high standard of today’s musical quality and ability was laid. Since the end of the 1990s the concert culture has been shaped by musical directors and principal conductors such as Michail Jurowski, Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, Peter Leonard, Niklas Willén and Florian Krumpöck.

The orchestra’s presence can be experienced through its comprehensive and multifaceted range of concerts, including philharmonic concerts, chamber music concerts and children and youth concerts, as well as through its involvement in music and dance theatre. Guest performances regularly take the orchestra to Berlin and other various German cities as well amongst others Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Austria.

As a member of the European Film Philharmonic the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock has recorded music for a number of films including the music for the film “Buddenbrooks” in 2008. In recent years CDs with music by Sergej Prokofjew (Sony Korea and Solo Musica), Ernesto Cavallini (cpo) and Carl Weigl (Capriccio) were produced.

Conductor | Wojciech Rajski

Wojciech Rajski studied at the Warsaw Music Academy under Prof. Boguslaw Madey and at the Cologne College of Music and attended master classes with Witold Rowicki in Vienna.
In the course of his musical career, he was Kapellmeister at the Great Theatre in Warsaw, Conductor at the Poznan Philharmonic, First Kapellmeister of the Orchestra of the Beethoven Hall in Bonn and Artistic Director of the Poznan Philharmonic. In 1982, he founded the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot. He has worked as guest conductor with important orchestras in Europe, the Soviet Union and Mexico.
Numerous recordings have been released of works he conducted. Since 1993, Wojciech Rajski is also first guest conductor of the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra and in 1997, he became Professor of Conducting an Orchestra Training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2008, he has also lectured at the Academy of Music in Danzig.

Fight, Flight or Freeze? Coaching for musicians | Dinka Migić-Vlatković

Therapist and mental coach Dinka Migić-Vlatković teaches master classes with emphases on mental preparation, stress prevention and dealing with stage fright. All instrumentalists and singers are invited to participate.

Dinka Migić-Vlatković played violin in a youth orchestra and attended the music school Blagoje Bersa in Zagreb. After studying psychology, she expanded her knowledge at the Paracelsus School Germany, where she trained to become a systemic consultant and family therapist. In addition to her work in journalism and cultural management she increasingly devoted herself to lecturing activities and consultancy work. She specialised in becoming a „Mental Coach and Trainer“ for musicians, teachers and professors. Dinka is also a licenced burnout and stress management coach and works worldwide in countries such as the USA, Sweden, Venezuela, Austria and Croatia amongst others.

Fit in body – fit for your instrument | Prevention and Physiotherapy | Angela Gebler

Alongside the Master Classes we offer all participants warming up, compensatory and corrective gymnastics and relaxation techniques as well as specific physiotherapy for musicians with physiotherapist Angela Gebler.

Angela Gebler has been a physiotherapist for 30 years and has been specialising in the work with musicians for the last 15 years. In 2010 she successfully completed her training in Musician’s Medicine in Freiburg. From 2003 to 2005 she had a teaching assignment “Fit in body – fit for your instrument” at the College of Music Augsburg, where she will be teaching again beginning with the summer term 2017.

Alongside individual treatment and coaching with the instrument Angela Gebler supports master classes throughout Europe and offers workshops for specific instruments.

General Information

Course fees

Course fees

Active participation

€ 320,00 per course
Students of the hmt Rostock pay a reduced fee of € 160,00.

There is no registration fee.
The course fee must be paid immediately after your active participation has been confirmed.

Course fee payable into account below

Bank account of the Rostock University of Music and Drama
BIC: NOLADE21ROS, Ostseesparkasse Rostock
IBAN: DE 57 1305 0000 0201 0189 26
Reference: Course fee SC 2017 and "name of the participant", "course" (mandatory)

Passive participation

€ 110,00 all courses and the entire duration
€ 16,00 day ticket
€ 10,00 half-day ticket

Tickets for the passice participation can be bought during the summer campus in the course office.

Arrival

Arrival

The arrival and registration date is Thursday 24th August 2017. Please register in the course office between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The first meeting is an orientation course at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber Music Hall. The actual course work takes place from 25th August up to and including 1st September, for the piano master class with Martin Stadtfeld from 28th to 30th August.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements

Should more applications be received than we can accept, the respective course teachers will make a choice based on a recording or video of your performance or an audition.

The course teachers will decide who is to receive the opportunity to work with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock as a soloist. Participants are not automatically entitled to work with the orchestra. Please find the list of the repertoire available to master class participants for rehearsals and performances as a soloist with the orchestra in the details of the individual courses. Please enter your repertoire requirements when booking.

Practice rooms are provided free of charge.

All master class participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation. You can find information about accommodation possibilities on this side (reasonably priced accomodation in Rostock).

Master courses since 1995

Master courses since 1995

The Summer Campus took place for the first time in 1995 – one year after the foundation of Rostock University.

Since 2005, the Summer Campus has been organised in close co-operation with the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). Special support for the Summer Campus is provided by the Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the association “Friends and Supporters of the Rostock University of Music and Theatre e.V.”, the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Rostock Port.

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Contact

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock
Course Office Summer Campus
Head of the Office Summer Campus
Angelika Thönes
Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8
D - 18055 Rostock

fon +49 (0)381 5108 -240/-241/-242
fax +49 (0)381 5108 235
pressestelle(at)hmt-rostock(dot)de

Brochure 2017

Impressions from the Summer Campus

Orchestra rehearsel with W. Rajski. Photo: Ulrike Bals
Master class Fauré Quartett. Photo: hmt
Master class with Máté Szücs. Photo: hmt
Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender. Photo: Ulrike Bals
Master class with Prof. Thomas Quasthoff. Photo: hmt
Group photo Summer campus 2015. Photo: Ulrike Bals