Rostock Summer Campus

23rd International Masterclasses at the Rostock University of Music and Drama

23rd of August - 31st of August, 2017

Our Summer Campus offers masterclasses with internationally renowned artists. In addition to intensive tuition, each course arranges its own concert. One of the highlights for several participants is the opportunity to rehearse as a soloist with a professional orchestra and to play in a concert that is part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. By collaborating with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Summer Campus provides a large symphony orchestra for the orchestral work. The musical direction will be led by Marcus Bosch for the first time.

Bodily fitness and good health play an important role for professional musicians. Therefore, under the motto “Keep Fit - Perform Fit”, daily preventive and specialised physiotherapy will be on the programme.

Our masterclasses that change every year are aimed at music students from across the world. Young talents who are preparing to take an entrance examination for a university music degree or have just started their training, as well as professional musicians, who would like to enhance their skills, are also welcome to attend the courses.

All of the masterclasses are open to the public and provide those interested with insights into daily life within the realms of music.

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

Registration

The registration on our website will be possible from the beginning of January 2018 up until the 1st of June 2018.

Master class series | 23 - 31 August 2018

Singing: Concert - Cantatas - Lied | Simone Kermes

The soprano, concert and lieder singer, Sibylla Rubens, studied at the Trossingen University of Music and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, as well as with Elsa Cavelti in Basel and in Irwin Gage’s class for lied interpretation in Zurich.

Sibylla Rubens has documented her talent in more than 90 CD recordings, not only as an outstanding Bach performer, but also surprising her audience with songs dating well into the Romantic period.

She is a sought-after guest at international music festivals and on concert stages together with international baroque ensembles, chamber orchestras, the Munich Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, with radio orchestras, their choirs and conductors such as Philipp Herreweghe, Helmuth Rilling, Sir Roger Norrington, Michael Gielen, Christian Thielemann, and Kent Nagano. Furthermore, she particularly enjoys giving lieder concerts and playing chamber music and together with ensembles.

From 2014 to 2016 Sibylla Rubens led the oratorio class at the University of Augsburg’s Leopold Mozart Centre and when she is not singing in concerts, she is a committed teacher and supporter of young singers.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Markus Kreul

Singing | Prof. Jan-Hendrik Rootering

The bass-baritone, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, can look back at an international career that has spanned more than 30 years and includes performances in nearly all of the world’s most important opera houses, e.g. in Milan’s La Scala, the Opéra Bastille, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the opera houses in San Francisco, Washington, New York, Sydney and Berlin. He is also in demand as a lieder and concert singer. His comprehensive repertoire has been documented on several radio, video and television productions and CD recordings.
Jan-Hendrik Rootering is also dedicated to teaching singing. He taught at the universities of music in Munich and Cologne. From 2007 to 2014 he taught as Professor of Singing at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. He also gives masterclasses at home and abroad. Rootering received a Grammy Award on two occasions. In 1986 he received the title “Bayerischer Kammersänger”.
Jan-Hendrik Rootering received lessons from his father, the Dutch tenor, Hendrikus Rootering, and studied Singing at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Christian Dammann/Christoph Stöcker

Violin | Prof. Benjamin Schmid

To name just one of his accomplishments, Benjamin Schmid won the Carl Flesch International Competition in London, where he was also awarded the Mozart, Beethoven and Audience Prizes. Since then he has performed on the world’s most important stages together with renowned orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
His soloist quality and extraordinary range of repertoire - violin concerts from Hartmann, Gulda, Korngold, Muthspiel, Szymanowski, Weill, Lutoslawski and Reger - as well as his improvisational skills in jazz in particular, make him a violinist with a unique profile. On several occasions some of his approximately 50 CDs were awarded with the German Record Critics’ Award, the Echo Klassik, Grammophone Editor’s Choice or the Strad Selection.
Benjamin Schmid teaches as a professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and offers masterclasses at the Bern University of the Arts and worldwide.

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

Ludwig van Beethoven              

Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61

Johannes Brahms                     

Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 77

Jean Sibelius                            

Violinkonzert d-Moll op. 47

Henri Wieniawski                      

Violinkonzert Nr. 2 op. 22

Alban Berg                              

Violinkonzert

Double bass | Frank Thoenes

Frank Thoenes studied double bass with Prof. R. Heister at the Folkwang University in Essen and attended masterclasses with Prof. W. Güttler (Berlin Philharmonic). After studying, he was principal double bassist at the German Chamber Academy, since 1996 he has been principal double bassist of the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock. He has played in orchestras such as the WDR, NDR, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Essen Philharmonic and as principal double bassist in the German Chamber Academy with conductors including Abbado, Metha, Haiting, Oue, Sanderling, Goritzki, Leonard, Willén and Zuckermann.

Frank Thoenes was awarded an interpretation prize at the “International Summer Course for New Music” in Darmstadt. His solo and chamber music exploits have been recorded on numerous CD productions. In the past he has been invited to the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, to Ascona and Salzburg, to the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades and to the Richard Strauß Festival in Garmisch. Several of his tours took him to Australia, South America and Asia. Frank Thoenes also gives masterclasses at home and abroad (Double Bass Kaleidoscope, China and Japan). He has taught as a lecturer at the Rostock University of Music and Drama since winter semester 2005/06.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Aya Matsushita

Repertoire

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

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf        

Kontrabasskonzert E-Dur                                                       

Johann Baptist Vanhal               

Kontrabasskonzert D-Dur (Wiener Klassik Besetzung)         

Giovanni Bottesini                     

Kontrabasskonzert Nr. 2 h-Moll                                                                 

Sergei Koussevitzky                   

Kontrabasskonzert fis-Moll

Oboe | Prof. Jean-Louis Capezzali

Jean-Louis Capezzali studied at the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles, which awarded him with the gold medal in 1977 and an honorary award in 1978. At the young age of 20 he became professor and principal oboist in the concert orchestra Lamoureux in Paris. He won awards at important competitions, such as the competitions in Geneva (1982) and Prague (1986).
In 1984 Jean-Louis Capezzali became principal oboist of Radio France’s Philharmonic and from 1988 to 1998 he was professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.  He has taught at the Conservatorie National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon since 1998. In 2009 he was appointed professor at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne.
Jean-Louis Capezzali is an exceptional soloist and chamber musician. He performs with leading orchestras and ensembles and gives concerts at music festivals all over the world. He regularly provides masterclasses and recitals in Europe, the USA and Asia. In his masterclasses, Capezzali teaches his students the French school of oboe playing.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Anna Kirichenko

Repertoire

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        

Oboenkonzert C-Dur KV3 271

Richard Strauss             

Oboenkonzert D-Dur AV 144

Oboe | Prof. Gregor Witt

Gregor Witt is principal oboist at the Staatskapelle Berlin and has been professor at the Rostock University of Music and Drama since 2015. As a soloist he has given guest performances in Germany and abroad, as well as with distinguished orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic. He is also a member of several chamber music ensembles, including the wind quintet of the Staatskapelle Berlin. In addition to classical music, he is particularly interested in jazz/crossover.

Furthermore, he holds regular masterclasses at the New York Juilliard School and in Europe. Many of his students are now principal oboists with major orchestras and award winners of international competitions such as the ARD–Competition in Munich 2008 and 2011, and the International Music Competition in Markneukirchen 2010. Gregor Witt studied oboe under Professor Gerd Albrecht Kleinfeld at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Jens Hoffmann

Repertoire

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        

Oboenkonzert C-Dur KV3 271

Richard Strauss             

Oboenkonzert D-Dur AV 144

Clarinet | Prof. Matthias Schorn

6-Day Workshop 26th  - 31st August

Matthias Schorn is a particularly versatile musician with endless interest for everything that has to do with music creativeness. His position as principal clarinettist at the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic constantly gives him the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best singers, soloists and conductors. He has founded various classical formations as a chamber musician (“Trio Marc Chagall”, “Theophil Ensemble Wien” and more), and gave concerts as a soloist under the conductorship of Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Yuri Bashmet, Kristjan Järvi, Michael Sanderling, Ivan Fischer, Hans Graf, HK Gruber, Dennis Russel Davies and many others. His roots in the folk and brass-band/wind music of the Alps still continue to influence his work. With his bands “MaChlast” and “Faltenradio” he not only plays on pub stages, at open-air festivals and clubs, but also the large concert halls from Vienna to Hamburg. On top of this, Matthias Schorn lectures as a professor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and holds masterclasses all over the globe.

Matthias Schorn was born in Salzburg, first studied with Alois Brandhofer at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and then with Johann Hindler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Nikolaus Wagner

Repertoire

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

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      

Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur KV 622

Claude Debussy                        

Première Rhapsodie

 

 

Carl Maria von Weber               

  • Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 1 f-Moll op. 73
  • Concertino Es-Dur op. 26

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy    

Konzertstück für zwei Klarinetten und Orchester Nr. 2 d-Moll op. 114

Luigi Bassi                                

Fantasia di concerto “Rigoletto”

 

Trumpet | Pacho Flores

Capable of managing classical or popular styles instinctively, Pacho Flores adds to his captivating interpretations a great deal of energy tinged with the most beautiful instrumental colors. Acting as soloist, he has performed with a long list of reputable orchestras all over the world. He has also given recitals in concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Pleyel Hall in Paris, and the Opera City in Tokio. Serving as one of the founding members of the Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, he has taken part in numerous tours around Europe, South America, the United States, and Japan.

As an experienced orchestral musician, Flores has held the Leading Trumpet position in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Saito Kinen Orchestra of Japan, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miami, under the musical direction of maestros such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli and many others. As Founding Director of the Latin-American Trumpet Academy in Venezuela, he fosters a promising generation of young talents.

Pacho Flores was trained in the marvelous orchestra system for youths and children in Venezuela and was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Competition, the most renowned trumpet competition in the world, as well as First Prize at the “Philip Jones” and “Cittá di Porcia” International Competitions.

Coaching and artistic collaboration: Jose Gallego/Wakana Yamazaki

Repertoire

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

Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Trompetenkonzert E-Dur, Fassung Es-Dur

Joseph Haydn
Trompetenkonzert Es-Dur

Georg Friedrich Händel
Suite D-Dur HWV 341

Georg Friedrich Telemann
Trompetenkonzert Nr. 1 D-Dur

Leopold Mozart

Trompetenkonzert D-Dur

Alexander Arutiunian

Trompetenkonzert As-Dur

Henry Purcell

Sonate für Trompete und Streicher D-Dur

Henry Tomasi

Trompetenkonzert

Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

Konzert für Jagdhorn, Streicher und Basso Continuo Es-Dur

Piano | Lilit Grigoryan

6-Day Workshop 25th – 30th August

The workshop will be given jointly by Maria João Pires und Lilit Grigoryan.

Piano | Lilit Grigoryan

Lilit Grigoryan studied at the Yerevan State Conservatory under Prof. Sergey Sarayan and in the class of Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit at the Rostock University of Music and Drama, where she graduated from her studies with the highest distinction. She was also Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Maria-João Pires. Lilit Grigoryan received further musical inspiration from Menahem Pressler, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Steven Kovacevich, Zolzan Kocsis and Gabor Takács-Nagy to name just a few. In 2009 and 2010 she took part in the Verbier Festival Academy and won the Tabor Prize as best newcomer pianist. In addition, she has won several awards at national and international competitions.

Lilit Grigoryan has played at famous international music festivals. She has now given concerts in 27 countries all over the world. Apart from piano evenings, she has also played as soloist with several orchestras. Her concerts have been recorded by radio and television broadcasters in Germany, France, Mexico and Armenia. Lilit Grigoryan has lectured at the Rostock University of Music and Drama since autumn 2010.

Repertoire

The workshop focuses on piano recital repertoire for two and four hands. Rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra are not intended.

Piano | Maria João Pires

6-Day Workshop 25th – 30th August

The workshop will be given jointly by Maria João Pires und Lilit Grigoryan.

Piano | Maria João Pires

Maria João Pires, born in Lisbon, gave her first public performance at the age of 4 and began her studies of music and piano with Campos Coelho and Francine Benoît, continuing later in Germany, with Rosl Schmid and Karl Engel. In addition to her concerts, she has made recordings for Erato for fifteen years and Deutsche Grammophon for twenty years. Since the 1970s, she has devoted herself to reflecting on the influence of art on life, community and education, trying to discover new ways of establishing this way of thinking in society. She has searched for new ways which, respecting the development of individuals and of cultures, encourage the sharing of ideas. In 1999, she created the Centre for the Study of the Arts of Belgais in Portugal. She broadened the reach of this philosophy to Salamanca and Bahia in Brazil. In 2012, in Belgium, she initiated two complementary projects; the Equinox project which creates and develops choirs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the Partitura project, the aim of which is to create an altruistic dynamic between artists of different generations by proposing an alternative in a world too often focused on competitiveness.

Repertoire

The workshop focuses on piano recital repertoire for two and four hands. Rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra are not intended.

Orchestra | North German Philharmonic Rostock

The Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock (North German Philharmonic, Rostock) is the largest orchestra in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with an extensive history in the Hanseatic and University city. With the establishment of the Rostock City and Theatre Orchestra in 1897, the foundation was laid for the high standard of the orchestra’s musical quality and ability of today. 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. Marcus Bosch will assume the artistic responsibility for the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock as Conductor in Residence from August 2018 onwards.
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 German cities as well as international locations such as 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 were produced with music by Sergej Prokofjew (Sony Korea and Solo Musica), Ernesto Cavallini (cpo) and Carl Weigl (Capriccio).

Conductor | Marcus Bosch

Since 2011 Marcus Bosch has been General Music Director of the State Theatre and State Philharmonic Nuremberg, and since 2016, Principal Guest Conductor of the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. Since 2010 he has managed the Heidenheim Opera Festival as artistic director and he is co-founder and conductor of the festival orchestra Cappella Aquileia. In 2016 he was appointed as permanent Professor of Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

After his debut at the age of 24 with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the German conductor of Brazilian and Italian descent chose to pursue the traditional German “Kapellmeister” career path, which took him to the State Theatres in Wiesbaden and Saarbrücken and to the State Orchestra in Halle. Between 2002 and 2012 Marcus Bosch enjoyed great success as General Music Director in the city of Aachen and launched his international career.

 

“Keep Fit – Perform Fit” | Prevention and Physiotherapy | Angela Gebler

Alongside the masterclasses we offer all participants warm-ups, compensatory and corrective gymnastics and relaxation techniques as well as specialised 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.

She has been teaching at the University of Augsburg’s Leopold Mozart Centre for Music and Music Education since summer term 2017. Alongside individual treatment and coaching with the instrument, Angela Gebler supports masterclasses throughout Europe and offers instrument-specific workshops for all instruments.

General Information

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 2018 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

The arrival and registration date is Thursday 23rd August 2018. 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 24th August up to and including 31st August, except for the piano workshop by Lilit Grigoryan and Maria João Pires, which takes place from 25th to 30th, and the clarinet master class by Prof. Matthias Schorn, which takes place from 26th to 31st August.

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

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

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