Summer Campus | 25th International Master Classes

20. - 28. August, 2020

© Ulrike Bals

Rostock Summer Campus 2020

Prof. Anne Schwanewilms | © studioline

Singing | Prof. Anne Schwanewilms

Prof. Harri Mäki | © Sami Perttilä

Clarinet | Prof. Harri Mäki

Prof. Heiner Schindler | © Jens Wagner

Clarinet | Prof. Heiner Schindler

Prof. Jens Bjørn-Larsen | © Buffet-Group

Tuba | Prof. Jens Bjørn-Larsen

Prof. Cédric Pescia | © Uwe Neuman

Piano | Prof. Cédric Pescia

Herbert Schuch | © Felix Broede

Piano | Herbert Schuch

Prof. Maximilian Hornung | © Marco Borggreve

Cello | Prof. Maximilian Hornung

Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker | © Janne-Saksala

Horn | Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker

Prof. Karola Theill | © Steffen Höft

Lied Interpretation | Prof. Karola Theill

Master classes, Orchestras and Concerts

hmt Rostock’s International Summer Campus provides the perfect combination of masterclasses, orchestra practice and concerts. The musicians taking part in the various courses receive intensive tuition from first-class artists and are given the opportunity to practise as a soloist with an orchestra. Furthermore, selected students can perform at one of the three final concerts as part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Every masterclass will also give its own concert.

The orchestral work is done with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, a large symphony orchestra, which will be led by Marcus Bosch during the Summer Campus.

The Summer Campus is aimed at music students from all over the world. Young talents who are preparing to take an entrance examination for a university of music, as well as professional musicians who would like to enhance their skills, are also welcome to register for active participation. Passive participation is also possible and provides a good insight into the daily artistic work.

Registration for the Summer Campus 2020 is possible from 1 January, 2020.

Course fees

Active participation

€ 320.00 per course and participant respectively Lied-Duo

If you would like to participate in two courses, you will receive a 50 % reduction on the price of the second course.
Students at the Rostock University of Music and Drama receive a 50  % reduction on the participation fee.

There is no registration fee.

The course fee must be paid immediately after you have been accepted for active participation.

Bank account details for the Rostock University of Music and Drama
BIC: NOLADE21ROS, Ostseesparkasse Rostock
IBAN: DE 57 1305 0000 0201 0189 26
Reference: Course fee SC 2020 and 'name of the participant', 'course' (both required)

Passive participation

Tickets for passive participationcan be purchased during the Summer Campus, in the Course Office.
€ 110,00 all courses and the entire duration
€ 16,00 day ticket
€ 10,00 half-day ticket
Students and lecturers at hmt Rostock have free entrance as observers to all courses.


The date for arrival and registration is Tuhrsday, 20 August 2020. Please register at the Course Office between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.. The first get-together is at the welcoming event at 5.30 p.m. in the Chamber Music Hall.
The actual courses start on 21 August and end on 28 August.

Conditions of Participation

Selection Procedure
If we receive more applications for active participation than we can accept, the respective course teachers will select the participants based on videos of performances of eventually on the submitted resume.

Image and Sound Rights
By registering for the Summer Campus, the participants agree that photo and video recordings may be made by the organiser and used for non-commercial purposes. All ancillary copyrights resulting from any image or sound recordings remain unlimited in terms of time and place for the Rostock University of Music and Drama.

Orchestra Practice
The teacher of each course will select the soloists for the orchestra rehearsals and concerts as part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Please select your pieces from the repertoire named for the orchestral work and inform us of your choice by the end of the registration deadline (1st of June).


All course participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Please see below for low-priced accommodations.

Hanse Hostel
Jellyfish Hostel
Jugendwohnheim WIROtel
Casita Maria
Hotel Garni 
Stadtpension Lotte 
Privatquartier in Rostock
Hotel Verdi
blue dors hostel


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

A participant report

“I really enjoyed the chance I gained to play with the renowned Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock. I would like to say a big thank you to Prof. Hempel and Prof. Fritzsch for providing me with this opportunity. The experience and tips that I gained from both of the professors during the rehearsals have proved very useful. I would also like to thank the members of the organisation team for their excellent supervision during the Summer Campus!”

Maya Wichert, participant at Summer Campus 2019

Master courses since 1995

The Summer Campus first took place in 1995 - one year after the founding of the University. We have worked closely with the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 2005. Special support for the Summer Campus is provided by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, cultural funding programme from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and the University's friends society 'Freund und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock e.V.'


Thurs. 20 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | St. Katherine´s Hall of the hmt

Summer Campus Opening Concert
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Messiaen

Harri Mäki and Heiner Schindler, Clarinet | Cédric Pescia, Piano | Maximilian Hornung, Cello | Herbert Schuch, Piano | Sarah Christian, Violin

Wed. 26 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | Teterow, Town Church

Solo Panorama
Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Konzertstück f-Moll für Klarinette, Bassetthorn und Orchester Nr. 1 op. 113
Saint-Saëns: Violoncellokonzert Nr. 1
Mozart: Hornkonzert Nr. 4 Es-Dur

Harri Mäki and Heiner Schindler, Clarinet | Maximilian Hornung, Cello | Soloists from the masterclasses | Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | Conductor: Marcus Bosch

Thurs. 27 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | Niendorf on Poel, Gutsscheune

Music of the Soul | Late Romantic Orchestral Music
Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-Moll
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn für Sopran und Orchester (Auszüge)

Herbert Schuch, Piano |  Anne Schwanewilms, Soprano | Further works with soloists from the masterclasses | Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | Cinductor: Marcus Bosch

Fri. 28 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | St. Katherine´s Hall of the hmt

Final Concert
Orchestra concert with soloists from the masterclasses | Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | Conductor: Marcus Bosch

All concerts in collaboration with Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Tickets: fon +49 (0)385 591 8585 | Online

Additional Events: Course concerts with masterclass participants

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