Summer Campus 2021 | 25th International Masterclasses

Summer Campus 19-27 August, 2021

Summer Campus 19-27 August, 2021

International Masterclasses

Prof. Anne Schwanewilms | © studioline

Singing | Prof. Anne Schwanewilms

Viola | Prof. Piotr Szumieł

Viola | Prof. Piotr Szumieł

Prof. Maximilian Hornung | © Marco Borggreve

Cello | Prof. Maximilian Hornung

Clarinet | Sebastian Manz

Clarinet | Sebastian Manz

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. Karola Theill | © Steffen Höft

Lied Interpretation | Prof. Karola Theill

Foto: Mirco Dalchow

Rostock Summer Campus 2021

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The registration period expired on June 1st, 2021.

COVID-19 Information

We are confident that the Summer Campus can take place, however, no one can predict at the moment what the situation will be at the end of August, what the quarantine regulations will be, whether travel will be possible again without restrictions, in what form face-to-face classes will be allowed to take place.

We are doing everything we can to ensure that the Summer Campus is held safely: large course rooms will be available, there will be opportunities for sufficient distance, and a wide range of hygiene measures will be taken. We will inform you in time if you have to proof a negative RT-PCR test upon your arrival at the Rostock University of Music and Drama. By registering, you agree to the preventive measures in force at the time of the event. 

If you are unable to travel to Rostock for pandemic reasons and we receive your cancellation before the course begins, we will refund the participation fee. We ask for your understanding that travel expenses already paid cannot be refunded. If we cancel the course due to corona, the course fee will of course also be reimbursed.

Master classes, orchestra rehearsals and concerts

hmt Rostock’s International Summer Campus provides the perfect combination of masterclasses, orchestra rehearsals 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 the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and to perform as part of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s festival programme. Furthermore, every masterclass gives its own concert.

The Summer Campus is aimed at music students and students at early stages of their degrees from all over the world. Passive participation is also possible and provides an insight into the daily artistic work.

Course fees

Active participation

€ 320.00 per course and participant, or Lied-Duo
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 2021 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, 19 August 2021. 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 20 August and end on 27 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 and possibly on résumés.

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 and Concerts
The rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra are part of the masterclasses. 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).


Hochschule für Musik und Theater RostocK
Course Office Summer Campus
Mr. Daniel Bucurescu, Masterclass Management
fon +49 381 5108 244

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.'

Lecturers since 2006

Volker Ahmels, Ostracized Music for Piano, 2019

Paul Badura-Skoda, Piano, 2017
Mathias Baier, Bassoon, 2008
Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender, Violin, 2015
Detlef Bensmann, Saxophone, 2014
Prof. Claudio Bohórquez, Cello, 2012
Prof. Gábor Boldoczki, Trumpet, 2010
Denis Bouriakov, Flute, 2019
Prof. Shirley Brill, Clarinet, 2013
Prof. Peter Bruns, Violoncello, 2011
Prof. Gert von Bülow, Cello, 2006
Grace Bumbry, Singing, 2009
Prof. Barbara Buntrock, Viola, 2019
Prof. Jonas Bylund, Trombone, 2010

Jean-Louis Capezzali, Oboe, 2018
Prof. Natalie Clein, Cello, 2019
Compagnie Bodecker & Neander, body language/pantomime/visual theatre, 2012

Prof. Peter Damm, Horn, 2006
Albena Danailova, Violin, 2011
Prof. Helen Donath, Singing, 2007 + 2012

Prof. Filippo Faes, Piano and chamber Music, 2013
Christina Fassbender, Flute, 2012
Fauré-Quartett, Chamber Music, 2015
Giora Feidman, Clarinet, 2008
Prof. Eberhard Feltz, 2019
Laura Ruiz Ferreres, Clarinet, 2014
Pacho Flores, Trumpet, 2018
Prof. Frank Forst, Bassoon, 2014
Prof. Beat Furrer, Composition, 2009
Prof. Reinhold Friedrich, Trumpet, 2008

Prof. Saschko Gawriloff, Violin, 2009
Prof. Alexej Gerassimez, Drums, 2019
Prof. Alban Gerhardt, Cello, 2015
Prof. Mark Gothani, Violin, 2018
Lilit Grigoryan, Piano, 2016 + 2018
Reri Grist, Singing, 2011

Prof. Klaus Häger, Singing, 2013
Prof. Sebastian Hamann, Violin, 2017
Prof. Stefan Hempel, Violin, 2011 + 2012 + 2019
Clément Himbert, Saxophone, 2014
Prof. Marion Hofmann, Harp, 2009
Prof. Matthias Höfs, Trumpet, 2016
Prof. Albrecht Holder, Bassoon, 2012
Prof. Michael Höltzel, Horn and Chamber Music, 2010 + 2014
Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Violin, 2013

Prof. Petru Iuga, Double Bass, 2013
Prof. Christiane Iven, Singing, 2019

Prof. Sophia Jaffé, Violin, 2012
Prof. Rudolf Jansen, Song Interpretation, 2007
Prof. Siegfried Jerusalem, Singing, 2017

Prof. Klesie Kelly, Singing, 2013
Simone Kermes, Singing, 2017
Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit, Piano, 2006 + 2008 + 2010 + 2012 + 2016
Prof. Michael Martin Kofler, Flute, 2008
Prof. Sergei Kravchenko, Violin, 2008
Prof. Erich Krüger, Viola, 2012
Prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Violin, 2010
Prof. Ewa Kupiec, Piano, 2011

Prof. Reinhard Latzko, Cello, 2016
Prof. Karl Leister, Clarinet, 2011
Prof. Elisabeth Leonskaja, Piano, 2007
Markus, Leoson, Drums, 2009
Prof. Jens Lindemann, Trumpet, 2013

Prof. Tatjana Masurenko, Viola, 2006
Gisela May, Interpretation of musical-literary works for singers and actors, 2009
Albrecht Mayer, Oboe, 2016
Prof. Fionnuala Mccarthy, Singing, 2015
Paolo Mendes, Horn, 2014
Prof. Hamish Milne, Piano, 2015
Minguet-Quartett, Chamber Music with Strings, 2010
Prof. Nils Mönkemeyer, Viola, 2016
Prof. Frank Morelli, Bassoon, 2019
Prof. Philippe Muller, Cello, 2017
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello, 2009 + 2014
Prof. Petru Munteanu, Violin, 2006

Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker, Horn, 2008

Prof. Dirk Peppel, Flute, 2016
David Petersen, Bassoon, 2019
Prof. Stephan Picard, Violin, 2014
Prof. Rudolf Piernay, Singing, 2016
Prof. Viktor Pikaisen, Violin, 2006
Maria J. Pires, Piano, 2018
Prof. Menahem Pressler, Piano, 2014

Prof. Thomas Quasthoff, Singing, 2015

Prof. Helmuth Rilling, Bach interpretation for vocal soloists, 2013
Prof. Gustav Rivinius, Cello, 2006
Prof. Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Chamber Singer), Singing, 2018
Sibylla Rubens, Singing, 2018
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Ruzicka, Composition, 2010

Prof. Heinrich Schiff, Cello, 2013
Prof. Heiner Schindler, Clarinet and Chamber Music, 2006 + 2011 + 2012
Prof. Ragna Schirmer, Piano, 2012
Prof. Andreas Schmidt, Singing, 2007
Matthias Schorn, Clarinet, 2018
Jan Schulte-Buhnert, Saxophone, 2014
Prof. Josef Schwab, Cello, 2007
Prof. Felix Schwartz, Viola, 2007 + 2017
Baiba Skride, Violin, 2008
Prof. Martin Stadtfeld, Piano, 2017
Prof. Julian Steckel, Cello, 2011
Uwe Steinmetz, Saxophone, 2014
Prof. Hans-Peter und Prof. Volker Stenzl, Piano duo, 2009 + 2014
Prof. Axel Strauss, Violin, 2007
Prof. Wilfried Strehle, Viola, 2011
Máté Szűcs, Viola, 2015

Christian Tetzlaff, Violin, 2019
Prof. Frank Thoenes, Double Bass, 2018
TokyoStringQuartet, Chamber Music for Strings, 2007
Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Singing, 2010

Prof. Anatol Ugorski, Piano, 2006

Prof. Radovan Vlatković, Horn, 2017
Prof. Lars Vogt, Piano, 2019

Prof. Waldemar Wild, Singing, 2007
Prof. Janet Williams, Singing, 2012
Prof. Jamie Williams, Trombone, 2015
Prof. Gregor Witt, Oboe and Chamber Music, 2008 + 2012 + 2014 + 2016 + 2018

Prof. Bernd Zack, Piano, 2014

Concerts 2021

Thurs. 19 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | St. Katherine´s Hall of the hmt

Summer Campus Opening Concert
Works by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven

Sebastian Manz, Clarinet | Herbert Schuch, Piano | Piotr Szumieł, Viola | Andreas Hecker, Piano | Cedric Pescia, Piano | Maximilian Hornung, Cello

Wed. 25 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | Bützow, Abbey Church

Solo Panorama
Saint-Saëns: Violoncellokonzert Nr. 1 a-Moll op. 33; Weber
Quintett B-Dur für Klarinette und Streichorchester op. 34

Maximilian Hornung, Cello | Sebastian Manz, Clarinet
Further works with soloists from the masterclasses
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | Conductor: Marcus Bosch

Thurs. 26 Aug. | 7.30 p.m. | Niendorf on Poel, Gutsscheune

Music of the Soul
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 | Conductor: Marcus Bosch

Fri. 27 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 | 6.30 p.m., Tour € 2.00 (limited capacity)

All concerts in collaboration with Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Tickets: fon +49 (0)385 591 8585

Additional Events: Course concerts with masterclass participants


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