SOMMERCAMPUS 2022 | 26th International Masterclasses

SOMMERCAMPUS 18-26 August, 2022

SOMMERCAMPUS 18-26 August, 2022

International Masterclasses

Singing | Prof. Thomas Heyer

Singing | Prof. Thomas Heyer

Violin | Prof. Tianwa Yang

Violin | Prof. Tianwa Yang

Cello | Prof. Marie-Elisabeth Hecker

Cello | Prof. Marie-Elisabeth Hecker

Cello | Prof. Gabriel Schwabe

Cello | Prof. Gabriel Schwabe

Oboe | Prof. David Walter

Oboe | Prof. David Walter

Prof. Harri Mäki | © Sami Perttilä

Clarinet | Prof. Harri Mäki

Horn | Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker

Horn | Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker

Piano | Prof. Martin Helmchen

Piano | Prof. Martin Helmchen

Foto: Mirco Dalchow


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The registration period ended on June 1, 2022.

Master classes, orchestra rehearsals and concerts

hmt Rostock’s International SOMMERCAMPUS 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 SOMMERCAMPUS 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
Students at the Rostock University of Music and Drama receive a 50 % reduction on the participation fee.

Application fee: € 30.00
The application fee must be paid on registration and is non-refundable. 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 2022 and 'name of the participant', 'course' (both required)

Passive participation

Tickets for passive participationcan be purchased during the SOMMERCAMPUS, 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. Nevertheless, they must make sure they obtain a free participation ticket from the course office.


The date for arrival and registration is Thursday, 18 August 2022. Please register at the Course Office between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.. The first get-together is at the welcoming event at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Katherine’s Hall.

Courses usually take place from 19 – 26 August. The masterclass oboe has its own individual registration and course dates.

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 SOMMERCAMPUS, 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).

Recommendation: Since potentially every participant can be selected as a soloist for one of the concerts of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, we recommend placing special emphasis on one movement of 6-10 minutes in length in your artistic work in order to further increase the chance of being selected.

No specifications are made for the solo and chamber music repertoire.

COVID-19 Information

We are confident that the SOMMERCAMPUS 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 SOMMERCAMPUS 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 Antigen-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.


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

Master courses since 1995

The SOMMERCAMPUS 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 SOMMERCAMPUS is provided by the 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. Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Tuba, 2021
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 Gothoni, Violin, 2018
Lilit Grigoryan, Piano, 2016 + 2018
Reri Grist, Singing, 2011

Prof. Klaus Häger, Singing, 2013
Prof. Sebastian Hamann, Violin, 2017
Prof. Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Cello, 2022
Prof. Martin Helmchen, Piano 2022
Prof. Stefan Hempel, Violin, 2011 + 2012 + 2019
Prof. Thomas Heyer, Singing, 2022
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. Maximilian Hornung, Cello, 2021

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. Harri Mäki, Clarinet, 2022
Sebastian Manz, Clarinet, 2021
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
Prof. Cédric Pescia, Piano, 2021
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
Herbert Schuch, Piano, 2021
Jan Schulte-Buhnert, Saxophone, 2014
Prof. Josef Schwab, Cello, 2007
Prof. Gabriel Schwabe, Cello, 2022
Prof. Anne Schwanewilms, Singing, 2021
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
Prof. Piotr Szumieł, Viola, 2021

Christian Tetzlaff, Violin, 2019
Prof. Karola Theill, Lied Interpretation, 2021
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. David Walter, Oboe, 2022
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 + 2022

Prof. Tianwa Yang, Violin, 2022

Prof. Bernd Zack, Piano, 2014

Concerts 2022

Thursday, 18 August | 7 p.m. | St. Katherine’s Hall of the hmt

romantic impressions
works by Liszt, Debussy, Bloch, Ravel, and Brahms

Thomas Heyer, Singing | David Walter, Oboe | Harri Mäki, Clarinet | Marie-Luise Neunecker, Horn | Tianwa Yang, Violin | Marie-Elisabeth Hecker/Gabriel Schwabe, Cello | Martin Helmchen, Piano

Wednesday 24 August | 7 p.m. | Bützow, Stiftskirche

big concerts

Fauré: Elegie für Cello und Orchester c-Moll op. 24
Dvořák: Waldesruhe op. 68, Nr. 5

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Cello | Martin Helmchen, Piano | Further works with soloists from the master classes
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | conductor: Marcus Bosch

Thursday 25 August | 7 p.m. | Niendorf auf Poel, Gutsscheune

Korngold between ears of wheat
Korngold: Violinkonzert D-Dur
Bloch: Schelomo - Hebräische Rhapsodie u.a.

Tianwa Yang, Violin | Gabriel Schwabe, Cello | Further works with soloists from the master classes
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | conductor: Marcus Bosch

Friday 26 August | 7 p.m. | St. Katherine’s Hall of the hmt

The concert program results from the course work

Orchestra concert with soloists from the master classes | Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | conductor: Marcus Bosch

All concerts in cooperation with the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

TICKETS: fon +49 (0)385 591 8585

Continue to take place: Course concerts with participants in the master classes


"It was the very first time for me to play with an orchestra of experienced musicians. That was a wonderful experience, I really enjoyed it and it will also be a very important milestone in my training."

Anna-Tessa Timmer gave a concert on August 25th, 2021 as part of the SOMMERCAMPUS of the hmt Rostock and the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival. Feel free to listen to the concert recording!

“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 SOMMERCAMPUS!”

Maya Wichert, participant at SOMMERCAMPUS 2019

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