28th International Masterclasses | 22 August - 30 August 2024

Orchestral studio

Rehearsals and concerts 22 August - 30 August 2024

Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock
Marcus Bosch, Conductor


hmt Rostock’s International SOMMERCAMPUS provides the perfect combination of masterclasses, preparation for competitions, orchestra practice and concerts. The musicians take part in the various courses and receive intensive tuition from first-class artists. Additionally they are given the opportunity to practise as a soloist with an orchestra and selected students will receive the possibility to perform at one of the three final concerts as part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Every masterclass will also curate its own concert.

By collaborating with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the SOMMERCAMPUS has access to a large symphony orchestra for the orchestral work, which will be led by its chief conductor Marcus Bosch during the time of the SOMMERCAMPUS.

The SOMMERCAMPUS is aimed at music students from all over the world. Young talents who are preparing for university entrance examinations and music degrees, 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.

The SOMMERCAMPUS first took place in 1995 - one year after the founding of hmt Rostock. We have worked closely together with the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 2005. Sincerest gratitude for all support goes to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the cultural funding programme from Norddeutscher Rundfunk as well as the hmt’s friends society, ‘Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock e. V.

How do I apply for the SOMMERCAMPUS?

Please register online. A registration link will appear on this page during the registration period. The start of registration will be announced soon.

For ensembles: Please select 1 person per ensemble who will be responsible for the SOMMERCAMPUS registration as well as the further communication of your ensemble. This means: 1 registration per group.


Konstantina Stankow
SOMMERCAMPUS - Creative Direction and Organization
fon +49 381 5108 244

Jessica Buse 
SOMMERCAMPUS - Assistance 
fon +49 381 5108 241

How much does the active participation cost at the SOMMERCAMPUS?

Active Participation Fee

Masterclass: € 320.00 per person
Students at the hmt Rostock receive a reduction of 50% on the price for the participation fee.

Application fee: € 30.00 per person

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 2024 and ‘name of the participant / ensemble name’, ‘course’ (both required)

How much does the passive participation cost at the SOMMERCAMPUS?

How much does the passive participation cost at the SOMMERCAMPUS?

Passive Participation Fee

Tickets for passive participation can be purchased via our registration form on our website. Pick-up and invalidation of tickets is possible at the Course Office during the SOMMERCAMPUS. 

€ 110.00 for 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.
NOTE: Nevertheless, please make sure to register and obtain a free participation ticket from the course office.

Click here for application, please!

Arrival information

The arrival and registration date is Thursday, 22 August 2024. Please register at the foyer in the hmt Rostock between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. The first get-together will take place at the welcoming event at 4.00 p.m. in the Chambermusic Hall.
Courses usually take place from 23 - 30 August 2024.

Information regarding the selectional process

To be chosen as an active participant applicants are requested to submit the fully completed application, transmission of the application fee as well as a professional video recording (e.g. YouTube-Link). If we receive more applications for active participation than we are able to accept, the respective course teachers will make a choice based on a video of a performance or an audition.

Image and Sound Rights

By registering for the SOMMERCAMPUS, the participant agrees 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 (hmt Rostock).

How does the work with the orchestra look like?

The teacher of each course will select the soloists for the orchestra rehearsals and concerts as part of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Please select works from the repertoire list named for the orchestral work and inform us of your choice in your application. No specifications are made for the solo and chamber music repertoire.

Since potentially ever 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.

What about Chamber music: can I do that, too?

Yes, you can! In order to sustainably bring together all of the masterclasses participants, we suggest that you send the SOMMERCAMPUS Team chamber music works that you would like to work on during the masterclasses. A list with the proposed works, for which further participants can register, will be published shortly before and during the SOMMERCAMPUS 2024. 

hmt and Hansestadt Rostock

The Rostock University of Music and Drama (hmt)
The Rostock University of Music and Drama was founded in 1994 and is based in one of the most beautiful University buildings in Germany, the St. Katharinenstift. It was built in the 13th century as a Franciscan monastery. Between 1998 and 2001 it was extensively restored and new parts were added to the building that offers an inspiring ambience. It is equipped with a concert and theatre hall, an organ hall, a chamber music hall, recording studios, an extensive library as well as numerous classrooms and practice rooms, thus creating ideal studying and performing conditions. Its 550 students come from 42 nations and are spread across 33 courses.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock
The Hanseatic City of Rostock is the cultural centre on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is located not far from the extensive beaches of the Baltic Sea. The University of Rostock, which has more than 15,000 students, is the oldest university in the Baltic Sea Region and is steeped in tradition. The Rostock University of Music and Drama provides more than 300 performances per year, constituting a considerable contribution to cultural life in Rostock.

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 + 2023
Prof. Nikolay Borchev, Voice, 2023
Denis Bouriakov, Flute, 2019
Prof. Shirley Brill, Clarinet, 2013
Prof. Peter Bruns, Violoncello, 2011
Prof. Gert von Bülow, Cello, 2006
Grace Bumbry, Voice, 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, Voice, 2007 + 2012
Prof. Zoran Dukic und Prof. Thomas Offermann, Guitar, 2023

Prof. Filippo Faes, Piano and chamber Music, 2013
Christina Fassbender, Flute, 2012
Fauré-Quartett, Chamber Music, 2015
Giora Feidman, Clarinet, 2008
Prof. Eberhard Feltz, Chamber Music 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
Prof. Ralf Gothóni, Chamber music, 2023 (cancelled)
Lilit Grigoryan, Piano, 2016 + 2018
Reri Grist, Voice, 2011

Prof. Klaus Häger, Voice, 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, Voice, 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, Voice, 2019

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

Prof. Sharon Kam, Clarinet, 2023
Prof. Klesie Kelly, Voice, 2013
Simone Kermes, Voice, 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. Elisabeth Kufferath, Violin 2023
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, Voice, 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. Johannes Moser, Cello, 2023
Prof. Philippe Muller, Cello, 2017
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello, 2009 + 2014
Prof. Petru Munteanu, Violin, 2006

Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker, Horn, 2008 + 2022

Prof. Dirk Peppel, Flute, 2016
Prof. Cédric Pescia, Piano, 2021
David Petersen, Bassoon, 2019
Prof. Stephan Picard, Violin, 2014
Prof. Rudolf Piernay, Voice, 2016
Prof. Viktor Pikaisen, Violin, 2006
Maria J. Pires, Piano, 2018
Prof. Menahem Pressler, Piano, 2014

Prof. Thomas Quasthoff, Voice, 2015

Prof. Helmuth Rilling, Bach interpretation for vocal soloists, 2013
Prof. Hardy Rittner, Piano, 2023
Prof. Gustav Rivinius, Cello, 2006
Prof. Jan-Hendrik Rootering Voice, 2018
Sibylla Rubens, Voice, 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, Voice, 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, Voice, 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, Voice, 2010

Prof. Anatol Ugorski, Piano, 2006

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

Prof. David Walter, Oboe, 2022
Prof. Waldemar Wild, Voice, 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

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Concerts 2024

Thursday, 22 August | 7 p.m. | St. Katherine's Hall, hmt Rostock


works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Henri Duparc, Hector Berlioz, Leoš Janáček, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Marina Sandel, Mezzo Soprano | Carlo Colombo, Bassoon | David Petersen, Bassoon | Jamie Williams, Trombone | Henja Semmler, Violin | Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello | Andreas Ehelebe, Double Bass | Lilit Grigoryan, Piano | Karola Theill, Piano

Wednesday 28 August | 7 p.m. | Heiligen-Geist-Kirche, Wismar

Ludwig van Beethoven: Konzert Nr. 2 B-Dur für Klavier und Orchester op. 19
Robert Schumann: Fantasie C-Dur für Violine und Orchester op. 131

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano | Henja Semmler, Violin | Further works with soloists from the master classes
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | conductor: Marcus Bosch

Thursday 29 August | 7 p.m. | Stiftskirche, Bützow

Camille Saint-Saëns: Konzert Nr. 1 a-Moll für Violoncello und Orchester op. 33
Nino Rota: Konzert C-Dur für Posaune und Orchester

Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello | Jamie Williams, Trombone | Further works with soloists from the master classes
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock | conductor: Marcus Bosch

Friday, 30 August| 7 p.m. | St. Katherine's Hall, hmt Rostock

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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