MASTER CLASSES FOR STRING SOLOISTS
12-
26 August 2018 in Semmering

Violin
Hagai Shaham
Shmuel Ashkenasi  / Tanja Becker-Bender
Stephan Picard Lieke te Winkel

Viola    
Gilad Karni Lars Anders Tomter

Cello   
Xenia Jankovic Romain Garioud
Csaba Onczay Christoph Richter

Double Bass
 Josef Niederhammer / Jirí Hudec

Special guest: Gidon Kremer
                      

TARGET GROUP, COURSE STRUCTURE, REPERTOIRE, and COURSE LANGUAGE

TARGET GROUP
Highly advanced undergraduates with performing experience.

COURSE STRUCTURE
Lessons are taught by one professor or by a pre-determined combination of professors.
Every participant will receive at least 6 lessons of 45 minutes each.

REPERTOIRE
The master class repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. Previous years have always seen special attention paid to Viennese Classicism, to works by Central and Eastern European Composers, and to the music of the Second Viennese School. isa also encourages all students to bring along repertoire that has to do with the current year's theme or is linked to it in terms of music history.
Learn about the background of your works, and use the power of your imagination!

COURSE LANGUAGE
English

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, and COACHING SESSIONS
Alongside the two-week master classes given by well-known, leading artistic personalities, isa also offers participants additional learning opportunities in the form of workshops, lectures, and coaching sessions.

All supplementary workshops and lectures are accessible only in combination with a master class and are included in the course fee. 

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COMPETITIONS
As part of the concerts and auditions during the second week, prizes will be awarded for outstanding interpretations of certain works (master class-specific and isa-wide).
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AUDITIONS
For the orchestra concert on 20 August participants will have the opportunity to make an audition for the following solo positions:

J. Haydn - Sinfonia concertante for violin, violincello, oboe and bassoon, Hob.I:105, B minor, 1st movement.

S. Prokofiev - Concert for violin and orchestra No. 1, op.19, 2nd movement.

Auditions will take place on 13 August 2018.

CONCERTS
The isaFestival is the presentation platform for all isa participants, providing the opportunity to perform in public as part of its concerts.
Exceptionally high artistic quality (soloist-level) is required.
Selection and final decisions regarding invitations to perform are made by isa's artistic director.

APPLICATION and APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
A prerequisite for participation is having attained a high artistic level, to be certified.

Following files are required:

1. Two demo recordings (audio or video)
2 movements or pieces (one slow, one fast):
One from the context of Viennese Classicism (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) or by a related composer
One from a stylistic era of your choice.
(Upload .mp3 files or links )

2. Letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation from a renowned professor or a recognised personality of international musical life that addresses one’s artistic qualification for this master class is required.
(Upload .doc or .pdf file)

3. Photo
 
(Upload .jpg. png. gif)

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FEES
Application fee: € 150
Course tuition fee: € 545

  • Master class including practice opportunities
  • Participation in workshops, lectures, and competitions
  • Free admission to all concerts of the isaFestival

TRAVEL and ACCOMMODATIONS
Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements.
We do offer a shuttle service at each course location that runs between the local train station and the hotel on the arrival and departure dates, as well as to concerts and by special arrangement.

Accommodation fee: € 595

  • Full board (14 overnight stays and 3 meals daily)

Generally, accommodations are arranged by isa. If you make your own accommodation arrangements, please indicate when registering.

Accommodation
HOTEL ZAUBERBLICK
Hochstraße 37
2680 Semmering

SCHOLARSHIP
We would like to point out that the regular fees cover only a small percentage of the actual cost of your participation and thus represent a partial scholarship for all participants.
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ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Name: Universitaet fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Purpose: VA31SA18
Bank: UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Please choose the option “no charges for recipient”.
IBAN: AT121200051428590201
BIC/SWIFT: BKAUATWW

If someone else is paying for you, please ensure that your name is noted on the bank transfer form.

CONTACT INFORMATION

isa – International Summer Academy of the mdw
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Vienna
AUSTRIA

Mag.a Christine Seblatnig

T +43-1-71155-5110
F +43-1-71155-5199
isa-music@mdw.ac.at
www.isa-music.org

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