CHOPIN GESELLSCHAFT
in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.

Darmstadt

XXIII. International Masterclass for Pianists

XXIII. INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASS FOR PIANISTS - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

23. - 30. September 2016 in Darmstadt, Literaturhaus/Kennedy-Haus, Kasino-Str. 3


TUTOR: MARTIN KASIK, Prague (www.martinkasik.com)

Accompanying cellist: Jiri Barta, Prague (www.jiribarta.cz)


REPERTOIRE FOR THE COURSE

The first half of the course will focus on Chopin's works for piano and cello. Otherwise free choice of programme for piano solo.

Preparation for entrance, diploma and final examinations, concerts and piano competitions


SCHEDULE & TICKETS


OPENING RECITAL:  

Friday, 23.9.2016, 19 h, Literaturhaus/Kennedy-Haus

Martin Kasik (Klavier) und Jiri Barta (Cello).

Tickets: € 18 (student discount € 13) at the door. Reservations: 06151 54988



SESSIONS

Saturday, 24.9. to Thursday, 29.9.2016, 10-13 und 16-19 h

Literaturhaus/Kennedy-Haus, Kasinostr. 3

Free entry for the public


GALA CONCERT WITH PARTICIPANTS:

Fr., 30.9.2016, 20 Uhr, Orangerie, Bessunger Str. 44

Tickets: € 25, € 20, € 15 (student discount € 10)

Online: www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

Or at the usual outlets for advance ticket sales

Ticket information: 06151 54988



MARTIN KASIK (www.martinkasik.com)

Martin Kasík (b. 1976) ranks among the foremost Czech pianists of the present time. He has devoted himself to piano playing since four years of age. He studied with Monika Tugendliebová at the Janáček conservatory in Ostrava, and subsequently with Ivan Klánský at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague.

The winner of several domestic and international contests, and the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, he has to his credit laureateships from the 1998 Prague Spring International Music Competition, the 1999 Young Concert Artists Competition, the 2000 Davidoff Prix, the 2002 Harmonie Magazine Award, and other distinctions.

He has appeared in many major concert venues, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rotterdam´s De Doelen, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Auditorio de Barcelona, Carnegie Hall´s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Tokyo´s Suntory Hall, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, and others.As a soloist, he has appeared with, among other orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, or Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked regularly with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, which he accompanied on their tours of the United States and Japan.

In 2008, Martin Kasík was appointed President of the Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázně. Since 2009, he has taught piano at the Prague Conservatory and presently he also teaches at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

His discography comprises 12 CDs for Supraphon and ArcoDiva labels.


RULES


Open to applicants, students and graduates of universities, academies, conservatories or private students. The number of active participants is limited, therefore early application is recommended. Deadline for applications: 10.7.2016. Candidates will be notified by 30.7.2016 by e-mail.


COURSE FEE € 300

Deposit: € 100 (Non-refundable in the event of a withdrawal.) Rest to be paid at start of course.


Please submit the following with your application:

- Curriculum vitae

- A recent photo

- A letter of recommendation from your teacher or professor

- Repertoire for study, which should include, in addition to piano solo works, one work for piano and cello by Chopin

- Proof of deposit paid


PAYMENT

onto the following account of the Chopin-Gesellschaft:

IBAN: DE97 5085 0150 0000 6019 34

BIC-SWIFT CODE: HELA DEF 1 DAS


ACCOMMODATION

All  efforts will be made - however without guarantee - to find host families for participants requesting this. Please indicate.

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