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March 2018

VOICE AND INTERPRETATION — Prof. Karola Theill (University of Music and Drama Rostock) and Peter Sefcik

6 March - 10 March
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers: "Karola Theill was a real discovery", wrote Der Tagespiegel in praise of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s accompanist following their Lieder recital in the Berlin Philharmonie. As one of the few female pianists specializing in song interpretation, Karola Theill has made her name as a performer, teacher and university lecturer. She appears in concert throughout Germany (including the Berlin Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Wiesbaden International May Festival and Mosel Festival) and abroad – at the Vienna Musikverein and at the Paris Opéra-Bastille,…

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PIANO — Tomoko Ogasawara (University of Music Freiburg)

12 March - 17 March
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers:  After studying at the State University of the Arts in Tokyo where she was born, the pianist Tomoko Ogasawara continued her studies in Germany at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the University of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau, where she received the solo diploma with honors and went on to win 1st Prize in the German Hochschulwettbewerb. Among her teachers were Georg Sava, Tibor Hazay and Georgy Sebok who influenced her artistic development and led her…

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PIANO — Vitali Berzon

26 March - 29 March
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers:  Vitali Berzon was heard in Germany for the first time in october 1990: the then 45 years old pianist Vitali Berzon was permitted to travel to the West after 20 years of beeing banned from foreign travel, because of the communists. Born in Joschkar-Ola (Wolga) he had his first piano lesson at the age of three. From 1952-1963 he attended the special school for music at the conservatory in what was the Leningrad. He then persued his studies at…

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April 2018

CELLO — Prof. Marc Coppey (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris)

4 April - 8 April
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers:  Marc Coppey is considered to be one of today's leading cellists. He first came to the notice of Sir Yehudi Menuhin in the 1988 Leipzig Bach competition where he won the two most important prizes – first prize and special prize for the best Bach performance. He was 18 at the time. He soon after made his Moscow and Paris debuts performing the Tchaïkovsky Trio with Menuhin and Victoria Postnikova, a collaboration documented on film by the famous film…

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FORTEPIANO — Bart van Oort (Royal Conservatory The Hague)

30 April - 3 May
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers:  After completing his modern piano degree at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague in 1983, Bart van Oort studied fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland, also at the Royal Conservatory. In 1986 he won the first prize and  the special Audience prize at the Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Brugges, Belgium, and he subsequently studied with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts  degree in Historical Performance Practice in 1993. He has performed at festivals in…

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May 2018

FLUTE — Prof. Eyal Ein Habar (University of Münster)

30 May - 3 June
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers:  Flutist-conductor Eyal Ein-Habar, former first chair player of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (1997-2014), was born in Israel. Since he left the orchestra as a flute player, he has become the Head of the Orchestral training programme at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music as well as Music Director of the Classica Orchestra Rehovot and the Israel Flute Choir. Eyal is a winner of the 1992 Scheveningen International Flute Competition, Holland, the 1996 Francois Shapira Competition, Israel, and a prize winner…

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August 2018

PIANO WEEK — Samantha Ward and Maciej Raginia

5 August - 12 August
The Academy’s Villa (Sankt Goar), Heerstraße 5
St. Goar, 56329 Germany
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Teachers: British pianist, Artistic Director & Founder of PIANO WEEK, Samantha Ward, has performed extensively around the UK and abroad, appearing on British television and radio several times. She made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2007 and has won numerous competitions and awards in the UK, performing in major venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Samantha launched PIANO WEEK in 2013 and over the last three years she has…

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