William Cuthbertson

20th International Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Masterclass

Saturday 27th July - Tuesday 30th July 2019
With William Cuthbertson, Manfred Seewann, Clemens Flamm and Matina Barufke.

Peter  Feuchtwanger:photo Stefan Blido, Wertheim

Peter Feuchtwanger (26.6.1930-18.6.2016)

Peter Feuchtwanger was born in Munich, Germany. He studied piano with Gerti Rainer (a pupil of Emil von Sauer), Max Egger, Edwin Fischer and Walter Gieseking, composition with Paul Müller-Zürich, Hans Heimler (a pupil of Alban Berg, Heinrich Schenker and Felix Weingartner) and Lennox Berkeley and also Indian and Arabic music and philosophy with Nazir Jairazbhoy and Dr. Arnold Bake. His encounter with the Rumanian pianist, Clara Haskil was the most decisive musical influence in his life. He also researched into Belcanto, the technique used in the golden age of singing. Peter Feuchtwanger was a member of the jury of many international piano competitions and Vice President of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers' Association). He was Professor and Vice president of the Internationaler Akademie für musikalische Bildung e.V. and was visiting Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 1967 until his death in London in 2016, he gave master classes throughout the world. Click here for more.

Waldkirch Music School


This master class is suitable for pianists with a wide range of abilities, from the competent amateur to the professional pianist with concert experience. Pupils taking entrance examinations, university students and piano teachers are all welcome. Those suffering from discomfort or pain arising from the approach to technique will find the master class particularly beneficial. Classes are held in the newly-opened Gisela Sick Education Centre, which is disabled-accessible.



  • Daily master classes with William Cuthbertson :

  • ManfredSeewann
    Manfred Seewann, joint editor of the official book on Peter Feuchtwanger's exercises, will assist in teaching these exercises on the course. He studied with Karl Wingler, Erik Then-Bergh, Gitti Pirner and Peter Feuchtwanger and has often been an assistant on Professor Feuchtwanger's masterclasses. He regularly gives conserts in Germany and in other European countries.

    Each day William Cuthbertson and Manfred Seewann will work with the course participants on these technical exercises for curing playing-related disorders in pianists, which are also designed for learning a functionally natural behaviour in piano playing.

  • Martina%20Barufke
    On July 30th, it will be possible to have lessons in the F.M. Alexander technique with Martina Barufke, who lives in Waldkirch and has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1990. She studied with Yahuda Kupperman, Elisa und Eckart Ruschmann in Freiburg. She has also studied further with Israeli, American and German Alexander teachers. In addition, she is qualified in Spiraldynamik and has experience in Gindler therapy and Ideokinesis.

  • Clemens%20Flamm
    As in the last master class, Clemens Famm will give a lesson in "Life Kinetik". This is both purposeful fun and an interesting change from the rest of the course - good for the brain and the coordination.

  • Saeko Saito Saturday, 27th July 2019, 7pm: Concert with Guest Pianist Saeko Saito (Japan)
    • J.S.Bach, Partita I, BWV825
    • W.A.Mozart, Sonata B major, KV333
    • M.Reger, Ten small performance pieces, Op.44
    • R.Schumann, Papillons,Op.2
    Elztalmuseum, Waldkirch.

  • Tuesday 30th July 2019 7.30pm, Masterclass closing concert.
    • Marlene Baer, L. van Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor 1st movement, Adagio Sostenuto Op.27 No.2
    • Hans Branger, F.Schubert Allegretto C Minor Piano Piece E flat major D 915 D 946
    • Christian Löschke, F.Mendelssohn Song without words, A major Op.38 No. 4
    • Christian Löschke, Christian Löschke, Sonatine 1. Allegretto 2. Andante 3. Presto 4. Allegro - Agitato
    • Robbert van Steijn A.Skrjabin, Etude in F sharp minor Op.8 no. 2, 2 Poems 1st F sharp major 2nd D major Op.32, 2 Poems Op. 69 +
    • Christian Löschke, Tariqa by Peter Feuchtwanger


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