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.
SummaryThis 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guest pianist: Alla Dolzhenko (Russia).
Concert 7pm, Tuesday August 4th at the Elztalmuseum.
Programme: Scarlatti, Rachmaninov, Schubert (duet with William Cuthbertson) and Mussorgsky.
Alla Dolzhenko is a creative and promising young pianist from Russia. Her exquisite musicality, charisma and charming femininity are a clue to her masterly performance. Her subtle feeling for music enhances the daring virtuosity of her interpretation and fill one’s heart with poetry and romance.
Ms.Dolzhenko studied piano at the Saratov Consrevatoire with Professor Lev Isayevich Shugom ( Russian People's Artist). She won prizes at several international piano competitions: The National Competition, Volgodonsk (Russia), the International Piano Competition in Ettlingen (Germany), the International Piano Competition "21st Century Art" in Kiev (Ukraine), the International Piano Competiton in Jyvaskula (Finland), and the International Piano Competition in Saratov (Russia).
A child prodigy, she started her stage career long before her studies at the conservatoire, with her successful debut at the age of eight playing Mozart's first piano concerto.
All Dolzhenko's repertoire is wide and varied, embracing J.S.Bach, R.Schumann, F.Liszt, F.Chopin, S.Prokofiev, I.Stravinsky. She is an established artist and has played with various Russian philharmonic orchestras (Saratov Philharmonic, Yaroslavl Philharmonic, Engels Chamber Orchestra, Volgodonsk and Volgograd Philharmonic).
From 2009 to 2018, she was associate professor at the Saratov State Conservatoire in Russia. She now lives in Germany.
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- Masterclass student closing concert.
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