SUMMER CLASS 2019

We are happy to invite you to visit our daily summer master classes, on Potsdamer Str. 199, Third Floor, Room 308, every day between 12.8-17.8, 2019. We are sharing here the schedule for the week. You are welcome to join the lessons as a listener and to share it with your friends. The entrance is free, since we are a Non Profit Organization contributions will be very much welcome.

OUR PARTICIPANTS

We present the 6 young pianists who are joining the class this year:

Aaron Pausenberger – Belgium
Aris Nikolis – Greece
Guo Xiaowei – China
Nils Skorupiński – Germany
Pantesilena Jaho – Albania
Patrick Streeb – Germany

Click to see each participant’s Bio.

CONCERT PROGRAM

F. Chopin – Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2, Lento
L.V. Beethoven – 32 Variations, in C minor, WoO 80
Xiaowei Guo

F. Schubert – Sonata D784 in A Minor, III. Allegro vivace  
F. Chopin – Scherzo No. 3,  in C-sharp minor, Op. 39
Patrick Streeb
L.V. Beethoven  – Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 , I. Allegro, II. Adagio
R. Muczynski  – “Desperate Measures”, op. 48
Nils Skorupiński

INTERMISSION

M. Ravel – Miroirs: 3. Une Barque sur l’océan
Pantesilena Jaho

Bach/Liszt – Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543/S.462
Aris Nikolis 

J. Haydn – Sonata in E flat Major, Hob XVI: 52, I. Allegro  (Moderato)
A. Scriabin – Valse in A flat Major, op. 38
Aaron Pausenberger

HOW TO GET INTO THE CLASS

The Location of the classes, lectures and workshops will be here. To enter the building please send a text message (only) +4915202437104 with text “code” , to receive the code for the door, or please email us in advance: berlinpianomasterclass@gmail.com . The classes are on the 3rd floor, room 308. The Kleistpark across the street is a beautiful park where you can take a small break during the day.
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ASK Berlin – Akademie für Künste
Potsdamer Straße 199, 10783 Berlin
www.berlin-ask.de


FINAL CONCERT AND LOCATION

The concert will take place on the 17th August at 19.00 at the Nemtsov&Nemtsov Galerie, Witzlebenstraße 38, 14057 Berlin.

The Gallery is located in the heart of Charlottenburg, an historical area of Berlin with lots of places to discover. The Gallery is close to U2, U12 sophie- Charlotte-Platz and close to U7 Bismarckstraße or iCC/messe. Guests are welcome, drinks and snacks are served.

The Concert Program will be decided during the Classes and will be published here. Stay tuned.

Galerie Nemtsov & Nemtsov
Witzlebenstraße 38, 14057 Berlin
http://www.nemtsov-nemtsov.berlin



ABOUT THE CLASS

The International Berlin Piano Masterclass is a summer course guided by concert pianist Dr. Yossi Reshef. During 6 days, Dr. Reshef will work intensively with every student improving their interpretation, technique, practicing methods and performance skills. Each student will get to perform in 5 masterclasses with Dr. Reshef, in the workshops (technique, performance, and interpretation), and also in the final concert which will be open to the general public on the last evening of the course. This makes the Berlin International Piano Masterclass a unique course and a wonderful opportunity to develop personally, artistically and to build your professional contacts.

WHO IS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

  • Students who audition for entry exams in a higher education institute.
  • Young professionals who would like to improve their technique and interpretation.
  • Professional concert pianists who are preparing a solo recital or a concerto performance with an orchestra.
  • Students preparing for national and international competitions.
  • Younger students who are interested in becoming pianists.
  • Students who are currently studying in a higher educational institute.
  • Professional concert pianists who would like to participate in a masterclass setting.


THE CLASS PROGRAM

Each student will receive five 45 minutes masterclasses with Dr. Yossi Reshef. The students will play in a public setting, in front of their colleagues, and in front of the public on five different days, with one free day for each student. All students will play on the first and the last day, and participate in the final class concert.

In order to enrich your experience, in addition to the lessons, the piano course consists of three evening workshops:

  1. Technique workshop- Each student brings a difficult technical passage from their repertoire, that will be thoroughly discussed and solved.
  2. Interpretation workshop- Each student can bring a short phrase from their repertoire. This will be discussed from a view point of Phrasing, expression and timing.
  3. Performance and career development workshop- The subjects of the process of performing, and how to develop a career in classical piano will be discussed with all the students.

All students welcome to participate in the workshops

The course will be end with the final concert with all the class participants, which will be open to the public. Dr. Yossi Reshef will decide together with each participant, which piece will be presented in the Concert Program.

The course takes place at the Akademie für Künste, Berlin (ASK), the Concert will be at NEMTSOV&NEMTSOV Gallery and will be open for the general public .

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REPERTOIRE

Each student is expected to bring the repertoire he has worked on in the past few months. This usually includes 4-5 different movements from different periods or different composers. Another possibility is to bring 2-3 complete pieces. It is also possible to bring a concerto as our teaching class has two pianos.

YOSSI RESHEF

Dr. Yossi Reshef is an international Concert Pianist, Piano Pedagogue, Conductor and Composer. He is an active performer, in both recitals and concertos worldwide. His passion for sharing and teaching talented young professionals has brought him to give numerous master classes in the United States, Europe, the Far East and South Africa, teaching hundreds of students, focusing on interpretation and practicing methods.

 



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PARTICIPANTS

AARON PAUSENBERGER

Aaron was born in Genth (Belgium) on the third of may 1996. Hi is currently studying at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons with Hans Ryckelynck. Next to classical piano Aaron is also interested in composition and he follows Jazzpiano in «MAAK Knokke».

Aris Nikolis

Aris Nikolis was born in Athens in 1992 and studied applied mathematics in the National Technical University of Athens. He  currently studies  piano and music theory at his local music school Syhrono Odeio Attikis where he is also teaching.

Xiaowei Guo

Xiaowei Guo was born on the 14 of April 1990, in Jilin province in China. She did her Bachelor degree in Yanbian Akademia University in China and her Masters degree and podyploma in Akademia Muzyczna im Stanisława Moniuszki in Poland. She is currently doing her Doctorate studies in Akademia Muzyczna in Gdańsk. Her tutor is prof. Bogdan Kułakowski. 

Nils Skorupiński

Nils was born in Berlin and started to play the piano at the age of eleven. He studied piano pedagogy, and he is currently teaching piano for beginners and intermediary level. He’s been studying with Dr. Reshef since 2017.

Pantesilena Jaho 

Pantesilena was born in Tirana, Albania in 1998. She began studying in her home town at the age of 5. Having won numerous local competitions, she then moved to Florence to continue her studies. Pantesilena is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Piano Performance at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatorium under the tuition of Giovanna Prestia. Additionally, she has participated in various European masterclasses and is interested in pursuing post-graduate studies in Berlin.

Patrick Streeb 

Patrick was born in Baden-Baden and lived in Karlsruhe, studying piano and doing a choir conducting mentorship. Yearly travels as pianist with the Cantare Choir have led him to perform in major halls in Southern Germany such as Liederhalle Stuttgart, Gasteig Munich and Goetheanum in Lörrach. Currently he is studying in Berlin with Dr. Yossi Reshef. He has founded and organized the yearly Berlin International Piano Masterclass.