Berlin International
Piano Masterclass

With Dr. Yossi Reshef
13.8 – 18.8.2018

Akademie für Künste – Ask Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 199,
10783 Berlin

www.berlin-ask.de

Concert: 18.08.2018, 19:00 PM
Concert Location:
GALERIE NEMTSOV & NEMTSOV
Witzlebenstraße 38, 14057 Berlin

www.nemtsov-nemtsov.berlin

Location Map of the Classes

Potsdamer Straße 199, Room 308 10783 Berlin

Location Map of the Concert

Witzlebenstraße 38, 14057 Berlin

THE PARTICIPANTS

ALICIA JUAN
BACH – Toccata BWV 911
LISZT – Rhapsody Espagnole S. 254
SCHUMANN – Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 22
RACHMANINOV – Corelli Variations op. 35

CHRISTINA WANG
MOZART – Sonata KV 310, a minor
FRANCK – Prélude, Choral et Fugue
MENDELSOHN – Scottish Fantasy, op. 28

DIETER GERICKE
BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 23, Appassionata
MOZART – Sonata KV 311
LISZT – Vallée d’Obermann

PATRICK STREEB
MOZART – Concerto KV414
SCHUBERT – Sonata A minor
RACHMANINOV – Etudes-Tableaux
op. 39, 1,3,4,6

SIQI WU
JANACEK – Sonata „In the mists“
CHAMINADE – Automne op. 35
TCHAIKOVSKY – Dumka op. 74

YU PEI
BACH – WTC I, Prelude&Fugue gb minor
BEETHOVEN – Sonata op. 101 A minor
BRAHMS – Fantasie op. 116, 2
RAVEL – Jeux d’eau
LISZT – Piano Concerto 2

EMANUEL SOTELO
DEBUSSY – Suite Bergamasque
MOZART – Sonata KV 333
BACH – French Suite No. 2, c minor

VIOLETTA GONZÁLES
BACH – Partita No. 1, Bb major
Haydn – Sonata Eb major Hob. XVI:52
SCHUMANN – Papillons op. 2

NILS SKORUPINSKI
BACH – Partita No. 1, B major
BRAHMS – Rhapsody op. 79
RAVEL – Miroirs, 1. Noctuelles,
2.Oiseau triste

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 be offered five masterclasses with Dr. Reshef and will participate in the  final concert, which will be open to the general public on the last evening of the course.

OUR STUDENTS INCLUDE:

  • Students who audition for entry exams in a higher education institute
  • Young professionals who would like to improve their technique and interpretation skills
  • Younger students who are interested in becoming pianists
  • Students who are currently studying in a higher educational institute and are interested in performing their repertoire in a masterclass setting
  • Students preparing for national and international competitions
  • Professional concert pianists who would like to participate in a masterclass setting.

CLASS PROGRAM

Everyone is welcome to join the free classes on Room 308 in Potsdamer Strasse 199.

Monday 13.8
Introduction

14:00-14:30 Christina W. Mozart, Sonata, in A minor, KV310
14:30-15:00 Alicia R. Schumann, Sonata in G minor, op. 22
15:00-15:30 Patrick S. Rachmaninoff, Etude Tableaux, Op. 39,4
15:30-16:00 Nils J.Bach, Partita No. 1,in B flat major
16:00-16:30 Violetta J. Haydn, Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52
16:30-17:00 Siqi P. Tchaikowsky, Dumka, Op. 59
17:00-17:30 Emanuel W. Mozart, Sonata in B flat major KV333
17:30-18:00 Yu M. Ravel, Jeux d’eau

19:00-20:00 LECTURE Preparing a Performance

Tuesday 14.8
Romantic Cycles (morning) & Bach (afternoon)

11:00-12:00 Siqi L. Janacek, „In the Mists“
12:00-13:15 Violetta R. Schumann, Papillons, Op. 2
13:15-14:30 Christina C. Franck, Prelude, Choral & Fugue

16:00-16:45 Nils J. Bach, Partita Nr. 1, in B flat major
16:45-17:30 Violetta J. Bach, Partita Nr. 1, in B flat major
17:30-18:15 Yu J. Bach, Well Tempered Clavier I, G flat minor
18:15-19:00 Alicia J. Bach, Toccata, BWV 911
19:00-19:45 Emanuel J. Bach, French Suite No. 2, in C minor
Wednesday 15.8

Impressionism. (morning) & Concertos (afternoon)
11:00-12:00 Siqi C. Chaminade, Automne, Op. 35
12:00-13:15 Nils M. Ravel, Miroirs:1. Noctuelles, 2. Oiseaux tristes
13.15-14:30 Emanuel C. Debussy, Suite Bergamasque

16:00-16:45 Patrick W. Mozart, Piano Concerto KV414
16:45-17:30 Dieter R.Strauß, Burlesque
17:30–18:15 Yu F. Liszt, 2. Piano Concerto

20:00-21:00 WORKSHOP Deliberate Practice
or: how to practice well

Thursday 16.8

Rachmaninoff (morning) & Classical Sonatas (afternoon)

12:00-13:15 Patrick S. Rachmaninoff, Etude-Tableaux Op.39, No. 1&3&6
13:15-14:30 Alicia S. Rachmaninoff, Corelli Variations, Op. 42

16:00-16:45 Christina W. Mozart, Sonata in A minor, KV310
16:45-17:30 Dieter W. Mozart, Sonata in D major, KV311
17:30-18:15 Emanuel W. Mozart, Sonata in B flat major KV333
18:15-19:00 Violetta J. Haydn, Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52

20:00-21:00 WORKSHOP Technique or: solving pianistic problems

Friday 17.8

Beethoven (morning). & Romantic Works/Late Classical (afternoon)

11:00-12:15 Dieter L. v. Beethoven, Sonata op.57,„Apassionata“
12:15-13:30 Yu L.v. Beethoven, Sonata op 101 Op. 22

15:00-15:45 Christina F. Mendelssohn, Scottish Fantasy op. 28
15:45-16:30 Patrick F. Schubert, Sonata in A minor, D. 784
16:30-17:15 Nils J. Brahms, Rhapsodie op. 79, No. 2
17:15-18:00 Alicia F. Liszt, Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254
18:00-18:45 Siqi P. Tchaikowsky, Dumka, op. 59

20:00-21:00 LECTURE Career development

Saturday 18.8

Last Round

9:30-10:00 Violetta R.Schumann, Papillons, Op. 2
10:00-10:30 Alicia R. Schumann, Piano Sonata in G minor,
10:30-11:00 Patrick F. Schubert,Sonata in A minor , D 784
11:00-11:30 Emanuel C. Debussy, Suite Bergamasque
11:30-12:00 Christina C. Franck, Prelude Choral & Fugue
12:00-12:30 Dieter F. Liszt, Valle d’Obermann
12:30-13:00 Nils J. Brahms, Rhapsodie op.79, No. 2
13:00-13:30 Yu J. Brahms, Fantasie op.116
13:30-14:00 Siqi L. Janacek, „In the Mist“

Final concerts

The course will include a final concert with all the class participants, which will be open to the public.

Passive participants

The masterclasses will be open to the public. The Entrance is free and donations are very much appreciated.

Special evening classes

Apart from the daily masterclasses, the course includes evening classes for the participants. The topics will be: conducting and theory skills, research, educational options for pianists, deliberate practicing and there will be a special session on professional career development

The Participants

ALICIA JUAN
BACH – Toccata BWV 911
LISZT – Rhapsody Espagnole S. 254
SCHUMANN – Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 22
RACHMANINOV – Corelli Variations op. 35

CHRISTINA WANG
MOZART – Sonata KV 310, a minor
FRANCK – Prélude, Choral et Fugue
MENDELSOHN – Scottish Fantasy, op. 28

DIETER GERICKE
BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 23, Appassionata
MOZART – Sonata KV 311
LISZT – Vallée d’Obermann

PATRICK STREEB
MOZART – Concerto KV414
SCHUBERT – Sonata A minor
RACHMANINOV – Etudes-Tableaux
op. 39, 1,3,4,6

SIQI WU
JANACEK – Sonata „In the mists“
CHAMINADE – Automne op. 35
TCHAIKOVSKY – Dumka op. 74

YU PEI
BACH – WTC I, Prelude&Fugue gb minor
BEETHOVEN – Sonata op. 101 A minor
BRAHMS – Fantasie op. 116, 2
RAVEL – Jeux d’eau
LISZT – Piano Concerto 2

EMANUEL SOTELO
DEBUSSY – Suite Bergamasque
MOZART – Sonata KV 333
BACH – French Suite No. 2, c minor

VIOLETTA GONZÁLES
BACH – Partita No. 1, Bb majorHaydn – Sonata Eb major Hob. XVI:52
SCHUMANN – Papillons op. 2

NILS SKORUPINSKI
BACH – Partita No. 1, B major
BRAHMS – Rhapsody op. 79
RAVEL – Miroirs, 1. Noctuelles,
2.Oiseau triste

CLASS PROGRAM

Everyone is welcome to join the free classes on Room 308 in Potsdamer Strasse 199.

Monday 13.8
Introduction

14:00-14:30 Christina W. Mozart, Sonata, in A minor, KV310
14:30-15:00 Alicia R. Schumann, Sonata in G minor, op. 22
15:00-15:30 Patrick S. Rachmaninoff, Etude Tableaux, Op. 39,4
15:30-16:00 Nils J.Bach, Partita No. 1,in B flat major
16:00-16:30 Violetta J. Haydn, Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52
16:30-17:00 Siqi P. Tchaikowsky, Dumka, Op. 59
17:00-17:30 Emanuel W. Mozart, Sonata in B flat major KV333
17:30-18:00 Yu M. Ravel, Jeux d’eau

19:00-20:00 LECTURE Preparing a Performance

Tuesday 14.8
Romantic Cycles (morning) & Bach (afternoon)

11:00-12:00 Siqi L. Janacek, „In the Mists“
12:00-13:15 Violetta R. Schumann, Papillons, Op. 2
13:15-14:30 Christina C. Franck, Prelude, Choral & Fugue

16:00-16:45 Nils J. Bach, Partita Nr. 1, in B flat major
16:45-17:30 Violetta J. Bach, Partita Nr. 1, in B flat major
17:30-18:15 Yu J. Bach, Well Tempered Clavier I, G flat minor
18:15-19:00 Alicia J. Bach, Toccata, BWV 911
19:00-19:45 Emanuel J. Bach, French Suite No. 2, in C minor

Wednesday 15.8

Impressionism. (morning) & Concertos (afternoon)
11:00-12:00 Siqi C. Chaminade, Automne, Op. 35
12:00-13:15 Nils M. Ravel, Miroirs:1. Noctuelles, 2. Oiseaux tristes
13.15-14:30 Emanuel C. Debussy, Suite Bergamasque

16:00-16:45 Patrick W. Mozart, Piano Concerto KV414
16:45-17:30 Dieter R.Strauß, Burlesque
17:30–18:15 Yu F. Liszt, 2. Piano Concerto
20:00-21:00 WORKSHOP Deliberate Practice
or: how to practice well

Thursday 16.8

Rachmaninoff (morning) & Classical Sonatas (afternoon)

12:00-13:15 Patrick S. Rachmaninoff, Etude-Tableaux Op.39, No. 1&3&6
13:15-14:30 Alicia S. Rachmaninoff, Corelli Variations, Op. 42

16:00-16:45 Christina W. Mozart, Sonata in A minor, KV310
16:45-17:30 Dieter W. Mozart, Sonata in D major, KV311
17:30-18:15 Emanuel W. Mozart, Sonata in B flat major KV333
18:15-19:00 Violetta J. Haydn, Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52

20:00-21:00 WORKSHOP Technique or: solving pianistic problems

Friday 17.8

Beethoven (morning). & Romantic Works/Late Classical (afternoon)

11:00-12:15 Dieter L. v. Beethoven, Sonata op.57,„Apassionata“
12:15-13:30 Yu L.v. Beethoven, Sonata op 101 Op. 22

15:00-15:45 Christina F. Mendelssohn, Scottish Fantasy op. 28
15:45-16:30 Patrick F. Schubert, Sonata in A minor, D. 784
16:30-17:15 Nils J. Brahms, Rhapsodie op. 79, No. 2
17:15-18:00 Alicia F. Liszt, Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254
18:00-18:45 Siqi P. Tchaikowsky, Dumka, op. 59
20:00-21:00 LECTURE Career development

Saturday 18.8

Last Round

9:30-10:00 Violetta R.Schumann, Papillons, Op. 2
10:00-10:30 Alicia R. Schumann, Piano Sonata in G minor,
10:30-11:00 Patrick F. Schubert,Sonata in A minor , D 784
11:00-11:30 Emanuel C. Debussy, Suite Bergamasque
11:30-12:00 Christina C. Franck, Prelude Choral & Fugue
12:00-12:30 Dieter F. Liszt, Valle d’Obermann
12:30-13:00 Nils J. Brahms, Rhapsodie op.79, No. 2
13:00-13:30 Yu J. Brahms, Fantasie op.116
13:30-14:00 Siqi L. Janacek, „In the Mist“

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 be offered five masterclasses with Dr. Reshef and will participate in the final concert, which will be open to the general public on the last evening of the course.

OUR PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

  • Students who audition for entry exams in a higher education institute
  • Young professionals who would like to improve their technique and interpretation skills
  • Younger students who are interested in becoming pianists
  • Students who are currently studying in a higher educational institute and are interested in performing their repertoire in a masterclass setting
  • Students preparing for national and international competitions
  • Professional concert pianists who would like to participate in a masterclass setting.

Final concerts

The course will include a final concert with all the class participants, which will be open to the public.

Passive Participants

The masterclasses will be open to the public. Donations are thankfully accepted.

Special evening classes

Apart from the daily masterclasses, the course includes evening classes for the participants. The topics will be: conducting and theory skills, research, educational options for pianists, deliberate practicing and there will be a special session on professional career development

About Dr. Yossi Reshef

Dr. Yossi Reshef is an international concert pianist, piano pedagogue and conductor. A former student of the legendary Pnina Salzman, (herself a student of Alfred Cortot and Arthur Rubinstein), and a former student and assistant of Prof. Norman Krieger at the University of Southern California, Reshef is committed to delivering the tradition and knowledge of interpretation, style and technique, alongside his own method on technical aspects, interpretation, analysis, sound production, and deliberate practicing methods. Reshef has given concerts worldwide to outstanding reviews in Britain, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, Azerbaijan,The Philippines, Taiwan, and a number of venues in the United States including Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, Santa Fe, and Carnegie Hall in NY. Dr. Reshef has mentored and worked with hundreds of students in masterclasses in such prestigious venues as the Gnessin Conservatory in Moscow, the Lodz Academy in Poland, the Baku Academy in Azerbaijan, the Zagreb Academy in Croatia, in many universities in the United States and in all the leading higher education music institutes of South Africa and Taiwan. He is currently residing in Berlin.

For more details please open www.yossireshef.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to sit in all the classes?

Each student is required to sit in at least one of the daily sessions and in the evening activities but it is highly encouraged to sit through the entire course.

Can I bring a concerto?

Yes, it is possible to bring the solo part of a piano concerto. In case you would like to have a second piano accompaniment, please inquire in advance.

 

Can I just bring a difficult passage from a work I am learning?

Yes, it is possible to focus on technique in a particular masterclass, working on a limited number of spots in a piece

Do you offer practicing facilities?

The Berlin International Masterclass does not offer a practicing facility for the participants. We do have connections to practicing facilities in the city and practicing rooms will be offered at at an additional price for the participants. Please include a request for practicing facilities at your application form

Costs

The course fee is 480 EUR per student. This includes 5 Masterclasses with Dr. Reshef, sitting in the other classes, participating in the evening classes and playing in the final concert.
*Your payment for the class should be made as soon as you register or until the registration deadline, this is the only way we can guarantee your participation and reserve your spot.
**50% of the course fee needs to be paid at your registration, in order for us to secure your spot. The rest of the amount needs to be paid until the first day of the class.
We have a small number of partial scholarships available, for students with a financial need. Please inquire at your application.

Application

At your initial application please send us your details and contact information so we could reserve your spot. Following your successful registration, we will send you further instructions, asking for your repertoire and for other details about your participation.

Important dates:

Registration deadline: July 13, 2018

You can still register after the deadline. in case of cancellations or if the class is not full we could consider your application.

Arriving to Berlin:
Please arrive to Berlin at least one day before the beginning of the classes.

Final concert:August 18, 2018 at 20:00 p.m.

Costs

The course fee is 480 EUR per student. This includes 5 Masterclasses with Dr. Reshef, sitting in the other classes, participating in the evening classes and playing in the final concert.
*Your payment for the class should be made as soon as you register or until the registration deadline, this is the only way we can guarantee your participation and reserve your spot.
**50% of the course fee needs to be paid at your registration, in order for us to secure your spot. The rest of the amount needs to be paid until the first day of the class.
We have a small number of partial scholarships available, for students with a financial need. Please inquire at your application.

Application

At your initial application please send us your details and contact information so we could reserve your spot. Following your successful registration, we will send you further instructions, asking for your repertoire and for other details about your participation.

Important dates:

Registration deadline: July 13, 2018

You can still register after the deadline. in case of cancellations or if the class is not full we could consider your application.

Arriving to Berlin:
Please arrive to Berlin at least one day before the beginning of the classes.

Final concert:
August 18, 2018 at 20:00 p.m.


YesNo


YesNo

Following your successful application, you will be sent an email with further instructions.