18h International Master Course for Pianists - 2011
18th International Master Course for Pianists Wrocław - Poland,18 - 30 August 2011
18th International Master Course for Pianists took place as planned 18-30 August 2011. 18 pianists applied to the course. 5 candidates could not come due to artistic or unexpected reasons.
The professor of the course was the outstanding artist (pianist, educator and composer) Alexei Orlovetsky (St Petersburg - Russia). The lectures on acoustics of concert halls and techniques of recording (given at the Institute of Acoustics of the Wroclaw Technical University) and lectures devoted to playing "a vista" and functioning of a piano were conducted by Maurycy Kin and Juliusz Adamowski.
There were five course concerts (in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall, Music and Literature Club in Wroclaw, Piast Dynasty Castle in Brzeg, F. Chopin Manor House in Duszniki Zdrój). The concert in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall, which was very successful, was digitally recorded.
The course participants received diplomes and very attractive gifts from the Department of Promotion at the Lower Silesian Office and from the F. Liszt Society. The particiants were provided with excellent practicing facilities (the number of rooms with grandpianos was equal to the number of participants) and accommodation (single and double rooms in Savoy hotel) and full board.
The course classes were translated by Maria Serafin - a pianist and Katowice Music Academy lecturer, and Dariusz Adamowski. Piano-tuners: Stefan Pilcer and Jakub Gorzkiewicz. Professional photographic documentation (approx. 300 photos) of the course was provided by Andrzej Solnica. The artistic and organizational director of the course was Juliusz Adamowski.
The Course has been organised by the F. Liszt Society and Artistic Education Centre in Warsaw in cooperation with R. Bukowski State Secondary Music School, Music and Literature Club in Wroclaw Wroclaw Philharmonic, Silesian Piast Dynasty Museum in Brzeg,Culture and Sport Centre in Duszniki Zdrój and Promotion Department at the Lower Silesian Province Marshal Office.
The Course is financially supported by Artistic Education Centre in Warsaw, Lower Silesian Self-government and STOART [Performing Artists Association] in Warsaw.