19th International Master Course for Pianists - 2012
19th INTERNATIONAL MASTER COURSE FOR PIANISTS
Wrocław - Poland, 19 - 31 August 2012
Classes will be led by:
Theoretical lectures led by:
JULIUSZ ADAMOWSKI and MAURYCY KIN
Translators: Maria Serafin, Dariusz Adamowski, Zbigniew Faryniarz
Pianotuners: Jakub Gorzkiewicz, Stefan Pilcer
Director of the course: JULIUSZ ADAMOWSKI
Course is organized by the
F. LISZT SOCIETY IN POLAND
in co-operation with the:
STATE SECONDARY MUSIC SCHOOL IN WROCLAW, THE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN WROCLAW, MUSIC AND LITERATURE CLUB IN WROCLAW, MUNICIPAL CULTURE AND SPORT CENTRE IN DUSZNIKI ZDRÓJ, PIAST DYNASTY MUSEUM IN BRZEG and PROMOTION DEPARTAMENT at the LOVERr SILESIAN PROVINCE MARSHAL OFFICE
thanks to the financial help of
the MINISTER OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE, the LOWER SILESIA GOVERNMENT and STOART (Performing Artists Association)
Aiming to provide the best possible conditions to realise the Course, the following changes have been implemented:
1. Open classes will be held also in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.
2. Course participants will be able to practice (with no time limits) in the "Grażyna Bacewicz" Primary Music School at pl. Powstańców Śląskich 12 (three tram stops from the Music and Literature Club, particiapants will be given travelcards).
The Course is, first of all, for those artists who want to take part in international and other music competitions. It is not obligatory, though. Applicants can submit any repertoire.
Classes will take place at the Music and Literature Club on 9 Kosciuszki Square (pl. Kosciuszki 9). Practice facilities will be available at the "Grażyna Bacewicz" Primary Music School at pl. Powstańców Śląskich 12.
Classes will be simultaneously translated into Polish, English, German if needed.
Accommodation is provided at the Savoy Hotel (**standard) www.savoy.wroc.pl at pl. T. Kościuszki 19, which is 600 m far from the Philharmonic Concert Hall, 100 m from the Music and Literature Club, and about 800 m from the central railway station. Accommodation for accompanying persons can be booked only if requested before 31st July 2011.
Full-board: breakfast and dinner at the Savoy Hotel, lunch at the Restaurant "Palacyk" (34 T. Kosciuszki St, in the former palace of Schaffgotsch family, about 150 m from the Hotel Savoy).
Course fee for active participation is 770 EUR (or its equivalent in exchangable currency), for passive participation - 500 EUR. The fee includes active or passive participation in the course, accommodation (in double room) for the nights between 19/20 and 30/31 August, full-board (3 meals per day, starting with breakfast on 20th August till breakfast on 30th August), and unlimited practicing opportunities.
An active participation includes three lessons with the professor and rehearsals for the course concerts (if the candidate is selected). However, taking into account the repertoire of a particular participant, the professor may increase the number of classes by one. For active and passive participants there are also theoretical lectures (on teaching piano playing "á vista"- "without preparation", on assessing piano condition, on the acoustics of concert halls, sound perception and recording techniques). The charge for participants who do not ask for hotel accommodation will be reduced by 300 EUR and the charge for those who do not ask for board will be reduced by 150 EUR. .
Concerts. Five concerts of participants will be held during the course:
20th August - opening recital
24th August - concert in Brzeg (Silesian Piast Dynasty Castle in Brzeg - one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Poland)
25th August - concert in the F. Chopin Manor House in Duszniki Zdrój
26th August - concert in Philharmonic Concert Hall or in Music and Literature Club in Wroclaw
30th August - short concert at the Music and Literature Club
Professor will select performers for these concerts from all the participants.
At all concerts programmes, photos of Professors and Participants will be published.
Additionally, there is a possibility of other concerts closed for public.
Diplomas. During an informal meeting after the last concert, all the participants will receive diplomas of participation. It will take place on 30th August at the Music and Literature Club in Wroclaw.
Applications for the course with photos and short biographic notes enclosed are expected to be sent on the given application form or its copy by 18th June 2012 to the following address:
ul. Kwiska 59 m. 6
54-210 WROCŁAW (Poland)
fax (+48 71) 351 97 35
An applicant is asked to pay the registration fee of 120 EUR to the account of Towarzystwo im. Ferenca Liszta no. pl 18 1050 1575 1000 0022 9094 3675 - (ING Bank Śląski SA Oddział we Wrocławiu - Poland) - Swift code INGBPLPW before sending his or her application. Bank operation costs outside Poland must be covered by the applicants themselves.
The registration fee will be refunded only if there is no possibility to admit an applicant. The remaining part of the fee will have to be paid immediately after the opening meeting.
The written affirmative acknowledgment of participation at the course will be sent to all accepted applicants not later than 10th July 2012.
In emergency, call the translator on +48 604 338 918, fax +48 71 351 9735 or e-mail: email@example.com
Visa. Due to changes in the international regulations, all foreign applicants are asked to check at their local authorities or at a Polish Embassy whether the visas are neccessary for them to come to Poland.