Violin Masterclasses ¦ A tribute to Yehudi Menuhin
Our first Violin Masterclasses are dedicated to the memory of the virtuoso violonist Yehudi Menuhin. The tenth anniversary of his death will be commemorated in 2009.
We will hold the Violin Masterclasses from 27 April to 4 May 2009. Young musicians will be able to spend one week being taught by world-famous violinists and drawing inspiration from a range of different violin schools. Ana Chumachenco, Mauricio Fuks, Christian Tetzlaff and Pavel Vernikov will be passing on their knowledge and experience in public masterclasses with selected students. Gidon Kremer and Roby Lakatos will be giving a workshop for all active and passive masterclass students.
Who can participate? Students aged 28 or under may purchase either a “Masterclasses Active” or a “Masterclasses Passive” ticket. Applicants for active participation will be required to audition at the start of the masterclasses and must therefore prepare two pieces from different stylistic periods. Piano accompanists will be available. A jury will decide who to admit to the masterclasses; its decision will be final. Each student will play in only one set of masterclasses (Chumachenco,Vernikov, Fuks, Tetzlaff). Students who are not accepted for active participation will be registered automatically as passive participants. Both active and passive participants will be able to observe all masterclasses and will be admitted free of charge to all concerts and other events (except the special concert “Yehudi Menuhin – a Homage” with Daniel Hope). Each active participant will be given at least two lessons by his/her tutor and will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the masterclasses.