Master classes - Musical Chairs



Master classes - Musical Chairs
international summer academy
International Summer Academy Ruse 2015
Master classes
Genova & Dimitrov
Prof. Bartek Niziol
Prof. Wim Van Hasselt
Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
Piano Solo/Piano Duo
Orchestra Conducting
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Genova & Dimitrov
Piano Solo/Piano Duo
»» Intended for undergraduate and graduate students,
middle school and high school students
»» Work on solo, and/or pieces for
piano four-hands and pieces
for two pianos
»» Preparation for exams,
competitions, recitals, and
concert performances
Prof. Bartek Niziol
» Preparation for competitions and auditions
» Daily lessons
» Performance at the final public
concert at the end of the master
Vlado Tilev
»» Performance at the final
public concert at the end
of the master class
Prof. Wim Van Hasselt
» Open for students and professionals
» Work on orchestral and/or solo
» Audition training and lecture
„How to optimize your practice“
» Performance at the final
public concert at the end of the
master class
» Presentation of string
instruments and bows
» Acoustic settings, analysis and
» Essential services
Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
Orchestra Conducting
»» Designed for professional
conductors and advanced
conducting students
»» Video analysis lessons,
class meetings, coaching
in front of the orchestra
»» Two public concerts for
the participants as part of
the course
Piano/Piano Duo
Genova & Dimitrov
Prof. Bartek Niziol
Prof. Wim Van Hasselt
Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
Orchestra Conducting
Wlado Tilev
The sensational international concert career of the Genova & Dimitrov Duo began with winning all the major piano
duo competitions, including ARD Munich, Dranoff Miami, Tokyo, and Bellini Italy. Since then, the duo has performed
worldwide with leading orchestras and choirs under the baton of conductors such as Eiji Oue, Ari Rasilainen, Hannu
Lintu, Stefan Blunier, Gabriel Feltz, and Martin Panteleev, among others.
In 2005 the duo served as the youngest jurors of the ARD Competition in Munich, and in 2008 at the International
Almaty Piano Competition. In 2010 Genova & Dimitrov have been appointed Artistic Directors of the Dranoff Piano
Duo Competition Miami.
Since 2009, they serve on the faculty of the Hanover State University of Music and Drama, Germany as Heads of
Specialized Piano Duo Studies.
Violinist Bartek Niziol is a First Prize Winner of the international violin competitions Henryk Wieniawski, Adelaide,
Pretoria, Eurovision in Brussels, and Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris. These awards enabled
him to debut as soloist with orchestras such as English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio
France, NDR Hamburg, New Japan Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, and Tonhalle-Orchester Zrich.
Conductors with whom he has worked as soloist include Yehudi Menuhin, David Zinman, Marek Janowski, Heinrich
Schiff, and Krzysztof Penderecki.
As a passionate chamber musician he has appeared alongside such musicians as Pinchas Zuckermann, Elisabeth
Leonskaja, Sol Gabetta, and Martha Argerich.
Since 2008 Bartek Niziol is appointed Professor of Violin at the Bern Hochschule der Künste. He is also a member
of the juries of the International Competition Henryk Wieniawski in Poznan, the Instrumental Competition of Migros
Culture in Zürich, Boris Goldstein Violin Competition in Bern, Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy, and Beijing
International Music Competition.
Wim Van Hasselt is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg and regularly gives recitals and
masterclasses in Europe, North America, and Japan.
From 2009 to 2014 he was a member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
where he worked with renowned conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo
Dudamel, Ivan Fischer, Danielle Gatti, Lorin Maazel, Andriss Nelsons, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Concurrently, he
taught at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. In addition to his extended orchestra career, he has played with the
Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
His first solo CD On the Road was awarded the prestigious Prix de Salon. His new CD will be released in the season
of 2014/2015.
Wim Van Hasselt is a Yamaha Artist.
Johannes Schlaefli worked for many years as a teacher of the Symphonic Workshops courses. He has been also
Visiting Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Rice University in Houston, University of
Sao Paulo, and Deutsche Dirigirentenforum.
The center of his teaching activities is the Conducting class at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.
As a conductor, he has directed many orchestras such as Tonhalle Zurich, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra,
Orchestra della svizzera italiana, Philharmonia Prag, Kammerorchester Basel, among others.
He is the Principal Conductor of the Berner Kammerorchester and also Principal Conductor of the Kurpfälzisches
Kammerorchester Mannheim.
The art of the musician has a long tradition in Tilev’s family. Vlado’s father, Georgi Tilev, is one of the most famous
Bulgarian violin players. Vlado Tilev has graduated from the Music Academy in Essen, Germany, specializing in
He actively pursues his professional career as a luthier since 1994. He has studied and practiced the craft of
making and repairing string instruments as an assistant of renowned German master luthiers.
Famous and established musicians say about the master:
Professor Mincho Minchev: Vlado Tilev is a rare combination of an excellent instrumentalist and a person, perfectly
handling the luthier art. I trust him absolutely.
Professor Dora Ivanova: Golden hands of a big master.
Professor Bogomil Karakonov: The repairs made by Vlado Tilev are close to flawlessness.
Joachim Krist, Principal Viola of the WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne: The viola bows made by Vlado Tilev are among
the best I have ever seen. The two bows I bought from him are with exceptional workmanship and have excellent
musical qualities.

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