General information about the masterclass
The opening meeting of the masterclass takes place on Thursday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in the building Klubgartenstraße 9a (opposit to the post office). The masterclass will start directly after the meeting and will continue every day through Sunday, September 20. Every participant or ensemble respectively receives four lessons of 60 minutes each.
Pianists and piano students are invited to be active participants as well as very advanced young players still in highschool. Passive participants are also welcome.
Keyboard Chamber Music
In addition to solo literature, keyboard chamber music can also be studied during the masterclass. Chamber music groups who have already played together are invited to work on this repertoire.
Especially advanced students will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the TfN Philharmonic Orchestra. In preparation for the concert there will be two rehearsals. Interested candidates are requested to prepare one of the following concertos:
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Piano Concerto No. 2 d minor op. 40
- Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Piano Concerto C major KV 467
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 F major op. 102
If more than one candidate wants to perform the same work, there will be an internal competition to decide who will play.
Concerts with the participants
In connection with the masterclass there will be two final concerts with the participants. The program of the first final concert will include solo pieces, if necessary also chamber music pieces. Because the length of this final concert is limited, we recommend that all participants prepare also short pieces. In the second final concert the three piano concertos mentioned above will be performed. Please remember to bring appropriate clothes for your performance.
In general the teaching language is German. However if you wish to communicate in English, French, Italian or Japanese, that is also possible.
A limited amount of private accomodation is offered free of charge at the request of active participants. It will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. For further information please contact Mrs. Angelika Klaas-von Birckhahn,
For active participants it will be possible to practise.
- The fee for active participants is 400 Euro.
- The fee for chamber ensembles (entire group) is 400 Euro.
- The fee for passive participants is 100 Euro.
- The fee for a day-ticket for passive participants is 15 Euros.
Participants can visit the mentioned concerts free of charge.
Registration can only be made online: www.klaviertage-goslar.de
The registration deadline for active participants is: August 15, 2020
The registration deadline for passive participants is: September 1, 2020
Concerts in connection with the masterclass
Saturday, September 12, 6 p.m.: Opening Concert
Piano Recital Professor Rudolf Meister
Friday, September 18, 6 and 8 p.m.: First Concert with the participants
Sunday, September 20, 5.30 and 8 p.m.: Second Concert with the participants
Goslar Kaiserpfalz-Concert with the TfN Philharmonic Orchestra
Kaiserpfalz Goslar, Kaiserbleek 5