NRW – International Piano Festival and Competition 04-11.03.2018

Master classes: 4-8 March • Competition 1 and 2 group: 9-11 March • 3 group: 8-11 March


General Information

Master classes will be held from 4th to 8th of March 2018

International piano Master Class on the ClaviCologne / Aachen Festival will take part from 04.03.2018 till 08.03.2018  in Aachen.

The participants of the Festival will have an opportunity to take master classes with 5 different worldwide famous piano teachers:

                    Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov –  Moscow Conservatory, Russia

                    Prof. Ilja Scheps –  Conservatory of Cologne, Aachen/Germany

                    Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim –  Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna

                    Prof. Grigory Gruzman – University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Germany

                    Prof. Zhe Tang – Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai

                    Prof. Vladimir Ovchinnikov –  Moscow Conservatory, Moscow State University,  Russia

                    Prof. Aquiles Delle Vigne – Buenos Aires/Argentina

                    Prof. Gesa Luecker –  University for Music and Dance Cologne, Germany

Each professor will give 45 minutes of individual lesson to the active participants of the master classes, altogether 5 lessons.

Priorities of active participants:

  • Professional Development

  • The development of musical style and perception of music

  • The opportunity to make new friends through young piano players

Also the participants can take part in the “ClaviCologne” concerts.

During the workshop concerts they can show the results of their work at the master classes with the professors.

For the academic concerts in the evenings they can register with a piece of max. 10 min. length, which should be prepared on concert level. The artistic director has the right of choice to select the best candidates.  The academic concerts will be held in the Konzertsaal of the Hochschule für Musik in Aachen, in Castle Maro in Belgium.

There are two different ways of registration:

  1. Active part at the master classes

  2. Passive part in the master classes for parents, teachers of the active participants