The International Berlin Piano Master Classes is a summer course for 10-12 students per session, guided by concert pianist Dr. Yossi Reshef. During 6 days, each session Dr. Reshef will work intensively with every student improving their interpretation, technique, practicing methods and performance skills. Each student will be offered five (45 minutes) master classes with Dr. Reshef and will participate in the final concert, which will be open to the general public on the last evening of the master classes.
Who is encouraged to participate:
Students who audition for entry exams in a higher education institute.
Young professionals who would like to improve their technique and interpretation skills
Younger students who are interested in becoming pianists.
Students who are currently studying in a higher educational institute and are interested in performing their repertoire in a master class setting.
Students preparing for national and international competitions.
There is no age limit but it is expected that the students will be on a professional track and will be able to participate in a master class setup, in front of an audience and should be able to perform in the public concert.
There is no limit on the repertoire but it should include at least 3 different pieces, or 6-7 different movements from different pieces and styles. The bigger the variety you bring to the class the better your experience will be. A list of the repertoire we will work on will be published in advance. Students are encouraged to bring copies of the entire repertoire and notebooks, so they could also learn the pieces their colleagues are working on. It is also possible to bring tablets or personal computers with downloaded pdfs of the other student’s repertoire.
Special evening classes
During the class there will be public discussions with all the students
The topics that will be discussed will be conducting and theory skills, research, educational options for pianists, deliberate practicing and there will be a special session on professional career development
Each session will include a final concert which will be open to the public. Each student will play a piece he has worked on in the class, or in the case of shorter movements up to 20 minutes of music.
The master classes will be open to the public, free of charge. There is an option of taking part of the entire course without playing as a passive participant and to get an advising session with Dr. Reshef.
Kultur und Kongresszentrum
Recital Stuttgart, Germany