Piano Masterclasses on Bach Interpretation
In memory of Prof. Walter Blankenheim
Piano Masterclasses on Bach Interpretation – Performing the Keyboard Works of J. S. Bach on the Modern Piano
Prof. Inge Rosar and Dr. Kirill Monorosi
!! PARTICIPATION IN THE BACH COURSES IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION AND HAS NO EFFECT ON THE VOTING PROCESS!!
!! ANY JURY MEMBER THAT TAUGHT A CANDIDATE 2 YEARS BEFORE THE COMPETITION WILL REFRAIN FROM VOTING FOR THAT CANDIDATE !!
Problems and Opportunities
These courses are intended to foster appreciation and closer engagement with the keyboard works of J. S. Bach.
This is achieved when the textual and stylistic demands of the music come in contact with the pianist’s personal interpretive capacities.
We will emphasize the following parameters:
- Tempo and tempo modification
- Structure of musical phrases and melodic lines
- Dynamics within musical structure
- Processes of tension (the energy of a piece)
- Conception of sound
Pianistic elaboration and individual performance
Required repertoire for active participants:
one ore more original works by J. S. Bach
(please exclude: Italian Concerto and Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue)
The course is offered to:
Pianists, Teachers, Students, Interested Amateurs, Listeners
German, English, Russian
The courses takes place at:
„Haus Blankenheim” Höhenweg 197
66133 Saarbrücken / Germany
Information/Application: Prof. Inge Rosar
Fee: €250 for active and passive participants
For participants of former J. S. Bach Competitions (1992–2016): €150
All proceeds go to the Foundation of the International Piano Competition J. S. Bach Würzburg, Germany
Please transfer the participation fee 4 weeks prior to the course through PayPal free of charge for the recipient.
Recipient: Förderverein “J. S. Bach”, Saarbrücken (Germany)
IBAN: DE36 5509 0500 0005 1486 00
BIC: GENODEF1S01 (Sparda-Bank SW Saarbrücken)