Music Masterclasses

Musica Sanvitese

Tomasz Tomaszewski
Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin

Violin Masterclass 5-13/09/2020

Since 1982 concertmaster of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tomaszewski is considered one of the best Polish violinists of his generation. Born in Czechowice, after studying at the Academy of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Wroński, he completed his education in St. Petersburg with Prof. Gutnikov and in Freiburg with Prof. Marschner and attended master courses under the supervision of Druzhnin, Krysa, Fournier, Liebermann, Hiller and Szerny. The winner of numerous awards at the most prestigious international competitions (ARD, Jeunesse Musicales Colmar). With the Polish String Quartet he went on extensive concert tours across Europe and Australia . As a soloist of the Polish Chamber Orchestra he also gave concerts in many different countries. He performs concerts worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra conductor. He is founder and artistic director of Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin and Polish String Quartet Deutsche Oper Berlin. He is also President of the International Beethoven Gesellschaft. His extensive experience as a teacher and musician makes him the leader of master classes in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, Korea and Italy.

Leszek Brodowski
member of the European Chamber Music Teachers Association

Viola & Chamber Music Masterclasses 5-13/09/2020

Concert violist, teacher, conductor and concert organizer, Brodowski lives beetwen Italy and Poland. He graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Warsaw as a student (and later assistant) of Prof. Kamasa. He played in the major orchestras of his country: Great Opera House, National Philharmonic, Chamber Opera of Warsaw, Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Gdansk and, most importantly, the Polish Chamber Orchestra. Also in Italy at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and in South Africa at the Nico Center in Cape Town. He performed in prestigious concerts through out Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, Thailand, South Africa, with great musicians such as Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Zimerman, Benedetti-Michelangeli, Gulda, Berman, Swann, Mehner, Szeryng, Menuhin, Kremer, Grimiaux, Accardo, Ughi, Meneses, Clerici, Carr, Nicolet, etc. In recent years he has collaborated with the Dino Ciani Festival in Cortina d’Ampezzo, taught at the music master classes, and played many major recitals in Italy and Poland. He is the author of about 40 pieces transcribed for viola like Beethoven, Chopin, Szymanowski, Rachmaninov, Grieg, Schubert, Mozart sonatas and other.

Catalin Ilea
Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin

Cello Masterclass 5-13/09/2020

Ilea Catalin studied – among others – with Dimitrie Dinicu, Enrico Mainardi and Pierre Fournier. His career as a soloist started with four first prizes in international competitions, that led to frequent cooperations with orchestras such as Staatskapelle and Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Tonkünstler Vienna, the NDR Hannover, LA Philharmonics, the Bucharest Philharmonics and the Romanian Broadcasting Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande etc. Catalin Ilea is a regular guest in the main concert halls in Europe, North America and Asia and appears in festivals such as Bruckner Linz, Flandern-Festival, Warsaw Autumn, Cologne Music Days, Messiaen Avignon, the UNO-Special Concerts New York, Israel Music Summer, Shanghai Broadcasting Festival. He has recorded over 40 records and CDs (among others for Electrecord, EMI, EMS, Olympia, OWM) displaying a vast variety of works like the cello concertos by Haydn, Schumann, Offenbach, d’Albert, Enescu, Vieru, Berger and the suites and sonatas by Bach, Brahms and Enescu. He is a founding member of the ensemble Musica Nova, has been for a long number of years a member of the Trio Bucharest and the Sharon Quartet and maintains a very active chamber music schedule. His accomplishments have been rewarded with eight critics’, public and official awards. He has been a professor for cello at Berlin’s prestigious University of the Arts since 1994 as well as a member in various juries of international competitions such as Casals (Spain) or Brahms (Austria); he is offering master classes on regular basis in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, South Korea. Graduates of his class follow prestigious soloist careers, teach themselves at various universities or perform as members of internationally acclaimed orchestras like the Berlin, Munich and Vienna Philharmonics.

Adam Tomaszewski

Pianist Collaborator for Music Masterclasses / Piano Masterclass 5-13/09/2020

was born on 25 May 1991 in Berlin, where he started receiving piano lessons at the age of six From the year 2007 on, he continued his studies with Prof. Fabio Bidini, first at the Julius Stern Institut at the University of Arts in Berlin and then at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy Berlin, where he graduated in 2015. From then on he studied at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw in the class of Prof. Janusz Olejniczak, where he received his masters diploma in 2019.

Adam Tomaszewski has received several awards at various piano competitions. In 2003 he was a finalist of the 2nd International Competition for Young Pianists in Glubczyce, Poland. From 2002 on he was frequently awarded prizes in at the national level of the Jugend Musiziert competition, both as a soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles. In 2007 he received the special prize for best performance of a contemporary work. In 2009, he was awarded the Eduard- -Söring-Prize founded by the Stiftung Deutsches Musikleben and the special prize founded by the City of Erlangen. This gave him the opportunity to a spectacular debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin during the Young Euro Classics festival. In 2009 he performed at the prestigious Kissinger Sommer festival and at the Tag der Jungen Talente in Berlin.

In 2010 Adam Tomaszewski made his debut at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin, performing Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Das Symphonie Orchester. The great reception of his performance resulted in an invitation to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the same orchestra the following year. Since that time Adam Tomaszewski has been performing regularly in Germany, Poland, Italy, Belgium,France and Spain.

In 2017 he opened the Silesian Beethoven festival, playing with the Leopoldinum orchestra.

Zuzanna Basińska

Pianst Collaborator for Music Masterclasses 5-13/09/2020

From early childhood, Polish-born Zuzanna Basinska has been an appreciated and talented chamber musician. She started playing with other musicians at the age of 7, forming various instrumental duos and trios with whom she achieved great success in many competitions.

She has performed in such prestigious concert venues as Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Austrian Cultural Forum, David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, British Ambassador’s Residence ‘Villa Wolkonsky’ in Rome, Universität der Künste in Berlin, The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice, The Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poznan Philharmonic Hall, Aula Nova and much more.

Zuzanna is a laureate of many international competitions such as the 2nd International Music Competition ‘Olimpo Musicale’ in Prenai, Lithuania, the 16th International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, the 8th International Piano Competition in Goerlitz, the 2nd International Simone Delbert Fevrier Piano Competition in Nice or the 19th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia among others. In November 2017 she was a finalist of the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Luslawice. In 2018, she received the award for the best pianist during North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance. In 2019, she received another award for the best pianist during 16th International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition in Poznan. She works at the International Music Courses in Opole and International Chamber Music Masterclasses in Abondance.

Zuzanna was a scholar of the Business and Professional Women’s Club Poznan as well as the Feliks Nowowiejski Society. She was awarded the City of Poznan Awards and the Prime Minister Award for special achievements. During 2009-2012 she was a scholar of The National Fund for Youth.

Zuzanna took part in numerous piano courses and chamber master classes in Sweden, England, Germany and Poland, studying with many eminent professors: Helmut Deutsch, Bengt Forsberg, Vanessa Latarche, Kevin Kenner, Colin Carr, Leonid Kerbel, Lewis Kaplan, Kaja Danczowska, Fumiko Eguchi, Anna Malikova, José Gallardo, Sergey Kravchenko, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Edward Zienkowski, Waldemar Andrzejewski, Jozef Stompel and Wojciech Switala. She has performed with such artists as Mats Lidstrom, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Piotr Janosik and Maciej Mlodawski.

Zuzanna graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction, additionally receiving the August Manns Prize. Her studies with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu were fully supported by the Gilling Family Scholarship and the Benjamin Dale Award. Also, she completed her studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, studying piano with Jerzy Sterczynski.

Jakub Tchorzewski
member of the European Chamber Music Teachers Association

Piano & Chamber Music Masterclasses 6-13/07/2019

Jakub Tchorzewski is a Polish pianist specialized in chamber music repertory. He has performed across Europe, the United States, Japan and Brazil. His concerts have been recorded and broadcasted by Czech, Slovakian, Swiss, Italian and Polish national radios. He took part in important music festivals like Biennale Musica in Venice, Serate Musicali in Milan, Bologna Festival and Nuova Consonanza in Rome. Recently he performed at Quirinale Palace in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Filodrammatici in Milan, Pollini Auditorium in Padova, Accademia dei Concordi in Rovigo, Philharmonic Halls of Warsaw, Lviv and Bucarest as well as during Festivals Warsaw Autumn, Poznań Musical Spring and Musical Autumn of Cluj-Napoca. He has recorded nine CDs released by Acte Préalable, Dux, Musiques Suisses, Tactus, Vermeer and Warner/Polskie Nagrania labels. Jakub’s special interest in forgotten or rarely performed repertory led him to record World Premieres by Sándor Veress, Gino Gorini, René de Boisdeffre and Roman Palester. Jakub worked as a collaborative pianist at Latina, Udine and Venice Conservatories.

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