Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin
Violin Masterclass 7-17/07/2023
Tomasz Tomaszewski began his musical education in the Music School in Opole where he studied with Danuta Sujata. He graduated with distinction in 1969 Then he started working with Tadeusz Wronski and Stanislaw Kawalla at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. He received his Master Diploma in 1976.
Between 1974 and 1979 Tomaszewski took part in many masterclasses working with such eminent professors as O. Krysa, B. Druzynin, W. Marschner, J. Fournier or H. Szeryng. In 1979, thanks to the scholarship he received from the Polish Ministry of Culture, Tomasz Tomaszewski went to Leningrad to study with Boris Gutnikov and Tamara Fidler during this one-year- long Postgraduate Programme.
Between 1980 and 1982, he studied once again with Wolfgang Marschner in Freiburg.
In 1970, during his studies in Warsaw, Tomaszewski became a member of the Chamber Orchestra ‘Con moto ma cantabile’, then (between 1971 and 1976) the Chamber Orchestra of Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Karol Teutsch. He performed with them – also as a soloist – in many European countries, the United States and Japan.
From 1975 to 1979, he was a member and then concertmaster of the Jerzy Maksymiuk’s Polish Chamber Orchestra, with which he performed also as a soloist.
Between 1974 and 1979 he was the second violinist of the Polish Quartet. The ensemble received many prizes e.g. I prize at the International Competition in Belgrad (1975) and III prize at the ARD Competition in Munich (1976).
Since 1980 Tomasz Tomaszewski has been living in Germany. At the beginning he was the concertmaster of the Orchestra in Baden-Baden, then he was a member of the National Theater Orchestra in Mannheim. From 1982 to 2017 he was the first concertmaster of Deutsche Oper Orchestra in Berlin. He worked with such famous conductors as Barenboim, Sinopoli, Stein, Rattle, Tielemann, Viotti, Frübeck de Burgos, Bertini, Barszaj, Mariner, Hoogwod, Abbado, Gergiev among others.
Since October 1983 he has been working at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He received the Professorship of UdK in 2002.
Tomasz Tomaszewski performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Since the beginning of his music career 35 years ago he has worked in various chamber groups: – as a long-term member and soloist of chamber orchestra ‘Philharmonische Streicher Solisten’, ‘Arte Quartett Berlin’, ‘d’Al solo al tutti’, ‘Debussy Ensemble Berlin’, ‘Stradivari Sextett Habisreutinger’, ‘European Fine Arts Trio’ – as the founder and first violinist of ‘Polish String Quartet Berlin’ – as the founder and artistic director of the chamber orchestra ‘Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin’ – as the founder and first violinist of ‘Salon Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin’ – as the concertmaster and artistic advisor of ‘Baltic Neopolis Orchestra’.
Tomasz Tomaszewski is the initiator and Artistic Director of the festival ‘Silesian Musical Summer’, created in 2002 He is also the chairman of the board of the Internationale Beethoven Gesellschaft e.V., founded in 2000 in Berlin and the founder and chairman of the Europäisches Forum Polnische Musik e.V. (European Forum of Polish Music).
Tomaszewski is also the Director and Chairman of the Jury of the International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition which was taking place in the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice. Tomasz Tomaszewski is being regularly invited to be a member of jury of national and international competitions such as Internationale Wettbewerb für die Jugend in Oldenburg, International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition in Poznan, National Groblicz Family Violin Competition in Cracow, ‘Violin for the best’ Competition in Szczecin, International Chamber Music Tournament in Bydgoszcz, International Witold Rowicki in memoriam Violin Competition in Zywiec or International Violin Making Competition in Cremona.
Recently, he has received an extremely prestigious award – PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATEN KRITIK – for the CD ‘Poland Abroad’ recorded with ‘Polish String Quartet Berlin’, considered the best production of 2019 in the Chamber Music genre.
member of the European Chamber Music Teachers Association
Viola, Chamber Music and Physiology of Violin and Viola Masterclasses 7-17/07/2023
He starts playing the piano at the age of four and the violin at the age of six in Warsaw.
He graduated with honors from the Warsaw Academy of Music as a pupil (later also assistant) of Prof. Stefan Kamasa.
After postgraduate courses with Michael Flaksman and Wolfram Christ he received a scholarship from the Italian government in Rome, where he studied with Ulrich Koch, Ruggiero Ricci, Kurt Redel, Moshe Atzmon and others.
He has played in the most important orchestras of his country: Grand Opera House, National Philharmonic, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Gdansk, Polish Chamber Orchestra, also Teatro di San Carlo of Naples and Nico Ctr of Cape Town (Subprincipal Viola).
He has performed prestigious concerts in almost all of Europe, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, Thailand, South Africa, with great musicians, such as Aprea, Kurtz, Kuhn, Lutosławski, Penderecki, Zimerman, Benedetti-Michelangeli, Gulda, Berman, Blumenthal, Swann, Fou Ts’ong , de Larrocha, Zacharias, Szeryng, Menuhin, Kremer, Grimiaux, Accardo, Ughi, Keller, Zmmermann, Meneses, Helmerson, Carr, Brouwer, Nicolet, Larrieu, Adorján, Holliger, Meyer, etc.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has recorded for EMI (6 discs), Polish Radio, Polish TV, Polskie Nagrania, BBC, ZDF, SABC and Radio France. As a teacher, he has taught in all kinds of music schools – from Zakopane primary, secondary, high and conservative – to the Warsaw Academy of Music – as an assistant to prof. Kamasa.
In recent years he has collaborated with the Dino Ciani Festival in Cortina d’Ampezzo under the artistic direction of Jeffrey Swann, he has conducted courses of high musical improvement, as well as performing in important recitals in Italy and Poland.
Still today he carries out concert activities in small chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets), with particular emphasis on recitals (viola / piano), while most of the time he performs his own transcriptions of sonatas for violin and cello with excellent pianists-chamber musicians – previously with Maja Nosowska and Maciej Paderewski, Paweł Kamasa, Andrzej Bereżyński – currently with Marian Mika, Krzysztof Stanienda, Kuba Tchorzewski, Francersco Villa.
In addition to his musical studies, he also carried out professional manual therapy courses authorized by the Institute of Vocational Training in Warsaw, by the University of Cape Town, by M ° Marcello Brunetti (School of Aesthetics in Rome) and by 5 teachers, doctors and lecturers. of the Faculty of Movement Rehabilitation at the Academy of Physical Education in Krakow.
Member of the A.MI. of Milan – registered in the official list of professional manual therapists in Italy.
As a manual therapist in the years 1990-2021 he worked seasonally in exclusive health centers in Cape Town, in Cortina d’Ampezzo and since 2007 in the SPA Center – Corte – in Borca di Cadore in the Italian Dolomites.
Professor for cello at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory in Feldkirch.
Cello Masterclass 7-17/07/2023
Mathias Johansen received his first rigorous musical training with Ekkehard Hessenbruch. He began his academic studies with Wen-Sinn Yang in 2005, which he carried on with Troels Svane in 2008. In 2011, he became a master student with Frans Helmerson at the Hans Eisler music conservatory in Berlin. He was admitted to the graduation exam with Conradin Brotbek at the Music Conservatory Stuttgart in 2014. His artistic development has been supplemented by master classes with David Geringas, Wolfgang Boettcher, Jens Peter Maintz, Daniel Müller-Schott, Gustav Rivinius, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Natalia Gutman.
Mathias performed as a soloist with the Lithuanian National Orchestra conducted by Gintaras Rikevicius, in addition to soloistic performances with the Berliner Philharmonic. He also collaborated with such masters as Antje Weithaas, David Geringas, and Kalle Randalu for various chamber music projects.
He has recorded the following CDs in the recent years:
2016 – Hugo Kaun Piano Quintet (CPO)
2020 – POHADKA (Ars Productin) – Works for Cello and Piano by Martinů, Janáček, Schumann and Dvořák
2021 – Cello Meets Harp (CPO)
2021 – Maria Bach – Quintets and Cello Sonata (CPO)
2022 – Louise Farrenc – Piano Quintet, Melanie Bonis – Piano Quartet, Elena Firsova – Piano Quartet
His solo repertoire includes Dvorák Cello Concerto, Shostakovitch Cello Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Elgar Cello Concerto, the Haydn cello concertos in C and D, and Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1.
He is also a much-in-demand chamber musician and performs regularly at various festivals, such as the Podium Festival Esslingen, Podium Festival Iceland, Chamber Music Festival Moteleon, Zeitkunstfestival, the Austrian Styria Chamber Music Festival, and the León Chamber Music Festival in Spain. In 2014, he was on tour in Japan and Norway. He is a member of the Berolina Ensemble and the Archos Quartet. Since 2021 he plays a Cello from the 17th century made in Brescia.
As of 2016, he is professor at the State Conservatory of Vorarlberg in Feldkirch. His students have won numerous national and international prizes level and have performed live on Austria’s national broadcast.
Pianist Collaborator for Music Masterclasses
Piano Masterclass 7-17/07/2023
Adam Tomaszewski was born on May 25, 1991 in Berlin. He received his first piano lessons at the age of six.
Between 2007 and 2010 Adam Tomaszewski was a young student, first at the Julius Stern Institute and then at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, each in the class of Prof. Fabio Bidini, in which he obtained his bachelor’s degree from 2010-2015. In 2019 he completed his Masters in the class of Janusz Olejniczak at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He also collaborated with many other well-known professors: Andrzej Jasinski, Pavel Gavrilov, Aleksander Malter, Eugen Indic, Christian Beldi, Alicja Paleta-Bugaj, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Kevin Kenner and Nikolai Demidenko.
From 2002 to 2009, Adam Tomaszewski successfully participated in the Jugend Musiziert competition several times, both as a soloist and in the chamber music and piano accompaniment categories, and repeatedly won first prize at all levels. In 2009 he won first prize at the national competition Jugend Musiziert with the highest score. This also earned him the Eduard Söring Prize of the Stiftung Deutsches Musikleben and the Special Prize of the City of Erlangen (best interpretation of a contemporary work). Adam Tomaszewski has been busy giving concerts as a soloist and chamber musician for several years. Among other things, he played in the Berlin Konzerthaus as part of „Young Euro Classics” (2009), at the music festival „Kissinger Sommer” (2009), at the Day of Talents Berlin (2009) and several times at the „Berlin Peace Clock Awards” (2011-2015 ).
In February 2011 Adam Tomaszewski made his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie. Another performance followed in the main hall of the Philharmonie with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Since then he has performed regularly in many European countries, including Italy, France, Poland, Belgium and Spain. In 2017 he opened the „Silesian Beethoven Festival” in Glogowek as a soloist together with the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra. In 2020 Adam, together with his duo partner Simon Zhu, received 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz. This enables them to produce a CD together in 2021.
Adam Tomaszewski is a scholarship holder of the International Beethoven Society and the European Forum for Polish Music. In 2021 he received a scholarship from the German Music Council.
Apart from his artistic work, Adam Tomaszewski has been teaching students of all ages for several years. He is currently teaching at the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Music School in Berlin. He is also a valued teacher at the International Master Class in San Vito di Cadore.
Pianst Collaborator for Music Masterclasses 7-17/07/2023
Zuzanna Basinska has been a much appreciated pianist and chamber musician since she was young. Very early on, her path led to the stage with various musicians, with whom she received the highest awards at competitions. The pianist has performed in many prestigious concert halls such as St Martin in the Fields, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Italian Cultural Institute, the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, the Amarylis Fleming Concert Hall, the residence of the British Ambassador in Rome, the Palace on the Island in Lazienki Park in Warsaw, in Poznań Philharmonic Hall, Aula Nova and many others. In 2018 she made her debut at the famous Wigmore Hall.
Zuzanna is a laureate of piano and chamber music competitions: the II International Music Competition “Olimpo Musicale” in Prienai, Latvia, the XVI International Frederic Chopin Festival in Masuria, the VIII International Piano Competition in Görlitz, the II International Simone Dalbert Fevrier Piano Competition in Nice or the XIX International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia. In November 2017 she was a finalist at the II International L. van Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Luslawice. In May 2018 she was awarded Best Pianist at the North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance. In 2019 and 2020 she was awarded as the best pianist during the International Georg Philipp Telemann Competition in Poznań.
She works at the International Master Class in Opole, at the International Master Class in San Vito di Cadore and at the International Festival and Master Class in Ljubljana.
She has received several scholarships from the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Poznań and the Feliks Nowowiejski Society. She also received awards from the city of Poznań and the Prime Minister’s Prize for special achievements. Between 2009-2012 she was a grantee from the National Fund for Youth.
Zuzanna Basinska took part in numerous master classes in Poland, England, Germany and Sweden where she studied with professors such as Helmut Deutsch, Bengt Forsberg, Vanessa Latarche, Kevin Kenner, Colin Carr, Leonid Kerbel, Lewis Kaplan, Tanja Becker-Bender, Kaja Danczowska, Fumiko Eguchi, Anna Malikova, José Gallardo, Sergey Kravchenko, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Edward Zienkowski, Waldemar Andrzejewski, Jozef Stompel and Wojciech Switala. She also performed with Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Mats Lidstrom, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Piotr Janosik and Maciej Mlodawski.
Zuzanna Basinska received her Masters degree with honors from the Royal Academy of Music in 2018, in the classes of Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. In addition, she received the August Manns Prize. Her education at the prestigious Academy of Music was funded entirely by the Benjamin Dale Award and the Gilling Family Scholarship. Zuzanna also completed her master’s degree at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the class of Jerzy Sterczynski.
Despite her young age, Zuzanna Basinska works at the Berlin University of the Arts as a répétiteur in the violin class of Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg.
Until 2021 she also worked at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin.
President of the Summer Master Courses in San Vito di Cadore
She starts to play the violin at the age of six in the music school in San Vito di Cadore. From 2007 She studies with Prof. Saewon Suh at Klagenfurt Conservatory (Carinthia), where she graduates in 2012.
She teaches violin in different music schools and plays with OPV Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.
In 2019 graduates at Ca’Foscari University of foreign Languages.
Together with classical music she studies and plays folk music, especially Irish and music from the Dolomites.
From 2016 she is the director of San Vito Music School and organizes Sanvitomasterclass, an international masterclass for classical music that takes place every Summer in San Vito di Cadore.
Professor at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Cello Masterclass 3-11/07/2021
Barbara Lübke-Herzl was born in Wiesbaden (Germany) and studied Cello in Würzburg, Freiburg and Düsseldorf with Johannes Goritzki and later on with the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. At the age of 18 she played on concert tours throughout Europe and America as the solo cellist for the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. In 1978 she was appointed to be the solo cellist for the Camerata Salzburg by Sandor Végh and shortly after joined the Pro Arte Quartet. The more than 20 years she was playing with this ensemble were shaped by extended concert tours, which lead them to the most influential music stages and chamber music festivals in Europe, including Vienna, Budapest, Paris, London, Athens and Berlin. In 1991 they gave their debut at the Salzburg Festival, followed by multiple performance at the Salzburg Mozart Week and in the great hall of the Wiener Musikverein. Raphael Kubelik dedicated his 5th string quartet to the Pro Arte Quartet. Their exclusive contract with RCA Records, which included comprehensive recordings of all of Mozart’s quartets, represents the renowned position of the ensemble. Since 2002 she plays in multiple chamber music formations and went on concert tours to Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
She is playing with many acknowledged and renowned musicians including Benjamin Schmid, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Sabine Meyer, Eduard Brunner, Hermann Baumann and Julius Berger. In 2001 she started expanding her focus on teaching and is now leading a cello class in Salzburg. She is also regularly teaching at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum as well as Austrian Master Classes, Musikakademie Tirol and Masterclass Musiktage Seefeld. Since 2015 she is working as a university lecturer at the Pre College of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
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.
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.