Harpsichord Master Class by Cristiano Holtz

12. April 2017


20 April 2017 (Thursday) 10.00-13.00
20 April 2017 (Thursday) 15.00-18.00
21 April 2017 (Friday) 10.00-13.00
21 April 2017 (Friday) 15.00-18.00
22 April 2017 (Saturday) 10.00-13.00


Liszt Academy Main Building, Room X
(1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)


Application and Participation

The active participants will be the students of the Liszt Academy. For passive participation registration is obligatory for everyone that is not a student or teacher of the Academy. Register at Ms Éva Gyöngy Máté at mate.eva.gyongy[at]zeneakademia.hu.

Mr Holtz will also give a concert at the Old Academy of Music on 23 April at 19.00. Entrance is free of charge. Info and program: http://lfze.hu/en/other-events/-/program/holtz-cristiano-harpsichord-recital-en-20170423-1900

The Brazilian harpsichordist and clavichordist, Cristiano Holtz, started his musical training with his grandmother when he was 7 years old. Inspired by the music of J.S. Bach and Gustav Leonhardt’s playing, he began to study the harpsichord at the age of 12 in Brazil. With the age of 15 he continued his musical studies in the Netherlands, staying there for ten years, studying with several teachers, such as Jacques Ogg and Gustav Leonhardt. He also attented masterclasses with Miklós Spányi (clavichord) and Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord).
Since 1989 Cristiano Holtz has been playing mostly as soloist thoughout Europe, Latin America and Asia, in several international festivals and giving master-classes in Portugal, Brazil and Singapore. In 1995 he won an award in the Eldorado Competition in São Paulo.
Cristiano Holtz frequently records for Brazilian and Portuguese radio and television. He currently lives in Lisbon where he teaches at the Instituto Gregoriano and the Conservatório Nacional de Música. He is also responsible for the maintenance of some of the historical keyboard instruments and for the organisation of recitals at the Portuguese Music Museum. (Source: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Holtz-Cristiano.htm)


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