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Sir Georg Solti

Clarinet master class by Wenzel Fuchs

14 November 2014

Lecture and masterclass of
Wenzel Fuchs
Solo clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Date: 11-12th December, 2014. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall
Topic of the masterclass:
Clarinet playing in the symphony orchestra; aspects of the orchestral playing and preparation for an audition.
During the course Wenzel Fuchs will hold a lecture about particular aspects of the orchestral playing, requirements and expectations towards the orchestral musicians, methods for a successful practical and mental preparation for an audition. Afterwards the active participants will have the opportunity to have individual lessons. At the end of the masterclass we'll organize an audition to simulate the real conditions as a test for the students, who'll get an evaluation of their performance. Finally, there will be a possibility for individual consultation and informal conversation.
Material for the masterclass:
Mozart: Clarinet concerto – 1st mov.; excerpts from clarinet parts of symphonic works
Language of the masterclass: English
11th December
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open lecture: Clarinet playing in a symphony orchestra
2.30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Individual lessons
12th December
10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Individual lessons
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Audition
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Evaluation, consultation, discussion
In relation to the masterclass, on 11 December, an exhibition is organized of clarinet mouthpieces and accessoriess made by the austrian producer Nick Kückmeier. The products can also be tested in the breaks of the masterclass, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Only students of the Liszt Academy can apply as active participants, but as passive audience anybody can participate.
The masterclass is free for students of the Liszt Academy and of the Bartók Conservatory. For other participants the entrance fee is 2500 HUF/day. The Academy can issue a certificate of attendance upon request.
You can apply for the masterclass by filling in this online form.
Application deadline for passive participants: 8th December (Monday), 12 p.m.
The Austrian clarinetist, Wenzel Fuchs is one of the most renowned artists of Mozart's favourite instrument. He is principal clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and beside his orchestral career he's a famous soloist and chamber musician as well. He held a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, and now he teaches in the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He holds masterclasses all around the world.
Wenzel Fuchs'clarinet playing can be heard at his recital on the 10th December 2014, 7 p.m. at the Sir Georg Solti Chamber Hall of the Liszt Academy of Music. You can find the detailed program of the concert by clicking here.