Press Release, National Concert Hall of Ireland:
"The National Concert Hall's International Master Course returns from August 1st- 6th offering Irish and international musicians the opportunity to partake in a series of masterclasses and seminars by prominent, distinguished artists. This intensive summer school strives to build confidence in students and promote participation in chamber music.
Over six days, participants will receive one-on-one masterclasses, chamber music coaching with new ensembles and performance opportunities. Building on the 2022 course, the 2023 course will include workshops by Irish Traditional and improvising musicians. On Wednesday 2nd August the faculty will give a unique chamber music concert and on Sunday 6th August the faculty and students will take part in concerts in the National Concert Hall’s John Field Room to mark the end of the International Master Course.
The International Master Course is led by one of Ireland’s foremost musicians, Artistic Director violinist Gwendolyn Masin. Gwendolyn is one of today’s most significant concert violinists and an innovator in classical music. She is much in demand globally as a soloist and collaborator, regularly performing throughout Europe and the US as well as Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Notable partnerships include the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Bernese Symphony Orchestra and the Hungarian National Philharmonic. Gwendolyn is an Orchid Classics and Naxos recording artist.
She leads this year’s faculty of musicians which comprises a stellar line-up of international talent including acclaimed recitalist and chamber musician, cellist Adrian Brendel, who performs regularly with such esteemed artists as Henning Kraggerud, Lisa Batiashvili and Lars-Anders Tomter. Also bringing their expertise to IMC 2023 is Professor of Violin at the University of the Arts Berlin, Mark Gothoni and multiple award-winner and former violist in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Máté Szücs, who was part of the faculty in 2021. The faculty is completed by world-renowned pianist Silke Avenhaus, whose numerous distinctions include the Diapason d’Or, the Supraphon Award and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Collectively they are all highly regarded soloists and chamber musicians who have performed in some of the world’s most illustrious concert halls and festivals with renowned conductors and ensembles. The wealth of their combined experience is outstanding, providing a unique and rare opportunity for aspiring musicians to learn from."
Deadline: 6pm, 16th April 2023 (GMT +1).
Please note you will need to include a link to a recent recording as part of the application process.
Any player over the age of 18 who has already reach a high standard of playing (ie Grade 8 / Diploma as a minimum) and has an interest in chamber music .