Masterclasses 2019

The IV G.Gershwin International Piano Competition 2019 focuses on education and development, providing master class opportunities for highly talented college, graduate and emerging professional musicians. Master classes with Gershwin International Competition Jury Members are designed to provide a productive and enriching professional experience to all who participate.
Master classes are held during competition week, but operate independently from the competition itself. Competition participants and audience members are encouraged to observe the competition rounds in between master class sessions.


For a full schedule of events, CLICK HERE.


Eligibility

The George Gershwin Competition Masterclasses 2019 are open to the following individuals:

  • Competition Participants who do not pass to the Final Round
  • Masterclass applicants, who do NOT participate in the competition

Location

The George Gershwin Competition Masterclasses 2019 will be held November 8, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM at The National Opera America Center.


PIANO MASTER CLASS with Prof. Michael Bulychev-Okser (United States)

10:30-11:30 AM

Three pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Prof. Michael Bulychev-Okser,
Founder/Artistic Director of G.Gershwin International Music Competition.
Candidates who have been pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.

Piano MASTER CLASS with Professor Nikita Fitenko

11:30AM-12:30 PM

Three pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Professor Nikita Fitenko.
Candidates who have been pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public vocal lessons, which focus on bel canto operatic repertoire.

Piano MASTER CLASS with Professor Philippe Raskin (Belgium)

12:30-1:30 PM

Three pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Professor Philippe Raskin (Belgium)
Candidates who have been pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public vocal lessons, which focus on vocal technique and career opportunities.

Piano MASTER CLASS with Professor Krystian Tkaczewski (Poland)

12:30-1:30 PM

Three pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Professor Krystian Tkaczewski (Poland)
Candidates who have been pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public vocal lessons, which focus on vocal technique and career opportunities.

Piano MASTER CLASS with Professor Antonio Pompa-Baldi (Italy)

12:30-1:30 PM

Three pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Professor Antonio Pompa-Baldi (Italy)
Candidates who have been pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public vocal lessons, which focus on vocal technique and career opportunities.

Repertoire

Applicants shall select and prepare a solo program, not less than 15 minutes in duration, for performance in the master class.
Sections of multi-movement works, such as a piano sonata, or a collection of short pieces of contrasting style, are allowed.
The instructor will choose pieces from your program to focus on during the master class.


CLICK HERE to sign up for the master class.

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