Due to the current pandemic the masterclass has been moved to take place SEPTEMBER 7 – 10, 2020. Tickets for the public (masterclass and final lunch concert) will be available from approximately 2 months before. The finalists have been chosen. Meet them » HERE
Murray Perahia not only ranks among the very most famous piano players in the world, he is especially renowned for his musical interpretation and knowledge of Beethoven’s piano works. Murray Perahia, in conjunction with G. Henle Verlag, is the editor and musical advisor for Henle’s new complete Urtext edition of all 32 Beethoven sonatas.
Students of the Murray Perahia Piano Masterclass will have the exclusive opportunity for in-depth study of a chosen movement from any one of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, with the exception of op. 49 and op. 79.
Each student will have a 45-minute public teaching session one-on-one with Maestro Perahia.
Dates and Location
The masterclass will be held in: MUNICH (GERMANY) FROM SEPTEMBER 7 – 10, 2020, in the historical setting of the Schloss Fürstenried on the Southern outskirts of the city. The venue is a picturesque palace with surrounding park, dating from the 17th century. The masterclasses and performances take place in the main building, accommodations are provided in the building annex, and are free of charge for the chosen participants. We kindly ask the participants to schedule their arrival for Monday, September 7, before 14:00h and schedule their departure for the early evening of Thursday, September 10 at the earliest.
Rules of Participation and Conditions
Professional pianists and conservatory students between the age of 16 (born before June 24, 2003) and 26 (born after June 24, 1994) may apply for the masterclass. Students of all nationalities may apply, but they are required to have fluency in speaking and understanding English language.
Per invited active participant the Masterclass includes:
a) Lessons: 1 lesson (of 45 minutes) with Maestro Murray Perahia. The lessons schedule will be given during the Opening Ceremony or upon arrival.
b) Apart from the application fee of 50 Euros the masterclass is free of charge.
G. Henle Verlag will reimburse travel costs for economy flight or train up to 500 Euros. Accommodation is provided free of charge for up to 4 nights (breakfast and lunch included) in the hotel annex of the Schloss Fürstenried in single and double bedrooms with en-suite shower. Hotel and travel for accompanying person not included.
c) Practice facilities: rooms with pianos are provided so that participants can practice every day. The practice schedule will be determined after the class schedule is finalized.
d) The students will give a lunch concert on the closing day, September 10, 2020. The presence of all participants is required.
e) An International Masterclass Participation Certificate will be given to all active participants.
Finalists, Programme and Tickets
From a total of 59 valid applications submitted within the due date on February 29, 2020, the jury made a pre-selection of 25 candidates. Maestro Perahia has made a final choice of 10 promising young pianists. Meet them HERE
The masterclass will take place over the course of three days and will be open to the public. The schedule will be posted here as soon as the performance pieces have been selected and the order of performance has been determined.
Tickets for the public will be available from the beginning of August.
Members of the Jury
PROF. MICHAEL SCHÄFER
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
DR. WOLF-DIETER SEIFFERT
G. Henle Verlag, Munich
PROF. CLAUDIUS TANSKI
Mozarteum University Salzburg