William Cuthbertson

22nd International Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Masterclass

Friday 28th July-Monday 31st July 2023
Waldkirch, Baden Wurtenburg, Germany.
William Cuthbertson, masterclasses
Manfred Seewann, Peter Feuchtwanger exercises.

Peter  Feuchtwanger:photo Stefan Blido, Wertheim

Peter Feuchtwanger (26.6.1930-18.6.2016)

Peter Feuchtwanger was born in Munich, Germany. He studied piano with Gerti Rainer (a pupil of Emil von Sauer), Max Egger, Edwin Fischer and Walter Gieseking, composition with Paul Müller-Zürich, Hans Heimler (a pupil of Alban Berg, Heinrich Schenker and Felix Weingartner) and Lennox Berkeley and also Indian and Arabic music and philosophy with Nazir Jairazbhoy and Dr. Arnold Bake. His encounter with the Rumanian pianist, Clara Haskil was the most decisive musical influence in his life. He also researched into Belcanto, the technique used in the golden age of singing. Peter Feuchtwanger was a member of the jury of many international piano competitions and Vice President of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers' Association). He was Professor and Vice president of the Internationaler Akademie für musikalische Bildung e.V. and was visiting Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 1967 until his death in London in 2016, he gave master classes throughout the world. Click here for more.

Waldkirch Music School

Summary

This master class is suitable for pianists with a wide range of abilities, from the competent amateur to the professional pianist with concert experience. Pupils taking entrance examinations, university students and piano teachers are all welcome. Those suffering from discomfort or pain arising from the approach to technique will find the master class particularly beneficial. Classes are held in the recently-opened Gisela Sick Education Centre, which is disabled-accessible.

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Programme

  • Daily master classes with William Cuthbertson.

  • ManfredSeewann
    Manfred Seewann, joint editor of the official book on Peter Feuchtwanger's exercises, will assist in teaching these exercises on the course. He studied with Karl Wingler, Erik Then-Bergh, Gitti Pirner and Peter Feuchtwanger and has often been an assistant on Professor Feuchtwanger's masterclasses. He regularly gives conserts in Germany and in other European countries.

    Each day, William Cuthbertson and Manfred Seewann will work with the course participants on these technical exercises for curing playing-related disorders in pianists, which are also designed for learning a functionally natural behaviour in piano playing.
  • Emma%20Stratton
    Guest pianist: Emma Stratton will perform on Friday 28th July at the Elztalmuseum, Waldkirch. Admission: 12€ / reduced 10€ / children: 6€.
    • W.A.Mozart: Sonata Nr.10 in C Major, K.330
    • I.Albéniz: Suite Iberia (2nd Book)
    • R.Schumann: Carnaval op.9

    Emma Stratton comes from Pals, Costa Brava in Spain. The Spanish-British pianist began taking piano lessons with Valmanya and Carlota Garriga at the age of 6. In June 2021 she completed her bachelor's degree with Vladislav Bronevetzky with distinction at ESMUC (Barcelona University of Music). She has attended many master classes, including that of William Cuthbertson in Waldkirch, with whom she also had private lessons.
    She has already performed in prestigious concert venues and received many awards.

  • Masterclass student closing concert at 7pm on Monday, July 31st at the Elztalmuseum, Waldkirch. Tickets 12€ /8€.



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