William Cuthbertson

21st International Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Masterclass

Friday 29th July-Monday 1st August 2022
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


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.



  • 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.
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    Guest pianist: David Cools.

    David Cools is a Belgian-Spanish pianist, composer and teacher. He has studied with maestros such as Julien Libeer, Alessandro Cervino, Irene Russo and Peter Feuchtwanger – the Zen master of piano. In 2001 he won the first prize of the Musicologica piano competition, Leuven, Belgium, as well as the first prize for the interpretation of the compulsory work Bachatelle by Peter Swinnen. In 2016 and 2017 he played in the oldest Spanish spa resort, La Encarnación, Los Alcázares, Spain, for a select audience of 100 people in an open patio. A special mention goes to a piano recital he gave in 2013 in Mozarte, Quito, Ecuador.

    He will perform at a Concert on Saturday, July 30th, 7pm at the Elztalmuseum, Waldkirch.
    • Manuel De Falla: Serenata Andaluza
    • Isacc Albéniz: El puerto
    • Frederik Chopin: Etude Op.10 No.9
    • Frederik Chopin: Nouvelle étude No.1
    • Frederik Chopin: Ballade Op. 38
    • Felix Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso Op.14
    • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonate Op.27 No.2 I. Adagio sostenuto
    • Claude Debussy: Claire de lune
    • Claude Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie
    • Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino
    • Johann Sebastian Bach/Franz Liszt: Prelude and Fugue BWV 543

    Entry 12€ /8€.

  • Masterclass student closing concert at 7pm on Monday, August 1st at the Elztalmuseum, Waldkirch.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata op.109 1st Movement - Sarah Homberg
    • Johan Sebastian Bach, Inventions No.5,6,8 - Mark Waklan
    • Frederik Schubert, Impromptu Op.90 No.4 - Hsin-Yi (Christine) Lin
    • Sergei Prokiev Sonata Op.28 No.3 - Christian Loschke
    • Franz Liszt, Les Cloches de Geneve - Chiara Karwat
    • Frederik Chopin, Balade No.3 Op.47 - Beke Lindenlaub
    • Frederik Rzewski , Piano Piece No.4 - Chiara Karwat
    Tickets 12€ /8€.

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