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Dear young musical talents and artists,  

Our vision at Møn Summer Concert is to work for the spread, understanding and joy of the many genres that together are what we know as 'classical music'. We want to do this through our festival and a concert program that presents both well-known works and unknown composers. But the best way we can all help each other make our music appear alive and young is by having all generations work together.

Therefore, we present our 1st edition of Masterclasses & Festival Ensemble - an intensive project during Møn Summer Concert which provides instruction in chamber music, the possibility of solo performance and of course participation in our own ensemble that gives its own concert and participates in the closing concert.

Applications are open for the following instruments:

  • violin

  • viola 

  • cello

  • contrabass

  • flute

  • clarinet

  • bassoon

  • horn

  • islander

teachers

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Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is known as one of​​ the most versatile young flutists who have an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest flute with leading orchestras.

She often performs as a workshop leader, jury member, chamber music teacher and is a professor of flute and chamber music at several leading institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag and the Royal Conservatorie Birmingham.

 

Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given numerous concerts in the major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Alena has performed as a guest main flute with many orchestras, including the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia and MusicAeterna.

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Geneviève Strosser

Geneviève Strosser studied with Claude Ducrocq in Strasbourg, Serge Collot and Jean Sulem in Paris and had lessons with Yuri Bashmet, Franco Donatoni and György Kurtág. She can be heard regularly at Festwochen in Salzburg and Berlin, Ars Musica and Wien Modern.

 

Geneviève Strosser has a strong connection to contemporary music. She was a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien and Contrechamps. Composers such as Stefano Gervasoni and Hugues Dufourt dedicated solo concerts to her. In 2011 she released a CD with solo works by Holliger, Ligeti, Donatoni, Lachenmann and Scelsi.

 

She also teaches string quartets at Trinity College of Music in London and viola at the Musikhochschule Basel.

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Joanna Zathey

As a pianist, Joanna Zathey is not only in international demand as an accompanist but also for her experience as a teacher and consultant in chamber music.  

After studying as a soloist with Grzegorz Kurzyński and as a chamber musician with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg's, she has excelled in international competition in both aspects.

 

She is the official accompanist at many of the biggest competitions in Europe having received more than 70 honorary awards as an accompanist.

 

Since 2011 she has formed a permanent duo with violinist Jaroslaw Nadrzycki where they have most recently recorded sonatas by Brahms for Orphée Classics.

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Patrick Jüdt

Patrick Jüdt is Professor of Viola, Chamber Music and Contemporary Music at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and teaches at ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) and is the artistic director of the Bern ECMA Session.

He performs at some of the most important music festivals and concert halls such as the Vienna Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Lucerne Music Festival, Ojay Festival (California), Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Theater des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London) ).

 

A close collaboration as a chamber musician with composers and musicians such as Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, Jürg Wyttenbach, Hansheinz Schneeberger has built up his deep interest in the intimate connection between avant-garde and cultural tradition.

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Hatto Beyerle

Hatto Beyerle is a former professor of viola and chamber music at MDW in Vienna, the Musikhochschule in Hanover and Basel. He is also the founder and head of ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy).

Hatto Beyerle is a legend in chamber music and is the founder of some of the world's most successful ensembles, such as the Alban Berg Quartet and the Vienna Soloists.  

 

Many of his students, both soloists and ensembles, have distinguished themselves and achieved great international careers, among others are Metafour Quartet, Quiroga Quartet, Trio Gaspar and Trio Vitruvi.

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Time and place

Masterclass & Festival Ensemble opens for arrival on 31st of July with rehearsals starting from 1st of  August. Rehearsals are held daily until the first concert on 4th of August, then again on 5th and 6th with performance on the final concert in the evening. Departure 7th of August.

Solo

We know how important it is to stand out with your own voice and present your own musical ideas. Therefore, all participants are given the opportunity to perform solo during the festival, where concerts are held every afternoon under the title 'Young Masters'.

Festival Ensemble

All participants participate in the Festival Ensemble, which during the festival works on its own concert program which is played at a concert on 4 August at 7.30 pm and performs with the dancers from the World Ballet at the closing concert on 6 August at 19.30. The program for the ensemble is determined and broadcast approximately 2 months before the concert and festival.

Masterclasses

Chamber music is the essence of Møn Summer Concert. Therefore, our masterclasses this year are exclusively focused on developing the interplay, communication and musicianship through the repertoire selected for the Festival Ensemble. In short, the Festival Ensemble and Masterclasses are two elements that go hand in hand to pass on experience and strengthen a new and strong generation of chamber musicians.

Requirements for the applicant:

  •   A technical ability and musical capacity corresponding to conservatory level.

  •   Previous experience with chamber music

  •   Within the age group 15 years to 30 years  

Price for participation: DKK 2,200 (includes stay and access to the festival's concerts and activities. Without catering)

Apply before May 1st  

We look forward to receiving your application and hearing you play!  

Alena & Niklas Walentin

Artistic Leaders

Application form

Thank you for your application!