This course is no longer offered as a separate course
Individual master class lessons can be arranged freely by arrangement: Audition under realistic conditions, constructive debriefing, individual lessons.
We have reserved places for this option within the master class with Jakob Spahn. If you are interested, please be sure to indicate this on the registration form. The conditions are identical to those of the regular master classes.
What To Expect
- Courses with 9 internationally renowned cello virtuosos
- Cello students from all over the world
- 3 hours of lessons or audition training with piano accompaniment
- Ensemble lessons with Denis Severin
- The opportunity to perform in one of the two student concerts
- Practice facilities on the premises
- Access to all concerts given throughout the duration of the festival
- Personal string consultations with product developers from various string manufacturers
- Private accommodation
This course is aimed at all cello students who want to prepare intensively for an audition. The audition for inclusion in an orchestra is a very special situation, which can not be simulated at home. This intensive course offers various possibilities, which can be individually discussed: individual lessons with Jakob Spahn, audition under realistic conditions and constructive personal debriefing.
Jakob Spahn can still remember the auditions, which preceded his current position as principal cellist of the Bavarian State Opera. He regularly holds audition courses, e.g. for the Bavarian State Orchestra and the orchestra Center NRW.
We offer the course for audition training with Jakob Spahn as part of this year's masterclasses. The process can be discussed individually (foreplay, debriefing, master class).
Tutor of the audition training
1. Solo-cellist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
As a chamber musician he has performed with renowned artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Heinz Holliger, Mitsuko Uchida and Lang Lang. Jakob Spahn also worked as a fellow of the "Karajan Academy" of the Berlin Philharmonic. He is 1. Solo cellist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He teaches as a professor at the Nuremberg University of Music.
Accompanist audition training
University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin
Mana Oguchi is a pianist hailing from Sapporo, Japan. She earned her degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts and studied with Professors Markus Becker and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover.
Oguchi's performances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken her to prestigious festivals such as the Budapest Spring Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. She has been awarded scholarships from the YAMAHA Music Foundation, DAAD, the Japanese government, and the German Music Council.
Besides being an accomplished piano accompanist, Oguchi teaches at universities in Hanover and Berlin's Hanns Eisler School of Music.
Masterclass: Jakob Spahn