Study repertoire: to be announced
Public masterclasses are yet another way that the Academy of Classical Music at the Dvořák Prague Festival is working to promote the education of musicians. As an auxiliary programme in the series For the Future, it gives young musicians the chance to play before exceptional artists and to consult on their views on the interpretation of a work with performers who have invaluable experience on the world’s great stages. A masterclass is a unique opportunity for the public to witness the final phase of preparing an interpretation. Rather than a usual lesson, it is an exchange of artistic opinions. It gives an exciting insight into the final phase of a young artist’s preparation before the moment when her or she appears in the concert arena with a finished interpretive conception in order to share an artistic opinion with the public.
The clarinettist Wenzel Maria Fuchs will be guiding young musicians through the world of selected music works on 15 Sept. 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Martinů Hall.
Wenzel Fuchs was born in Innsbruck, Austria, where he began his study of the clarinet with Professor Walter Kafer at the local conservatory. He continued his studies with Professor Peter Schmidl at Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts, taking his degree with high honours. He also won awards from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Art the Jugend Musiziert competitions.
During his studies he deputized regularly in all Viennese orchestras, including the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. At the age of 19 he become the solo clarinettist in the orchestra of Vienna Volksoper, followed five years later by a similar appointment in the Vienna RSO.
Since 1993 he has been the solo clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic; he also teaches at the orchestra’s Karajan Academy. He has held a professorship at the Hanns Eisler University of Music (2008-13) and has been a visiting professor at the Geidai University in Tokyo. In 2015 he became a professor at the Mozateum University in Salzburg.
Besides his many master-classes in Japan, Europe and the United States, he appears throughout the world as a soloist with such orchestras as the Tokyo Philharmonic, the China National SO, the Korean SO, the Berlin Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic.
His chamber music partners include Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Pahud, Andras Schiff, Albrecht Mayer, Mitsuko Utchido and David Gering o.a. He is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Soloists, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, the Berlin Philharmonic Octet and the Chamber Orchestra Wien-Berlin.
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Stanislav Gallin is a graduate of the Musical Grammar School of Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. He furthered his education by studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at a number of masterclasses under teachers including Lazar Berman. He has appeared on the concert stage not only in the Czech Republic and Russia, but also in other European countries, the USA, Asia, and Africa. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, and the Bruno Walter Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors including Tomáš Brauner, Jack Martin Händler, Jakub Hrůša, Vahan Mardirossian, Ondřej Vrabec, and Peter Vrábel. He is a founding member of the Orbis Trio, which proved itself to be one of the most successful European ensembles of its generation in 2009, when it became a laureate of four international competitions, including one of the most prestigious – the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg, Germany. Since 2009 Mr. Gallin has been teaching at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as a specialised assistant in the piano accompaniment department.
The Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall is part of the historic Liechtenstein Palace, which is located directly opposite St Nicholas’s Church at the upper end of Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square). With capacity for an audience of 200, it is used primarily for more intimate cultural events and for graduation recitals. Since 1993, the Liechtenstein Palace has been the site of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.