Masterclass

Available places per professor: 6

Available places for chamber music ensembles per professor: 2

Term of application: 18th of July 2020

Communicating the results: 25th of July 2020

Masterclass schedule: 12th – 14th of August 2020

 

The Masterclasses are organized by Romanian Chamber Orchestra under an educational partnership with the West University of Timișoara – Faculty of Music and Theatre and the Rotary Opera Club Timișoara .

Application and full information:

  • All masterclasses are open exclusively to all young Romanian musicians, classes being divided into two age groups: 10-18 and 19-30.
  • All masterclasses are held in Timișoara, and all minors must be accompanied by a tutor.

Professors:

Professors – group 19-30 

Violin
​Alexandru Tomescu – soloist at Romanian National Radio Orchestras
Irina Simon Renes – Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Viola
​Cristian Andriș – principal viola Swiss Orchestra, Orchestra of Europe
Alexandru Mihai Bota – Navarra Quartet London

Cello
​Dragoș Bălan – principal cellist Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid-Teatro Real

Chamber music
​Irina Simon Renes – Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Alexandru Mihai Bota – Navarra Quartet London

Professors – group 10-18 

Violin
​Irina Simon Renes – Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Viola
​Adrian Vasile – Romanian National Radio Orchestra

Cello
​Octavian Lup – Romanian National Opera Bucharest

Schedule & repertoire:

  • Each participant from the age group 19-30 will participate in 2 individual classes, and 2 group classes.
  • In order to attend the group classes, all active participants aged 19-30, have to prepare in advance the following pieces: Serenade for strings, Op. 22 – Antonín Dvořák, Death and the Maiden – Franz Schubert (arr. Gustav Mahler), and the selected composition from the Call for scores. All the scores will be provided by the organizers.
  • Each participant from the age group 10-18 will participate in 2 individual classes, and 2 group classes.
  • The chamber music ensembles will receive 3 classes.
  • Piano accompaniment is provided. For more efficient planning of the masterclasses, it is mandatory that each participant communicates the selected repertoire in the registration form and the works that need the attendance of a pianist.

Scholarships for young musicians:

  • From the participants aged between 19-30, 2 violinists, 1 violist, and 1 cellist will be selected and awarded the Romanian Chamber Orchestra Scholarship.
  • The selection will be made based on the recordings submitted in the registration form, and will be made by the artistic advisory team.
  • The scholarship offers young musicians the opportunity to participate in the Romanian Chamber Orchestra project, which will take place between the 15th and 24th of August 2020.
  • The 4 selected musicians that will access the Romanian Chamber Orchestra Scholarship, must be available during the project: 15th to 24th of August 2020.
  • The scholarship fully covers the accommodation and transportation costs during the project: rehearsals and concerts.

Participation fee:

  • Registration fee masterclass €100 (required after receiving the confirmation that you have been selected).
  • In case the participant chooses two masterclasses for the same instrument, the registration fee is €180.
  • The participation fee does not cover transport costs, accommodation, or meals.
  • The Romanian Chamber Orchestra Scholarship covers accommodation and transportation costs during the orchestra project’s duration.
  • Due to the educational partnership with the Faculty of Music and Theatre Timișoara, for each masterclass, at least one FMT student will benefit from free admission. All FMT students can be passive participants in all masterclasses, free of charge.

COVID-19 recommendations:

  • the participant should take all the travel measures and not travel abroad in the red areas with increased risks of infection.
  • 14 days before attending the masterclass, the participant shouldn’t have had the COVID-19 symptoms or had to self-isolate.
  • 14 days before attending the masterclass, the participant shouldn’t have had contact with other persons who traveled abroad (red areas), with persons diagnosed with COVID-19, with persons who had personal contact with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or with persons that suffer from the COVID-19 symptomatology, and last but not least, the participant shouldn’t have been exposed to persons who were quarantined or isolated.
  • the organizer will apply temperature screening both for professors and students, all-access being restricted if the scanner’s reading result is not within the normal range of body temperature (37,3°C). During the masterclass, all participants will follow the 1.5-meter rule of social distancing.
  • the organizer undertakes to ensure the cleaning and disinfection of the floors, the classroom (desks, tables, chairs, etc.), the door handles and window sills, by using a detergent and biocides, before and after each series of masterclasses.
  • hand sanitizers, disinfectants, personal protective equipment (such as masks) will be provided by the organizers.

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