isaDIGITAL PLUS

18 to 24 August

isaDIGITAL PLUS


PLUS:

  • Video Feedback Teaching*
  • 1:1 Coachings (Career, Artistic Research)
  • Video statements and lectures by the isaProfessors
  • isaDigital Creative Award € 1,000  –  eligibility to submit, more >

IN ADDITION TO THE “BASIC” PROGRAMME:

  • Lectures, Discussions
  • Yoga, Music Physiology
  • Concerts
  • Documentaries
  • Social activities
  • Vote for the isaDigital Creative Award

*Details regarding Video Feedback Teaching:
Send a video to an isaProfessor as a link and recieve feedback in writing, as a video, or via Zoom Meeting (option of the professor).
It is possible to select several professors (even with the same video).

OPEN TO:

  • Students enrolled in university- level instrumental or voice programmes or postgraduated
  • Existing ensembles (string and piano chamber ensembles; wind ensembles: only with instruments belonging to the classical wind quintet formation)
  • Age limit: 29 for soloists, 35 for ensembles members

FEE: € 90

Additional professor for
feedback teaching: € 20

Registration 31  July – 12 Aug 2020

TUTORS FOR VIDEO FEEDBACK TEACHING


STRINGS

Tanja Becker-Bender, Violin (Hamburg)
Claudio Bohórquez, Violoncello (Berlin)
Albena Danailova, Violin (Vienna)
Anna Dzialak-Savytska, Violin (Zurich)
Romain Garioud, Violoncello (Darmstadt)
Jiří Hudec, Double Bass (Prague/Manchester)
Xenia Jankovic, Violoncello (Detmold)
Gilad Karni, Viola (Lausanne)
Josef Niederhammer, Double Bass (Vienna)
Stephan Picard, Violin (Berlin)
Christoph Richter, Violoncello (Essen/London)
Dora Schwarzberg, Violin (Vienna)
Máté Szücs, Viola (Berlin)

WINDS

Carlo Colombo, Bassoon (Lyon/Lausanne)
Wally Hase, Flute (Vienna)
Sharon Kam, Clarinet (Hannover)
Christian Lampert, Horn (Stuttgart)
Gottfried Johannes Pokorny, Chamber Music for Winds (Vienna)
Felix Renggli, Flute (Basel)
Milan Turkovic, Bassoon (Vienna)
Irvin Venyš, Clarinet (Prague)
Christian Wetzel, Oboe (Cologne)

PIANO

Boris Berman (New Haven, Yale Univ.)
Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Vienna)
Avedis Kouyoumdjian (Vienna/Brussels)
Piano Duo Silver-Garburg (Graz)
Gottlieb Wallisch (Berlin)

CHAMBER MUSIC

Hatto Beyerle (Vienna/Hannover)
Evgenia Epshtein (Split)
Patrick Jüdt (Bern)
Johannes Meissl (Vienna)
Péter Nagy (Stuttgart)
Vida Vujic (Vienna)

VOICE

Rainer Trost (Vienna)

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Barbara Lüneburg, Violin, Viola (Linz)
Richard Haynes / Ensemble Proton Bern & ELISION, Clarinet (Bern)
Thomas Frey / Residenzmitglied Klangforum Vienna, Flute (Vienna)

 

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1:1 COACHINGS

  • ARTISTIC RESEARCH
    ARTISTIC RESEARCH

    Artistic Research Coaching:

    Internationally renowned performer Barbara Lüneburg, Professor for Artistic Research and director of the doctoral programmes at Anton Bruckner Private University, will offer coaching in artistic research.
    Artistic research is fundamentally research for the arts, through the arts, and using the means of the arts.

    In her workshop Lüneburg will discuss your project while asking questions such as:
    What are methods of artistic research?
    How to develop research questions out of your arts practice?
    How to answer your research questions from the perspective and out of your individual arts practice?
    How to take into account the general knowledge and experience of yourself as artist and artistic researcher?
    How to carry out your investigations with the means of art and through the artwork itself?
    How to feed back your findings into your next emerging artwork, performance and arts practice in general?

    The workshop is open for beginners and advanced artistic researchers of all arts practices.


    Barbara Lüneburg

  • YOUR CAREER
    YOUR CAREER

    General Information for the Career Sessions

    Nowadays a professional musician needs to be prepared for the music market: It is not possible anymore to only concentrate on practicing if somebody wants to have a career. A personal consultation on an individual base allows musicians to ask questions about the music business and about ways to optimize one’s own success.
    - Artist materials such as CVs, Demo CDs, photos etc. will be analyzed together and the importance of self- management will be discussed. A good opportunity to get crucial input and impulses for individual career strategies. Please think about questions you would like to ask.
    Every participant will have a one-on-one appointment with arts manager Andreas Vierziger, who worked internationally for highly renowned soloists and now focusses on concepts. He furthermore focuses on independdent projects, programming and branding, thus developing new synergies and shaping classical music in a contemporary way.
    www.andreasvierziger.com

    Discussed content is flexible but can focus on e.g.:
    - career possibilities
    - analyzing/ creating artist materials
    - wording for e.g. biographies, letters, etc.
    - recommendation letters, reviews, biographies
    - repertoire for concerts, CDs, DVDs
    - producing demo CDs, D VDs
    - producing websites
    - social media + information management
    - collaborating with presenters or agencies
    - right approach towards artist photos
    - branding
    - general questions about the music business
    - of course you can speak about anything that you consider to be important for your individual career.


    Andreas Vierziger

BASIC PROGRAMME

CEST Central European Summer Time

Lectures & Discussions

  • Wednesday, 19.08.2020 / 14:00WHAT IS STYLE IN PERFORMANCE
    WHAT IS STYLE IN PERFORMANCE

    For many students, style is a frightening word. When they hear “you play not in the style of the composer”, they understand that they did something they were not supposed to: used too much rubato or too much pedal, for instance. Thus, the word “style” begins to signify a list of prohibitions, of things you must NOT do. In this lecture we’ll talk about things you CAN do, you should do, you are encouraged to do in the performance.


    Boris Berman

  • Wednesday, 19.08.2020 / 16:00MASTER CLASS FOR VOICE
    MASTER CLASS FOR VOICE

    In this master class, the renowned opera singer Laura Aikin will work with mdw students on Wiener Klassik and romantic repertoire:

    Helene Franziska Feldbauer - mezzo-soprano
    "Ah! scostati!...Smanie implacabile" - Così fan tutte, W. A. Mozart

    Miriam Gadjieva - soprano
    "Crudele! ...Non mi dir" - Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart


    Laura Aikin

  • Wednesday, 19.08.2020 / 18:00isaSCIENCE – BEETHOVEN AND THE DANGERS OF HERO DISCOURSES
    isaSCIENCE – BEETHOVEN AND THE DANGERS OF HERO DISCOURSES

    Keynote

    In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, classical musicians came forward to accuse conservatory teachers and conductors, who too often modeled themselves on autocratic despots, of sexual harassment and statutory rape. The heroes of yesteryear – James Levine, Charles Dutoit, and Placido Domingo – to name just the most famous ones, became symbols of what was rotten in the heart of classical music.
    As we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, it is imperative to question the legacy of heroism that has grown around the composer. The irascible creator of the Eroica Symphony, the hearing impaired author of soul-stirring music, a champion of individuality – Beethoven exemplified what heroism meant to the Romantics. Following the evolution of hero discourses in classical music and political life from Beethoven’s time to now, I question the viability of hero worship in this musical culture moving forward. During this pause in our concert life, I invite the audience to envision a different future for classical music, one that is inclusive rather than exclusive, that embraces equality rather than hierarchy, and that props up the community rather than the solitary hero.


    Mina Yang

  • Thursday, 20.08.2020 / 10:30PLAYING TECHNIQUE VIOLIN
    PLAYING TECHNIQUE VIOLIN

    Lecture

    with Stephan Picard - Professor for violin and especially expert for playing technique at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin


    Stephan Picard

  • Thursday, 20.08.2020 / 10:30WHO SOUNDS „RIGHT“?
    WHO SOUNDS „RIGHT“?

    Lecture

    Who sounds "right"? German system, Vienna oboe & clarinet - Tradition or Imagination? Lecture & discussion with Sharon Kam (clarinet) and Christian Wetzel (oboe).


    Sharon Kam

  • Thursday, 20.08.2020 / 16:00CHAMBER MUSIC TALK – „INDIVIDUALITY AND COMMUNITY“
    CHAMBER MUSIC TALK – „INDIVIDUALITY AND COMMUNITY“

    Discussion

    Chamber music, just like any other form of teamwork, is situated somewhere in that creative realm between the development and autonomy of individual personalities along with their ideas and the collective thought and action necessary to achieve the goal that has been set. The “complex system” of a chamber music group—with its various levels of interaction and communication among the members, between them and the work being performed, and between them and the audience—opens up an entire cosmos of possibilities.
    Susanne Schäffer, Patrick Juedt, and Johannes Meissl talk about experiences, aspects, and perspectives—from the joy of collective flow to creative conflicts and on to strategies for overcoming difficulties.


    Johannes Meissl

  • Thursday, 20.08.2020 / 18:00BEETHOVEN’S NOTATION
    BEETHOVEN’S NOTATION

    Lecture

    To perform Beethoven’s music in a manner that approaches the spirit of its creator, it is necessary to decipher (to the extent that this is possible with the available evidence) the implicit messages that were embodied in his notation, which very often require a reading that is by no means literal.


    Clive Brown

  • Friday, 21.08.2020 / 10:30LOLA PRESENTATION VIENNA – PRAGUE
    LOLA PRESENTATION VIENNA – PRAGUE

    In specifically artistic training distance learning is about immediately responding to or implementing something you’ve just heard or been shown. So the important thing in such lessons is having a technical system that provides the best possible transmission of the sound and the fine points of artistic expressivity. Teachers need to be able to hear and see the students as clearly as possible via the audio and video system in order to be able to give them precise instructions and recommendations. And a special technical challenge comes in the form of concerts in which the musicians play together from different locations, connected via audio and video, with the audience seeing and hearing part of the ensemble via a technical medium.

    Artel Quartet, Trio Bohémo, Vlastimil Mareš, Johannes Meissl

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Trio in B-flat Major K502
    Clarinet Quintet in A K581


    Johannes Meissl

  • Friday, 21.08.2020 / 18:00„COVID VADIS?“ – PANEL DISCUSSION
    „COVID VADIS?“ – PANEL DISCUSSION

    Where to in the age of COVID 19? Numerous big questions are currently being faced by the entire international music scene, along with the world of elite-level training and—especially—young musicians just beginning their careers. Ulrike Sych, Johannes Fleischmann, Nora Schmid, and Matthias Naske discuss possible scenarios and perspectives with Johannes Meissl.


    Johannes Fleischmann

  • Sunday, 23.08.2020 / 16:00CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (FLUTE)
    CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (FLUTE)
  • Sunday, 23.08.2020 / 16:00CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (CLARINET)
    CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (CLARINET)

    Lecture

    Presentation and instruction in contemporary playing techniques. Additionally, you get to know about contemporary pieces such as those required by international competitions.


    Richard Haynes

  • Sunday, 23.08.2020 / 16:00CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (VIOLIN/VIOLA)
    CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUE (VIOLIN/VIOLA)

    Lecture

    Presentation and instruction in contemporary playing techniques. Additionally, you get to know about contemporary pieces such as those required by international competitions.


    Barbara Lüneburg

  • Sunday, 23.08.2020 / 18:00BEETHOVEN’S HERO
    BEETHOVEN’S HERO

    Early Music Lecture Recital

    “Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. […]
    I would uncover my head and kneel down before his tomb.”

    Performance of his violin sonata with “heroic” elements:
    Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL
    Sonata D-Dur HWV 371 (ca. 1750)
    Affettuoso – Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro


    Stefan Gottfried

  • Monday, 24.08.2020 / 10:30TWO HEROES IN MUSIC AND PEACE
    TWO HEROES IN MUSIC AND PEACE

    Lecture

    The great French musician and longstanding Casals Festival artistic director Michel Lethiec will focus on Benny Goodman, legendary clarinettist and messenger between the worlds of classical music and jazz, and Pablo Casals, preeminent cellist and messenger of music and peace. Lecture and practical workshop; works dedicated to Goodman by Poulenc, Bartok and Copland.


    Michel Lethiec

  • Monday, 24.08.2020 / 16:00WHY DO WE MAKE MUSIC?
    WHY DO WE MAKE MUSIC?

    Talk

    The two great teaching personalities Dora Schwarzberg and Hatto Beyerle both have many years of experience at isa, with Dora Schwarzberg having taught at the initial master class nearly 30 years ago. In their conversation, they address one of the central questions of life as an artist: “Why do we make music?”


    Hatto Beyerle

Bodywork

Concerts