Maria Graf, the renowned German harpist, is truly legendary in the world of music. Her illustrious career includes a distinguished role as the principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, where her exceptional talent graced some of the world's most prestigious stages. Beyond her legendary performances, Graf also generously shared her expertise as a harp teacher at esteemed universities, such as the "Hanns Eisler" Berlin. Her legacy not only embodies the artistry of a harp virtuoso but also the profound influence of a remarkable educator in the world of music.
Maria Graf will join us for 1 day in each Session and every participant will get a lesson with her. www.mariagraf.de
It is with great pleasure that I announce the 4th Berlin International Harp Masterclass in Brandenburg, Berlin!
Due to the high demand I decided to organize the masterclass for 2 weeks!
From 11-25 of August 2024 (The masterclass will happen in 2 sessions, session 1: 11-18 ; session 2: 18-25) young harpists from different countries will gather again for one week in beautiful Brandenburg (close to Berlin) to spend one inspiring week with each other and work on their solo repertoire. There will be daily lessons and a final concert in the end of the week where all participants will perform at least one piece.
August 11 2024 - August 25 2024
Session 1: 11-18
Session 2: 18-25
Schloss Gollwitz in Brandenburg (www.schlossgollwitz.de)
Young professionals that are about to study harp and professional harp students.
The focus will be on solo repertoire.
Joel von Lerber (www.joelvonlerber.com) and Maria Graf (www.mariagraf.de)
What to expect:
•Daily lessons, approximately 40min for each participant every day
• Performance training
• Culture Trip
• Meeting other harpists from all around the world
Salvi Harps provides usually 3 harps for the masterclass, I will bring my own for the lessons and some participants bring their harp. There will be a plan for practice where participants can sign up who are not able to bring a harp. This is free of charge.
If you can bring your harp, it would be great if you can do so!
The arrival will be on Sunday afternoon 11th/18th of August, lessons will be given Monday to Friday.
Short lessons on Saturday and a closing evening concert.
On Sunday the 18th/25th the masterclass will come to an end.
There will be a possibility to rent bikes for free and explore the beautiful surrounding nature, or take a swim in a lake within a 5 min walk.
The official language of the masterclass is english.
Teaching will be possible in German, english and french
7 nights in a shared double room + Food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) and lessons: 950€
7 nights in a single room + Food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) and lessons: 1100€
Travel to and from Schloss Gollwitz is at the participants own cost.
If you are interested in participating, visit "www.joelvonlerber.com/teaching" and send your CV and the filled out application-form via email to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Please write in the application email your preferred Session (Session
1 or 2) - I will try to give everyone their preferred session but cannot guarantee it.
Deadline for the application and important information concerning the application:
Application opens on December 1st 2023 and 31st of march 2024 is the deadline for the application.
Participants will be notified by begimning of April 2024 if they got a place. A nonrefundable fee of 200€ to secure a place has to be transferred by First of June 2024. If accepted participants have not transferred the fee by then, the place will be given to someone else from the waiting list.
In case the masterclass will not take place due to unforeseen circumstances, the 200€ will be transferred back.
The final decision, whether the masterclass will take place will be made by mid-June.
Participants are expected to transfer the rest of the masterclass fee till June 1st, if an accepted participant has not transferred the fee by then, the place will be given to someone else from the waiting list. If a participant cancels within 2 weeks before the masterclass starts without a medical reason, only 50% of the money will be refunded.
Looking forward to meeting you in Brandenburg!