at HfMDK Frankfurt
Since 2011 I have been teaching my own cello class at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt, which has now grown and developed into a group of twelve BA and MA students as well as junior pupils. I place value on a well-founded training, including regular concerts, full class lessons and seminars on topics as stage fright, performance training and bodywork. I also invite everyone interested to visit and listen in my class.
Current projects are for example a workshop on Alfredo Piatti’s Caprices or additional weekend classes on topics such as stage fright, Alexander technique or breathing lessons with renowned guest lecturers. A main emphasis in musical education lays on inspiration that comes from inspirational musical personalities. Therefore we invited Professor Schwab to a master class in 2018 and Daniel Müller-Schott as a guest lecturer in 2019.
In 2020 several master classes and projects took place: For instance a class with Professor Lucas Fels working on contemporary music for cello solo or interpretation workshops with Prof.Gerhard Müller-Hornbach or Dmitry Ablogin. 2022 in honour of the 200th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven students and professors plan to perform the complete oeuvre for piano and cello, contrasting the complete sonatas and variations for pianoforte and baroque cello with modern instruments under my artistic direction.