Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender • Violin • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
International Music Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018"

Course Details

Course Dates
March 25th, 2018 – March 31st, 2018

Location
International Music Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018"

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Tanja Becker-Bender gewann höchste Auszeichnungen bei internationalen Wettbewerben in Genf, Tokio, Houston, Gorizia und Genua. Sie konzertiert als Solistin unter Dirigenten wie Kurt Masur, Gerd Albrecht, Lothar Zagrosek, Uriel Segal, Fabio Luisi, Hartmut Haenchen, Hubert Soudant und Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi mit Orchestern wie dem Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Konzerthausorchester Berlin und dem Wiener, dem Zürcher und dem Prager Kammerorchester sowie dem English Chamber Orchestra. Regelmäßig ist sie Gast bei internationalen Kammermusikfestivals. Ihre jüngsten CD's bei Hyperion Records - Paganini 24 Capricci, Schulhoff Werke für Violine und Klavier, Reger Violinkonzert, Respighi Werke für Violine und Klavier wurden von der internationalen Fachpresse mit zahlreichen Auszeichnungen bedacht (Editor's Choice, Gramophone und Classic FM, CD des Monats, BBC Music Magazine und International Record Review, Stern des Monats, Fonoforum). Ein besonderes Anliegen ist ihr die Kommunikation Komponisten unserer Zeit, die zu Zusammen-arbeit in Konzerten mit Peter Ruzicka, Cristóbal Halffter, Peteris Vasks und Michael Gielen sowie zu Uraufführungen von Alexander Goehr, Rolf Hempel und Benedict Mason führte. Für das aktuelle Jahr steht eine CD-Veröffentlichung der Hindemith-Sonaten mit Pianist Péter Nagy bevor, und neben bekanntem Repertoire sind Aufnahmen bzw. Aufführungen der Violinkonzerte von Strauss, Busoni und Ligeti Schwerpunkte der Saison. Tanja Becker-Bender studierte bei den führenden Quartettmusikern der Welt, bei Wilhelm Melcher (Melos Quartett) in Stuttgart, bei Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett) in Wien und bei Robert Mann (Juilliard String Quartet) in New York. Wichtige Impulse erhielt sie durch Eberhard Feltz und Ferenc Rados. Bereits 2006 erhielt sie einen Ruf als Professorin an die Hochschule für Musik Saar, seit 2009 ist sie in entsprechender Position an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg tätig.

Course services

– accompanist
– public performances
– closing concert
– career counselling
– concert engagements for the best participants

Course fee

from 499 €, passive listener 200 €, day pass 50 €

Performance with symphony orchestra (incl. one 20-min. rehearsal, 10-min. warm-up rehearsal and a public concert during the masterclass week) 490 €

Professional multi-angle video recording of your performance 150 €

Performance with orchestra

You have an opportunity to perform with the symphony orchestra during the festival for the fee of 490 €. This includes one 20-minutes rehearsal, one 10-minutes warm-up rehearsal before the concert and the public performance itself. The piece of your choice can be up to 15 minutes long. Additionally, you can book a professional multi-angle video recording of your performance.

Preliminary schedule

Mon. - Sat. 10:00 - 13:30, 14:30 - 18:00

Orchestra academy – More than just playing in an orchestra

Young musicians have the opportunity to get to know the work of an orchestra from the inside. They participate in our symphony concerts and conducting master classes with world-famous maestros.

The commitment is aimed at the promotion of young up-and-coming artists in the field of stringed instruments, who would like to join the great Georgian Symphony Orchestra of the Tbilisi Conservatory with 60 musicians, in order to aim for music together with our great soloists and conductors while still serving the educational purpose. The Orchestra Academy offers prospective musicians the opportunity to gain the orchestral experience and to develop an attractive repertoire of orchestral literature. Academics can take their first steps in a young professional symphony orchestra. The broad spectrum of the festival program, which includes symphony and chamber music concerts, poses a very different challenge for a musician than training in a music institution. Playing a changing repertoire at a high level is one of the challenges facing the academics. New experiences for prospective orchestral musicians include playing under changing conductors and harmonizing personal rhythms with the orchestra. The participants of the orchestra academy are supported by our lecturers with words and deeds. The academics can take part in rehearsal workshops and are taught by experienced orchestral and orchestral rehearsals and chamber music teachers. Under the guidance of mentors, they get to know orchestral life from the inside by playing rehearsals and concerts, working with international conductors and soloists. Young musicians and students from all over the world can apply for the Orchestra Academy of the International Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018". With a curriculum vitae and possibly a video link or a short audition, the musicians qualify for a one-week orchestral academy period (25-31 March or 01-07 April 2018) and are one step closer to the profession of orchestral musician. We look forward to welcoming you to our International Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018"!

Instrument groups: violin, viola, cello and double bass.

Please register online:

http://festival-buchenau.com