Matthew McDonald, Solobass Berliner Philharmoniker, 콘트라베이스

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2018년 2월 26일 – 2018년 3월 4일

649 EUR

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 |  Germany


As a child Matthew McDonald was actually interested in playing only jazz and rock music. His parents gave him an electric bass for Christmas – but only under the condition that he would also learn to play the double bass. Matthew quickly fell in love with the big instrument’s dark, mellow sound. In 1996 he began his studies with Max McBride at the Canberra School of Music, later continuing with Kees Boersma in Sydney, where he completed his bachelor’s (BMus) degree in 2000. From 2000 to 2001 he was a scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy, and then was immediately engaged as deputy principal bass of the Danish National Orchestra. He relinquished that position in order to prepare for his concert exam with Esko Laine at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. Engagements followed as principal bass with the Ensemble Modern (2003-06) and with Berlin’s Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester before he came to the Berliner Philharmoniker. As a chamber player, Matthew McDonald is a regular visitor to the Open Chamber Music seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall. He devotes his free time to his family, first and foremost, and also enjoys reading and going to the cinema.

Course services

– Min. 4 lessons
– Accompanist
– Public performances 
– Closing concert
– Career counseling
– Concert engagements in Berlin for the best participants


BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany


Please include with your application:
– a completed application form
– a copy of your passport or ID
– a C.V. with a photo
– a list of desired pieces

Application deadline: December 31st, 2017

Course fees

Masterclass Matthew McDonald: 649 €
Passive listener (entire course): 200 €
Day pass: 50 €

With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.


The closest hotels for the affordable price are:

Amadeus Hotel Central
Sens City Hotel Albergo
Hotel Villa Konstanz
Hotel St.-Michaels-Heim

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 300€ (this price includes professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).

Please send your application by e-mail:
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or to the following address:
Blackmore International Music Academy
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany
Tel. +49 30 89 73 48 65

649 EUR