Prof. Matthew McDonald • Doublebass • Solobass Berliner Philharmoniker • Barenboim-Said Akademie • Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler Berlin • Royal Academy of Music London

Course Details

Course Dates
June 3rd, 2019 – June 9th, 2019

Course Fee
649 EUR

Location
Società Dante Alighieri Wien

Società Dante Alighieri Wien
Trautsongasse 2
Vienna, 1080 |  Austria

 Application form

Matthew McDonald was born in Canberra, Australia. He has studied with Max McBride at the Canberra School of Music,  Kees Boersma at the Sydney Conservatorium, Klaus Stoll at the Karajan Academy (the orchestral academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), and Esko Laine at the Hocschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, where he studied for Konzertexamen (soloists diploma). Matthew came to Berlin in 2000 as a student at the Karajan. Following this 

Matthew was assistant principal bass of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, principal bass of Ensemble Modern, principal bass of the Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, principal bass of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and since 2009 principal bass of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). As guest Principal bass he has played with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. 

He is a professor of bass at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, teacher at the Karajan Academy and visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music London (where he has been honoured with and at the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen. He has given masterclasses throughout Europe and Asia and has held summer courses in Orford, Canada and in Lisbon, Portugal.  He has played chamber music with Leonidas Kavakos, Christian Tetzlaff, Pekka Kuusisto, Jack Liebeck, Brett Dean,  Nicolas Altstaedt, Alban Gerhardt, Julian Steckel, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Imogen Cooper, Radovan Vlatkovic, Radek Barborak, Mark Padmore, the Kuss Quartet, Atos Piano Trio, Ensemble 360, London Bridge ensemble, Scharoun Ensemble, Berlin Philharmonic Octett. He is regular guest at the Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music weeks and has performed at the Lucerne festival, Zagreb Festival, Winterfest, Winchester Festival, Music at Plush Festival.

Course services

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

Location

Società Dante Alighieri Wien
Trautsongasse 2
Vienna 1080, Austria
Ludwig van Beethoven has lived in this house during the winter of 1819/20.
"Credo" for his Missa Solemnis was written here.

Application

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: May 10, 2019

Course fees

Masterclass Matthew McDonald:
4 lessons - 649 €
5 lessons - 799 €
6 lessons - 949 €
Passive listener (entire course): 200 €
Day pass: 50 €

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

Accomodation

The closest hotels for the affordable price are:

Hotel Lehrerhaus
Hotel Wild
Hotel am Brillantengrund

 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 (Voicemail)

649 EUR