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Prof. Boris Bloch

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Prof. Boris Bloch
Course details
649 €
BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 | Germany


Literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki described the Russian pianist Boris Bloch as a “stormy poet”. On his new Chopin CD, dedicated to Reich-Ranicki’s wife Teofila, who died in 2011, Bloch shows that “he is more than that: not only a fiery sound creator, but above all a passionate seeker of truth” (Sylvia Adler “Darmstädter Echo” 3 August 2012). This recording was chosen as the CD of the week by Radio Stephansdom in Vienna, his most recent Liszt CD was awarded the Honorary Prize of the Hungarian Liszt Society, and the prize was awarded in Budapest on the occasion of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday. Bloch’s Beethoven double CD, which includes such famous sonatas as the “Appassionata” and the “Waldstein” sonata, has been awarded 6 stars by the magazine “Piano News”.  His latest CD release is once again dedicated to Franz Liszt and best from a box of six CDs with complete cycles of the “Années de pèlerinage” and “Harmonies poétique et religieuses”.  oris Bloch was born and raised in Odessa, studied at the State -Chaikovsky – Conservatory in Moscow with internationally renowned pedagogue Tatyana Nikolaeva and especially Dimitri Bashkirov and in 1978 won one of the most important awards for pianists, namely the First Prize of the International Piano Competition “Ferruccio Busoni” in Bolzano.  Since his appointment as professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in 1985, Bloch has lived in his adopted home of Germany. In 2007 Boris Bloch was awarded the Pedagogy Prize of the City of Duisburg. In the last season his appearances led him to the International Liszt Festival Raiding, to the Liszt Biennale Thuringia, to deb International Summer Festivals in Verona and Noto (Sicily), to the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and to the Great Hall of the Gnessin Academy in Moscow, to the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, to the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in the Merkatorhalle Duisburg and to the Liszt Biennale Thuringia.In the 2017-18 season the Nazionale Philharmonie der Ukraine will open its piano cycle “Meisterpianisten” with Boris Bloch in Kiev, and in Moscow he will play in the new concert hall of the Skriabin Museum next season. In the festivities marking the 90th anniversary of the Folkwang University of the Arts, Boris Bloch will take part twice in the piano department’s “Complete Beethoven Sonatas” series: on 19 October he will be performing the opening evening and on 30 November 2017 he will be giving another Beethoven evening in this series. In March 2018 he will make a tour of Austria: on March 3 and 10 in Vienna and on March 16 at the International Liszt Festival in Raiding with the recital entitled “Liszt Theater”. In the 2018/2019 season Boris Bloch will perform at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, at the Festival Georges Cziffra, at the Konzerthaus Berlin in the series Bechstein-Konzerte and many others. In May 2018 Boris Bloch will be a juror at the International Piano Competition in Venice. Boris Bloch regularly conducts master classes as part of the Vienna Music Seminar and is honorary professor of the music institute “Reingold Glier” in Kiev.

Course services

  • At least 4 individual lessons
  • Piano accompanist — a professional piano accompanist will be provided during the master class and for the performances.
  • Participant auditions — each participant has the opportunity to perform his / her finished repertoire for any upcoming competitions, concerts or auditions on one of the evenings during the master class. Please contact us for the wished audition by email.
  • Final concert — the participants of the master class can perform at the final concert after the end of the master class in order to present the program of the master class to the public and perform it publicly. One or another professor, at his discretion, will perform with the participants in duets or chamber music ensembles. The audience will present the Audience Award to the best artist of the concert under the condition, that at least ten visitors, who have purchased a ticket, attend a concert.
  • Career Advice — the tutor and director will be happy to advise you on topics such as studies, concerts, competitions, scholarships, auditions, management and self-management, and instrument procurement. Please contact us informally by e-mail for that.
  • Concert events in Berlin for the selected participants — the selected participants of the master class, chosen by the professor and the leadership of the Academy, will soon be offered a solo concert in Berlin. The date will be agreed with the artist.
  • Audience Award — directly after the final concert, an audience award in the amount of 50% of the entrance fees in cash as well as a certificate will be awarded to the participant selected by the audience under the condition, that at least ten visitors, who have purchased a ticket, attend a concert.
  • Two scholarships — with twelve or more master class participants, two scholarships in the amount of the participation fee will be awarded to two of the best students selected by the professor and the leadership of the academy after the final concert, including a certificate.

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 490 € – 20 min., 700 € – 30 min. (this price includes a professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras). This option requires the registration of at least three participants so that the concert with chamber orchestra can take place. The decision to hold this concert will be communicated to you immediately after the minimum number of registrations for this option has been reached. Otherwise you will receive a refund for this option. Participation in the master class is not dependent on this option.


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

BLACKMORE'S - Berlins Musikzimmer has a chamber music hall and three more classrooms where participants can practice during the master class or longer, except during concerts. The opening hours will be announced in the invitation to the master class together with the schedule.


REGISTRATION: If you don’t register using our online registration form, please attach the following documents to your application by email or post:
– completed application form
– copy of your passport or ID
– C.V.
– artist photo
– list of the prepared works – your program

Course fees

4 Lessons
649 €
5 Lessons
799 €
6 Lessons
949 €
Passive listener
200 €
Passive listeners have access to all open lessons of the master class, as well as concerts of participants and professors.
Day pass
50 €
Holders of the day pass receive access to all open lessons of the respective master class as well as to the concerts of the participants and professors on the respective day.
With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.