Prof. Boris Garlitsky • Violin • Folkwang University of Arts
International Music Festival Buchenau Spring 2019


2019年4月15日 – 2019年4月21日

International Music Festival "Buchenau Spring 2019"


“Boris Garlitsky is an extremely lively musician of high intelligence and flexibility, with a wonderfully round tone and solid reliable technique … Concert Master of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Garlitsky measures up to every Concert Master of the world’s top orchestras, such as New York, Vienna, Berlin etc., and can play an outstanding role in all leading international orchestras.” These are the words of Kurt Masur, one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, with whom Boris Garlitsky worked together throughout many years. And still, Mr. Masur’s words grasp but a part of Boris Garlitsky’s musical richness. Born in Russia, Mar. Garlitsky received his first music lessons from his father, the author of the standard textbook for young violinists “Step by Step”. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Prof. Yankelevich and later toured as a leader and soloist with the Moscow Virtuosi ensemble. In 1982, Boris Garlitsky won the Italian Paganini Competition and has performed, among others, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as well as the Milan based Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra and the British Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. His interpretations of Shostakovich’s violin concerto “was worthy of the work’s first interpreter, David Oistrakh”, the Lyon Figaro commented. Mr. Garlitsky is an active participator in several international music festivals. He takes part in the Pablo Casals Festival in France, Mostly Mozart in New York, the London Proms, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Chamber Music Festival at Lockenhaus in Austria. Also, Mr Garlitsky performs for the BBC, Radio France as well as a number of radio stations in Italy, Russia and the United States. He has recorded for RCA, Naxos, Chandos and Polymnie. Boris Garlitsky is an outstanding chamber musician, his Hermitage String Trio is “true brilliance! …undoubtedly one of finest of its type” (Strad). Mr. Garlitsky has collaborated with Pinchas Zuckerman, Gidon Kremer, Marta Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Truls Mork, Maria-Joao Pires, Antonio Meneses. Today, Mr. Garlitsky devotes a large amount of his time to education. He holds a chair at two outstanding music Institutes, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen (Germany). In addition, Mr. Garlitsky offers master classes on a yearly basis at the most renowned music institutions including the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Peabody Conservatoty in Baltimore, Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin and Kronberg Academie.


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

Course fee

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

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

Professional multi-angle video recording of your performance 150 欧

Performance with orchestra

You have an opportunity to perform with the symphony orchestra during the festival for the fee of 490 欧. 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.

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