Masterclass

1. Course description

A specially designed course dedicated to young piano players (7-18 years old) who would like to develop their skills in Chopin repertory and prepare for the Jeune Chopin competition. The objectives of this course are meticulously structured to offer a very complete and intensive educational event. To mention a few of the most relevant concepts, we could point out the following:

  1. Individual lessons with special methods applied by chosen piano pedagogues, who have gained world-wide recognition both as renowned pedagogues and unique interpreters.
  2. A special approach taken towards each and every student, no matter which piano school does he represent. Masterclasses are a unique opportunity for students to learn interpretational, structural and additional technical skills.
  3. Conferences on elements of structure of problematic Chopin pieces, interpretational possibilities and recent discoveries on the differences between manuscripts and published editions.

To resume, this is an innovative but based on the best pedagogical traditions’ masterclass, clearly structured but flexible and adaptable to the individual skills and personality of each participant. Focused specifically on Chopin music and the learning process of the children and youth.

2. Date and Location

The IIIrd edition of the Jeune Chopin Masterclasses will take place in the Kantonsschule Uster on the 7th and 8th of November.

3. Each participant will have assigned one masterclass session with Madame Ebi and one with Madame Hirsz.

Details will be unveiled soon

4. Rules of participation and conditions

  • Course directed to participants aged 7 to 18 years old (other ages are admitted with previous agreement with the administration). Preferably conservatory, pre-college students or children with music knowledge. Amateurs and beginners are very welcomed to observe the lessons which are open to the public.
  • Only a limited number (10) of applicants will be accepted. Due to a high number of participants, the administration may reject further applications or establish a selection process for the last 3 places.
  • 4 Selected best participants will be accepted to attend the competition Jeune Chopin in 2024 without the preliminary tour. The selection will consist of an open performance which will take place in the Maison de la Musique in Martigny (repertoire, jury, date and timing of the performance will be determined by the direction of the F. Chopin Institute in Switzerland.
  • The Application Fee will not be returned under any circumstances.
  • The Course Fee, the payments for extra lessons or any other payments, will not be reimbursed after 21st October.

​APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21st of OCTOBER 2024

5. Fees
Course Fee: 300 CHF
Extra lesson (60 minutes): 120 CHF
Fees are to be paid by bank transfer before the mentioned deadlines.

Applications after the deadline may be accepted only if there are free places in the course and contacting directly the administration.

6. Click on the link below to download the application form :
Application form