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PIANIST REPETITEUR

"Playing orchestral reductions on the piano requires certain skills and presents a challenge to all collaborative pianists: (How) to make the piano sound like an orchestra (and develop a sense for timbres and colors) and on top of that WHAT to play (meeting decisions and making compromises) and HOW to play it (one needs a different sound/articulation for strings or woodwinds etc). During this course we will learn more about those skills and we will practice them. It is certainly a very creative, fascinating and rewarding process/journey for every collaborative pianist. "
Pantelis Polychronidis
Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis
Pianist-Senior Lecturer

Opera Pianist Program

4 repetiteurs will be selected for each session.

Teachers: Pantelis Polychronidis, Jeremy Cooke & Toby Purser, Music Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE Extended: May 6, 2022

Two Sessions:
July 4 – 23, 2022 (3 weeks)
August 1 – 20, 2022 (3 weeks)

The Pianist Program consists of:

  • Attend vocal coachings, recitative class and masterclasses.
  • Take an active role in every vocal coaching and performance rehearsals every afternoon, by acting as piano assistant to Toby Purser or Alessandro Pagliazzi or vocal teachers.
  • When ready, offered the opportunity to play parts of the production rehearsal.
  • At the discretion of the faculty, be offered the possibility to rehearse or perform an opera scene in concert.
  • Individual feedback, video analysis and 1:1 tutorial time through the week and after most rehearsals. 
Repetiteur Fee: €800
Scholarships available
 

Philosophy:

Playing orchestral reductions on the piano requires certain skills and presents a challenge to all collaborative pianists:
– (How) to make the piano sound like an orchestra (and develop a sense for timbres and colors) and on top of that WHAT to play (meeting decisions and making compromises) and HOW  to play it (one needs a different sound/articulation for strings or woodwinds etc).
During this course we will learn more about those skills and we will practice them. It is certainly a very creative, fascinating and rewarding process/journey for every collaborative pianist.

Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis
Pianist-Senior Lecturer
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst
Wien

Fee can be paid in two installments.
May 15, 2022
June 15, 2022
All our artists get a special rate for accommodation starting at €350 euros for a whole month,  double occupancy, within walking distance of the Musikverein Concert Hall.


Not included:

  • Accommodation, Visa, Airfare, Health insurance, Food, Transportation in the city

Piano Teachers

Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis | Coaching Stage Performance (MTR)

Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis | Coaching Stage Performance (MTR)

Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis is a collaborative pianist, educator and scholar who performs regularly in both the U.S. and Europe. He is Senior Lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Department of Voice/Opera) and also teaches at Vienna Konservatorium. Dr. Polychronidis was on the Collaborative Piano Faculty of the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria and often performs at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, of which he is an alumnus.

He has been in demand as a collaborative pianist and coach, and has performed in Austria, Germany, Greece, Holland, Slovakia, Belgium, England and the U.S. Polychronidis is one of the official Pianists for the Hilda Zadek International Voice Competition, the Belvedere Voice Competition and the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Poertschach, Austria. He studied with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan where he was awarded his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Collaborative Piano. He has completed two Postdoctoral Programs at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, in Lied accompanying and Chamber music, with Charles Spencer and Roswitha Heintze respectively.

Jeremy Cooke | Pianist Repetiteur

Jeremy Cooke | Pianist Repetiteur

Jeremy Cooke was born in Colchester, Essex in 1970. After reading music at New College, Oxford he spent two years on the piano accompaniment course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the assistance of the Countess of Munster Trust. His teachers there included Graham Johnson, Nelly Ben-Or and Gordon Back, and he played for masterclasses given by Elisabeth Soderstrom and Kurt Equiluz as well as participating in an exchange with the Paris Conservatoire. Jeremy has performed widely accompanying for many recitals, competitions and concerts with soloists such as David Wilson-Johnson and the cellist Michael Evans. He has also worked as a repetiteur for European Chamber Opera, Garsington Opera, Pimlico Opera, Grange Park Opera and the Royal Opera House.

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