Master Classes Cello

  • Dates: September, 13-19, 2021 (1st Week)

  • Dates: September, 20-25, 2021 (2nd Week)

  • 4 lessons / units (1 week)

  • 8 lessons / units (2 weeks)

  • Concert of the master classes

Application possible.
Deadline: June, 15

Instructors (you can choose one or two weeks)

Maria Kliegel

1st Week: Sept., 13-19

Arto Noras

1st Week: Sept., 13-19

Jens Peter Maintz

2nd Week: Sept., 20-25

Niklas Schmidt

2nd Week: Sept., 20-25

Competition & final concert (optional)

Participants in the orchestral concert on September 24, 2021 at the Forum der Hochschule für Musik und Theater will have the opportunity to perform a solo concert (see the program on the right). After a preselection on September 15, 2021, the soloists will be qualified to take part in a competition.

The competition will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Forum der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. The competition jury consists of five instructors and, each with one vote, the audience and the participants in the Master Class in Conducting.

Please make a cross on the registration form if you would like to take part. For all who signed up, further details on the process will follow the registration deadline.

Please note: If you want to take part in the competition, you must be present for the entire period of the Summer School (Sept. 13 – 25, 2021). This applies even if you only chose a single master class.

Program & Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto in A major KV 219

Franz Anton Hoffmeister – Viola Concerto in D major

Joseph Haydn – Cello Concerto in D major Hob. VIIb:2

Giovanni Bottesini – Contrabass Concerto in B minor

Mendelssohn Festival Orchestra

Course fees

Registration for the Mendelssohn Summer School is free of charge. The deadline for registration is June 15, 2021.

Each master class is carried out in the course of a week and consists of 4 instruction units. You have the choice whether you want to take part in one class (350€ course fee) or, for an additional 200€ extra, also a second class in the course of another week (a total of 8 instruction units for 550€). The precondition for choosing two classes is that they don’t both take place in the same week. If so offered, you can also choose two classes from the same instructor.

The class fees (and optional fees) become due when we confirm your participation. We communicate primarily by e-mail. Please make sure to check your e-mails and, if needed, your spam folder.

  • Course fee 1 week (4 units)
  • 350
  • Course fee 2 weeks (8 units)
  • 550

Chamber music class (optional)

In addition to your solo master class, you also have the possibility to play chamber music! To do so, simply enter on the registration form the name of the works you would like to study and rehearse.

We will try to find suitable partners for the class. You can name partners you desire, if you have some.

The chamber music class consists of at least four additional instruction units. The additional class fees of 150€ for the chamber music class become due only if the class is successfully set up.

Please note: If you want to take part in a chamber music class, you must be present for the entire period of the Summer School (Sept. 13 – 25, 2021). This applies, even if you have chosen only one master class.

  • Chamber music class (optional, +4 units)
  • +150

Private accommodations

In certain cases, there will be the possibility to take advantage of our mediation of private accommodations. Private accommodations are apartments of private persons from our network who have at least one guest room.

The precondition for entitlement to private accommodations is that you have booked two classes, i.e., you are looking for accommodations in Hamburg for two weeks.

If we are successful in mediating such accommodations, administrative fees of 120€ become due. If you are interested in private accommodations, please note this on your registration form.

We are working on collaborations with additional providers in order to make reasonably priced, good accommodations available to all participants.

  • Fee for each person (optional)
  • +120