Next Study Opportunities

European Music Institute Vienna

Methodical Pathways for Conductors (and other musicians):

The Symphonies of Johannes Brahms

Starting 9 November 2021
Online Workshop (Zoom)

One of the very few advantages of the fortunately dwindling lockdown of concert halls and conservatories is the opportunity to reconsider elementary and essential aspects of music.

For this reason we are continuing the work we have done in winter 2020/2021 on the symphonies of Robert Schumann and are going to resume the threads and dedicate the following months to the symphonies of Johannes Brahms in the workshop 'Methodical Pathways'.

Read on here for more information.

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'In art everything depends on the objects being perceived purely and treated as they are.' (Goethe)

'The purpose of teaching is to inspire the desire for learning in them and make them able to think, understand, and question.' (Richard Feynman)

I was very lucky to have studied with three wonderful teachers: Sergiu Celibidache, Constantin Bugeanu and Jorma Panula. Through my mentor Günther Theuring I additionally became very familiar with Hans Swarowsky's Vienna Conducting School.

It is very inspiring to see how far these approaches show common ground in practice and theory.

Practice must always be good enough to match the theory on which it is based. In this sense, Constantin Bugeanu was certainly the wisest and most complete master I have been fortunate enough to meet, as can be seen from the way his profound methodical teaching works beautifully with students.