Next Study Opportunities


European Music Institute Vienna
Starting 9 December 2020
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Methodical Pathways for Conductors (and other musicians):

The Symphonies of Robert Schumann

Symphonies 1, 2, 3 and 4 (1841 and 1851 versions)

In times of locked concert halls and the de facto impossibility of rehearsing and performing with orchestras, the precious opportunity arises for us to step back and once again reflect on what is essential in music.

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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.