Roland Glassl

Dates 23rd – 28th July 2012 | maximum 12 participants


German violist Roland Glassl first gained international recognition when he won the first prize at the prestigious Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in England. He was also awarded top prizes at the Washington International Competition for strings and Primrose Viola Competition, in addition to many other national and international prizes.  Roland made his highly acclaimed debut recital at Wigmore Hall in London and regularly appears in recital around Europe, USA and Canada.  As chamber musician Roland Glassl has collaborated with many world-renowned artists including Julia Fischer, Michael Sanderling, Lisa Batiashvili, Miriam Fried, Walter Nothas, Atar Arad, Leon Fleischer, Michael Tree, Shigeo Neriki, and Hariolf Schlichtig.  He has also performed with the Henschel, Manfred, Danel and Avalon string quartets.  Since 1999, he is the violist of the Mandelring Quartet with whom he has toured Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. 
Born in Ingolstadt into a luthier’s family with a tradition of many generations of violin making, Roland performs on a viola made by his father. Roland first studied violin at the Musikhochschule München with Ana Chumachenco, graduating with distinction. Fascinated by the deep, warm sound of the viola, he continued his studies in the United States with Atar Arad at Indiana University.  
Since 2004, Roland is professor of viola at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt as successor of Tabea Zimmermann.


Master class schedule

Master classes within the Branimir Slokar Academy offer an active participant a perfect insight into music literature with the guidance of excellent musicians.

An active participation ensures the participant with:
– Minimum four individual lessons with the professor
– Piano accompaniment by an excellent pianist throughout the master class
– Possibility to work individually with the pianist
– Possibility to participate at the master class passively at all times
– Availability of the exceptional locational capacities for individual preparation from 7.00 to 23.00 every day
– A general rehearsal with the professor before the final concert of the master class
– Performing at the final concert of the master class within the Festival Ljubljana
– Possibility to attend evening concerts at Festival Ljubljana.

The candidates can acquire in-depth knowledge in orchestral or soloists repertoire, it is though recommended you bring the music you would like to work on yourself. In case it includes piano accompaniment, you should bring that too.

The participation at the master classes within Branimir Slokar Academy is an incredible opportunity for a perfect insight into the approach towards the art of the development of sound presented by our excellent guest professors.

Profile of Participants

Students of conservatories and academies, professionals

Course language: English, German


Enrolment fee: 440 €

Application deadline 25th May 2012

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