Masterclass Student Masters
Jan Vogler Workshop

Final Concert

The workshop participants
and their tutors
Jan Vogler, violoncello (director)
Antti Siirala, piano

Robert Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style A minor, op. 102
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 1 F major, op. 18/1, mov. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 1 G minor, KV 478, mov. 1
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet Es major, op. 44, mov. 1-3
Beatles, three Songs for Cello Quartet: Michelle, Let it be, Yesterday

For the seventh time, the Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation and the cellist Jan Vogler are inviting young musicians to a one-week chamber music workshop in the Mark Brandenburg. The participants will be working on their interpretation and technique, virtuosity, expression and inner understanding of chamber music works from various periods in a highly focused and motivated way. In the course of this work, they will also develop a programme that will be performed in front of an audience at a joint final concert.

The exceptional cellist Jan Vogler has long-standing ties with the Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation. Besides performing as a soloist at all of the major concert halls and with the most important conductors and orchestras; besides his chamber music work with many famous fellow artists all over the world, and besides successfully directing the annual Dresden as well as the Moritzburg festivals, his workshop activities frequently lead him back to Neuhardenberg. Thanks to their peacefulness and remoteness, the castle's grounds offer the perfect surroundings for passing on skills to the exceptionally talented young musicians that will stand them in good stead during their further musical development and personal growth.

Antti Siirala has won first prize in numerous international competitions and has established himself as one of the best pianists of his generation. He regularly gives concerts with renowned conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, François-Xavier Roth or Sakari Oramo, and performs with international top orchestras. He also dedicates himself to chamber music in a wide range of different ways, whether together with Jan Vogler and Baiba Skride or with Sharon Kam, Carolin Widmann and Tanja Tetzlaff. Antti Siirala has been professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich since 2013, and has been a tutor at Jan Vogler's chamber music workshops in Neuhardenberg ever since they began in 2015.

The Neuhardenberg workshop is a project within the scope of the Masterclass Student Masters programme, which was initiated in order to give young musicians who are at the beginning of their careers important stimuli for their further development through workshops and joint performances with famous virtuosos. It primarily addresses former winners of Jugend musiziert, Germany's annual national competition for young classical musicians. The German Savings Banks Association has been the main sponsor of both of these projects for many years.