In February 2017 the society "Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V." presents the first edition of the International Masterclass "Klangperspektiven Allgäu" for pianists. The masterclass will be held by Roland Krüger, professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Professor Krüger is a highly sought-after professor and prestigious pianist. The experienced pedagogue welcomes pianists from all over the world for one week of intensive work perfecting their musical and technical skills. The lessons will take place on the noble premises of the "Sing- und Musikschule Memmingen" which is a former cloister ("Kreuzherrnkloster").
For selected participants, there is the special opportunity to perform at one of two solo recitals to present themselves to the regional audience. As a highlight, all participants are invited to perform at the final concert at the beautiful hall "Kreuzherrnsaal" in Memmingen on the last day of the masterclass. Professional pianists and piano students are welcome, as are proficient amateurs, who will have the unique opportunity to work with a renowned piano professor for one week on the highest level.
Furthermore, all the lessons are public, allowing a singular insight into the top-class artistic work of Professor Krüger with the piano talents. There is no age limit.
There are special rules for participants under 18: The society “Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V.” does not provide any special supervision of underaged participants. It is up to the legal guardian to decide whether the underaged participant has the required maturity to participate in the masterclass without supervision. If it is deemed necessary, the legal guardian must provide a supervisor for the underaged participant.
27th February to 5th March 2017. Final concert on 4th March at 7:30 p.m. at Kreuzherrnsaal Memmingen.
Closing Date for Applications
15th January 2017
Lessons take place at the music school "Sing- und Musikschule Memmingen", Hallhof 5, 87700 Memmingen, Germany
Memmingen is a charming small city and the old town, with its many courtyards, castles and aristocratic history, is one of the best preserved in Southern Germany. Due to its proximity to the Allgäu region, Memmingen is often called the Gateway to the Allgäu ("Tor zum Allgäu"). The picturesque environment and the idyllic landscape create a calm and inspiring atmosphere - ideal for creative musical work.
Applicants can register as active participants or auditors. Those who wish to audit the course can listen to all masterclasses as well as participate in the “piano specials” - discussion rounds with Professor Krüger.
Active participation comprises three teaching units at 60 minutes. Studio classes will take place most evenings. Selected participants are allowed to perform at one of the two public solo recitals and/or at the final concert. Amateurs get three teaching units at 45 minutes. In addition, there will be “piano specials” in the evenings - discussion rounds about musical topics and musical interpretation.
The society "Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V." will make the effort to accommodate participants in the homes of host families. If hosts are not available, there is the opportunity to stay at a nearby, low-priced hostel.
For the duration of the course, practise rooms (with upright pianos and grand pianos) are available at the "Sing- und Musikschule Memmingen".
The fee for active participation for professional pianists and piano students is: 350,00 € (includes the application fee)
The fee for amateur applicants is: 300,00 € (includes the application fee)
The fee for auditors is: 150,00 € (includes masterclass and “piano special” audits, and admission to all concerts)
The fee must be transferred no later than two weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance.
The attendance fee can only be refunded when the cancellation is made before February 1st. Otherwise, the society "Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V." reserves its right to refuse the refund of the attendance fee.
The attached application should be mailed no later than January 15th 2017 to the following
Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V. Julia Rinderle
87730 Bad Grönenbach
Alternatively, the application can be scanned and emailed no later than January 15th 2017 to:
When the application is sent, the application fee of 80 € should be transferred to the following account:
Klangperspektiven Allgäu e.V.
Raiffeisenbank im Allgäuer Land eG
Professional pianists and piano students should provide a short video (e.g. on YouTube). Amateurs should provide a short audio recording (e.g. via soundcloud) in addition to the application.