A rewarding semester in the Pop Department
Paul Hartinger spent a semester abroad at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam during the 2021/22 winter semester. He is in the mdw’s MA programme in Music Education for Voice and Instruments, bass – Popular Music. He was the first mdw Erasmus student to study in the Pop Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts).…
Great music-making and total silence: a semester in Finland
Rafaela Seywald is studying orchestral and choral conducting at the mdw, theoretically in her fifth year. At the moment, however, she is on leave, because since September 2021 she has been working as a stage-music conductor and prompter-conductor at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.…
mdw-student Lukas Hartmann about his semester abroad in Valencia
Do you know the feeling? Maybe you’re right in the middle of preparing for an exam or in an intensive rehearsal phase. Your to-do list seems endless. You are completely immersed in the musical and technical world of the upcoming performance.…
Ioana Cristina Goicea on her master class in Iași, Romania.
Ioana Cristina Goicea joined the Fritz Kreisler Department of String Instruments, Harp and Guitar in October 2020 as a professor of violin. In June 2021 she held a master class at the “George Enescu” National University of Arts in Iași, Romania’s fourth-largest city.…
Italian incoming student Francesco Appollonio about his semesters abroad at the mdw
Francesco Appollonio, 22 years old, comes from Capua – a small city, rich in history, in the province of Caserta. He plays the piano and is currently enrolled in the first year of the Master programme at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples.
How many semesters have you already spent at the mdw?…
Young conductor Sauli Saarinen about his semester abroad
Sauli Saarinen from Finland studies Conducting and is spending the 2020/21 winter semester at the mdw. In the International Blog he shares his experiences with us.
Tell us a bit about your personal background: what role did music play when you were growing up and why did you decide to study conducting?…
Ein ereignisreiches Jahr in Kopenhagen und online
Die letzten Monate waren für alle Menschen eine große Herausforderung. Das Coronavirus Covid-19 hat einige Verwirrung gestiftet, Panik ausgelöst und unsere Handlungsfähigkeit in Zeiten der Planlosigkeit getestet. Schulen und Universitäten wurden geschlossen, Flüge eingestellt, Unterricht wurde online abgehalten und Auslandsaufenthalte wurden abgebrochen.…
Improvised Vocal Counterpoint of the Renaissance (contrapunto alla mente)
17 – 19 February 2020
Daniel Serrano, my young Spanish colleague, and I organised and conducted a three-day workshop on “Improvised Vocal Counterpoint of the Renaissance” (otherwise known as contrapunto alla mente) in San Sebastián in February, 2020. How did it come about?…