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Erasmus+ Masterclass with Alexander Gebert
16 February 2022 - 20 February 2022
From 16 – 20.02.2022 a masterclass with Alexander Gebert, professor for cello from the Musikhochschule Detmold, will take place within the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
Alexander Gebert was born in Warsaw in 1977 into a family of musicians who emigrated to Finland in 1980. At the age of five he began his cello studies at the Turku Conservatory. In 1989 he was accepted at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, between 1995 and 1998 he studied at the Warsaw Chopin Academy and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris and the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.
He has won numerous prizes: his first international cello Competition at the age of sixteen; in 1997 he was runner-up in the Warsaw Lutosławski Competition, and in 2000 he won successively 3rd prize in the Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb, 2nd prize and the Audience Prize in the Geneva International Competition, and finally 1st prize in the Concorso Valentino Bucchi in Rome.
He has performed in Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician at a number of renowned music festivals (including Kuhmo Festival, Oleg Kagan Music Festival, Chamber Music Festival Lockenhaus, Festival de Deauville, Ravinia Festival, West Cork Music, Beethoven Easter Festival Warsaw). In 2005-2012 Alexander Gebert was cellist of the Altenberg Trio Vienna.
He regularly gives master classes in Finland, Germany and Poland. He has taught chamber music at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo and the Fondazione Accademia Internazionale di Imola “Incontri con il Maestro” and has given master classes at conservatories, universities and festivals in Finland, Poland, Russia, Holland, Italy, Albania, Denmark, Mexico, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong and the USA. In 2010 he was appointed professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Since 2021 he has also taught at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy in Krakow.
Master class coordinator: Prof. Roberto Trainini, Cello school