As a part of the competition, a masterclass will be organized for talented students led by international jury members.
The masterclasses will take place on October 7-8 in Helsinki at the Camerata Hall of the Music Centre. There will be 7 lessons each day starting at 10 AM. Most of the students will be from the Sibelius Academy, but there will also be three participants from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
The audience is welcome to attend the masterclasses free of charge. These classes offer a unique opportunity to closely observe the work of cello masters and talented students. The last course like this was held in 1996 in alongside the Paulo competition.
10.00-11.00 Alli Mankkinen (Sibelius Academy, Siba)
Teacher: Myung-Wha Chung – Bruch: Kol Nidrei
11.00-12.00 Mirella Pietikäinen (Siba)
Teacher: Richard Aaron – Schubert: Arpeggione sonata 1-2 movements
12.00-13.00 Liu Pöntinen (Siba Youth department)
Teacher: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi – Schumann: Cello Concerto
14.00-15.00 Birgitta Elisa Oftestad (Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo)
Teacher: Maria Kliegel – Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no.1
15.00-16.00 Oskar Friis Hansen (The Royal Danish Academy)
Teacher: Frans Helmerson – Kodaly: Solo Sonata
16.30-17.30 Selma Sköld (Lilla Akademin Stockholm)
Teacher: Ivan Monighetti – Shostakovich: Cello Concerto
17.30-18.30 Joanna Hanhikoski (Siba)
Teacher: Philippe – Muller Dvorak: Cello Concerto 1. mov
10.00-11.00 Anna Westerlund (Siba)
Teacher: Frans Helmerson – Bach: Solo Cello suite no. 5
11.00-12.00 Arthur Daems (Siba)
Teacher: Philippe Muller – Poulenc: Cello Sonata 1. and 2. movement
12.00-13.00 Maria Morfin Venäläinen (Siba)
Teacher: Maria Kliegel – Prokofjev: Sinfonia Concertante 1. mov
14.00-15.00 Bruno Lima (Siba)
Teacher: Richard Aaron – Korngold: Cello Concerto
15.00-16.00 Pekka Smolander (Siba)
Teacher: Myung-Wha Chung – Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
16.30-17.30 Marta Podwysocka (SIBA)
Teacher: Ivan Monighetti – Shostakovich: Sonata
17.30-18.30 Swann Leclere (SIBA)
Teacher: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi – Tchaikovsky: Rococo variations
Pianists: Valeria Resjan and Fanny Söderström
The masterclass series is organized in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, the Sibelius Academy Foundation, and the supporting association for the concert and masterclass activities of the Sibelius Academy.