About the master classes
VVV – International music master classes in Slavonice are intended for young artists at the start of their performing careers in violin, viola and violoncello. The goal of the master classes is to discover promising talents and help them successfully prepare for the professional career of a top artist.
Master classes will take place over the course of a week in the picturesque Renaissance town of Slavonice, in the south of the Czech Republic near the border with Austria. Unlike many master classes, VVV will be free of charge for both classes and housing for the candidates selected to participate.
Selected participants only pay a registration fee of CZK 1,500.
The application process will be based on audio and video recordings, from which the committee will select the 20 top applicants: 10 violinists, 5 violists and 5 cellists aged 18 to 30 years.
During the master classes, the participants will have the opportunity to focus on solo concertos, orchestral repertoire (including excerpts commonly required for auditions), and chamber music.The daily schedule will include an hour of individual instruction for each participant and two hours of chamber music instruction. Prior to the beginning of the master classes, the team of instructors will group participants into five chamber ensembles: four string quartets and one piano quintet.
Teachers from local music schools on both sides of the Czech-Austrian border will be welcome to visit the master classes.
Schedule of the week:
Saturday August 20, 2022 arrival of all participants in the afternoon, evening grand opening
Sunday August 21, 2022 beginning of master classes
Friday, August 26, 2022 evening: concert in the "Museum Humanum" in Fratres - Austria
Saturday, August 27, 2022, evening: concert in the parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Slavonice
Sunday, August 28, 2022 in the morning: final matinee at the InstituteSlavonice
The selected candidates must undertake by signing that they will comply with all the above-mentioned events.