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Studio Nicolas Hodges

Course fee: 330€ (+11€ system and booking fees)


The piano interpretation studio will be presented as a series of open classes lasting approximately 3 hours. Participants are expected to attend every class. Please note that additional private lessons are not possible.
Participants must prepare a varied and balanced programme including at least four works, including at least one from each of the following four categories:

1. A work by a composer attending Darmstadt in 2021 as a tutor:
Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Malin Bång, Raphaël Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Lars Petter Hagen, Adriana Hölszky, Clara Iannotta, George Lewis, Cathy Milliken, Isabel Mundry, Brigitta Muntendorf, Sarah Nemtsov, Olga Neuwirth, Stefan Prins, Lucia Ronchetti, Simon Steen-Andersen, Hans Thomalla, Du Yun.
Time permitting, these composers may visit the class via Zoom.

2. A work by a young composer born or residing in your country of birth or residence, which preferably has not yet been performed in Germany.

3. A work of “mobile form” from the following list:

Gilbert Amy: Épigrammes (Heugel HE31810)
Gilbert Amy: Cahiers d’Épigrammes (Heugel HE31793)
André Boucourechliev: Archipel 4 (Leduc AL24506)
André Boucourechliev: Archipel 5D (Leduc AL24592)
André Boucourechliev: Six Études d’après Piranèse (Salabert EAS 17246)
Pierre Boulez: Sonata No. 3 (UE)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstück XI (UE)
(Please email if you need advice on this.)

4. Free choice of other works written between 1945 and the present day.

Works for prepared piano or with electronics can be presented, bearing in mind practical constraints to be discussed in advance. If you intend to present any works involving playing anywhere other than on the keyboard and with the fingers, please inform us of the details in your application.
Please note that all the pieces in the programme submitted must be studied in Darmstadt: changes can only be made by prior agreement.

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