We are delighted to welcome Rita Wagner for her first visit to ChamberStudio and to welcome back Ferenc Rados who gave an inspiring masterclass for us two years ago. These masterclasses are open to observers, but please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to come so that we can add your name to the list. The sessions on the 11th (morning and afternoon) and also the morning session of the 12th will be held at Bob and Elisabeth Boas’s house in Mansfield St, and the afternoon session of the 12th will be at Krysia Osostowicz’s house in Herne Hill.
Ferenc Rados was Professor of piano and chamber music at the Franz Liszt University of Music. As a student, he graduated from the same institution and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with V.K. Mershanov.
Rados is highly sought after for his insightful masterclasses at venues across Europe such as IMS Prussia Cove, Weimar, European Chamber Music Academy, Verbier Festival, Royal Academy and Escuela Reina Sofia.
In an interview, violinist Leonidas Kavakos put his experiences working with Ferenc Rados in this way:
“Most teachers tell you what should be done, whereas Rados teaches you to think. I have learned from him much more than how to play an instrument well. As a Greek I am deeply influenced by the ancient Greek culture where the putting of questions was something essential and had a pivotal role. In a sense, Rados is also a Greek, he can put questions.”
Rita Wagner graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and she has been much in demand as a teacher ever since. First in the Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Budapest, and since 2005 she has been teaching chamber music and piano in the class of exceptional young talents at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Rita Wagner has a rare ability to convey her musical thoughts and to maximise the potential of each student’s technical resource and personality, and she does this with a great generosity of spirit. She gives courses all across Europe including at Weimar and at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, England.
Please check out details here.