Visiting Professor Series
ChamberStudio invites eminent chamber musicians from outside the UK to visit London to work intensively with selected ensembles over a period of two or three days.
Ensembles selected for the Visiting Professor Series have almost without exception already participated in the Mentorship programme, and are likely to be those that are further advanced in their careers. Visiting Professors are often specifically requested by a particular ensemble, and where possible ChamberStudio will try to facilitate a visit.
Visiting Professors invited to date
Jonathan Brown is violist of Cuarteto Casals. He has also been a featured guest of other ensembles including the Tokyo, Kuss, Quiroga and Zemlinsky Quartets and the Kandinsky Trio. He is professor of viola and chamber music at ESMUC and assistant professor of viola at the Escuela Reina Sofia.
Eberhard Feltz is professor of violin and chamber music at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. He is the mentor of numerous renowned string quartets, including the Vogler, Kuss, Faust, Rebens, Atrium, Calder, Ebène and Anima Quartets.
Erich Hôbarth is the first violinist of Quatour Mosaiques and was previously a member of the Vegh Quartet. Other chamber music partnerships include Sir András Schiff, Sabine Mayer, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Miklos Perenyi.
Ralph Kirshbaum was cellist of the renowned piano trio with Peter Frankl and György Pauk. Other chamber music partnerships include the Juilliard Quartet, Tokyo Quartet. He is Piatigorsky Chair in Violoncello at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Ferenc Rados was Professor of piano and chamber music at the Franz Liszt University of Music. He is highly sought after for his insightful masterclasses at venues across Europe such as Prussia Cove, Weimar, European Chamber Music Academy, Verbier Festival and Academy and Escuela Reina Sofia.
Gábor Tákacs-Nagy was first violist of the Takács Quartet from 1975 to 1992. As a conductor he is Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata amongst others. He is a highly sought-after chamber music teacher and is Professor of String Quartet at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva.
Melvyn Tan established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances on fortepiano. Acclaimed for the wit and poetry of his playing, Tan has also received ovations for his bold programming and exceptional ability to switch from fortepiano and modern piano, even in the same recital.
Rita Wagner is Professor of Chamber Music. She has given courses in Weimar, Utrecht, Basel, all across Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Vigo, Salamanca, Ávila, Segovia, Cadiz, Cordoba, Sevilla), and regularly appears at the IMS masterclasses, Prussia Cove.