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Dreaming of playing the horn well? Want to achieve success, practice regularly, but the results disappoint? Trying to pass an audition for an orchestra, but failing in the first round or losing in the finals? If so, the International Horn Masterclass (#WKM2024) at the Music Academy in Łódź is the perfect solution for you!

Why should you invest your time and money in #WKM2024?

Firstly, you will have the opportunity to learn from excellent, experienced professors who will help you develop your horn playing skills. You will be able to ask questions, seek advice, and receive constructive criticism, allowing you to improve quickly.

Prof. Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold (Germany) – solo horn player of the Essen Philharmonic, Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SWR) Radio Orchestra, and German Radio Philharmonic.

He began his horn education with his father Karl Arnold, then continued in the horn class of Prof. Hermann Baumann at the Music Academy in Essen. He completed conducting studies with professors Claudio Santoro and Ernest Bour. For many years, he has been actively involved in teaching and promoting the horn – he was a horn professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, and is still a respected specialist in his instrument, actively participating in the jury of international horn competitions. He was, among others, the chairman of the Jeju International Wind Competition horn competition in Korea.

Dr. hab. Tomasz Bińkowski

Tomasz Bińkowski (Poland) – Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, solo horn player at the Grand Theatre-National Opera in Warsaw.

He collaborates regularly with many Polish symphony and chamber orchestras, including the “Sinfonietta Cracovia” Orchestra, Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz, Tadeusz Szeligowski Poznań Philharmonic, Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów, Podlasie Philharmonic in Białystok, H. Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Wrocław Chamber Orchestra “Leopoldinum”, Chamber Orchestra “Concerto Avenna”, Chamber Orchestra “Feel Harmony”, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and Capella Cracoviensis in Krakow.

Tomasz Bińkowski is one of the most experienced educators guaranteeing fantastic preparation for orchestra auditions – his many years of work as a solo horn player in one of the best orchestras in Europe, as well as his pedagogical experience, ensure that you will achieve your goal during the orchestra audition.

Monika Paprocka-Całus

Monika Paprocka-Całus (Poland) – soloist at the Tadeusz Szeligowski Poznań Philharmonic, doctoral student at the Music Academy in Łódź, winner of prestigious awards at many horn competitions including the Mozart-Wettbewerb in Salzburg, E. Golnik Competition in Łódź, M. Spisak Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza, and others.

She honed her skills at numerous national and international courses under the guidance of horn masters such as Radek Baborák, Christian Friedrich Dallmann, Kazimierz Machala, Jacek Muzyk, Will Sanders, and Radovan Vlatković.

She is active in concert performances as a chamber musician (mainly in a classical wind quintet) as well as an orchestral musician. She gains her stage experience by collaborating with, among others, the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio in Katowice, the Grand Theatre-National Opera Orchestra in Warsaw, the Royal Polish Opera Orchestra in Warsaw, the Grand Theatre Orchestra in Poznań, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and others.

David Bagoly

David Bagoly (Hungary) – solo horn player at the Kosice National Philharmonic, lecturer at the Kosice Conservatory, acclaimed chamber musician and orchestral musician – collaborates with ensembles such as the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and others.

Dávid Bagoly began learning the horn under the guidance of László Bagoly when he was 10 years old. At the age of 14, he began studying with Pálma Szilágyi in Budapest. Since 2014, he continued his studies with Prof. András Kovalcsik at the Faculty of Music at the University of Debrecen, and in the 2017-2018 school year, he studied with Jörg Brückner at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar.

Secondly, the masterclass course in horn in Łódź will allow you to meet other music enthusiasts who, like you, want to improve their skills. You will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, play together, and inspire each other.

Thirdly, participating in such a course will help motivate you to practice regularly and make progress in learning to play the horn. Through regular classes, you will have the opportunity to systematically develop your skills and become a better musician.

Fourthly, you will perform in concerts during #WKM2024 – you will present yourself to the most friendly and professional audience – we will discuss your strengths and the prospects for your development.

Fifthly, we will train for a real orchestra audition situation – we will focus on the horn/technical, musical, and psychological aspects.

Sixthly, the practical knowledge and theoretical awareness you will gain during #WKM2024 will pay off in the future. During daily horn warm-ups, in addition to strictly instrumental issues, we will also work on breathing technique and mental preparation.

So don’t hesitate any longer and sign up for the International Horn Masterclass #WKM2024 at the Music Academy in Łódź now! You will receive a participation certificate, gain not only new musical skills but also the opportunity to meet interesting people and spend time in an inspiring atmosphere. Soon, you will be able to proudly say that you are a master in horn playing!

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