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VII. Crescendo Summer Institute of the Arts

August 2-16, 2010 Sárospatak, Hungary

Welcome to Crescendo's two-week master course in Sárospatak, Hungary! The Institute provides an excellent opportunity for concentrated work in the performing and visual arts and provides assistance in preparation for exams and auditions. Excellent soloists, Music Academy teachers and members of leading European and American orchestras teach the Institute's master classes to intermediate and advanced students who join us from more than 20 countries.

In 2010, we are offering the following sections:

Voice, opera studio, solo instrument, (violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, piano and organ), chamber music, orchestra, jazz, choral conducting, youth chamber music, theatre and visual arts.

Many performing opportunities are provided for students, including performances in the Zemplen Festival.

The Festival Prize will be given to the outstanding performer of the Institute. The winner will receive an invitation to perform in the 2011 Zemplen Festival.

Sárospatak is 250 km East of Budapest, a town with an exceptional devotion to education and the arts. It is accessible by train from Budapest. The Institute is organized by Crescendo, an international Christian movement working together with many churches. In addition to courses and private lessons, students may participate in chapels and small discussion groups concerning challenges that artists face today as well as issues of a Christian worldview. Crescendo also offers personal mentoring. The course is open to all qualified young musicians regardless of their faith persuasion, and participation in the religious elements of the course is optional.

On the last four festive days of the Institute, during the “Crescendo Days”, a series of concerts are given by our faculty and the best students. Orchestra and chamber concerts, theater performance, lectures, exhibitions are open to the local public and guests visiting Sárospatak.

Please visit our website for the detailed program of the “Crescendo Days” and further information about the Institute and the online application form:

We look forward to meeting you at the Summer Institute and the Crescendo Days in Hungary this summer!

Timothy Bentch and Eszter Dudás (artistic directors)
Beat Rink (general director)

VII. Crescendo Summer Institute of the Arts

Voice, Opera

Gwynne Geyer, soprano (USA)

Tünde Szabóki, soprano (H)

Beáta Trubin, soprano (A)

Andrea Meláth, mezzo soprano (H)

Timothy Bentch, tenor (USA)

Erika Dallos, opera section music director, coach (H)

Robin Massie, soprano, co-opera scenes director (USA)

Steven Condy, baritone, co-opera scenes director (USA)

Pascal Solomon, coach (F)

Christian Radelhof, coach (D)

Tina Bailey, stage movement, acting (USA)


:: Performance practice with Gwynne Geyer

:: Modern song with Andrea Meláth

:: Oratorio workshop with Tünde Szabóki

:: French diction and repertoire with Pascal Solomon

:: German diction and repertoire with Beáta Trubin and pianist-coach Christian Radelhof

:: Opera Scenes with Erika Dallos, Steven Condy and Robin Massie

:: Acting and stage movement with Tina Bailey

:: Private lessons and coaching with voice faculty

Application should be done online. Those who apply to the Summer Institute for the first time, are required to upload an mp3 format recording through the online application with three songs or arias in at least two different languages. To audition for the opera scenes workshop, please upload your mp3 audition material of three pieces and attach a detailed CV.

Solo instrument, Chamber music and Orchestra

David Danel, violin (CZ)

Attila Füzesséry, violin (H)

Eszter Dudás, viola, leader of chamber music section (H)

Ellen Rose, viola (USA)

Judith Ermert-Robe, cello (D)

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, cello (D)

Lauren Franklin, cello (USA)

János Bálint, flute (H)

Christian Studler, flute (CH)

József Kiss, oboe (H)

Koji Okazaki, bassoon (JP)

Julian Poore, trumpet (GB)

Jeffrey Powers, French horn (USA)

Gregory Pascuzzi, composer in residence, trumpet (USA)

Private lessons, chamber ensembles, participation in the Crescendo Orchestra, and many performing opportunities. Participants are especially encouraged to participate in the course as an existing chamber ensemble. Participation in the Crescendo Orchestra is required from all instru­mentalists who are selected, which means a daily 90 min. rehearsal followed by concert.

Advanced Studies Program

for Woodwinds and Strings:

Students in the Advanced Studies Program will have intense lessons on solo repertoire with their teacher every other day or every day at the discretion of the teacher. They will be expected to practice at least 4 hours per day. They will not participate in the orchestra, but will participate in one chamber ensemble. Participation is limited to advanced students and entry into the program is competitive.


István Dominkó DLA, leader of piano section (H)

Klára Körmendi (H)

Martin Helmchen (D)

Reto Reichenbach (CH)

Private lessons, chamber music.

Laszló Fassang (H)

The main instrument of the course will be a precious, newly restored 24-stop mechanical organ of 1871 by Ludwig Mooser, whose instruments build a synergy of classicism and romanticism. Two other organs are available in Sárospatak for practise.

Application for the solo and chamber music section should be done online. If you are applying to the Summer Institute for the first time, please upload an mp3 audio recording about three different style pieces to your profile through the online application.

Conductor: Delta David Gier (USA)

W. A. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

David Kellogg: Praegustatum, Fantasy on „Ave Verum Corpus” (world premiere sponsored by the Soli Deo Gloria Foundation)

Peter Bannister: Hermosura de Dios (world premiere, sponsored by the Soli Deo Gloria Foundation)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60 (I. Adagio - Allegro vivace; II. Adagio; III. Allegro vivace; IV. Allegro ma non troppo.)


Uwe Steinmetz, saxophone (D)

Daniel Stickan, piano, organ (D)

In the solo lessons and in an ensemble we will explore the roots and history of Jazz improvisation and look at cross connections to improvised music all over the world. In the ensemble we will work on pieces from the jazz tradition to the contemporary, arranged specially for the group. Solo lessons are open for all instruments in jazz improvisation and specifically for Organ (Improvisation & Literature), Piano (Jazz) and Saxophone (Jazz). The course will take place from August 2-12, 2010

Choral Conducting

Gergely Kaposi (H)

Building upon the pedagogical foundations established by Kodály and the strong choral traditions of Hungary, Gergely Kaposi’s course will work to prepare the conductor for the rigorous demands that are so often neglected by most conducting schools. Participants will study the chorus as an instrument, focusing on building, perfecting, and tuning, focusing on the physical health of the body and choral singing technique. Understanding will be gained about the essence of working with a chorus, how much to expect from members, and what the choir should expect from the conductor. Other topics will be developing rehearsal technique and choral repertoire. Participants will receive coaching while conducting a resident choir. The course will take place: August 2–8, 2010.

Youth chamber music section

Csilla Sallai, violoncello (H)

Studies are available for violin, viola, cello, piano, and woodwinds for students 10-14 years of age. Students will play in chamber ensembles and a youth orchestra. Min. 6 students per instrument are needed for a course. Music studies appropriate for this age will be enhanced with sports, excursions, crafts, and singing in choir.

Colorstrings course: Pirkko Simojoki, viola (FIN)

The Colorstrings approach to music teaching was created by Csaba and Géza Szilvay in Finland. Its aim is to create a firm musical foundation for the child. It is essential, particularly in the early years that instrumental teaching is of the highest quality, as these formative first years are crucial for the child‘s future in music. At the very beginning of learning to play an instrument, the child will master the elements on which nearly all of the later musical and technical requirements are based. The children receive ”a musical parcel“ which encompasses technical skills, a trained ear for music, a deep understanding of music, as well as outstanding expressional skills. The Colourstrings Method is built on the philosophy of the scientist, music pedagogue and composer Zoltán Kodály. The course welcomes music teachers as well, who would like to learn more about the Colorstrings method!

The course will take place: August 9 – 16, 2010.


András Dér, theater director, Gergely Kaposi, conductor

Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale

The aim of the two weeks course is to prepare the participants practically as well as theoretically for the performance: regarding movement, physical contact, dance, speech technique and analysis of contemporary music, European theater schools, workshops and theorists. The existing Crescendo Theater Company, in addition with the 2010 musician participants, will put on stage a new international music-theater. The play will possibly travel to Slovakia and Romania after the first performance in Sárospatak, Hungary. Application for actors: please upload a video recording of a monologue or a live performance and a detailed CV to your application profile. The following instrumentalists may apply with a detailed CV and an mp3 audio recording: violin, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, doublebass, percussion. Working languages: English and Hungarian.

Visual Arts

Stephan Tramèr (CH)

Main aspect will be the translation of perceived environment into a disposition of square dimensional surface of the paper. Lectures, discussions, studio work, landscaping, students’ portfolios will be discussed in group or through personal consultation. Please upload 5 digital photos documenting your work to your application profile.

General Application and Course fees:

14 days active participant: 580 € (800 USD)

7 days active participant: 300 € (415 USD)

The fee includes tuition, board and housing. For fees of daily participation and passive participation, please see our website.

Apply before midnight on May 1, 2010 and save 30 €! Please notice that the online form must be filled in along with the CV and the audition mp3 file uploaded! Reduced prices available for students from Central and Eastern Europe. Please check our website!

First payment: Upon notice of acceptance to the Summer Institute, the participant is required to pay a first payment of the fees within 8 days. This first payment is 120 € in case of 14 day, 60 € in case of 7 day participation. The first payment is part of the full course fee. The remaining course fee must be paid no later than July 8, 2010. Participants missing payment deadlines risk losing their place to someone else!

Application deadline: June 1, 2010!

How to pay?
- Bank transfer:

Recipient: Enek a Nemzetekert Alapitvany

Bank: MKB

Swift/BIC code: MKKB HU HB

IBAN: HU50 1030 0002 2014 6812 0000 3285

- Online payment:

PAY PAL service is embedded into the Summer Institute website

*Important! In case of either bank transfer or online payment, please clearly mark the name of the participant in the “Comment” line! Refund is not possible after 15 July, 2010! Tuition discount or full support is available in limited number by the Song for the Nations Foundation upon talent and financial need. There is a special fund for Russian students! For application, please send us a letter explaining why you ask for a discount; attach a detailed CV and photo in e-mail, sent latest by May 10, 2010.

We look forward to meeting you at the Summer Institute and the Crescendo Festival in Hungary this summer!

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