29 VII - 06 VIII, 2017

lessons & concerts

Brenno Ambrosini
Bernadetta Raatz
Pau Gil 
Karolina Michalska
Aleksander Ostrovski
Sergio Sáez Tecles 
José Enrique Bouché
Elena Hajfiz  


30 € Inscription fee* to be paid by bank transfer to:

c.c.c.: 2100.8762.99.2200065703
IBAN. ES47 2100.8762.9922.0006.5703

Specify: “Masterclass 2017”, instrument and the name of the student
* The inscription fee cannot be returned under any circumstance
The inscription must be formalized before June 30th 2017.

225 € ** Matriculation fee VIOLIN (prof. Karolina Michalska), VIOLA and CELLO (The teacher decides to plan 4 lessons of 45 minutes each or 3 classes of 1 hour)

260 € ** Matriculation fee VIOLIN (prof. Alexander Ostrovski) and SINGING

270 € ** Matriculation fee PIANO (post graduated level, prof. Brenno Ambrosini)
225 € ** Matriculation fee PIANO (professional level, prof. Brenno Ambrosini and prof. Bernadetta Raatz)
140 € ** Matriculation fee PIANO (children's level, prof. Bernadetta Raatz and prof. Pau Gil)

** This fee is to be paid in cash at the opening of the course.

Send all required information to the following email address:
The student has to specify instrument and repertoire to be worked on during the course. Also, the student has to include contact information (Name, Surname, telephone(s), home address and e-mail address) and a scan of identity card or passport.
Underage students will not be accepted without written authorization of their parents or legal guardians.
The organization will not assume responsibility of the students outside class hours.
Students will be admitted in the order of the reception of inscription forms.
Inscription implies the acceptance of these regulations.
At the end of the course there will be a student’s concert. Students will receive a diploma at the end of the course. For more information, please contact the secretary of Bell’Arte Europa:

Students will have to take care of their accomodation and nutrition. The organization recommends Hostal Rural Villa Julia that offers, for participants of the course, a price of 25 Euros per person in a double room, including breakfast.

Hostal Rural Villa Julia
Paseo de las Cruces, 27
19259 Sigüenza
tel. 0034 949 391 965 / 0034 689 89 53 12


Liszt and Venice feature constantly in the work of this Italian pianist who was born in 1967 and who started studying the piano aged six, made his first public appearance aged eleven in Venice, the City of the Water, and was trained in the school of Liszt – the composer and performer of genius who wrote many of his works in Venice barely 100 meters from the very place of Ambrosini’s birth. Ambrosini studied piano, organ, violin and composition with M.I. Biagi (school of Liszt), R. Cappello and U. Amendola. After graduating in Italy with maximum scores and cum laude he continued his studies with G. Oppitz in Munich (school of Liszt), M. de Silva-Telles in Paris and J. Soriano in Madrid where he graduated with honours. He is currently working on his doctorate in Ethics and Politics in Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain. Many times acclaimed for his interpretation and performances as full of colour and with moments of great transcendental depth, critics have said: His Liszt sonata has been a sacred performance – a monumental interpretation (El País, Madrid – Spain) His symphonic piano style shone at every performance. (Westfälische Rundschau, Dortmund – Germany) The right choice, a pianist who is always elegant and refined. (Pianotime, Milan – Italy) Winner at the XXXIV Concurso Internacional de Piano “Premio Jaén” and the “Rosa Sabater Prize” for the best performance of Spanish music in the same election. Ambrosini won the First Prize, the Debussy Prize and the Beethoven Prize in the International Piano Competition “Cidade do Porto”. He was lauded in the X Concurso Internacional de Piano de Santander “Paloma O’Shea”. He won Second Prize in the International Piano Competition “José Iturbi” of Valencia. He was awarded Second Prize and the “Golden Harp” in the International Concourse “Jeunesses Musicales” of Belgrade and won the “Piano Festival Alumni Prize” in the “William Kapell” International Piano Competition at College Park (Washington D.C., USA). After his orchestral debut at the Liederhalle (Beethovensaal) of Stuttgart in 1986, Ambrosini has performed many concerts as soloist in cities in Europe, the USA and Japan accompanied by ensembles such as the Royal Orchestra of Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgrade, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the New Philharmonia of Japan and the Hermitage State Orchestra of St. Petersburg, performing with conductors such as M. Bamert, H. Vonk and A. Ros-Marbá. Since 1990 Ambrosini has performed in duets with the Russian violinist M. Lubotsky and since 2000 with the Russian violinist I. Grubert. He also collaborates regularly with the Prazak and Brodsky string quartets. Ambrosini has recorded CDs for Symphonia, Almaviva, ETG, Several and Dynamic record labels and has recorded for top European radio and television channels and for NHK of Japan. Special mention should be made of his collaboration with the Radio Clásica of Radio Nacional de España which has resulted in more than 350 recordings. Composers such as H. Vartan, V. Suslin, R. Flender, F. Llácer-Pla, T. Catalán, C. Cruz de Castro, Z. de la Cruz, T. Marco, J. Jacinto, J. Medina, J. M. Sánchez-Verdú, C. Maresca, A. Meoli and G. F. Prato have dedicated works to Ambrosini. He was first to perform works by composers such as A. Pärt, N. Roslawietz, S. Gubaidulina, S. Slonimsky, A. Bax, B. Britten and F. Delius in Spain. Special attention is due to his study of the works of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke: he has performed Schnittke’s works in Europe, Russia and Japan and has offered Schnittke Master Classes at London University and the Russische Musik Akademie de Dortmund. Ambrosini is honorary member of the Deutsche Alfred Schnittke Gesellschaft. Professor of various piano skill development courses in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom (Goldsmith’s College, University of London) and Poland, Ambrosini is tenured professor at the Conservatorio Superior of Castellón. He´s Consultant (Master Professor of Piano) at the VIU – Valencia International University, Professor at the Alfred Schnittke Akademie International of Hamburg and serves as a Jury Member at important international piano competitions and as a Board member of the Franz Liszt Foundation (France). In 2011, the year of Liszt, Ambrosini offered a series of recitals and performed with orchestras in Germany, France , Holland, Italy, Poland and Spain. In 2012 he won the position as piano professor (bachelor and master) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Polish pianist born in Koszalin. Bernadetta Raatz started studying piano aged six at "Grażyna Bacewicz" Music Conservatory, where she graduated with maximum scores. In 2006 Bernadetta Raatz graduated in Gdansk (Poland) at "Stanislaw Moniuszko" High Conservatory with maximum scores as student of professor Katarzyna Popowa - Zydron and professor Bogdan Kulakowski. At the same time she continued her studies with professor Brenno Ambrosini (school of Liszt) in Valencia and Castellón (Spain). She also worked with professors such as Jean Paul Sevilla, Naum Grubert and Joaquín Soriano. First Prize winner by unanimous vote of the jury at the "Antón García Abril" International Piano Competition in Teruel (Spain) in 2008. Bernadetta won Second Prizes at International Competitions "Ciutat de Manresa" (Spain, 2007) and "Ciutat de Carlet" (Spain, 2003), where she also got a Prize for the best performance of Spanish Music. In 2002 she was awarded Second Prize in the "Musical de France" International Piano Competition in Paris. Prize winner at International Chamber Music Competition in Przemysl (Poland) in 2000. Bernadetta has performed many solo recitals in Spain, Poland, France and Germany. She has performed concerts as soloist with Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia. Since 2003 Raatz has performed in duets with Russian soprano Ludmila Shikhova, Italian pianist Brenno Ambrosini, Spanish cellist José Enrique Bouché and Polish violinist Agata Maria Raatz. She also collaborates regularly with Dubhe quartet. Professor of various piano skill development courses in Spain: Valencia University, Ávila Piano Seminar (from 2003 till 2006), "Bell'Arte Piano" in Sigüenza (from 2007), Raatz is tenured professor at the High Conservatory of Salamanca as well as President of Bell'Arte Europa International Cultural Society.

Absolvent des Moskauer Tschaikowsky-Konservatoriums (Prof. Maya Glesarova und Igor Bezrodny). 1987-90 Violinsolist, Mitglied im Moskauer „Mozart-Quartett“, Dirigent des Moskauer Orchesters „Theater der Kammermusik“. Seit 1990 internationale Konzerttätigkeit als Violinsolist, Dirigent und Kammermusiker, tätig in Europa sowie im Nahen und Fernen Osten. 1995 – 98 Ehrendirigent und -solist des Kammerorchesters in Chon–Ju (Südkorea). 1. Gastdirigent und Solist des Ukrainischen Staatlichen Kammerorchesters „Kamerata Kiew“. Seit 1995 Künstlerischer Leiter der Russischen Musikakademie Dortmund. Künstlerischer Leiter des internationalen Musikfestivals „ Musiktage / Meisterkurse in Dortmund“. Lehrer und Förderer mehrerer herausragender junger Violinisten, Preisträger von internationalen Musikwettbewerben. Seit 2002 Leiter des internationalen Jugend-Kammerorchesters YES (Young European Soloists), Konzerte als Dirigent und Violinsolist in Deutschland und Europa mit YES. Seit 2011 Gründer und Leiter des Internationalen Konservatoriums am Phoenixsee gGmbH.

Born in Poznan (Poland), where between 1999 and 2004 she accomplished her violin studies at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in the class of Marcin Baranowski, where she specialized also in violin pedagogy. She completed her studies in Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid at the cathedra of Rainer Schmidt. She has taken part in masterclasses with Silvia Marcovici, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikow, Mauricio Fuks, José Luis García Ascensio, Keiko Wataya and in chamber music with sir Walter Levin and Peter Frankl. Beeing part of duos with piano and violin, she has given recitals all around Spain. In 2005 she has taken part in Santander Summer Festival performing as a soloist and in chamber music. From 2010 she has been invited to the Internacional Music Course in Pontedeume.

Born in Castellón (Spain) in 1.967, where he started his cello lessons with D. Ramia and
J.A.Ros. Later he attended “Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid” with R. Ramos, pupil of Tortelier and Flachot, (where he was awarded “First Prize” in 1990), Centre Internacional d´Ensenyaments Musicals de Barcelona with M. Cervera (who studied with Cassadó, Tortelier and Casals), Conservatorio Superior de Salamanca and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Faculty of Education), supported by Fundación del Banco Exterior de España and Conselleria de Cultura, Educaciò i Ciéncia de la Generalitat Valenciana.
He has given concerts in Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Greece, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, El Salvador, Brasil, Norway, Japan and U.S.A. and often participates at festivals like Festival Internacional de Santander, Festival Internacional de Pollença, Spain in Tokio (Japan), Festival Internacional “Chopin” de Valldemossa, Festival de Música Contemporánea de Alicante, Ciclos de Música de Cámara de Cajamadrid, Ciclos de Música de Cámara de Ibercaja, Fundación Botín, Festival de Música de Cámara de Segovia, Fundación March, Children4Music (London), Puentes Project-New York (E.E.U.U.), Sighisoara Academy Festival (Romania), Festival Grieg in Bergen (Norway), etc., performing in halls such as: Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real and Teatro Monumental (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Valencia), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Teatro Rossini (Pesaro), Fraumünster (Zürich), Grosser Saal (Bern), Teatro Nissay (Tokyo), Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires), Teatro Solís (Montevideo), Teatro Oriente (Santiago de Chile), Teatro Presidente (San Salvador), Teatro San Carlos (Lisbon), Teatro Manzoni (Milano), Teatro Arriaga and Palacio Euskalduna (Bilbao), Auditorio de Santiago de Compostela, Palacio Pisani (Venezia), Sala Bossi (Bologna), Auditorio de Murcia, Auditorio de León, Auditorio de Palma de Mallorca, etc.
Bouché has recorded several solo and chamber music Cds for Tecnosaga, Edelweis, S.G.A.E., Saimel, R.T.V.E. (Finalist Work at the 6th Edition of Music Awards of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias de la Música, 2002) and Warner Music (4 nominees 16th Latin Grammy Awards, 2015), performs regularly with the pianists Brenno Ambrosini an Juan Carlos Cornelles and has collaborated with prestigious musicians and ensembles: Michael Thomas, Ilya Grubert, Vasko Vassilev, Alexandru Gavrilovici, Nobuko Imai, Imre Rohmann, Michiko Tsuda, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Joan Enric Lluna, Massimo Paris, Virtuosos del Covent Garden, Ensemble Laureate and Cuarteto "Leonor", among others.
He has played as a soloist with the Orchestra of Engelberg, Orquesta de Cámara “Reina Sofía” de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica del Mediterráneo, Orquesta de les Arts, Camerata de Madrid, Castelló XXI, Nomos Group, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castellón, Paris Trio, etc. and has been conducted by V. Cacciatori, C. Halffter, M. Thomas, J. Vicent, H. Adams, E. García Asensio, S. Brotons, etc.
Member of the “Dubhe Quartet” and currently of the “Arkhé Piano Trio”. Principal cello at Orquesta Sinfónica del Mediterráneo, Valencia (2002-05). Principal cello at Camerata de Madrid (2006-09). Co-principal cello at Orquesta de Cámara “Reina Sofía” de Madrid from 1986 until 1999, performing with soloists and conductors such as: N. Chumachenco, R. Frübeck de Burgos, Ph. Entremont, Sir Neville Marriner, N. Yepes, N. Zabaleta, T. Berganza, P. Romero, M. Bayo, I. Haebler, A. Polo, H. Schellenberger, J. Achúcarro, Y. Basmeth, etc.
His great interest in Spanish contemporary music has brought him to perform the premier of composers such as P. Artola, R. Beltrán-Moner, F. Colás, J. Sánchez, E. Lorenzo, A. Gómez, R. Paús, Z. de la Cruz, F. Ferrer, C. Cruz de Castro, S. Brotons, M.A. Coria, A. González Acilu, R. Barce, T. Marco, C. Prieto, J. Villa-Rojo, G. Gombau, M.A. Roig-Francolí, etc.
Regularly he is invited to hold masterclasses in Spain and Europe (conservatories of Zaragoza,
Salamanca, Valladolid, Soria, Ibiza, Menorca, Tarazona, Orense, Torrent, Cuenca, Toledo, Tenerife, Academia “Maurice André”, Conservatorio “B.Marcello” di Venezia, Conservatorio “G.B.Martini” di Bologna, Conservatorio “A.Stefani” di Castelfranco-Veneto, Conservatorio “G.Tartini” di Trieste, Conservatorio “L. Canepa” di Sassari, Conservatorio “G. Tartini” di Trieste, Sighisoara Academy, Codarts University for the Arts-Rotterdam, Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen-Artesis Hogeschool, Ionian University de Corfú, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia-UNED, Universidad “Don Bosco” de El Salvador, etc.), and to coach youth orchestras: Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana, Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, JOBASCYL de Castilla y León, Joven Orquesta “Ciudad de Salamanca”, Orquesta Juvenil “Don Bosco” de El Salvador and The World Orchestra.
Pedagogy is an important part of his professional activity and he has taught at Conservatorio Superior de Zaragoza, Profesional de Salamanca, Profesional de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Conservatorio Superior de las Islas Baleares and Valencian International University-VIU. Currently he is cello teacher at ISEACV-Conservatorio Superior “Salvador Seguí” de Castellón-Spain (where is also in charge of International Office and coordinates Erasmus + Programme) and is Co-director and String Pedagogy Teacher of the “Master in Music Performance and Research-Valencian International University-VIU”, awarded in the 5th edition of the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award-TWSIA (U.S.A. 2012) by promoting excellent pedagogy and innovation in teaching and learning programmes through Sakai, Elluminate and Blackboard Collaborate technological platforms.
From 2013 is cello and Pedagogy teacher in El Salvador, taking part in the project “Addressing Youth Violence through Cultural and Music Learning” supported by The World Bank, Edytra Foundation, Don Bosco University, Ministerio de Educación de El Salvador and Embassy of Japan.
Currently is Artistic Director of the cello meeting “Cellosmagics”.
Bouché plays a Gaetano Gadda cello (Mantova, 1934).

Elena Hajfiz ist in der Ukraine geboren. Mit 20 Jahren absolviert sie das Studium Chorleitung, Klavier und Gesang mit Auszeichnung an der Kirowograder Lehranstalt für Musik.
1997 kommt Elena Hajfiz in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In 2007 absolvierte Elena Hajfiz ihr Gesangstudium an der Hochschule für Musik der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität in Münster bei Professorin Annette Koch mit Bravur.
In Mai 2007 wird sie mit dem Walter und Willi Kollo-Operettenpreis für hervorragende künstlerische Leistungen von Marguerite Kollo ausgezeichnet. Kammersängerin Brigitte Eisenfeld, Mitglied der Staatsoper Berlin, begleitet sie seitdem als Mentorin.
Elena Hajfiz debütiert 2008 an den Städtischen Bühnen Münster als Javotte in „Manon“ von Massenet. Bei den IX. Elblandfestspielen Wittenberge 2008 steht sie mit Anna Maria Kaufmann und Jochen Kowalski auf der Bühne und brilliert als Adele aus der „Fledermaus“, begleitet vom Deutschen Filmorchester Babelsberg . Das Konzert wurde von RBB Berlin live übertragen.
2010 Hauptrolle Königin Esther Kindermusikal, Dortmund.

Seit 2010 Dozentin an der Hochschule für Musik der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität in Münster.