Competition preparation piano intensive

Piano course with coaching for participants/award winners of youth competitions and piano students

The course will provide up-to-date information for piano students who are pursuing or interested in studying piano.
Individual one-on-one lessons will be given daily, working on the current repertoire of piano students and pupils.
The focus is on how to best prepare for auditions, competitions and qualifying exams.
In addition, there will be tips for technical exercises and questions about the repertoire will be addressed together: Which repertoire should be mastered?  What does an individual and sensible choice of works mean?
A joint final concert at the end of the course provides an opportunity for performance training and for putting the new experiences into practice.

Teaching team:

Claudia Schellenberger is a renowned pianist. She gives concerts in Germany and abroad, she was a guest at the "Schleswig Holstein Music Festival", the "Rheingau Music Festival", the "Frankfurt Festivals" of the Alte Oper and the Summer Festival at the EXPO Pavilion, among others. Several tours took her all over Germany with the Dvorak Symphony Orchestra Prague.
In recent years she has made numerous radio recordings, life recordings and portraits for various broadcasting companies in Germany and the USA.
Claudia Schellenberger taught as an "Erasmus lecturer" at the music academies in Perugia, Amsterdam, Izmir and Stockholm. She taught master classes in Boston at the "Walnut Hill School" and at the NEC (New England Conservatory ) in 2010. She was the founder and artistic director of the "Piano-Akademie Königstein e.V.". As a juror she participated several times in the state competition "Jugend musiziert" as well as in the "Steinway Competition" in the Steinway House in Frankfurt. Since 2008 Claudia Schellenberger is a "Steinway - Artist". Since 2010 she has been giving concerts as part of the nationwide initiative: "Rhapsody in school".
Claudia Schellenberger was a prize winner of various piano competitions and received scholarships from the "Richard Wagner Association" and "Rotary". At the age of fifteen she became a student of Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hanover Conservatory, after graduating from high school she studied with him, Prof. M. Dörrie and Prof. K. Bergemann. After graduating from the MH Hannover, she attended the concert class at the Academy of Music in Vienna with Prof. Noel Flores. There she graduated after only two years with the concert exam. Afterwards she studied in the solo class of Prof. Joachim Volkmann at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt. During her studies she was appointed piano teacher at the HfM Mainz, where she has been teaching since 1990.
Parallel to her university studies, she participated in master classes given by Rudolf Buchbinder, Malcolm Frager, Jakob Lateiner and Vitaly Margulis. She became a finalist in the Vercelli and Brussels International Piano Competitions.
Her 2010 and 2012 solo piano CDs "Danzas Argentinas" and "Poetische Stimmungsbilder" by A. Dvorak (both released on the "AVI" label) each received the "SupersonicAward" from the Belgian music magazine Pizzicato. Her 2019 CD "Russian impressions" produced by Hänssler received high international praise and was included in the Lufthansa Entertainmet program in 2020.

Number of participants: approx. 10
Course start: Friday, 30.04.2021, 14:00
Course end: Sunday, 02.05.2021, after concert
Final concert:

Sunday, 02.05.2021, 16:00


incl. meals and accommodation in Single room 212 €, in Double room 194 €, in Multi-Bed room 182 €


If required, accompanying persons can book additional accommodation and meals.

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.