Winter Session 2020

This year, health and safe planning must be given the highest priority. In view of the current pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, the Busoni-Mahler Foudation has come up with a special, unique model for this year's Mahler Academy. In close partnership with Euregio-Kulturzentrum Gustav Mahler Toblach-Dolomiten Foundation, 46 selected musicians will be offered a residency between December 27, 2020 and January 6, 2021, with concerts in Dobbiaco and Bolzano, suppoerted and supplemented by coaches of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by DANIEL HARDING.

Chamber music
The students play in chamber-music groups, which over the course of the whole Academy will rehearse one of the great works the chamber-music repertoire. Rehearsals take place under the tutelage of musicians of Mahler Chamber Orchestra. At the end of the Academy the groups will perform in chamber-music concerts, in Dobbiaco and Bolzano.

All students together with the 9 musicians from Mahler Chamber Orchestra will play together in an MCO-size orchestra, which is conducted by one the MCO’s regular conductors. The orchestra works on symphonic masterpieces, which are part of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s core-repertoire.
The students have the opportunity to experience the special way of orchestra playing, which Claudio Abbado envisaged and which the Mahler Chamber Orchestra practices, in direct collaboration with their older colleagues.

The Orchestra of Gustav Mahler Academy 2020 will be conducted by DANIEL HARDING
The Gustav Mahler Academy 2020 will be tutored by musicians of Mahler Chamber Orchestra


This is a list of pieces that we will work on and perform during the Academy 2020:


L. v. Beethoven, String Quartets Op. 18 (No. 1 - 6)
M. Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
F. J. Haydn, Sonnenquartette Op. 20
J. Ibert, Trois Pièces brèves
S. Barber, Summer Music


L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op. 21
Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92