International Piano Masterclasses
Vienna, Austria / Summer 2015  

The Art of Piano Playing    

Master Class
A: July 06-10, 2015 (Five days)
Master Class
B: July 13-17, 2015 (Five days)
Master Class C: July 20-24, 2015
(Five days)

Prof. Gustav Balanesco
(Pianist of the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien)
(Tchaikovsky Conservatory,Moscow

International Piano Masterclasses in Vienna 2015

Based in the City of Vienna, the International Piano Masterclasses in Vienna seeks to create a community of professional concert artists and young students from all over the world. 

Gustav Balanesco
Gustav Balanesco, the founding member, pianist and artistic director of the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien, earned his master’s degree at the Moscow Tchaikowsky Conservatory, where
he was a student of Emil Gilels. Mr. Balanesco  is widely recognized as pianist of extraordinary sensitivity with a special gift for chamber music. Pianist Gustav Balanesco’s repertoire ranges
from baroque and classical to a number of new commissions or re-interpretations of modern masterworks.  

Gustav Balanesco has appeared on the world’s great concert stages –the Musikverein (Vienna), the Konzerthaus (Vienna), BrucknerHaus (Linz), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Centro de Artes Reina Sofia (Madrid), Manoel Theatre (Malta), Salihara Theater (Jakarta), Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Germany), Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg), Gran Teatro de La Habana (La Habana), Concert Hall (Beijing)- and at the great international festivals in Austria, Germany, Finland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France, Serbia, Poland, Estonia, Greece, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Japan, Israel, Malta, Cyprus, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, Canada and USA.  

He has given master classes at the leading conservatories in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw,  Budapest, Paris, Madrid, Istanbul, Berlin, Estonia, Beijing, and throughout Australia and the Far East.

Registration deadline: June 25, 2015  

Please send your documents by email to

or by post to the address:
Gustav Balanesco
Bindergasse 11/24,
Vienna, Austria 

Please register early! When the maximal number of participants is met, the registration will be closed. 

: Participants are kindly requested to take care of their accommodation themselves. 

: One course fee is: Euro 500,- 

The refund of the course fee is only possible if the master class must be cancelled by the organisers. 

Applications are taken in temporal order; there are no auditions. A copy of the transfer document of the course fee must be included. Please, do not mail cash!

The course fee should be transferred by bank (bank charges are the responsibility of a sender) to the following account: 

Account information
Gustav Balanesco
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN: AT16 1200 0516 4459 7101

Please activate “no changes for receiver”

In case somebody else pays for you make sure your name is on the bank transfer.
Checks and Credit cards are not accepted.

Soon after the closure of the enrolment deadline and the completed payment of the enrolment fees, each student will receive an e-mail of the
International Piano Master classes in Vienna
with the details and academic schedules.   

Master class structure:
This international piano master classes in Vienna are aimed at young advanced pianists and music students as well as interested educators.

Master class are held between:
Master Class A: July 06-10, 2015
Master Class B: July 13-17, 2015
Master Class C: July 20-24, 2015

The participation in the course is only active. Selection on the basis of the submitted application material. There are no auditions!  

Repertoire:Intensive work with individual lessons. Free repertoire. From baroque to contemporary music.

Work programme:
*General tips for students.*The artistic image of the contemporary work.*Working on the contemporary music technique.*About the sound in contemporary music.*Preparatory aspects to achieve a great sound.*Achieving a sound diversity.*About rhythm.*Through the mastery of rhythmic structure.*About the right basic tempo of a piece.*Complex rhythmic figures and how to learn them.*The fingering.*The uniformity of fingerings.*The pedal.*Slow playing.*Concert activity.*Aesthetics aspects.   

Course languages: German, English, Spanish, Russian

Contact information
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien
Instrumental Unterricht Wien

Guidelines and application form
Piano Masterclasses 2015 (PDF)