Online-Videolessons MFD 2020 (Excerpts) !English subtitles!
„Abendsegen“ (with Celloklasse 2020)
Celloensemble UNICELL plays „TEN“ - Alumni-Celebration HfM Mainz June 2018
In 2007 I was appointed Professor for Cello and Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz / Johannes Gutenberg Universität.
For me the teaching process as well as the exchange with my students is a precious gift: looking for the right questions, analysing problems and finding possible solutions together with my students has become a joyful and inspiring source of happiness and an essential part of my life.
In addition to the cello lessons I organize other artistic activities for my students, such as masterclasses with guest-professors at our Hochschule, chamber music or cello-ensemble projects, as well as projects in cooperation with other university faculty members.
One of the highlights of our cello-ensemble UNICELL was a great „Tango-Gala“ in 2014. Please click on the link below the picture to listen to my arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s „Libertango“ for 12 cellos.
Astor Piazzolla:"Libertango" - Celloensemble der Hochschule für Musik Mainz,
Arrangement & Leitung Prof. Manuel Fischer-Dieskau
In 2016 the worldwide reknown cellist and colleague of mine, Pieter Wispelwey, gave an exclusiv masterclass on the six Bach-suites for my students. You can watch excerpts from one of the conclosure - concerts with on youtube below
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.1 - Courante - Yejin Na
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.2 - Präludium - Ena Markert
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.3 - Präludium - Christoph Lamprecht
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.4 - Allemande - Kanghao Feng
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.5 - Allemande - Jae Hyun Han
J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.6 - Sarabande - Jeeyon Kim
In november 2016 four of my students played in a series of concerts entitled "virtuoso celloconcertos" with the chamberorchestra "Mainzer Virtuosi".
Watch Jeeyon Kim play Tchaikovsky's "Rokoko-Variations" on youtube
Dates and Informations
During this summersemester I am taking a sabbatical, concentrating on baroque cello.
My students will be looked after by my colleagues from Frankfurt Prof. Katharina Deserno and Michael Preuss.
On july 9 I will be giving a lecture - concert at our Rote Saal (7:30pm) comparing the interpretation of the Bach Suites on a modern versus a baroque cello.