• European

  • 17th July– 22nd July 2022


    Palais Ehrbar, MusikQuartier, Vienna
    Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Program

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony Nr. 6 F major, op. 68 “Pastorale”, 1. and 2. mov.
    Joseph Haydn: Symphony Nr. 84 E-flat major
    Franz Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B-flat major, D. 485
    Johann Strauss: Ouverture “Die Fledermaus”
    Johann Strauss: Ouverture “Eine Nacht in Venedig”


Dear Students,

A master class usually takes place at one location.
Not this one. It was my idea to choose the special features of the two cities of Vienna and Bratislava as venues in order to convey the great affinity with the cultural heritage of Central Europe.
Nowhere else are there two capitals of different states that are as close to each other as Bratislava and Vienna: 60 km.
And so the common tradition of making music has grown over many hundreds of years. Bratislava, which was the capital of Hungary from the 16th to the 18th century under the name “Pozsony”, can be called the center of European musical culture at least as much as Vienna.
And we want to emphasize that with this master class. Working together on the works of Viennese Classicism on the basis of the tradition of Central Europe with an orchestra that arose precisely from this.
In Vienna, after the rehearsals, we offer you an evening in the footsteps of Beethoven in Heiligenstadt. If you want, you can easily travel to Bratislava by boat or train.
In the Slovak capital we offer you a cultural tour of the old Pressburg, as it is called in German.
And the concert will again take place in Vienna, in one of the most beautiful concert halls in Europe, the palace Ehrbar.
I wish you a lot of fun!
Martin Sieghart

Artistic Director

Maestro Martin Sieghart

Sieghart is known for his calm and measured basic tempo, which leaves much room for a passionate expression of emotions. Even in the largest forte, the colorful and intense sound stays harmonious and balanced.

Martin Sieghart is one of the most versatile musicians of his country. He is a conductor of worldwide demand, a teacher of many successful international students, the founder and director of several festivals, a former longstanding principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as a moderator on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.


Cappella Istropolitana

The chamber orchestra Cappella Istropolitana was established in 1983. The musicians have in common their delight in making music and their enthusiasm for collective playing in a small ensemble. Most of them are both renowned experienced chamber musicians and soloists. The name ”Cappella Istropolitana” is derived from the Latin word Istropolis – town on the Danube.

Their playing is characterized by great technical skill, cultivated sound, instantaneous expression, interpretative discipline, and an extraordinary level of adherence to style.

Based on its high quality Cappella Istropolitana, under the leading of Robert Mareček,  was appointed by the City Council as the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava in 1991.