Classe d'élégance

à Limoux
CLASSE D'ÉLÉGANCE is an exclusive and all- inclusive masterclass for young, virtuoso and talented cellists and pianists from all over the world. The masterclass will be held by Prof. Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Violoncello and JeungBeum Sohn, Piano, from 06.09.2021 to 12.09.2021 in the beautiful historic town Limoux in the South of France.

CLASSE D'ÉLÉGANCE - a unique masterclass.
In addition to the intensive instrumental and ensemble lessons with focus on the improvement of instrumental skills, the masterclass offers exclusive insights into professionally relevant topics.                 The program includes lectures on aspects such as competition and concert preparation as well as insights into making professional recordings in the studio.

Due to the accommodation and catering being directly connected to the studio premises, the participants can fully focus on the teaching content and practice units for the entire duration of the masterclass. Last but not least, this will also promote the musical and human interaction of the participants.

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Matias de Oliveira Pinto

Prof. Matias de Oliveira Pinto

Matias de Oliveira Pinto is a cellist, teaching at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Musikhochschule Münster. Born in São Paulo, Brazil into a family of artists, he already received piano lessons in his early childhood years, later cello lessons. At the age of 18, as a student of Prof. Zygmunt Kubala, he became a lecturer at the music academy in Curitiba (Brazil). In the same year he attended a masterclass with Aldo Parisot followed by a successful competition, which earned him a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation. In Europe, he has studied with Prof. Eberhard Finke (1st solo cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker) and has participated a two-year course at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Prof. Csaba Onczay.
Many concert tours took Matias de Oliveira Pinto through South America, Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in which he worked as a soloist as well as a chamber musician and teacher.
JeungBeum Sohn

JeungBeum Sohn

In 2017 JeungBeum Sohn became the first Korean pianist to win the 1st prize at one of the worlds most renowned competitions, the Munich ARD music competition with his powerful and perfect technique, his maturity and confident sense of style. In 2019 he also received the International German Pianist Award and his first debut album was released by Genuine Records in April 2020. At the age of 20 he already won the international George Enescu Competition in Bucharest. JeungBeum performed as a soloist with well known orchestras such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

About us.

We, the founder of CLASSE D´ÉLÉGANCE are Maximilian Hermes & Nicklas Erpenbach, coming together for a cooperation to organize this exclusive Masterclass in South France. As we both have our own companies in the music business with Limusic Studio for professional recordings and Erpenbach Classic for international artist management, creating this special event is one of the highlights of our work so far.

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