Music festival

The Piano Festival "Clavis" unlocks all piano lids and opens the doors for small to professional!
Clavis means "key", "button", "letter" or "note" ... the little clavis "c" we know as the first note, clavis "G" serves as the treble clef.
The main theme of the festival is the unification of all keyboard instruments, the way on from the beginning, from the source of the art of piano to today's world of piano. This is a connection between the traditions of the Russian pianoforte school with the piano art of Europe, wherein organ and harpsichord music are the basis of all pianistic knowledge.
Concerts, seminars, masterclasses of Clavichord, harpsichord, piano and organ will be offered during the three-day festival. The center of the project is the international piano competition for children and young people.
Organizers of the festival make every effort to make the piano art a bit closer and more tangible for all.
The festival will take place in two places twice a year. In the spring in beautiful Bavaria (Germany) and in the autumn in fantastic St. Petersburg (Russian Federation).
The Piano Festival "Clavis Bavaria 2017" will take place from 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2017.

The Piano Festival "Clavis St. Petersburg 2017" will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November in St. Petersburg, in Shostakovich School No. 235.
All piano lovers, pianists, teachers and students are cordially invited to these two great events!

Natalia Panina-Rummel - Director of Festival

Natalia Panina-Rummel / Music Festival „Clavis“

Natalia Panina-Rummel (born in 1979) comes from a musician family in St. Petersburg / Russ. Federation. She has been studying piano, singing and pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Prof .: Galina Mamon and Jury Stavitzky) and successfully completed the course of studying in 2001. Since 2005, she has been living in Germany and is continuing her musical and pedagogic activities.

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Marcus Rummel

Marcus Rummel / Music Festival „Clavis“

Marcus Rummel gives organ lessons. His musical career began at the Regensburg Cathedral. After that he was the studing of musicology in Munich. Currently Marcus leads different kinds of choirs (Including the youth choir "Hakuna Matata", the church choir, the men's choir in Sachsenkam, and the octet 9/8th).

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Anastasia Sobyanina - Head of the international relations

Anastasia Sobyanina / Music Festival „Clavis“

Born in 1991 in Kaspiysk (Dagestan), after graduating from the Music School Makhachkala (Prof. Papayan) she continued her education at the Moscow State Conservatory P.I Tchaikovsky (Prof. Irina Osipova). Anastasia Sobyanina has had success in numerous national and international competitions like "Århus International Piano Competition" (2013),

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Dr. Dietmar Gräf

Dr. Dietmar Gräf Piano Music Festival

Dietmar Gräf was born in Marienbad, Sudetenland, in 1943 (as son of the director of music, solo trumpeter and violinist Dolf Gräf). After the forced displacement, residence and school attendance in Bayreuth. Studies of Church Music (A-Diploma), School Music for secondary school, Composition as well as Concert Piano and Conducting in Regensburg, Würzburg, Munich and under Prof. Swarowsky (Vienna).

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Michael Schneidt

Michael Schneidt / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Michael Schneidt, born in Munich, received his piano education at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, studying with Hugo Steurer and Klaus Schilde. He then completed his artistic state examination with distinction as well as his master-class diploma. He continued his education on a grant from the DAAD with Alessandro Specchi in Florence,

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Alexander Zolotarev

International Music Festival / Alexander Zolotarev

Alexander Zolotarev is always a welcomed guest in concert halls and festivals in Germany and abroad, both as solo and ensemble player.  A few notable selections from his long list of performances are: the Music Festival of Schleswig-Holstein, the Celebration of Richard Strauss Tage, the Musical Festivals in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Music Festival in Westphalen, the Piano Festival in Ruhr, as well as many others.

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Dr. Boris Konovalov

Piano Festival "Clavis" / Dr. Boris Konovalov

One of the most prominent pianists of his generation, Dr. Boris Konovalov has received his education from Novosibirsk Glinka Conservatory,MD (under Prof. S. Gindis) and then Moscow Tchailovsky Conservatory, DMA under Prof. Vera Gornostaeva ,who was a student of legendary H. Neuhaus--the teacher of Gilels and Richter.

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Olga Kotlyarova

Olga Kotlyarova / Music Festival „Clavis“

O. KOTLYAROVA graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory as a pianist, an organist and a harpsichordist in the classes of Professors E. Murina, T. Chausova, I. Rozanov. While continuing her studies Olga became a laureate of a wide majority of the music competitions as follows: the first prize at the Durlet International Pianist Competition (Antwerp), "Homeland Hope Prize" at the Tariverdiev International Organist Competition (Kaliningrad),

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Kaori Fazeni

Kaori Fazeni / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Born in Toyama / Japan, was awarded her piano degrees in Japan and Austria.

Academy of Music Senzokugakuen /Japan:
With Prof. Jiro Yamamoto, Prof. Atsuko Nakamichi, Stanislav Bunin and Halina Czerny-Stefańska and a graduate course piano with Prof. Eduardo Delgado

Anton Bruckner Private University Linz /Austria:

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Yulia Kazantseva

Yulia Kazantseva / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Dr. Yulia Kazantseva performed her first public solo concert in Moscow at the age of 7, and was selected at the age of 13 by UNESCO to perform at the “Music for Peace” concert, where she shared the stage with Sting, Zucchero, Montserrat Caballe, Lionel Richie, and other internationally-acclaimed musicians.

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Daniela Timokhine

Piano Festival "Clavis" / Daniela Timokhine

Daniela Timokhine discovered her passion for the piano at the age of four. Three years later she started taking lessons.

Visiting an organ concert sparked her fascination for the organ: its full tone, the abundant variety of tone colours and the challenge of tapping keys with the feet as well as the hands prompted her to learn the organ.

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Eriko Takahashi

Eriko Takahashi / Music festival „Clavis“

A native of Yokohama, Japan, Eriko Takahashi studied piano at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. After her graduation she moved to Austria and completed a Master of Arts degree in piano under Gottfried Hemetsberger at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where she also studied piano chamber music under Till Alexander Körber and instrumental pedagogy. She also received fortepiano lessons by Wolfgang Brunner.

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Sofia Gandiljan

Sofia Gandiljan / Music Festival „Clavis“

S. Gandilyan (b. 1984) is a harpsichordist, fortepianist, and PhD musicologist. Sofya has won scholarships and awards from the Austria Barock Academy, the Shostakovich Foundation, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst [DAAD]. In May 2012, Sofya was a finalist and received an Honorary Mention Prizein the “Prague Spring” harpsichord competition.

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Marcus Vitolo

Piano Festival „Clavis“ / Marcus Vitolo

Marcus Vitolo, born in Stuttgart in 1967, received his first piano lessons at the age of six, and was admitted to the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan, Italy, at the age of 11. Attended the Liceo artistico-Musicale del Conservatorio di musica "Giuseppe Verdi", Milano (Music-Artistic Gymnasium of the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi", Milan).

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Rie Mukai

Rie Mukai / Piano Music Festival „Clavis“

Rie Mukai was born in Japan and started to learn Piano at the age of 4. She studied at the Kagoshima Music College with Prof. Kazumitsu Nakajima and teached at the Yamaha Music School in Kagoshima. In 2004 she came to Vienna and worked with Prof. Norman Shetler. She continued her education at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz with Prof. Johannes Marian

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Bernhard Gillitzer

Bernhard Gillitzer / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Studierte zunächst in München Orgel und Kirchenmusik am Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium. Weiterführende Studien führten ihn nach Würzburg an die Musikhochschule. Anschließend Studium für Alte Musik und historische Aufführungspraxis mit Schwerpunkt "Historische Tasteninstrumente" (Cembalo, Clavichord u. Hammerflügel)

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Ekaterina Polyakova

Ekaterina Polyakova / Piano Music Festival „Clavis“

Ekaterina Polyakova was born in Osersk (Russia) in 1987. At the age of five she had her first piano lesson and consequently won several prices at national and international competitions at an early age. From October 2005 to September 2015 she first studied at the University of Music Karlsruhe where she majored in piano and historical keyboard instruments

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Armando Philipp Simon

Armando Philipp Simon / Music Festival "Clavis"

1971 Erster Klavierunterricht.
1975 Geigenunterricht. Mitwirkung in verschiedenen Orchesterensembles.
1979 Abitur am Gertrud-von-Le-Fort-Gymnasium Oberstdorf. Solistische Auftritte u.a. als Pianist mit dem Füssener Kammerorchester.

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Shorena Tsintsabadze

Shorena Tsintsabadze / Music Festival "Clavis"

"The pianist Shorena Tsintsabadze brings amazing performance, reminding us that such talent is rare to listen in the major local concert halls." B.A. Nilsson Metroland Online (Albany, NY), February 2011.

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"Clavis" Сontact

„Napamarum -
die Musikquelle“ GbR,
Marcus Rummel,
Natalia Panina-Rummel

TolzerStr. 18a
83677, Germany

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