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Baroque Workshop 2021

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Marton Borsanyi Masterclass for keyboard players


Augustus 30th-September 4th  

September 7th - 9th (

A native of Hungary and currently on the faculty at the Liszt Academy as well as the Music Academy in Vienna, Borsanyi will share his enthusiasm for historical research into early music. This 5-day course will be an introduction to the instrument and the technical and interpretive alterations from the modern piano. It will include studies in figured bass realization, methods for baroque improvisation and the use of ornamentation. Accepted students can choose to study music played on piano from the 17th and 18th centuries. T

Capacity: 3-4 piano students

Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1984, Márton Borsányi studied harpsichord, continuo playing, and historical improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ Leipzig and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he was taught by Nicholas Parle, Jesper Christensen, and Rudolf Lutz. In 2009, he held a scholarship at the Academia Montis Regalis in Mondovì (Italy). For many years, he has focussed his musical endeavours on seventeenth-century keyboard music from German-speaking, Lutheran regions.

Márton Borsányi gives regular concert performances as a soloist and chamber musician, at the harpsichord as well as the organ. He is the organist at the Reformed Church in Oberwil (Basel-Landschaft) and at the Roman-Catholic church of St Martin in Egerkingen. Between 2016 and 2019 he held a teaching appointment at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz. Since 2017 he teaches harpsichord specific organology at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Since 2017 he also teaches the harpsichord class at ISAEM Festival in Warsaw and organises the Pannonia Early Music Academy in Hungary, since 2019 he teaches at MDW Vienna

He is also an enthusiastic harpsichord and organ teacher with a huge interest and experience in organology and early music research.  He has worked as a harpsichord expert and 'intonateuer' for Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, Conservatory Ljubljana, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Basel, Kunstuniversität Graz, for CD Recordings such as Bartók and Baroque - Helga Váradi Harpsichord, or 7 Toccatas by J. S. Bach - Eva Maria Pollerus Harpsichord and many more private customers in Hungary, Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia. As an 'intonateuer' Márton Borsányi also has more than 10 years of experience working with both real quills and delrin and also gives lectures on harpsichord maintenance and regulation. 


He feels most at ease with harpsichords built by Titus CrijnenBruce KennedyFerguson Hoey, the late Werner Iten, but believes that each harpsichord can be made special by giving it a voicing and a regulation that makes a perfect and very personal connection between the instrument and its owner. This personal touch will make every instrument unique in the end and will keep us, harpsichord players flexible and always open for new ideas. 

Terms and conditions

The fee for the first session is 1.750 TL.

and the second session is 1.100 TL


This includes all tuition costs from faculty, recording and filming of workshops. Travel and accommodation is on your own. Rest of the musicians for the Brandenburg 21 project will be in the Hanedan Cappadocia Suites. If you like the you may stay in this hotel for 80 Euro per night on BB bases. (Room rate for a 2 or 3 bed rooms) Or else there are many other options in Mustafapaşa

Payments can be done either online by CC

1st session : Payment

2nd session : Payment

Capacity: 3-4 pianists

Please send a recent video uploaded to youtube to as well as a short biography. Deadline: August 20

 Travel info: Map

With the valuable support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and Gül Baba Heritage Foundation

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