Interpretation Course: J S Bach’s Cello Suites and Cello-Ensemble Workshop

Interpretation Course: J S Bach’s Cello Suites 
and Cello-Ensemble Workshop

Albert Roman

August 7th – 14th, 2021

Target Groups: cellists, students, pupils

Languages: German, French, English, Romansh

Registration deadline: July 24th, 2021

Course location: Chesa da Cultura, Via Dimlej 44, CH-7500 St. Moritz

Interpretation Course: J S Bach’s Cello Suites and Cello-Ensemble Workshop with Albert Roman
The interpretation course focuses on the Six Suites for Cello Solo by J S Bach. Individual lessons will deal with the musical and instrument-specific problems of the suites. Work analyses of the six suites within the context of music history are intended to promote understanding of the various possibilities of interpreting Bach’s cello suites. Participants interested in the ensemble workshop may form groups at the beginning of the course and get to know the available cello-ensemble literature. All cellists will rehearse Bach’s Art of the Fugue in the cello orchestra. The workshop will open with a convivial dinner on August 7th, 2021, at 6 p.m.. The closing concert will take place on August 13th, 2021, at 8.30 p.m..

Albert Roman, a native of St. Moritz, Switzerland, began playing cello at an early age and studied with such renowned cellists as André Navarra, Pierre Fournier, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, and Janós Starker. Two first prizes in international music competitions marked the beginning of a busy career, over the course of which he has given concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. His repertoire as a soloist includes more than 100 cello works from the baroque period to the 21st century. He has given the first performance of numerous works dedicated to him. Among his recordings, specially to be mentioned the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Swiss composer Rudolf Moser as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the CD “Miniaturen“ with the Italian pianist Bruno Canino. as well as the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J S Bach. He is particularly interested in music education. For his contribution in promoting talented young cellists in China, he was given the Friendship Award 1999 of the People‘s Republic of China. He is a guest professor at the music academies of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Xi’an, Conductor of the Swiss China Cello Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Chesa da Cultura St. Moritz.