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Masterclasses 2022

Masterclasses organised by the «Stars at the Rhine» music society.

September 20 - 25th, 2022


Students get free entrance to all concerts of the 2022 festival edition.

Participation fee masterclass: Sfr. 600.-

Application deadline: June 15th 2022

Basler Kantonalbank
Postfach 4002 Basel
IBAN: CH81 0077 0253 8403 9200 1
Account holder: Stars at the Rhine
Purpose: Masterclass


Larissa Dedova




Students are requested to organise their accommodations by themselves.

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- Heimathafen Lörrach: «You are on the journey – here you can dock or anchor.»

- H95: «H95 offers carefully furnished rooms for a bed & breakfast in an artistic ambience.»

- Youth Hostel Basel: «Designer Youth Hostel. Modern comfort in a historic building.»

- HYVE (former YMCA): «Choose between the hotel with high-quality rooms, spacious apartments and studios or the hostel with shared rooms.»

- Basel Backpack: «We are Basel’s premier Backpacker and Guesthouse, located in a renovated factory complex, only a 10 minute walk from the main train station (SBB).»

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For over 30 years Larissa Dedova has appeared in solo and chamber recitals in concert halls throughout the world at such venues as Carnegie Hall, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington DC; the Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic,

St. Petersburg; Teatro Ghione, Rome;

the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Moscow; Neue Gewandhaus, Leipzig; Schauspielhaus, Berlin; Salle de Tanneurs, Tours; Lignano Festival Hall, Lignano;

Neue Welt Hall, Zwickau; and Bulgaria Hall, Sofia.

A dedicated teacher, highly regarded for her masterclasses presented throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, Dedova has prepared many winners of most notable international piano competitions. She taught at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a member of the full-time piano faculty for

27 years.

As soloist, she has played with famous orchestras, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Kiev Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Budapest, Moscow Philharmonic and Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Throughout her long and illustrious career, Dedova has performed or collaborated with luminaries such as Dmitry Kabalevsky, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Spivakov and the Guarneri Quartet. She has appeared as a festival artist for numerous music festivals, such as the William Kapell International Piano Festival at the University of Maryland, Semaines Musicales de Tours in France, Russian Stars in South Korea, Borken Festival in Germany, Schlern International Music Festival and Cividale del Friuli Festival in Italy, as well as the International Piano Festival and White Nights Festival in

St. Petersburg, Russia. Her chamber music activities include performances with the Left Bank Quartet, flutist Raimond Guiot, cellist Menahem Meir and pianist Mikhail Volchok.


The lyricism, romanticism and virtuosity of Dedova’s performances have brought her

the love and affection of audiences and critical acclaim. Commenting on Dedova’s performance of the D-minor Brahms Concerto with the Fairfax Symphony,

The Washington Post described it as «performance that went straight to the heart of the music.» With prodigious technique and musical aplomb, Dedova has earned important honors and awards. She was a winner of the Bach International Competition in Leipzig and «Pro Piano» International Piano Competition in New York, among others. In 1994, Dedova was named «The Honored Artist of Russia.»

Dedova’s recording credits include releases for the Melodia label as well as for ConClaRec and Morning Storm labels. Her four-CD set Debussy: The Complete Solo Piano Music (May 2011, Centaur Records) earned praise from Fanfare Magazine, declaring Dedova «an artist of the highest caliber ... an unerring musical instinct and flawless technique.» American Record Guide commended her artistry and interpretation of the composer’s music, stating «her Debussy draws on a giant palette of sound colors.»

In April 2012 this recording was announced a winner of the Global Music Award.

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