Welcome to Master in Music the musical podcast where I Petronella Torin tries to resolve the magic behind really great music. I like to invite you to a little backstage tour in some of my episodes. We will meet five quite different musicians and hear some of their experience with creating fantastic music. we start the tour with a famous Ulf Wandenbrandt, then we dive into the life of solo Cellist Niels Ullner followed by the singing professor Gun-britt Gustavsson and ending up with three swinging singing Hebbe Sisters. A sneak-peek into the normally very secretive lives of musician and their way of making music. Buy me a coffee
This year’s Christmas gift in Master in Music offers a three-in-one interview with the fantastic swinging sisters Emelie, Josefine and Maria, The Hebbe Sisters. Three Sisters that are Sweden’s answer to the Andrews Sisters, extending their three voices to new musical possibilities.
In a distant place in the Swedish forest lies a village called the “tune” village there in the sunny meadow lies a red cottage built in the old manners of a Dalsland house. Red coulure, with white decor. A surrounding garden is a magical place with nooks and crannies just about big engulf for a house-elf or two. In the little pound you can on a sunny day spot the salamanders playing with the weather fairies. The enchanted creatures of the meadow is not the only thing living here, because here is the home of Gun-Britt Gustafsson Lector in jazz singing at the Royal collage in Stockholm, singer, artist, choir leader and concert producer.
Welcome to Master in Music – the Podcast. I hope that you are doing well and are as excited as me to hear this amazing meeting with Attila Pasztor who is a multi-talented musician who plays the cello like a powerful ancient god, composes music and he is also working together with violinmakers to develop the instruments, and at the same time, he is a product manager at Thomastik Strings. Buy me a coffee He is classical educated in Cello playing by Daniel Schafran. Attila plays a cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore from 1697. He has done and won a lot of competitions: “Vienna Philharmonic” award, 1 prize at the “International Chamber Music Festival Austria”, 1st prize in the international competition in Liezen, 1st prize at the Bayreuth international music competition. He also went to the semi-finals in the famous Tchaikovsky competition, the jury that year was so divided that they could not name a winner. Attila works all over the world as a soloist but has his base in Vienna, Austria, where he takes care of producing the amazing Thomastik strings. He plays all kinds of music, classical to jazz, and when you first see him, his appearance is a very tall and muscular man that probably could be a bodyguard. At a closer look, you see his friendly curious eyes and realise that Attila is an amazing kind and friendly like a teddy bear but wild and adventurous in his artistic expression, always looking for new possibilities. In this episode, we talk about string production, cello playing, teaching and mentality. Now let’s listen to Attila Pasztor playing a Jazz trio with Franz Kogleman, Mario Arcari in the CD g(ood)luck, this is Blues all Alba. Featured Music AttilaPasztor.com Buy me a coffee
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you all are doing well and taking care of yourself. I am keeping up my grand need of teaching cello on my youtube channel Petronella Torin. I am also planning the next season of Master in Music and would love to hear your ideas for exiting guest to invite to the podcast. Write to me om Instagram @swedishcellist_petronellatorin or Facebook or on my website; your opinion matters! Buy me a coffee For today’s episode, I have a very special guest. The man that taught me all the best things I know about cello playing: Profesor and solo cellist Niels Ullner. He is a Danish music animal that just spreads music in every step of his life. He has been working as a principal cellist since his twenties at Malmö Symphony orchestra. He is a cello professor and chamber music director at the Danish national conservatory in Odense. Just like the famous tale from the writer H.C. Andersen tells the story about the ugly duckling, Niels has the gift of seeing the inner swan in every person he meets. As a Cello teacher, he can get to know your hidden soul just by listening to your playing, as he slowly peels off the layers of duckling feathers, he awakes a beautiful swan in all of his students. I have always admired Niels ability to see other people’s gift. In this episode you will get to go behind the scenes in the professional orchestra and learn about the unwritten orchestra rules, the does and don’t! Get a walk down memory lane to some of our times greatest cellist and Niels old teachers like Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Fournier, William Pleeth and some secret living locations of our most famous composers. I am so proud and grateful to have
Do you want to be your own CBO of your life and teaching studio? Or maybe reach your wildest dreams?! How about being a fantastic teacher?! even during a Corona crisis this can be possible. Ladies and gentlemen if this has caught your attention wait until you hear the episode with Michelle Powell the power pianist! A colourful Canadian Pianist based in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She is an Artistic Director of a fantastic concert series called the Opus 16 concerts. Michelle invites international Artist to play vibrant classical music in two local venues. Through music, she brings the world into the concert halls as the virtuous musicians perform the pieces from all of the worlds different time eras on all kinds of instruments. In her piano studio, Michelle is a proud teacher to 25 piano students, that weekly learn piano and personal development through the guidance of music. Michelle, together with her friend and colleague Violist Deanna Petre, leads a focus group called Mastermind for Musicians where they together brainstorm ideas on how to unlock your full potential. As a pianist, Michelle has performed and worked with the professional opera company Opera Zuid, Conservatorium Maastricht and given Masterclasses around Europe. She has participated in numerous competitions like the Helene Roberge competition, the Canadian Music competition, The Kiwanis competition and many more. I really enjoyed this interview as a mental trainer, cellist and just as myself. It is an inspiring interview and discussion. I hope you get a taste of the inspiration we felt while making this episode. Buy me a coffee Master in music is free to listen to but not to make if you want to support us take a screenshot and tag @swedishcellist_petronellatorin on Instagram or @masterinmusic on Facebook. You can also buy me a coffee on my
During three decades Alban Faust has performed on prominent folk music scenes throughout Europe, both as a soloist and with different bands. He has also built instruments and developed their design to a new level and brought back old traditional instrument from the dead. The instruments he makes are Swedish bagpipes and he has created his own design on the Nyckel harp called Alban Fast that is made in Vienna. His musical programs are varied and are adapted to every musical occasion. Alban’s instruments, the keyed-fiddle and the bagpipes invite the audiences to an amazing journey through his home district in Sweden:From the polkas’ magical rhythm, over the majestic harmonies of the wedding march to the melancholic sadness of the ballad. Music from the past or music Alban him self composed. Sometimes Alban spice the performance with ballads accompanied on the guitar In 2009 Alban Faust got The Zorn brand in silver, which gives him the right to title himself the national player. He has also received the Dalsland Medal and Mellerud Municipality’s cultural award. Buy me a coffee Master in music is free to listen to but not to make if you want to support us take a screenshot and tag @swedishcellist_petronellatorin on Instagram or @masterinmusic on Facebook. You can also buy me a coffee on my website. Featured Music Alban Faust on Spotify www.albanfaust.se Facebook Buy me a coffee
Jens Peter Maintz the cellist Paganini. A Star in the cello sky. Jens Peter Maintz has an outstanding reputation as a versatile soloist, popular chamber musician, and committed cello teacher. Originally from Hamburg, he studied with David Geringas and took part in masterclasses with other great cellists such as Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow, Frans Helmerson and Siegfried Palm. He was further influenced by his intensive chamber music study with Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin.In 1994 he won first prize in the ARD International Music Competition, which had previously not been awarded to a cellist for 17 years. He is a master in competing and he even enjoys competitions, he says in the episode. Buy me a coffee He was principal cellist of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, and travelled the world as a member of the renowned Trio Fontenay. Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz has been principal cello of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, on the invitation of Claudio Abbado. Since 2004 he has been professor at Berlin University of the Arts, where he teaches an exceptionally successful cello class. Many of his students are prize winners in important international competitions and some hold leading positions in major orchestras. He also teaches is Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid sense 2017. Jens-peter also teaches in well-known master classes as Kronberg and Rutesheim cello masterclasses. For his Sony Classical CD of solo works by Bach, Dutilleux and Kodaly, Jens Peter Maintz was presented with an ECHO-Klassik award. His highly acclaimed recording of Haydn’s cello concertos with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was released on the Berlin Classics label. ( also the price we listen to before the interview) Recently Jens-Peter also made a video in order to collect money to refugees through a Facebook page called Classical musicians helping refugees during the corona crises. Featured Music Links Facebook JensPeterMaintz.com Classical
From local drum teacher to international rock conductor for The Band ARIA to becoming the Principal guest conductor for the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. His face has been printed on t-shirts, keyrings, colanders and the crush barrier and guards have kept him safe around the big masses of fans that surround him during tours all over the world with great symphony orchestras, artist and bands. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Ulf Wadenbrandt conductor, drum teacher Director and a natural force of great energy. He is one of the reason I started to love playing music. He is no ordinary musician. If you go to his shows you will see a conductor with the energy of a wild animal and his concerts will be your great adventure. Jumping, headbanging with the biggest smile on his face Ulf Wadenbrandt will tickle you to laugher and smoothen your sorrows with his music. In this meeting in Trollhättan, Sweden at the local music school Ulf offers us an episode filled with tricks and tips from his life. We talk about how to get sponsors, build a brand, dealing with critics, dealing with fame and much more. Buy me a coffee Master in music is free to listen to but not to make if you want to support us take a screenshot and tag @swedishcellist_petronellatorin on Instagram or @masterinmusic on Facebook. You can also buy me a coffee on my website. Featured Music Ulf’s Youtube Channel Facebook Instagram wadenbrandt.com Buy me a coffee
Corona times and we are all locked up in our houses, concerts are cancelled and we are asking what should we do now? I have made a smaller episode where I share some of our podcast’s eminent and brilliant guest’s advice. Susanne Schimack talks about rejection and a singer’s daily challenges in practising, Fenna Ograjensik talks about how music affects your brain and body. We get the best advice from Peter Powell and his strategies to make and get concerts, Eric Diteren talks about how to build a good business. Morten shares his secrets as a conductor with us on how to make an orchestra sound brilliant. It is a short cut into the episodes and it might spread some light into the dark times we are facing. You can listen to the entire episodes in full length, for free, below. Use the time to make yourself strong and to do all the things you never had time to do that is involving self-isolation. I am here with the fifteen free Master in Music episodes and we will keep you company. I wish you all the best, if you like the podcast and want to support us take a screenshot and tag @swedishcellist on Instagram or @masterinmusic on Facebook, we hope to reach everyone that feels alone out there. Buy me a coffee Buy me a coffee