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Masterclasses

The renowned pianist teaches you how to improve your technique, achieve your most beautiful sound and realize your musical vision. Recorded over 20 years and available for the first time online, Elizabeth Sombart Masterclasses is a unique resource for intermediate to advanced pianists and music-lovers.

Next upcoming in-person masterclasses

From 1 pm to 6 pm:

  • 30 August
  • 6 December

For more information or if you want to register, please contact us by email: [email protected]

New masterclasses

How to lead the way through all the variations.

In this lesson you will witness how to develop a keen sense of all the elements which compose a piece by Chopin. The first ballade offers all the aspects of Chopin’s world.

You’re going to learn how to play the other Schubert. The Schubert of Waltzes, marches and Ländler

All Masterclasses

3 videos – In this masterclass, you will discover my approach to Bach’s music. You will learn phrasing, articulation and touch, and how to balance structure and freedom in this late Baroque masterpiece.

3 videos – 100 min – In this masterclass, you will learn everything you need to know about Beethoven and the classical style. I explain in detail the skills you will need to interpret Beethoven’s music, including articulation, phrasing, and touch 

25 videos – In this masterclass you will get insights on performing Beethoven’s music.

4 videos – Enter the polyphonic universe of Brahms

In this lesson you will witness how to develop a keen sense of all the elements which compose a piece by Chopin. The first ballade offers all the aspects of Chopin’s world.

The art of rubato in Chopin

2 videos – 38 min – Discover the art of rubato in Chopin

2 videos – 45 min – In this masterclass Sombart reveals how to find the right tempo in Chopin

5 videos – The big architecture in Chopin

This masterclass explores Chopin’s first nocturne, focusing on his rubato and the use of inspiration in his compositions. We examine the unique breathing rhythm set by starting on an upbeat and how Chopin’s expressiveness and bel canto influences, particularly from his relationship with Bellini, imbue his piano work with vocal qualities and hidden polyphony.

Significant attention is paid to left-hand phrasing and the nuanced treatment of specific notes, demonstrating how Chopin’s techniques enrich the music’s texture. The session aims to enhance understanding and appreciation of Chopin through focused listening and analysis.

9 videos – How to prepare to play with an orchestra. Learn how to play scales in Mozart

3 videos – 155 min – After this session you’ll learn to make Mozart live

19 videos – In this series of clips, your will learn how to phrase Mozart and articulate the rhythm

12 videos – In this masterclass you’ll learn to structure the sonata form

2 videos – 102 min – Enter the world of Schubert and learn how to realize the architecture of the piece

You’re going to learn how to play the other Schubert. The Schubert of Waltzes, marches and Ländler

5 videos – In this masterclass you’ll will learn to articulate the emotions in the Carnaval

How to lead the way through all the variations.

In this masterclass you’ll learn how to approach the universe of Schumann

SUBSCRIPTION

The benefits of your annual subscription
230.40 For one year access (=19.99€ per month)
  • Unlimited access to the masterclass video library
  • Masterclasses added regularly
  • Free access to the Résonnance Pedagogy e-book
  • Access for 1 user on all your devices
  • Communication with Elizabeth Sombart
  • Priority registration for in-person masterclasses