Prof. Peter Bruns • Cello • Musikhochschule Leipzig

Course Details

Course Dates
May 3rd, 2018 – May 9th, 2018

Course Fee
649 EUR

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 |  Germany

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The cellist Peter Bruns has established an excellent reputation in the international music world as one of Germany’s leading cellists.

Born in Berlin, he studied with Professor Peter Vogler at Berlin’s “Hanns Eisler” Academy of Music.

Peter Bruns has performed as soloist and chamber musician in renowned concert halls throughout all continents, including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall in London, concert halls in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul, in the Semperoper Dresden, in the Leipziger Gewandhaus as well as at the most important festivals including the Kuhmo, Bergen, Berlin and Dresden Music Festivals, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Seoul Spring Festival and Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus festival.

The artist has also performed as soloist with many major orchestras and has toured with the Staatskapelle Dresden as well as with the RAI, MDR and Berlin symphony orchestras. He has collaborated with conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Eliahu Inbal, Gianandrea Noseda, Christoph Prick, Marc Albrecht and Bruno Weil.

His fascination with the ancient language of music and the instrumentation of the various stylistic periods has led to close collaboration with renowned orchestras in this field, in particular with the “Akademie für Alte Musik” Berlin, with whom Peter Bruns has played for CD productions, concerts and festivals (Bergen, Brügge, Berlin, Regensburg, Köthen).

From 1993-2000, Peter Bruns was Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival. From 1998 to 2005, he was Professor for Cello at the Dresden School of Music and, since 2005, has held the same position at the Academy of Music in Leipzig.

Master classes led Peter Bruns to many German cities as well as to London, New York, France, Sweden and Australia.

Developing also a career as conductor, Peter Bruns is Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig since 2014, and performs regularly in its own concert series in the Gewandhaus Leipzig as well as on tours.

Peter Bruns has recorded a series of award winning CDs including Brahms’s Cello Sonatas, Bach’s Six Suites for Cello Solo, the works of Gabriel Fauré, Ernest Bloch, Charles Koechlin and Robert Schumann, a recording of a Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach concert which won the Cannes Classical Award for “Best CD of the Year”, Antonin Dvorak’s works for cello and orchestra with the Staatskapelle Dresden and his highly acclaimed recordings of Haydn’s, Schumann’s and Volkmann’s Cello Concertos with the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig.

Peter Bruns plays on a cello from Carlo Tononi, Venice 1730, which was once owned by Pablo Casals.

Course services

– Min. 4 lessons
– Accompanist
– Public performances 
– Closing concert
– Career counseling
– Concert engagements in Berlin for the best participants


BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany


Please include with your application:
– a completed application form
– a copy of your passport or ID
– a C.V. with a photo
– a list of desired pieces

Application deadline: April 19, 2018

Course fees

Masterclass Peter Bruns: 649 €
Passive listener (entire course): 200 €
Day pass: 50 €

With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.


The closest hotels for the affordable price are:

Amadeus Hotel Central
Sens City Hotel Albergo
Hotel Villa Konstanz
Hotel St.-Michaels-Heim

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 350€ (this price includes professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).

Please send your application by e-mail:
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or to the following address:
Blackmore International Music Academy
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany
Tel. +49 30 89 73 48 65 (Voicemail)

649 EUR