GRADUS AD PARNASSUM is a private music institute in Altdorf near Nürnberg which stages intensive 4-day piano workshops throughout the year

Gradus Ad Parnassum

Julia Goldstein at the piano

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Gradus Ad Parnassum

Private institute for courses, seminars and workshops piano

with Julia Goldstein and Prof. Wolfgang Manz

GRADUS AD PARNASSUM is a private music institute situated in Altdorf near Nürnberg which organizes weekend piano workshops several times per year. These masterclasses are addressed to gifted and interested pupils and students striving for a professional musical career or preparing themselves for examinations and/or competitions.

With this initiative the pianist couple Julia Goldstein and Wolfgang Manz are continuing a tradition originating from their first domicile in Hannover where both accomplished their studies at the famous Hannover Music University. They use the ressources of their home infrastructure for concentrated teaching and coaching of young pianists, offering full board accommodation and practicing facilities. The familiar atmosphere of the private house has always been highly appreciated by the participants.

Each participant receives one lesson per day with either Julia Goldstein or Wolfgang Manz. The courses are usually held during vacation and examination time because there is higher demand for piano lessons. Each workshop finishes with an internal final concert in the afternoon of the last day with invited guests. Participants can either stay in private rooms in the neighborhood or in nearby hotels for a reasonable price. Furthermore limited practicing facilities are provided in the Institute.

The number of participants is limited to 8 in order to ensure a smooth organization and effective teaching. So far Julia Goldstein and Wolfgang Manz have held about 50-60 of such masterclasses within the last 15 years with growing success and reputation.