One of the most remarkably well systematized methods for memorization I’ve ever encountered is the one devised by Mtra. Maria Rosa Oubinia de Castro. I learnt this method from Sebastian Colombo one of her former students and the president of the Barcelonan “Centro de Estudios Pianisticos” (CEP) when I was a teenager. Maria Rosa Oubinia de Castro was one of Sacramuzza’s most committed students and the main inspirer for the production of the most comprehensive account on his pianistic technical approach: “Vicente Scaramuzza. La vigencia de una escuela pianística” by Sebastian Colombo (Oubinian’s former student).
We are going to work on understanding the method and its implementation. It is advisable to use it as a pedagogically containing framework as it certainly benefits the way our students focus their attention and optimize their learning time.
Working on how to turn polyphonic writing into a monophonic information stream could prove infinitely beneficial when dealing with highly intertwined passages. The reality is our brain is prepared to deal with one single stream of information at a time. We can blend lines and mask attacks one with each other, but at a single point in time we are certainly paying attention to one single piece of information. For that reason, it is crucial to understand how we can help our students by facilitating the performance in those sections where polyphony seems unachievable.
In this masterclass we will put special emphasis on working each hand individually and on the process which will lead us to play them simultaneously in a professional and reliable manner.
Note for non WKMT teachers:
Please make sure you book your appointment with enough notice as we only count with 3 places for advanced member students, and 1 for non-members.
We are looking forward to meeting you and work together towards consolidating an efficient and uniform approach.