Master In Music - The Podcast


Interview podcast with successful musicians, who share their best tips for success and their experiences in the world of music


  • Episode 15 – Gun-Britt Gustafsson

    Episode 15 – Gun-Britt Gustafsson

    09/09/2020 Duração: 01h47min

    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. .bmc-button img{width: 35px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;box-shadow: none !important;border: none !important;vertical-align: middle !important;}.bmc-button{padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;line-height: 35px !important;height:51px !important;min-width:217px !important;text-decoration: none !important;display:inline-flex !important;color:#000000 !important;

  • Rutesheim Special Part 6: Attila Pasztor

    Rutesheim Special Part 6: Attila Pasztor

    14/08/2020 Duração: 34min

    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. .bmc-button img{width: 35px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;box-shadow: none !important;border: none !important;vertical-align: middle !important;}.bmc-button{padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;line-height: 35px !important;height:51px !important;min-width:217px !important;text-decoration: none !important;display:inline-flex !important;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#FFDD00 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;border: 1px solid transparent !important;padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;font-size: 22px !important;letter-spacing: 0.6px !important;box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(190, 190, 190, 0.5)

  • Episode 14 – Niels Ullner

    Episode 14 – Niels Ullner

    26/06/2020 Duração: 01h36min

    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! .bmc-button img{width: 35px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;box-shadow: none !important;border: none !important;vertical-align: middle !important;}.bmc-button{padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;line-height: 35px !important;height:51px !important;min-width:217px !important;text-decoration: none !important;display:inline-flex !important;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#FFDD00 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;border: 1px solid transparent !important;padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;font-size: 22px !important;letter-spacing: 0.6px !important;box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(190

  • Episode 13 – Michelle Powell

    Episode 13 – Michelle Powell

    29/05/2020 Duração: 01h43min

    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

  • Episode 12 – Alban Faust

    Episode 12 – Alban Faust

    30/04/2020 Duração: 02h40s

    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 Da

  • Rutesheim Special Part 5: Jens Peter Maintz

    Rutesheim Special Part 5: Jens Peter Maintz

    17/04/2020 Duração: 30min

    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. .bmc-button img{width: 35px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;box-shadow: none !important;border: none !important;vertical-align: middle !important;}.bmc-button{padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;line-height: 35px !important;height:51px !important;min-width:217px !important;text-decoration

  • Episode 11 – Ulf Wadenbrandt

    Episode 11 – Ulf Wadenbrandt

    29/03/2020 Duração: 01h42min

    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 abo

  • Best Of – Part 1

    Best Of – Part 1

    18/03/2020 Duração: 37min

    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

  • Episode 10 – Vykintas Baltakas

    Episode 10 – Vykintas Baltakas

    17/02/2020 Duração: 01h40min

    Welcome to Master in Music and Episode nr 10! Before I start the introduction, I like to remind the listeners that Master in music is free to listen to but not to make so every little contribution to making the podcast exist is most welcome you can contribute by go to and by me a coffee.  .bmc-button img{width: 35px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;box-shadow: none !important;border: none !important;vertical-align: middle !important;}.bmc-button{padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;line-height: 35px !important;height:51px !important;min-width:217px !important;text-decoration: none !important;display:inline-flex !important;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#FFDD00 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;border: 1px solid transparent !important;padding: 7px 10px 7px 10px !important;font-size: 22px !important;letter-spacing: 0.6px !important;box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(190, 190, 190, 0.5) !important;-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px 0px rgba(190, 190, 190, 0.5) !impor

  • Episode 9 – Morten Ryelund

    Episode 9 – Morten Ryelund

    24/12/2019 Duração: 01h41min

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Master in Music listeners! I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for listening to the podcast and liking, sharing and giving me feedback on the pod. We are growing and have listeners from all corners of the world. Thank you so much for being here, it means the world to me to have your support. I make this podcast for free and for every episode there is about one week of full time work for me and my boyfriend who helps with all the editing. So if you like to support and make the podcast better you can now buy me a coffee. It is a service that makes it possible for everyone who likes and have the opportunity to give 3 euros or more to the production of this podcast. A huge thank you to all that already gave me a coffee it will be put to good use and we already have big plans for 2020.  To celebrate the holiday season I have of course an amazing Christmas present for everyone! An episode with Morten Ryelund, the man that changed my life and the way I look

  • Episode 8 – Anton Somers

    Episode 8 – Anton Somers

    26/11/2019 Duração: 01h26min

    Today's episode is inviting us to the little village of Mersele in Belgium. Next to Antwerpen, the city of diamonds, lies the atelier of Anton Somers. It is a magical place where wood transforms to a singing work of art. Anton Somers, born in 1986, is a young violinmaker with an enormous passion for wood. He studied to become a furniture maker but then one day his family led him into the fine work of instrument making and Anton studied violin making in Antwerpen and now he is a violin maker and a teacher in violin making at the ILSA violin making school in Antwerp. His instruments are sold in Paris at Guy Coquoz or in London at Sean bishop. Anton shares some of his best trade secrets and his passion for varnishes and making different kinds of pigment on the wood in this episode. We also talk about how to take good care of instruments. Anton Somers' instruments are played on by many great instrumentalists.  You can hear the cellist Wojciech Fudala, playing a live recording of Antonín Dvořák : Rondo in G min

  • Rutesheim Special Part 4: Stephan Braun

    Rutesheim Special Part 4: Stephan Braun

    20/10/2019 Duração: 53min

    Stephan Braun the cellist, composer and jazz artist I am proud to present our first Jazz man in Master in Music - the Podcast. It is Master in Music's one year birthday and this episode with Stephan Braun is the greatest gift. He is a one man orchestra, who can create music that sounds like a whole jazz band on his single cello. It is just fantastic. He has also won first prize at the international jazz competition with his trio in Bucharest and he has travelled the world playing in the most incredible concert halls like Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Vienna Opera house, Paris Olympia theatre, Rutesheim Cellofestival of course and many, many more, because once you hear this amazing cello phenomena you just want more. Since 2014 he is teaching at the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien” in Hannover in Germany and he is giving masterclasses in Rutesheim. He is preforming with different ensembles and one of my favourites is Deep strings which is a cello duo with his amazing wife who sings and pl

  • Episode 7 – Peter Powell

    Episode 7 – Peter Powell

    05/08/2019 Duração: 01h26min

    A musician by training and entrepreneur by accident! Ladies and gentlemen buckle up I give you Peter Powell or Peter Power as I like to call him. Peter is the man that can make your dreams as a musician come true in the sense that he has the knowledge that makes a musician get concerts. Going from studying music to working as one takes more than just musical knowledge. In this episode we talk about how to get concerts from the practice room to the stage and having an audience that listens to you and how to get to play in festivals, we also talk about Team Academy that is the new school model of learning business here in Maastricht and all over the world. We talk about Peters blog where he writes about how to set goals and reach them. Peter gives us some tips and tricks on Facebook management and poster making. This episode contains lots of inspiration and knowledge that we wish we knew when we start our work as a musician. Peter was the man who kicked my butt out of the practice room and in to working as a

  • Rutesheim Special Part 3: Jakob Spahn

    Rutesheim Special Part 3: Jakob Spahn

    02/06/2019 Duração: 31min

    Jakob Spahn: the young Solo cellist of the Bavarian State Opera, the Zlatan of the cello. He has won awards and travelled the world sharing his music and now he is a welcome guest in Master in Music. Jakob is smart, charming and creative. With his new CD recording of Gulda cello concerto, he brings classical music to the next technical level with a innovative 3D recording. He tells us how an app is on the way where you can zoom in and listen closer to the different instruments in the orchestra, and as you zoom the sound of that instrument gets louder. Pretty awesome! In this episode he also gives us his best advice in how to win an orchestra audition, what the difference is between winning that job or not. If you want to learn more from Jakob apply for this year’s masterclass in audition training at Rutesheim Cello Akademie, the highlight of the autumn. You also have the chance to win his new CD with his autograph by sharing the post of this episode on Facebook and tagging a friend that should listen

  • Episode 6 – Petronella Torin

    Episode 6 – Petronella Torin

    05/05/2019 Duração: 01h33min

    In this episode of Master in Music we reveal the women behind the microphone, Petronella Torin. It is an interview where our own Podcaster get to answer questions instead of asking them. We talk about why she is making this podcast, how to start a company and how to get on the first page in the news papers and sell nineteen concerts in less than ten days. She is a Musician, Podcaster and Teacher and here are some of her tips on living a musicians life. Who is interviewing, you wonder, since Petronella is being interviewed? Wiekie Stouten. She wrote to Master in Music and asked if she could interview Petronella and naturally, we said yes and why not make an episode out of it. Wiekie is currently making her first Master in Solo Singing at the Conservatorium in Tilburg as a Mezzo-Soprano. She has her first Master exam concert the 6th of June at 12.00 o'clock, singing an Opera of Janacek, Tillburg Conservatorium, Room A0016.

  • Rutesheim Special – Part 2: Claudio Bohórquez

    Rutesheim Special – Part 2: Claudio Bohórquez

    11/04/2019 Duração: 37min

    I hope you are doing well and I’d like to say thank you all for listening. It is a pleasure to see that the Master in Music podcast is reaching ears all over the world. Thank you for listening and please, if you want to share something or give me some tips on which guests to interview or feedback don’t hesitate to write me on my website or Facebook, A Swedish Cellist Petronella Torin. Today I present for you the second amazing episode from Rutesheim special. Rutesheim is a village in Germany where the Rutesheim cello festival is taking place every autumn right around my birthday. The applications have just been open for this year’s festival and what better way to celebrate this, than an interview from one of the eminent professors, Claudio Bohórquez. He is a soloist, a chamber musician, teacher and very good at table tennis. One of Rutesheim’s champions if you ask me. I was very nervous to ask him to participate in the podcast, I mean it is almost to good to be true that he said yes. He is not only an awe

  • Episode 5 – Eric Dieteren

    Episode 5 – Eric Dieteren

    25/03/2019 Duração: 01h08min

    Spring has come to the Netherlands!  It is tulips everywhere and I just came home from a rainy Paris where I had the pleasure to play in the centre Wallonia Brussels. I hope where ever you are listening to this podcast, that the winds of spring have reached you as well. In today's episode, my guest is a man who really loves to work. He started out as a Psychologist and then one day he and his brother, who is a violin player, started an orchestra and bought a church to practise in. He has represented  big stars as a music manager and arranged concerts all over Europe. Right now he is managing the Drummers in Slagerij van Kampen. He is the musical coordinator of the music school Kumulus and works with the Bonnefanten museum here in Maastricht. Hold on this is not all, he is also owner, founder and director of ICON entertainment. In this episode we talk about how to succeed in the music world. What does a manager look for in a musician, what to do and what not to do, we talk about success and fai

  • Rutesheim Special – Part 1: Matthias Trück

    Rutesheim Special – Part 1: Matthias Trück

    10/02/2019 Duração: 39min

    This is an extra episode that I like to add in a special edition: the Rutesheim cello academy edition. I had the pleasure of attending for the second year in a row the "Akademie Rutesheim Cello Festival" in Germany and naturally I took my podcast equipment with me when I had some of the world's best cellists within my reach. Today's guest in the Pod is no one else than Matthias Trück, a cellist and the festival leader and founder himself. He is an extraordinary person who has steered this festival for 10 years and built it up from zero to something that I like to call Cello heaven. It is seven days full of great concerts every evening with different constellations of chamber music and orchestral pieces for cello. The days are full of Masterclasses with eight different professors who are super cello stars. I had the pleasure to interview 6 of them and some of the great students attending the festival.  The festival also contains a Music fair with a lot of instrument builders, string companies and much much

  • Episode 4 – Ine Vanoeveren

    Episode 4 – Ine Vanoeveren

    19/01/2019 Duração: 01h47min

    Happy New Year Master in Music listeners! I hope you had a great start on your 2019, if not here is your chance to turn it around with an amazing interview with Doctor Ine Vanoveren, doctor in contemporary flute playing. This young and unusual flutist. has dedicated her life to modern art. Except having a doctor's degree in Flute, she is also Assistant Professor Contemporary Flute - Conservatoire Royal de Liège, Belgium & Artistic Researcher - Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Belgium. She chairs the Research Group 'CREATION' - Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Belgium. In this episode, she shares her new book with us which is written to explain the mysteries of modern music. It is called  “Tomorrow's music in practice today”.  Ine shares her methods of mastering modern music. She tells us about her projects “experiments are more refreshing then socks” and she tells us how, during her studies in California, she made a performance based on a man who accidentally shot himself which in real life was her frie

  • Episode 3 – Susanne Schimmack

    Episode 3 – Susanne Schimmack

    16/12/2018 Duração: 01h32min

    She is an amazing Valkyrie woman with a voice with the power of a goddess. At least since her last role as Electra in Richard Strauss Opera. She is a Dramatic Soprano who’s second home is the Opera stages. She has worked all over the world from Denmark in the north at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, to the Arizona Opera. She has sung around 90 operatic roles as Turandot, Parsifal, Carmen and her latest grand interpretation of Electra. She has also written a research paper about Electra as a role in the Conservatorium Maastricht where she is a lecturer in Opera and Solo Singing. She tells us amazingly good advice on how to become a great opera singer and musician and how to cope with life on stage when you have to act in a love scene. She also tells us how, as a kid, she used to listen to jazz and how one day just walked into a theatre and asked them how she can become a singer. Before we start with the interview, let’s enjoy together Susanne Schimmack singing Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Last mov

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