Master class by Professor David Johnson (horn)

02 October – from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
03 October – from 11 am to 6.30 pm.

House of Scientists (Kyiv, 45 A Volodymyrska Street), 2st floor.

The master class is held within the framework of the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY 2021 program.

Active participation is free of charge. Selection by videos. The video must be recorded after January 1, 2020. The link to YouTube and the application form in MS Excel file can be emailed until 2021 September 24 to The application can be downloaded from the our website. Please attach your CV to the application in MS Word format.The number of ensembles that will take an active part in the master class will be determined by the teacher.

Passive participation is free of charge. Free entrance. Link for the registration –

3 October, at the end of the second day of master-class, professor will play concert and meet with students and teachers of Ukrainian music schools, colleges, and academies. Free entrance.

The questions you would like to ask professor can be sent in advance either through the application for participation in the master class – for active participants, or through the registration form – for passive participants. You can also ask your questions by sending an email to (be sure to indicate who the question is addressed to in the subject line of the email). And, of course, you can ask your questions to the musicians directly at the meeting – either in person or via e-mail.

Full program of VERE MUSIC ACADEMY 2021 on our website VERE MUSIC FUND –

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David Johnson is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is currently horn professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and has held principal horn positions in the Boston Opera Orchestra, Niedersaechsisches Staatsorchester Hannover, Philharmonia Hungarica, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Basel and the Berne Symphony.

Before moving to the Conservatorio in Lugano, Mr. Johnson taught at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany and Winterthur-Zürich. As a soloist, he won the Geneva International Horn Competition and the Swiss Prize in 1985.  With the American Horn Quartet, which he founded in 1982, he has won 1st prizes in Hungary (1989), Belgium (1991) and Japan (1992) in addition to recording 8 CDs to date.

Professor Johnson has served as a judge for many prestigious horn competitions, regularly conducts classes around the world and hosts the HORNCAMPS! summer horn workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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VERE MUSIC ACADEMY is a permanent master class program from VERE MUSIC FUND. It helps open Ukrainian performers’ access to best educational practices that used to cost them a lot of time, effort and money. But now it is possible to get to master classes of world-famous teachers and musicians without leaving Ukraine. it is also absolutely free.

In addition, the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY program includes one-day master classes from well-known Ukrainian artists who have already received worldwide recognition. When they come to perform in Ukraine, they set aside one day in their schedule to work with Ukrainian students.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the UKR Artists agency.