Innovative Pedagogy incorporating the ideas of Konstantin Stanislawski

In both pedagogy and piano performance Ms Eschwé has developed unique styles: Being also trained as an actress, she has merged the best of two worlds - the art of music and the art of acting - into a method of piano teaching and playing, optimally appealing to the creative sources of the performer. The ideas of Konstantin Stanislawsky concerning acting and stage performance form the basis of her new and valuable approach in music. She has adpated the concepts of dramaturgy, emotional approach to piano playing, integrating Yoga, rhethorics and visual arts.

Ms Eschwé has published extensively in Europe on her teaching method, and lectured at the following institutes since 1997: University of Music, Graz, Austria, Federal Music School, Salzburg, Austria, International EPTA Congress in Budapest, Hungary, EPTA Conference Nunspeet Nederland, Landesmusikschule Hamburg, Germany and has also given masterclasses and lectures throughout the USA including Chicago, Boston and Sacramento, e.g. New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Roosevelt University, a.o.

She has been teaching at the Vienna Music University and Music Schools. At present she is head of a Music School in Vienna.

Applied and transformed ideas of Stanislawski's Psychotechnique

Stage presence and concentration
imagination, action – “as if”
emotional memory
synesthetic phenomena
units and tasks
language and music

Body training

breathing and yoga
developing physical freedom, reducing body tensions

Interpretation training

Deciphering the musical text – developing an individual subtext
Subtexts – emotional, visual, intellectual, literary


- balance of inner creativ powers of the student and piano technique
- interaction between emotion and intellect
- strengthening inner potentials / imagination, phantasy, control
- from the conscious into the subconscious
- original and truthful playing
- ethical response to the works of art

Lectures and Seminars on innovative teaching method

2007 - Bruckner University of Music, Linz, Austria
2005 - Hamburg Music School (Two-days seminar)
2004 - Conservatory of Amsterdam, Tufts University, Boston
2003 - New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music Boston, USA
2003 - EPTA Congress Maribor, Slovenia
2002 - Hamburg Music School, Germany
2002 - Longy School of Music, Boston, USA
2001 - EPTA Congress of the Netherlands
2000 - International EPTA Congress, Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest
1997 - EPTA Congress, Music University Graz

Guest Lectures at Universities and Conservatories in Europe, Asia, USA

2006 - Symposion at the Institute of Pedagogy, Graz, Austria
2005 - New England Conservatory, Tufts University, Boston
2004 - Conservatory of Amsterdam
2002, 2004 - Tufts University, Boston, MA
2002, 2004 - New England Conservatory, MA
2002 - Longy School of Music, Boston, MA
2000 - Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
2000 - CSUS Universtät, Sacramento, California
1998 - Music University of Graz, Austria


Music and Language
Development of Musical Talents as regards Creativity and Personality Traits
Clara Schumann as a Composer
Robert and Clara Schumann as song composers
Composition methods in the Vienna Classical Period
Clara Schumann and her influence on piano performance
Diabelli Variations – Project with Tufts University 2002
Schubert and his time
Schubert and his influence on Johannes Brahms
Music History (Development of four-handed piano music in the Romantic Period)

Master Classes and Juror Activity

International Enescu Competition, Bukarest, Romania, 2007, 2009
International Master Class in Piatr Neamtc, Romania, 2008
Conservatory of Amsterdam, 2002, 2004
New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Tufts University Boston, 2002, 2004
International Master Class in Yeosu, Korea, 2004
International Master Class in Slowakia, Europe, 2003
International Youth Course for Piano, Cello, Violin, Chamber Music in Hungary, 1998-2002
Chamber Music Course, Conservatory Feldkirch, Austria, 2003
Summer Academy Allegro Vivo, Austria, since 2003
Chairman in the Jury of the Piano Competition “Boston Festival”, Salzburg, Austria, 2002
International Master Classes in Seoul 1997, 2001


Musikalische Subtexte – die Musik als Ausdruck unserer inneren Welt, in:
Üben und Musizieren, Verlag Schott, Heft 4, 2001

Schauspielmethodenfür Pianisten – Studien nach Stanislawski, in:
Jugend musiziert, Leoben, Heft 96, 1998

Kann man Intuition lernen? In:

Jugend musiziert, Leoben, Heft 98, Sept. 1998

Schauspielmethoden im Klavierunterricht, Studien nach Stanislawski, in:
EPTA Dokumentation, Universität Graz, Nov. 1997

Stanislawski-módszer a zongorajátékban, in:

Parlando, 13. Vol., Budapest, 2001

De Stanislawski methode in het pianospel – Kann creativiteit onderwezen worden?in:

Piano bulletin, 19e jaargang nr. 3, 2001 email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!



Live CD (lecture texts and sound examples), live video