Master Classes for FLUTE & CLARINET in July


13.07.2014 - 19.07.2014


Birgit Ramsltl_files/website/dozenten/Ramsl.jpgBirgit Ramsl is professor for flute at the Unoversity for Music Vienne, is solo flutist at the Volksoper Vienna, appeared as concerto soloist with the Lower Austrian Composers Orchestra, the Philharmonia Wien, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Hofer Symphoniker, the Camerata Hamburg, the Kronstadt Philharmonic, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Hong Kong Academy Orchestra. In addition to numerous solo piano concerts with them is also sought after chamber music partner and co-founder of the "triopartout" (flute, viola, harp). She has won the most important Austrian music Competitions ("Young Musicians" 1996, "Gradus ad Parnassum" 2000) and scholarships. This was followed by prizes in international competitions. She also won the "Mozart Prize of Wiesbaden 2004" by the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, and was a prizewinner at the International Music Competition "Pacem in Terris2 in Bayreuth in 2001 and at the International Flute Competition" Jean-Pierre Rampal "in Paris 2005. Birgit Ramsl studied with Wolfgang Schulz and Barbara Gisler-Haase at the Vienna Music University and completed a master class in parallel studies with Andras Adorjan at the Munich Academy of Music. For her achievements she was awarded by the mayor of the town of Krems with the lapel pin in silver., Flute

Ferdinand Steinertl_files/Dozenten/Steiner.jpgIn addition to his activity as a solo clarinettist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg he appears as a soloist and as a chamber musician at many international festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Festival Mozart Nantes, the Festival International de Galicia (Spain), the Mozart Festival Kanazawa (Japan), the Carinthian Summer. Ferdinand Steiner was first clarinettist with the Vienna Stae Opera Orchestra, with the Vienna Philharmonic, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with the 'Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin', with the Cologne 'Gürzenich Orchestra' and with the Camerata Salzburg. Appearances as a soloist took place in the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, in the great hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum, in the Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, together with the Mozarteum Orchestra, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Philharmonisches Orchester Südwestfalen an with the Sinfonietta Shizuoka, Japan. Steiner's CD releases are internationally highly respected and they are outstandingly reviewed. Concert tours show him in South America, in Japan and in many European countries. He teaches at yearly master classes in Japan and appears there frequently as a soloist in the Granship Shizuoka together with the Sinfonietta Shizuoka. In summer Ferdinand Steiner teaches at the 'Bläserurlaube Bad Goisern' and at the semester seminars of the Salzburg College. Recently he also assisted Prof. Wenzel Fuchs (solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic) at the international 'Sommerakademie' in Salzburg. Ferdinand Steiner studied in Vienna with Peter Schmidl, Ernst Ottensamer and Johann Hindler, completed with diploma, and followed by a postgraduated study with Alois Brandhofer in Salzburg and master classes with Prof. Alfred Prinz and Karl Leister., Clarinet

Fausto Quintabatl_files/website/dozenten/quintaba.jpg"An outstanding pianist!" – This was Joseph Horovitz's comment after listening to his "Sonatina" recorded by Fausto Quintabá together with clarinettist Ferdinand Steiner. Fausto Quintabá had piano lessons with the pianist and composer Marcello Biondolillo at the Conservatory in Palermo. After taking the diploma with distinction he won many national and international competitions, attended the master class of Aquiles Delle Vigne, Bruno Mezzena and Pierluigi Camicia at the International summer academy Mozarteum, and appeared in concert in Austria (ORF/Salzburg and Tyrol, Konzerthaus/Vienna); in Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, France (Salle Gaveau/Paris), The Netherlands (Concertgebouw/Amsterdam), Italy, together with the Salzburg Soloists and with the Ensemble Acrobat conducted by Peter Wesenauer, David Danzmayr and others. He was engaged in Salzburg as a piano coach for Alois Brandhofer's clarinet class and for Grace Bumbry's singing class. In July 2005 and 2006 he appeared at the opening of the Salzburg Festival and he took his second diploma with distinction as concert pianist at the Universität Mozarteum/Salzburg with Prof. Claudius Tanski. He is presently a piano teacher at the Musikum/Salzburg and a piano coach at the Landeskonservatorium/Innsbruck. His first solistic recording – featuring music by N. Zehm, F. Liszt, M. Biondolillo and G. Ligeti – will be published next year., Coaching

Class starts on: 13.07.2014 at 18:00
Arrival after: 15:00
Class ends on: 19.07.2014
Final Concert: 19.07.2014, 11:00

Register for this Class

The Master Classes for flute and clarinet with international renowned professors addresses to students of music, professional musicians, teachers of instruments, ensembles and soloists, as well as to ambitious amateurs. During this week they prepare themselves intensively for trial performance, a concert, a competition, or an exam; or they simply can elaborate a program of free choice.

The castle Zell an der Pram with its generous seminar-rooms, its stimulating atmosphere and its unique and romantic setting in the Upper Austrian "Innviertel", offers an excellent background for intensive work with internationally renowned professors and guarantee a further artistic and professional development.

Following obligations are offered and contained in the fee
Daily ca. 40 minutes resp. 80 minutes (if you book the second lesson unit) individual lessons, additional woodwind ensemble, piano coach, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, participation at a workshop-concert, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, consultation advice for participants, teachers and parents at the end of the course week, all classes open for listeners. All participants will receive a diploma of participation. Free use of the open WLAN.


A main focus lies in specific individual support in technique, in interpreting your selected program. We also will work on an improvement of your musical power of expression and the promotion of your musical personality also to prepare you for concerts, contests, auditions and examinations or just to prepare a program for your pleasure.

You can freely choose the program for the course.

Invited are
The International Master Courses of the Austrian Master Classes aimed at advanced students (soloists and ensembles) at music schools, conservatories or music highschools (music universities) and professional musicians and instrumental teachers who for a week want to prepare for a concert performance, an audition or an audit intensive or simply want to develop a program their own choice.

Also welcome are advanced amateurs who are able and willing to engage in the work in a professional manner. The class is open for participants older than age 14.

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria.

The class starts at 6 p.m. with a "come together" in the Festival Hall, afterwards dinner.
The class ends after the public concert in the Knights Hall of the castle.

Late applications will be considered if possible, but due to high demand and limited space, we recommend to submit your application in time.

Final Concert
The class ends with a public concert in the Knights Hall of the castle. The participants will be selected by the professors.

Leisure-Time Activities
There are sports grounds, a swimming-bath and a gym for ball-games, table tennis, etc. You will certainly have time for a trip to explore the surroundings of Zell an der Pram.

you can participate in the master classes for flute, clarinet, Strings and piano and in the master class for chamber music at the same time.


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