Master Classes for FLUTE & CLARINET in July


19.07.2015 - 25.07.2015


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

Thomas Holzmanntl_files/website/dozenten/Thomas_Holzmann.jpgThomas Holzmann wurde am 10. April 1983 in Schärding/Oberösterreich geboren. Er absolvierte ein zweijähriges Vorbereitungsstudium bei Gerald Kraxberger an der Bruckner Universität in Linz. Später wechselte der Klarinettist an die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, wo er sein Können bei Ernst Ottensamer und Johann Hindler vervollständigte. Meisterkurse und Workshops absolvierte er bei Martin Fröst, Wenzel Fuchs, Karl Leister, Ernesto Molinari und bei den Mitgliedern der Vienna Clarinet Connection. Der Künstler wirkte bei den Wiener Philharmonikern, dem Bayerischen Staatsorchester München, der Staatskapelle Dresden, dem Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, der Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, der Volksoper Wien, dem Niederösterreichischen Tonkünstler Orchester und beim Wiener Kammerorchester mit. Thomas Holzmann konzertierte unter anderem mit Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Franz Welser Möst, Trevor Pinnock, Dimitrij Kitajenko, Ivor Bolton, Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Donald Runnicles, Heinrich Schiff und Christoph Eschenbach. Von 2004-2005 war er Stipendiat des Herbert von Karajan Centrums und wurde von der Firma Leitz Austria Vertriebs Gmbh gesponsert. Der Musiker trat nach bestandenem Probespiel in die Guiseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie der Staatskapelle Dresden/Semper Oper ein. Er war dort von 2008-2010 Solo-Klarinettist. Von Juli 2010 bis Jänner 2012 war er im Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in derselben Position tätig. Im November 2012 gewann Thomas Holzmann das Probespiel für die Stelle der Solo-Klarinette bei den Nürnberger Symphoniker. Neben seiner Orchestertätigkeit beschäftigt er sich intensiv mit Kammermusik. Unter anderem mit dem „Parkplatz“ Klarinettenquartett., Clarinet

Class starts on: 19.07.2015 at 18:00
Arrival after: 15:00
Class ends on: 25.07.2015
Final Concert: 25.07.2015, 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 individual lessons, additional woodwind ensemble, piano coach, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, a workshop-concert, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, 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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