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Youth course - Easter Camp for young STRINGS

Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Orchestra

25.03.2018 - 31.03.2018


Michaela Girardi This violinist from Salzburg received her musical education at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Indiana University in the USA and Lübeck Music College. Her teachers included Paul Roczek, Mauricio Fuks and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Michaela Girardi gave her first solo performance at the age of 11 with the Salzburg Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has constantly appeared as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra, Linz, the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic and the German Chamber Academy, Neuss. However, her greatest passion is chamber music. She has been permanently influenced in this as a member of the Callino Quartet by her close collaboration with artists such as the Hagen Quartet, Eberhard Feltz, Walter Levin, György Kurtag and Erich Höbarth. Concert tours took Michaela Girardi to Wigmore Hall, the Chamber Music Festival in Bordeaux, Prussia Cove, the Viennese Concert Hall, the Beethoven Festival in Bonn and many other festivals in Europe with partners such as Jörg Widmann, Pekka Kuuisto, Barry Douglas and Nicholas Daniel. From an early age Michaela Girardi developed a strong affinity for contemporary music. With the Austrian Ensemble for New Music, the risonanze erranti Ensemble and Ensemble Plus she has worked closely with composers like Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka, Helmut Lachenmann and Johannes Motschmann. Neos recently released a CD with works by Peter Ruzicka including a recording of his 5th string quartet “Sturz” (Fall). Since 2008, Michaela Girardi has been the first violin in Camerata Salzburg and has met many interesting people such as Philippe Herreweghe, Roger Norrington, Leonidas Kavakos and Theodor Currentzis. As a concert master she regularly receives invitations for, among other things, her own orchestra – the Camerata Salzburg -  from the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra. Michaela Girardi teaches the violin and chamber music at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg and gives master classes at the Austrian Masterclasses and the China Conservatory in Beijing. Violin

Inge Jacobsen Inge Jacobsen is the leader of a very active and successful violin class at the Carinthian "Landesmusikschulwerk", and since 2005/2006 responsible for the education of string instrument teaching. She has conducted various projects, such as "Children play for Children", "Oberkärntner Bambini Streicher" and performances of operas for children in the frame of the "Carinthian Summer". Additionally she acts as a jury member at various competitions, as an instructor for string teachers educations and also as an orchestral and chamber music violinist. She is also the founder of the "Collegium Musicum Carinthia" together with the virtuoso E. Denisova and with the pianist A. Kornienko. This ensemble has appeared in numerous concerts together with renowned soloists at international festivals and has made highly esteemed recordings for CD and radio. She is also founder of the ensemble "Tango Trio VIF" mainly focused on Tango and Jazz. Inge Jacobsen is the artistic director of the "Porcia Klassik" Festival in Carynthia. Violin

Christoph Lenz Christoph Lenz has been working at the Upper Austrian music school since 1996. He further attends to the violists of the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra, and he is referee of the chamber music week of Stade. He is repeated prize-holder of the first prize of the competition "Jugend musiziert" and he played in several chamber ensembles and orchestras, as e.g. in the Leopold Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg in Austria, Germany, and Italy. He is studying at Prof. Bruno Steinschaden at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Bartok Quartet, the Amadeus Quartet, and the Prague Strings Quartet. Violin & Viola

Isabel Schneider Isabel Schneider started her violin-playing at the Musicschool in Konstanz, where she was born. When she was 13 years old, she had the chance to be a pupil at the St Mary`s Musicschool Edinburgh (Patron Yehudi Menuhin),where she decided to try becoming a professional musician. She continued her studies at the „Musikhochschule Zürich/Winterthur“, with Rudolf Bamert and Rudolf Koelman. After finishing the first diplomas she went to the „Musikakademie Basel“, where she studied with Alexander van Wijnkoop and Walter Levin up to the concert diploma. 1993-1995 she spent in Sydney, playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and collecting teaching experience at two different schools. 1995 she moved on to Vienna, working with different ensembles like the Klangforum Wien, Wiener Kammerorchester, Neue Oper Wien, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Zeitfluß. And since 1998 she is teaching a big violinclass at the Musicschool Tulln, looking after 30 pupils  to young string-quartetts and of course coaching the violin sections of the Youth Orchestra, which she enjoys alot. Violin & Viola

Theresia Kainzbauer Theresia Kainzbauer works as a teacher in the Grein and Feistadt State Music College and as a freelance artist. She is a cellist in the Triton piano trio, with which she received the Stepski Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work in 2009. In 2010 the trio was awarded the ABPU Scholarship. She has performed in concerts with, among others, the L´Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, the Harmonices Mundi and Ensemble Sonare Chamber orchestras and the Tassilo Quartet and has toured Europe and China with various orchestras. Theresia Kainzbauer is heavily involved in early music and has been studying the Baroque cello with Claire Pottinger-Schmidt since 2009. Her artistic education was enriched by courses with Gerhard Mantel, Ramon Jaffé, Tamás Varga, Luca Simoncini and the International Conference on Early Music. Having completed her studies at the Linz School of Music, she went on to study at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz in Andreas Pözlberger’s cello and chamber music class, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 and a Masters with distinction in 2009. She supplemented her studies with a one-year stay in Germany at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music, Dresden, where she studied under Clemens Krieger. In addition, during her Masters studies at the ABPU she was taught by Predrag Katanic. Cello

Barbara Lübke Barbara Lübke, born in Wiesbaden/Germany, studied in Würzburg, Freiburg and Düsseldorf. At the age of 18 she became solo-cellist of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, with which she toured through Europe and America. In 1978 she became solo cellist of the Camerata Salzburg. At the same time she became member of the “Pro Arte Quartet”. With this ensemble she made international career. Concerts at several renowned chamber music festivals and tours. CD-records with RCA Victor BMG. Chamber music partners of Barbara Lübke are among others Benjamin Schmid, Radovan Vlatkovic, Sabine Meyer, Hermann Baumann, Eduard Brunner, Julius Berger and Dimitri Sgouros. Cello


Class starts on: 25.03.2018, 18:00
Arrival after: 25.03.2018, 15:00
Final Concert: 31.03.2018, 11:00
Class ends on: 31.03.2018, 14:00
Deadline: 15.03.2018

Our Youth Class for Violin, Viola und Violoncello in the Easter week will offer you a good possibility to intensively prepare an imminent contest such as Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica, Gradus ad Parnassum or an examination, and you can also deepen and improve programs already started or finished. Solo lessons, orchstra, choir and solfége will widen your musical horizon and promote your creativity and talent in playing the instrument. Due to the varied contact with the course participants, listening to other participants of the piano and flute course taking place at the same time will expand your sound experience, promote your creativity and rouse your joy in making music. Specific technical support will facilitate the transformation of your musical ideas.

Following obligations are offered and contained in the fee
Daily ca. 40 minutes resp. 80 minutes individual lessons, chamber orchestra for strings, piano coach, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, a workshop-concert, training in rhythmics, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, all classes open for listeners. free use of the open WLAN.

All participants will receive a diploma of participation.

You can freely choose the program for the course.

 A main focus of this master class lies in techniques, rhythms, ear training, intonation in the group and in the orchestra and interpreting your selected program.

 You will get individual technical support and we will work on an improvement of your musical power of expression and the promotion of your musical personality and find ways to independent interpretation. 

Correct exercises, practicing playing by heart and the correct posture at the instrument are also main components of the course work. 

We deal with coping any fears of performance, among others, by mental training, by mutual recitals in group lessons, in the workshop concert and during the public final concert, and by preparing for competitions and exams.

Invited are
Young string instrument players of every nation from age 7 up to age 18 from Universities, Music schools, Conservatories or from private teachers.

We expect an adequate selection of the course program according to your skills and age preferably in consultation with your teacher. You should have lessons for minimum 3 years and master basic positions and techniques.

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria
The class starts at 6 p.m. with the dinner. Arrival after 3 p.m.
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 and a gym for ball-games, table tennis, etc.

Right away book two lesson-unities daily and/or a second class!