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Chamber Music Camp for young STRINGS, PIANISTS & FLUTE Players

Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Piano | Flute

25.07.2021 - 31.07.2021


Raphael Brunner Raphael Brunner received his first violin lessons from his father at the music school in Lienz. Afterwards he studied at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Jürgen Geise, where he also graduated with distinction. In addition he studied with Prof. Helfried Fister at the Carinthian „Landeskonservatorium“. Several times he was awarded at „Prima la Musica“ at the federal level. He attended masterclasses with Prof. Helmut Zehetmair, Prof. Zakhar Bron, Prof. Josef Hell a.o. At the age of 14, he did his first solo performances accompanied by Orchestras. For example, W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in G, K. 216 with the International Youth Symphony Orchestra Bremen. Several solo performances wih the Ensemble CIS or the Festival Chamber Orchestra Salzburg followed. Concerning chamber music he has played with musicians like Michaela Girardi (University of Music "Mozarteum" Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg), Florian Simma (principal cellist of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg), Tibor Benyi (awarded with the Hungarian State Prize for Cello), Monika Kammerlander (concertmaster of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg), Alexander Burggasser (concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Prof. Jürgen Geise (University of Music " Mozarteum" Salzburg), Prof. Gunter Teuffel (principal violist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, professor at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart). He also has played in ensembles such as "Camerata Salzburg", the "Salzburg Soloists" the "Camerata Carinthia" or the "Festival Chamber Orchestra Salzburg". As a violin teacher he works at the „Musikum Salzburg, where he teaches violin and strings classes. He also runs a children's orchestra there and instructs the kids of a violin-section of the „Mozart Children´s  Orchestra“.  Violin

Mirjam Brüllmann Mirjam Brüllmann currently teaches at the music schools in Erding (Kreismusikschule Erding) and Buchbach. A main emphasis of her teaching lies on chamber music, building on her experience with the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin (Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin) from 2005-2013. She also leads two successful student ensembles (Streichhölzer Dorfen). With the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin, she was involved in several recordings, for example „Spheres“, released with the Deutsche Grammophon and featuring Daniel Hope. The orchestra toured in Austria, Italy, France and South Korea. In addition, Mirjam Brüllmann appeared at Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin, where she played in the shows „Qi“ and „Yma“. Furthermore she also taught at Hans-Werner-Henze-Music School in Berlin. Before she moved to Berlin, Mirjam Brüllmann was engaged for two seasons at the opera house of Kaiserslautern (Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern). Mirjam Brüllmann completed her studies in Munich (Hochschule für Theater und Musik München) with a pedagogical diploma in 2001. She attended a wide range of masterclasses, amongst others with Denes Zigmondy, Aaron Rosand, Markus Wolf. As a student, she also participated at the Summit Music Festival New York and at summer camps of the Lucerne Music Center. Violin & Viola

Heidi Eidenberger Heidi Eidenberger is currently member of the Pöstlingberg Quartet, with this ensemble she won the Klassik Special Prize at the Streicher-Plus-Competition in 2015. In addition, she plays in various chamber music formations and performed with Andreas Pözlberger, Firmian Lermer, Peter Langgartner, Werner Neugebauer and Maria Ehmer. She regularly performs in various orchestras, such as the Innviertler Symphonieorchester and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. She works as Violin Teacher at the Oberösterreichisches Landesmusikschulwerk. Heidi Eidenberger graduatet at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz with Albert Fischer, Lily Francis and Frank Stadler. She completed the bachelor's and master's degree with honours and received a scholarship from the Bruckneruniversität. In addition to that, she studied at the Bern University of the Arts with Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Bern University of Music and attended master classes with Christian Altenburger, Thomas Fheodoroff, Johannes Meissl and Brian Finlayson. Violin

Brigitte Steinschaden Brigitte Steinschaden teaches at the Musikum Salzburg. Numerous concert tours to Japan, Mexico, USA and to many European countries were done together with her siblings Georg and Eva Steinschaden, as well as several appearances as a soloist and as a chamber musician - for instance as a concert master of the national theatre´s orchestra Mannheim in the production of the chamber opera "Fraulein Julie" by A. Bibalo. As a soloist she appeared together with the Salzburg youth orchestra, with the Leopold Mozart chamber orchestra, with the ensemble CIS, with the Capella Academica, with the Kammerphilharmonie Salzburg and with the Viennese Kammerorchester. She is also a member of the Chamber Soloists Salzburg. She studied with Bruno Steinschaden and with Jürgen Geise. She completed her studies as a concert violinist with Ruggiero Ricci with distinction. She won several first prizes at the competition "Jugend musiziert", and she was awarded with the Christa-Richter-Steiner-prize for outstanding successes. Additionally she attended master classes with Thomas and Helmut Zehetmair, Igor Oistrach and Valery Klimov. Violin & Viola

Marlene Duschlbauer As a member of the Dalton Quartet, Marlene Duschlbauer is a two-time winner of the StreicherPLUS competition of the Oberbank Linz (2013, 2015) and since 2019 she has been a cellist in the QuintetNEA. She played concerts with the Upper Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Innviertler Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra and Philharmonices Mundi. Concert tours have taken her to Italy, Malta, Belgium, Sweden, China and Switzerland. Marlene Duschlbauer teaches at the Upper Austrian State Music School and at the Music School of the City of Linz. Marlene Duschlbauer received her first cello lessons at the LMS Freistadt with Johannes Watzinger, Tobias Stosiek and Anna Stockinger. After graduating from the Music High School in Linz, she studied violoncello with Andreas Pözlberger, which she successfully completed in 2014. She continued her pedagogical master's studies at the A. Bruckner Private University and additionally studied concert cello with Othmar Müller at the Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, which she completed with excellent results in 2017. She received further musical impulses among others by Gerhard Darmstadt, Franz Bartholomey, Lily Francis, Cornelia Löscher and Susan Meesun Hong Coleman. Cello

Carola Krebs Carola Krebs is an Austrian cellist and teaches at the J. J. Fux Conservatory in Graz and at the Musikschule Baden. She studied violoncello in Austria with an Erasmus academic year at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse" in Paris and at the renowned Royal College of Music in London for her "Artist Diploma of Performance. " She has won numerous national and international competitions. In autumn 2016, she won the Gateway Audition and the "Great Exhibitionists 2017" competition and has been a member of the Southbank Sinfonia in London, a renowned elite orchestra academy, since spring 2017. In July 2017, she made her soloist debut with Southbank Sinfonia in London and Italy. Concerts at home and abroad lead Carola to world-famous venues such as St. Martin in the Fields, Victoria & Albert Museums, Kings Place, and the Kensington Rooftop Gardens for the After Proms 2017, Musikerverein & Konzerthaus Wien. In 2018, her debut at the Royal Albert Hall in the “Classical Coffee Mornings”, a concert appearance with her Piano Quartet for HRH Prince Charles, studio recordings as vocal leader at the Abbey Road Studios in London and played the Brahms Double Concert at Casino Baden. 2019 Russia and Austria tour as soloist at the Musikverein Graz with Beethoven’s Tripelkonzert. Carola is a substitute in the BBC Orchestra and other renowned orchestras. Projects at the Royal Opera House of London, radio appearances and television appearances for the BBC, Ö1 and ORF. In 2018 she received the Rotary Cultural Prize of the city of Baden. Carola Krebs is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Music London, supported by the Herbert Howells & Thomas Fielden Scholarship and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. Cello

Elisabeth Eschwe Elisabeth Eschwé works in leading positions at Viennese music schools. With her brother Alfred (an internationally sought for orchestra leader) she forms the "Wiener Klavierduo" continuing the tradition of four hand piano playing of her childhood. In piano pedagogics she treads new paths transposing Stanislawki´s drama playing method fort the artistic piano playing. She is invited by many universities and presents her innovative ideas in master classes, lectures and publications. Frequently engaged as a soloist she appears (among others) in the Viennese Konzerthaus, in the Carnegie Hall/New York. She is also engaged in several music theatres, co-operates with orchestras and appears in own duo-events in the cabaret scene. Numerous productions for the radio, for television as well as CDs with own programmes are part of her artistic career. She studied with Prof. Margaretha Heeger (a student with Franz Schmidt) at the Viennese conservatory and completed studies in philosophy and interpreter at the Viennese university. In her passion for theatre she later completed a private study in play-acting with Prof. Lola Braxton. Piano

Georg Steinschaden Georg Steinschaden is Professor for Piano and Director of the  "Pre-College Salzburg" at the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum". He is the President of the the Austrian Master Classesand teaches also at the Musikum Salzburg. He was chairman of the executive board of the youth competition "Prima la Musica" in Salzburg for seven years and a member of the management board "Prima la Musica" Austria. His innumerable concerts with the "Steinschaden Trio Salzburg" have taken him to many countries in and outside of Europe (Italy, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, USA e.g. in CARNEGIE HALL in New York, and Mexico just to name a few). He has recorded many CDs and his work has been broadcasted on both radio and television ORF and ARD in Austria, on Japanese television he has appeared with ensembles such as the Eichendorff Quintet Vienna (members of the Vienna Philharmonic), the Amati Quartet Verona, and the Augsburg String Quartet, also with soloists like the famous Mezzo Soprano Angelika Kirchschlager. For the past twenty years Georg Steinschaden has also been busy with cultural management. He completed his studies in Piano and Pedagogics at the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum" in Salzburg with P.Lang, N.Shetler and A.Kontarski, and has won first prize on many occasions in the "Jugend musiziert" competitions. Piano

Cornelia Steinschaden-Wögerer Cornelia Wögerer  works as a piano teacher and répétiteuse at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and the music school Ried im Innkreis. She received numerous prizes at the competition Prima la musica on both state and national level, and was also honoured with the special award for chamber music. Wögerer has not only played in concerts with members of the Brucknerorchestra Linz and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna (RSO), but also performed as a soloist with violinist Evelyn Höllwerth (duo piano/violin) and the Schubert symphony orchestra (Upper Austria). Since April 2012 Wögerer has been teaching as a lecturer for piano solo and piano accompaniment at the Austrian Master Classes. Moreover, she managed the concert series “Triolino” and the “Schlosskonzerte Kammer am Attersee” in Upper Austria for the Jeunesse. Wögerer received her first piano lessons at the music school Linz and thereafter studied at the Bruckner University Linz (Prof. August Humer, Sven Birch) and also at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Prof. Harald Ossberger), where she received a scholarship in 2009. She continued her studies (Magisterstudium Instrumental- und Gesangspädagogik) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and graduated with honours. Afterwards she studied chamber music with Prof. Till Alexander Körber at the Bruckner University Linz. In addition, Cornelia Wögerer attended master classes given by internationally renowned pianists such as Gottlieb Wallisch and Georg Steinschaden. Piano

Felix Urthaler Felix Urthaler is teaching piano and piano accompaniment at the music school "Musikum"in Salzburg since the year 2007. He is repeated prize-holder of the competition"Prima la musica" and took part in concerts in Germany, Autria and Italy. As a pianist he has also been a member of the "Blue Sky" bigband under the leadership of Ferdinand Schmitzberger. He completed his studies to the degree Master of Arts at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Andreas Weber. At the moment Felix Urthaler is in adoctoral program for musical pedagogics. He visited master classes with Gereon Kleiner, Georg Steinschaden and Norman Shetler. Piano

Irina Vaterl The Graz-born pianist Irina Vaterl conducts a piano class at the J. J. Fux Conservatory in Graz parallel to her concert activities and is a Senior Lecturer at the Graz University of the Arts. She is also a regular member of the jury at national and international music competitions. Irina Vaterl received her first piano lessons from Gerlinde Hörmann at the Köflach Music School. At the age of 12 she moved to the highly gifted class of Loudmila and Alexandr Satz at the University of Fine Arts Graz. After graduating from the Musikgymnasium Dreihackengasse, she studied with Milana Chernyavska at the KUG, where she completed her bachelor's and master's studies in piano as a concert subject as well as her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano pedagogy with distinction. Her bachelor thesis on the French composer Louise Farrenc was awarded the Gender Prize of the Graz University of the Arts. Irina Vaterl also studied flute with Harald Fripertinger and with Nils Thilo Krämer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she graduated with distinction with a bachelor's degree in concert and with a degree in pedagogy for flute. She has also won prizes at numerous competitions as a flutist. Further studies abroad were crowned in 2018/19 with the acquisition of the Artist Diploma at the renowned Royal College of Music in London in the class of Vanessa Latarche and Dmitri Alexeev. In addition to the performance scholarship as William Mealing's scholar, she received grants from the George Thornton Award. As a student Irina Vaterl won the Martha Debelli Scholarship and the Hildegard Maschmann Scholarship for young pianists in Austria, and as a graduate she was awarded the Würdigungspreis 2017 for special achievements by the Graz University of Art. As a scholarship holder of the International Academy of Music in the Principality of Liechtenstein, she regularly takes part in intensive weeks and various activities and helps to shape them. Irina Vaterl also received important musical impulses at master classes with renowned professors, including J. Rouvier, S. Pochekin, B. Glemser, M. Voskresensky, F. Gottlieb, B. Berezovsky, R. Dalibaltayan and M. Beroff. In the meantime she has become a sought-after lecturer for Masterclasses at home and abroad. Irina Vaterl has won numerous national and international solo and chamber music competitions in Austria, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Already from the age of 7 she won first prizes in all Austrian state and national competitions of the youth music competition Prima la Musica as a soloist as well as in the category chamber music for more than 10 years. As a soloist, chamber musician and piano duo with sister Silvia, Irina Vaterl performs at renowned international festivals in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and, of course, Austria: Arsonore, Steirisches Kammermusikfestival, Eggenberger Schlosskonzerte, Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling. As a soloist she has worked with the orchestras I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and Sinfonietta dell'Arte Niederösterreich. In 2015 she was presented with the Living Culture Art Award, a cultural award of the magazine Living Culture for special merits in the field of art.� Piano

Lisa Penninger Lisa Penninger works as a flute (transverse flute) teacher at the Salzburg Musikum and on the Upper Austrian State School Music Project. Her pupils have already achieved significant success in competitions at a national level as soloists and in ensembles. Thanks to her intensive work with Upper Austrian youth wind instrument music and her teaching activities with various courses and seminars, she can rely on valuable experience in dealing with children and young people in a musical context. In addition to her teaching activities, Lisa is active in various orchestras and ensembles such as the Innviertler Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozart Players, the Salzburg Orchestra Soloists, the Ried Symphonic Wind Instrument Orchestra, the Salzburg State Wind Instrument Orchestra, the Salzburg Sinfonietta da Camera and many more. Concert tours have taken her as far as the United Arab Emirates. Lisa Penninger, who was born in Ried im Innkreis, received her first transverse flute lesson at the age of 9. Following ten years of education at the Upper Austrian State School Music Project, she began her instrumental and singing teacher training studies in the transverse flute department of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg with Beatrice Rentsch and Bernhard Krabatsch, which she passed with distinction in 2012 together with both her major subjects, Conducting Wind Instrument Orchestras and Music Theory. Lisa was able to gather important musical experience in various ensembles and orchestras even whilst studying. In addition to her appointment as a transverse flute teacher at the Salzburg Musikum, she also obtained a Masters with distinction at the Mozarteum, Salzburg in Bernhard Krabatsch’s classes in 2015. Flute


Class starts on: 25.07.2021, 18:00
Arrival after: 25.07.2021, 15:00
Final Concert: 31.07.2021, 11:00
Class ends on: 31.07.2021, 14:00
Deadline: 30.05.2021

Course fee
from € 320,- plus adminstration fee € 100,- 

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

from € 300,-


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Our youth course for chamber music offers you the opportunity to play chamber music for piano, violin, viola, cello and flute in various formatione under the guidance of internationally renowned artists and teachers. By making music together you promote your creativity and joy of playing. The various contacts with the course participants and teachers in the harmonious atmosphere of the castle, which is embedded in the gentle landscape of the Upper Austrian Innkreis, create an optimal framework for intensive work, progress on your instrument and making music together.

The following services are included in the course fee

Every day at least 40 minutes ensemble lessons per ensemble depending on the composition of the ensemble | occasionally chamber orchestra | occasionally rythm training | occasionally sight-reading for pianists | all classes are open for listening | free use of the pianos and practising rooms for pianists and piano ensembles | a workshop concert | a public final concert with free admission for all participants and concert visitors | All participants receive a participation diploma

There's plenty of practising rooms with pianos available. We'll organize the practice times. The strings and the flutists can practice in your living room, extra practicing rooms for participants from outside are not available. 

Course contents

We will work on the technical realisation and interpretation of your works and on the development of a harmonious ensemble sound. If you want to participate with your own ensemble, you can choose your own program.

As an individual participant you will be notified by mid-June with whom you will be playing in the ensemble. The composition of the ensembles and the selection of the works will be made taking into account your wishes as far as possible. The names and addresses of the players and the work to be prepared will be announced to you in time.

There are enough rooms and pianos at your disposal. The practice times are organized.

Invited are

young strings, pianists & flutists from 8 to 18 years of age of all nationalities of all levels of education from universities, colleges, conservatories, music schools and from private lessons You can participate as an individual participant or - even better - with your own ensemble. What you should be able to do

As a string player you should be able to play the lower registers and the basic strokes.

As a pianist, you should be able to master works of the degree of difficulty of easy sonatas, easy pieces from J. S. Bach 2-voice inventions or R. Schumann's album for the youth.

As a flutist you should have been taking lessons for at least 3 years and have mastered the lower school literature.

The course languages are German & English

General timetable as a pdf

Registration deadline

Please note the registration deadline. Due to the high demand and limited number of places, we recommend that you register in good time. Later registrations can be considered if there are any places left.

Final concert

The final public concert will take place in the Fresco Hall of Schloss Zell an der Pram. The teachers select the participants.

Supervision and Leisure

Our supervisor ensures individual and age-appropriate care for the participants and is available to help you with any questions about the course schedule and organisation through to finding the classrooms, from the time you get up until bedtime. Of course, she will also help you if you are homesick or have any other problems.

Sports activities such as football, table tennis and volleyball are as much part of the recreational programme as games such as "Halli Galli", "Phase 10", Activity, etc. 


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