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Youth course - Summer Camp for young STRINGS

Violin | Viola | Violoncello

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


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: 15.06.2021

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

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

from € 300,-


We pick up from where you are right now ...

Our youth course for violin, viola and cello offers you a great opportunity to intensively prepare for an upcoming competition, such as Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica or an upcoming exam, to deepen and improve already started or finished programmes and to spend a week of musical experiences with children and young people from all over the world.
The diverse contacts with the students will awaken your sense of fun in making music. Listening to other students participating in youth courses for young pianists and flute instrument players at the same time will widen your musical horizons.

We all live, sleep, eat and make music in a really cool castle in the Upper Austrian Innviertel.

Invited are

Young violin, viola and cello players of all nationalities from the ages of 8 to 18 from preparatory and gifted classes or pre-colleges of universities, colleges, conservatories and music schools and from private lessons. Exceptions to the minimum and maximum age requirement are possible in consultation with the course management

The course languages are German & English


Free choice of the pieces you would like to work with on the course – preferably in agreement with your teacher. Depending on your age, you should be able to master at least light pieces from the intermediate-level repertoire for your instrument as well as the lower registers.

The following services are included in the course fee

Depending on the booking, about 40 minutes or 80 minutes private lessons daily | piano accompaniment (by ‘répétiteur’)  | occasionally rhythm training in the group | occasionally chamber orchestra | stage training | workshop concerts | public student concert with free entrance | all classes are open for listening | use of seminar and recreation rooms | free-time supervisor | use of the ping-pong tables and the sports field | all participants receive a participation diploma

You can practice in your living room, extra practicing rooms for string players or participants from outside are not available.

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. 


Go ahead and book a second lesson unit (daily 80-minute private lesson) and / or a second course!