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Youth course - Summer Camp for young STRINGS

Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Orchestra

19.08.2018 - 25.08.2018


Georg Eggner Georg Eggner, violinist in the 'Eggner-Trio', was a teacher at the Austrian Haydn-Konservatorium Eisenstadt between Oct. 2008 and Sept. 2009 as well as from Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2012 for preparation-, educational theory and concert-students, as well as a teacher in various master classes (e.g. with the 'Kammermusiktage Reichenau', with the 'Akademie Schloss Weinberg', with the 'Chamber Music New Zealand' und with 'Musica Viva Australia'. Georg Eggner won First Prizes at the national competitions 'Jugend musiziert' and 'Prima la Musica' and at the international competition 'Concorso Internationale di Musica per I Giovani' (Stresa/Italy). In 2001 he won the national competition 'Ö1_Geige' (Ceruti 1840), sponsored by the ORF and BAWAG. Born in Linz/Austria he started violin playing at the age of 7 in his home village St. Florian, and was adopted in Boris Kuschnir's violin class at the Bruckner-Konservatorium in Linz at the age of 11. Later he continued his studies with Günther Pichler at the Viennese Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst. He also attended master classes with Igor Ozim and became scholarship holder of the 'Alban-Berg-Stiftung', of the 'Dr. Robert und Thyll Dürr Stiftung' (Switzerland) of the Tokyo Foundation (Japan). Violin

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

Annelie Gahl Annelie Gahl is a teacher at a Viennese music school and at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. She was a member of the Camerata Salzburg, a regular member of the Concentus Musicus directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and also a concert master of the Wiener Akademie. Furthermore she regularly appears as a guest in the Klangforum Wien. She also appeared as a soloist with the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie und with the Camerata Salzburg in the Brucknerhaus/Linz and in the Viennese Musikverein, and at various festivals (e.g. Wien Modern, Osterfestival Hall, Festwochen Gmunden, Styriarte, Klangspuren Schwaz), and in the Philharmonie Luxembourgh. Her first solistic CD 'innaron' (published in 2005 at 'Extraplatte') aroused considerable enthusiasm in the media. Annelie Gahl is a holder of the Anton-Bruckner-Prize of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. She started violin playing with Paul Roczek at the Hochschule Mozarteum and graduated in 1991 with Ernst Kovacic at the Viennese College. Afterwards she studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Northern Illinois University enabled by a scholarship of the Alban-Berg-Stiftung. Violin

Jessica Hartlieb Since 2002 Jessica Hartlieb was teaching at the 'Friedrich-Alexander-Universität' in Erlangen/Nürnberg. After her studies she was first of all busy as a free-lance violinist as a soloist and as a chamber musician in well-known ensembles such as the 'Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau'. She also appeared successfully inland and abroad as a concert-master of the 'ensembleKONTRASTE' and as a soloist with several other ensembles. Her activity with the Emanon-Trio was repeatedly distinguished with international prizes. She acted also as a concert-master in the 'Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn'. In 2006 she was appointed as leader of the second violins in the 'Philharmonisches Orchester Nürnberg'. Jessica Hartlieb is a prize-winner of numerous national and international competitions and was also distinguished with the 'Kulturförderpreis des Bezirks Mittelfranken' and with the 'Förderpreis des Kulturforums Franken'. She started violin playing at the age of 4 with Sylvia Reichardt at the 'Erlanger Musikinstitut'. Afterwards she studied with Dieter Hebecker at the 'Nürnberger Meistersinger-Konservatorium' and with Rainer Kussmaul and Hansheinz Schneeberger at the 'Musikhochschule Freiburg. During her studies she attended several master classes such as Menahem Pressler (Beaux-Arts-Trio), Amadeus-Quartet and Alban-Berg-Quartet. At the same time she collaborated in the European Youth Orchestra and in the Gustav-Mahler-Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado. After her diploma she got a two year's scholarship at the 'Karajan Akademie' from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In the frame of a scholarship from the 'Herbert von Karajan-Stiftung' she completed a practical training with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra between 1996-1997 as a substitute under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Zubin Metha, James Levine and others. She also took part and coached in the 'Bayerisches Landesjugendorchester'. Violin

Thomas Kristen Specialist concert studies with the cello at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts under Prof. Wolfgang Herzer. Busy stand-in activities in various Austrian orchestras (Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphonic, Vienna People’s Opera and Bruckner Orchestra, Linz). Since 1983 he has made regular international concert tours with the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra. Intensive chamber music activities in “Trio con Brio” and with “Trio Tango”. Teaching activities since 1985 at Franz Schmidt Music School in Perchtoldsdorf. Also at the Schwechat Town Music School and since 2006 at the Bisamberg-Leobendorf-Enzersfeld Music School. Cello

Eva Landkammer Since 1983 Eva Landkammer teaches at Viennese music schools and since 2005 at the Viennese University for Music. After her studies at the Conservatory and at the Viennese College with André Navarra she continued studying in Düsseldorf with Johannes Goritzki and assisted at the Robert-Schumann-Institute. She also obtained essential stimulations in master classes with Pierre Fournier, and was deeply occupied with the baroque violoncello as well as with historical performance. Her concert activities focuse in various chamber music combinations. CD-recordings with Hungaroton, Camerata Tokyo and Gramola. Cello


Class starts on: 19.08.2018, 18:00
Arrival after: 19.08.2018, 15:00
Final Concert: 25.08.2018, 11:00
Class ends on: 25.08.2018, 14:00
Deadline: 15.06.2018

Our Youth Class for Violin, Viola and Violoncello 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, training in rhythmics 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 40 minutes resp. 80 minutes individual lessons, additional chamber orchestra for strings, piano coach, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, workshop-concerts, 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 solo 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 8 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 more than 3 years and master basic positions and techniques.

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

The class starts with dinner at 6 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 secoand class!