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Youth course - Summer Camp for young STRINGS

Violin | Viola | Violoncello | solo | preformed Ensembles

22.08.2021 - 28.08.2021


Aloisia Dauer Aloisia Dauer is appreciated as a young, talented violinist and received several prices and awards. The German-Italian violinist studied at the Music Institute of Chicago and completed her violin and pedagogy studies with honors at the University Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Prof. Igor Ozim and Prof. Harald Herzl, where she already got accepted as a Pre-College student.  She is very passionate about chamber music and she performed already with different chamber music groups and outstanding artists at many international festivals and concerts, i.a. Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and Salzburg Palace Concerts, Mendelssohn Summer School Festival, International Festival Narni (IT). Her regular chamber music partners are the Italian pianist Margherita Torretta and the German clarinetist Nicolai Pfeffer. As a soloist she gave concerts together with well-known conductors like Ernst Kovacic, Kazem Abdullah and Thomas Dorsch and orchestras like the Stellenbosch Festival Orchestra, Oberschwäbischen Kammerorchester, Kammerphilharmonie Bodensee-Oberschwaben. Besides her concert engagements as a soloist and chamber musician Aloisia is teaching with great pleasure. After her graduation, she started teaching a violin class at the music school Württembergisches Allgäu and became head of the string department. Since September 2018 Aloisia is living in Munich and is teaching at the music school a violin class and the advanced class for violin. 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

Raphael Kasprian Raphael Kasprian has his first violin lessons at the Carinthian State Conservatory and completed his studies (IGP and violin concert) with Prof. Brian Finlayson in Klagenfurt in 2008. In 2011 he finished his studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Prof. Benjamin Schmid with the master examination. As a member of the Acies Quartet, he studied for several years at the Instituto International de Musica da Camera in Madrid with Prof. Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) and, in addition to numerous prizes and awards (BA/CA Artist of the Year 2007, Artist of the Year of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Ö1 2007, etc. ), was able to record several CDs for the Austrian label Gramola (including the Schubert Quintet with David Geringas- Aciesquartett). His chamber music partners include Christopher Hinterhuber, Barbara Moser, Tristan Schulze, Dmitri Ashkenazy, Ketevan Sepashvili, members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Martin Rummel, Till Alexander Körber and many others. He celebrated solo successes with performances of violin concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich and Alban Berg with the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra and the Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra. His pedagogical activities include teaching at the Carinthian State Conservatory, the Gustav Mahler Music School Klagenfurt and the Upper Austrian Music School Association. Since the winter semester 2013 Raphael Kasprian has been in charge of a violin and chamber music class at the Johann Josef Fux Conservatory in Graz and at the Musikschule Wels Herminenhof. Violin

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

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

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

Estelle Revaz Born 1989 in Switzerland, Estelle Revaz studied the cello in Paris at the CRR with Xavier Gagnepain and subsequently at the Conservatoire with Jérôme Pernoo, as well as in Cologne with Maria Kliegel. Her appearances as a soloist with orchestra and a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to contemporary music have been highly acclaimed by reviewers and audiences in Europa, Asia, South Africa and South America. From the 2017/18 season onwards, Estelle will for three years be artist in residence with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève conducted by Arie van Beek. At the same time, she loves to play chamber music with pianists such as Finghin Collins, Frank Dupree or Gérard Wyss and is a member of the Trio Colomba with Sergey Ostrovsky (violin) and Irina Chkourindina (piano) as well as the Trio Window with Damien Bachmann (clarinet) and Christian Chamorel (piano). Concert work has taken Estelle to numerous halls and festivals in Switzerland (Victoria Hall, Geneva; Verbier Festival; Menuhin Festival, Gstaad; Fondation Gianadda, Martigny), France (Paris Louvre; Festival International de Colmar; Festival Pablo Casals), Germany and Italy, to South America and Asia (NCPA, Beijing; Oriental Art Center, Shanghai). Her stage partners included Gautier Capuçon, Lena Neudauer, Pavel Vernikov, Dong-Suk Kang, Ralf Manno, Pierre Génisson, Philippe Muller, the Sine Nomine Quartet, Cédric Pescia, François-Xavier Poizat and François Killian. In 2015, Cantique, her first CD with Bloch’s Schelomo and Pitture, a new concerto by Andreas Pflüger written especially for the occasion, was published. 2017 saw the release of another CD, Bach&Friends, where Estelle successfully combines solo works by Bach with 20 century composers. Radio and television appearances include national radio stations in France, Germany and Switzerland, several visits to the news programs and a documentary about Gautier Capuçon for Swiss National Television. More recently, Estelle coproduced a five-part radio program called „Estelle et le violoncelle“ for Swiss radio Espace 2. Since 2015, Estelle is a member of the „Forum des 100“, a group of personalities considered to be shaping the future of Switzerland. In addition, her professional activities include teaching at the Kalaidos University for Music in Zurich and the publication of articles, her research into „the development of the artistic personality in teaching of an instrument at a superior level” being published shortly. Cello


Class starts on: 22.08.2021, 18:00
Arrival after: 22.08.2021, 15:00
Final Concert: 28.08.2021, 11:00
Class ends on: 28.08.2021, 14:00
Deadline: 30.06.2021

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!