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Youth course - Summer Camp for young FLUTISTS

solo & flute ensemble

23.08.2020 - 29.08.2020


Francesca Canali The artist, born in Rome, is an internationally demanded soloist, teacher and academic. Her activities as a soloist and chamber musician took place at renowned music festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Musical Olympus International Festival in St. Petersburg, the Festival Castell de Peralada (Spain), as well as in many great concert halls (e.g. Wigmore Hall, London, Konzerthaus Wien, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Konzerthaus Dortmund. Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona) and to Japan, Cuba,Venezuela, Colombia, Russia and South Africa. She completed her studies in Rome, Paris, Saluzzo, Siena and Salzburg with distinction. Her teachers were (among others) Irena Grafenauer, James Galway, Patrick Gallois, Michael Kofler, Alain Marion, Maxence Larrieu, Aurèle Nicolet and Angelo Persichilli. She intensified her musical education by studies in voice, chamber music and old music (flauto traverse) and completed numerous studies and master classes with Sergiu Celibidache in Paris and with Leonard Bernstein in Rome. Finally she achieved a doctor's degree (PhD) in pedagogy at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Francesca Canali is a prize-winner at many international competitions (e.g. the Maria Canals competition in Barcelona) and numerous scholarships for 'outstanding artistic activities' (e.g. Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri and Austrian 'Bundesministerium für Unterricht und Kunst'). She is a versatile artist with a wide repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music. She has inspired and first-performed some new music for flute. Besides her concert activity she passionately committed herself to teaching and research, following new methods in instrumental teaching and combining artistic, scientific, pedagogic, social and spiritual aspects in her musical activities. The results of her extensive interdisciplinary scientific research about physiological and psychological processes of sound production on wind instruments and their functional-physiologic similarities with singing reveal new horizons in instrumental teaching and lead to a development of a new integrated and scientifically based pedagogical model. Francesca Canali has been invited as an expert by many institutions and universities and she regularly leads seminars, workshops and master classes all over the world. Due to her deep interest in innovative approaches and new teaching methods she has been invited for extended concert tours and lectures to Africa and South America (e.g. 'El Sistema'/Venezuela, 'Fundación Batuta' and 'Filarmonica Joven de Colombia', 'Miagi' and 'Keiskamma Music Academy'/South Africa). Flute


Class starts on: 23.08.2020, 18:00
Arrival after: 23.08.2020, 15:00
Final Concert: 29.08.2020, 11:00
Class ends on: 29.08.2020, 14:00
Deadline: 15.06.2020

Our Youth Class for flute 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, chamber music, 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 and the strings 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, additional woodwind ensemble, training in rhythmics, piano coach, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, a workshop-concert, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, all classes open for listeners. Free use of the WLAN.

All participants will receive a diploma of participation.


You can freely choose the program for the course.

 A main focus of this young master class lies in techniques and in interpreting your selected program.

 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, the correct posture at the instrument and correct respiration 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 flute players of every nation from age 8 up to age 18 from Universities, Music schools, Conservatories or from private teachers. Invited are soloists and ensembles.

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 at least 3 years and should be able to play at least easy works at the level of the intermediate grade.

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria.


The class starts with dinner at 6 p.m. 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 encourage you to get your application in on time.

Closing 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 the chamber music class!