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VIOLA FOR VIOLIN PLAYERS

Complementary or Main Class

14.07.2019 - 20.07.2019

Professors:

Peter Langgartner is a professor for Viola, Chamber Music and Applied Music Theory at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. He served as first viola player at the Teatro La Fenice (Venice) and with the Camerata Academica (Salzburg). As the violist of the Pro Arte Quartet he appeared in most of the renowned concert halls of the world and he has released a recording of Mozarts complete string quartets with the BMG. As a soloist he has appeared with all the renowned viola-concertos (Telemann, Mozart, Paganini, Hindemith, Feldman) in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada and Japan. He appeared also as a chamber musician together with (among others) Thomas Zehetmair, Benjamin Schmid, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Alois Brandhofer and Wolfgang Meyer. Other experience was the taking part in musical cabarets and cross-over projects. He has released numerous CDs with the labels Arte Nova, RCA Red Seal and Ambitus. Register
Class starts on: 14.07.2019 , 18:00
Arrival after: 14.07.2019, 15:00
Final Concert: 20.07.2019, 11:00
Class ends on: 20.07.2019 , 14:00
Deadline: 15.06.2019

"Do not miss any opportunity to make music together with others – medium parts in particular. This will increase your musicality" from "Robert Schumann / Musical rules for home and life"


Until a few decades ago it was self-evident for a violinist to play the viola too. The violists Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are well-known. David Oistrakh was required to study each violin concerto on the viola before. There are recordings by Yehudi Menuhin, Maxim Vengerov and Nigel Kennedy which are by far superior to those of some viola specialists.

Viola playing offers the opportunity to obtain force, to increase the quality of and the sensibility for sound, to experience the music from a completely different side, and to become musical – maybe, alike Bach or Mozart.

Six days are a practicable start into a new world.

Previous knowledge is not required. Print music and (if necessary) loan instruments are available if requested in time.

Location
CastleZell an der Pram in Upper Austria.

Dates
The class starts at 6 p.m. with a "meet & greet" in the Entrance Hall of Castle Zell an der Pram.

The class ends after the public concert in the Freskensaal of the castle.

Registration
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.