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Master Classes for VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO

solo & existing ensembles

01.09.2019 - 07.09.2019


David Frühwirth David Frühwirth appeared at outstanding music festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad Music Festival, Black Sea, Kuhmo and Ilona Feher Music Festival, in the USA (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center), Montreal, as well as in the most important concert halls all over Europe, Russia, North-America and Israel. There are radio and TV-appearances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and in the USA. Mr. Frühwirth studied at the Music University Mozarteum in Salzburg with P. Roczek, J. Geise and R. Ricci and continued his studies with distinction with Z. Bron, P. Zukerman and P. Kopec in New York. Particular experience in chamber music was gathered with J. Laredo, I. Cohen and W. Levine. Mr. Frühwirth owns the famous "ex Brüstlein"-Stradivarius from 1707, placed at his disposal courtesy of the "österreichische Nationalbank". 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

Martin Tittor Martin Tittor is a freelance soloist and teacher. Besides his extensive teaching activities he leads several ensembles. In numerous concert tours he appeared in the USA, in Israel, Mexico, and in Russia. He studied (among others) with Boris Goldstein, and he attended master classes with N. Milstein, H. Szeryng and V. Violin

Mirjam Tschopp Since her debut as a soloist at thirteen, Mirjam Tschopp has enjoyed a varied international career as a violist and violin player, with both instruments featuring equally in her activities. She appears as a soloist with renowned orchestras and well-known conductors. Passionately fond of chamber music, she has made a name for herself as a violist in ensembles including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Josef Suk and the Mandelring-Quartet and a s a violinist of the “Trio des Alpes”. Her special interest is the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has premiered numerous works, so in 2003, when she gave the acclaimed first performance of Nicolas Bacri’s 3rd Violin Concerto, specially written for her, with the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov. She received outstanding reviews in the international media for her recordings of the violin and viola concertos by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, which led to invitations from first-class ensembles. She has performed in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall London, the Kosciuszko Foundation New York, the Philharmonie Köln, the Beethovenhaus Bonn, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Glazunov-Hall in St. Petersburg, the Tonhalle Zurich, at the Lucerne, Ljubljana and Verbier Festivals and at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad. The only prizewinner of the 2000 Max Rostal Viola Competition in Berlin and recipient of the «Swiss Ambassador’s Award», she studied violin with Aïda Stucki Piraccini, Franco Gulli, Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers and Herbert Scherz and viola with Christoph Schiller. From 2007 to 2012, Mirjam Tschopp held a teaching post for violin and viola at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck. She is a member of the jury in various music competitions and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne/Sion. Violin & Viola

Gertrud Weinmeister Gertrud Weinmeister is Professor for Viola at the Musikhochschule Bern, Switzerland and at the Privatuniversität Konservatorium Vienna, Austria. Her appearences as soloist include concerts with the Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, the Staatskapelle Weimar and the Bielefelder Philharmoniker. She is solo violist with  Nikolaus Harnoncourt´s  Concentus Musicus Wien and permanent guest with Chamber-Orchestra of Europe. Her activities as a chamber musician include performances at festivals such as Wien Modern, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Musiktage Mondsee and Ravinia-Festival USA. As violist of the Trio Weinmeister she has concertised  at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Köln, Musikhalle Hamburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Birmingham Symphony Hall and in the concert halls of Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels and  Athens as well as at the  International Beethoven Festival in Bonn. With the Hugo Wolf Quartett up to 2013 numerous tours through the USA and South America, as well as CD productions. Viola

Wolfgang Aichinger Wolfgang Aichinger is Professor at the University of Music in Vienna and since 2002 head of the Hellmesberger-Institute. Since 2008 he is together with Barbara Gisler head of the support initiative for the gifted and talented at the mdw. Since 1979 he is a member of the Vienna Symphony. Partner of numerous artists as Ursula Holliger, Bruno Canino, Jasminka Stancul a.o. Concert performances in Europe, USA and Japan. Judge at international competitions. In addition supporting numerous artistic and pedagogic projects as "Musik zum Anfassen", "Oper zum Anfassen", "Das andere Podium" a.o. He studied in Vienna with Litschauer, Orloff, Erben und Navarra, in Berlin with Finke and in Salzburg with Harnoncourt. Cello


Class starts on: 01.09.2019, 18:00
Arrival after: 01.09.2019, 15:00
Final Concert: 07.09.2019, 11:00
Class ends on: 07.09.2019, 14:00
Deadline: 15.06.2019

...with drive into the new academic year!

The Master Classes for Violin, Viola and Violoncello with international renowned professors addresses to students of music, professional musicians, teachers of instruments, ensembles and soloists, as well as to ambitious amateurs. During this week they prepare themselves intensively for trial performance, a concert, a competition, or an exam; or they simply can elaborate a program of free choice. 

The castle Zell an der Pram with its generous seminar-rooms, its stimulating atmosphere and its unique and romantic setting in the Upper Austrian "Innviertel", offers an excellent background for intensive work with internationally renowned professors and guarantee a further artistic and professional development.

Following obligations are offered and contained in the fee
Daily ca. 40 minutes resp. 80 minutes individual lessons, occasionally also chamber orchestra for strings or lectures are offered, piano coach, workshop-concerts, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, all classes open for listeners. All participants will receive a diploma of participation. Free use of the open WLAN.

A main focus lies in specific individual support in technique, in interpreting your selected program and we will work on an improvement of your musical power of expression and the promotion of your musical personality also to prepare you for concerts, contests, auditions and examinations or just to prepare a program for your pleasure.

You can freely choose the program for the course.

Invited are
The International Master Courses of the Austrian Master Classes aimed at advanced students (soloists and ensembles) at music schools, conservatories or music highschools (music universities) and professional musicians and instrumental teachers who for a week want to prepare for a concert performance, an audition or an audit intensive or simply want to develop a program their own choice.

Also welcome are advanced amateurs who are able and willing to engage in the work in a professional manner. The class is open for participants older than age 14.

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria.

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

The class ends after the public concert in the Freskensaal 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 public closing concert is in the Freskensaal of the castle Zell an der Pram. The participants will be selected by the professors.

Leisure-Time Activities
There are sports grounds, a swimming-bath and a gym for ball-games, table tennis, etc. You will certainly have time for a trip to explore the surroundings of Zell an der Pram.

Right away book two lesson-unities daily and/or a second class!