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Master Classes for VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO

solo & existing ensembles

06.09.2020 - 12.09.2020


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 violinist and violist, both instruments featuring equally in her activities. She appears as a soloist with renowned orchestras and well-known conductors and has made a name for herself in chamber music projects with Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Mandelring-Quartet, Martin Stadtfeld, Nicolas Altstaedt, Maximilian Hornung, the Duo TschoppBovino and until 2015 her piano trio. She has performed in the Philharmonie Berlin, the Lincoln Center New York, the Wigmore Hall London, the Philharmonie Cologne, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zurich and at the Lucerne, Verbier and Gstaad Festivals. Her projects with music of the 20th and 21st centuries are highly regarded. She has premiered, under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, Nicolas Bacri’s Violin Concerto which he dedicated to her, and received outstanding reviews in the international media for her recordings of the violin and viola concertos by Ahmed Adnan Saygun. Her CD of the violin and viola sonatas by Dmitri Shostakovich – referred to as “reference recording” – was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. The only prizewinner of the 2000 Max Rostal Viola Competition, she studied violin with Aïda Stucki, Franco Gulli, Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers and Herbert Scherz and viola with Christoph Schiller. She held teaching posts for violin, viola and chamber music at the Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck and the Konservatorium Zurich. Since October 2018 she is professor for violin and viola at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. She is a jury member in various music competitions and is active in the school-project “Rhapsody in School”. Violin & 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: 06.09.2020, 18:00
Arrival after: 06.09.2020, 15:00
Final Concert: 12.09.2020, 11:00
Class ends on: 12.09.2020, 14:00
Deadline: 15.06.2020

...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
Mainly students from conservatories, music colleges and music universities as well as professional musicians and Instrumentalpädagogen 

Young students from pre-colleges and preparatory classes at conservatories, colleges and universities to prepare for entrance examines in regular studies. 

Semiprofessional musicians who are willing to engage in working according to professional criteria will be invited to zugelassen to a limited extent. 

The courses are open to participants aged 14 and over. Exceptions are possible in consultation with the course management.

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!