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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

Course fee
from € 350,- plus registration fee € 90,- 

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

from € 300,-


...with drive into the new academic year!


The master classes for violin, viola and cello with internationally renowned teachers and soloists provide a good opportunity to spend a week preparing for the new academic year, a rehearsal, a concert appearance, a competition or an exam, or simply to develop a programme of their own choice.

With its generous seminar rooms, historic ambience and incomparably quiet and romantic location in the middle of the Upper Austrian Innviertel region, Schloss Zell an der Pram offers an exceptional setting for intensive work and artistic and professional development.

Invited are

Students and young students from music universities, music colleges and conservatories | advanced students of music schools and private lessons | professional musicians | instrument teachers

Semi-professional musicians/amateurs willing to engage in working from a professional point of view will be admitted only to a limited extent for the time being. Additional places can only be booked after the deadline of May 15, according to available places

The courses are open to participants of all nationalities over the age of 14. Exceptions to the minimum age requirement are possible in consultation with the course management

Free programme selection from the solo and concert repertoire | Course languages German & English 

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’)  | all classes are open for listening | occasional lectures or chamber orchestra | stage training | workshop concerts | final public concert with free admission | use of seminar and recreation rooms | use of the ping-pong tables and the sports field | additional offer of Shiatsu (to be booked separately) | active participants receive a participation diploma

The participants can practice in their living rooms, additional practicing rooms for string instrument players and for external participants are not available!


General timetable as a pdf

Registration deadline

Please note the registration deadline. Due to the high demand and limited number of participants, we recommend timely registration. 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

Leisure Time

A sports field and multi-purpose hall are available for leisure activities such as table tennis and ball games | there is a swimming pool nearby


Go ahead and book a second lesson unit (daily 80-minute private lesson) as well!