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Master Class for FLUTE

solo & existing ensemble

06.09.2020 - 12.09.2020


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: 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 Class for flute 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 lesson, woodwind ensemble, piano coach, a workshop-concert, 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 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!