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Master Class for FLUTE

flute solo | preformed ensembles

05.09.2021 - 11.09.2021


Francesca Canali Francesca Canali, born in Rome, is an internationally acclaimed flute soloist, pedagogue and scientific researcher. She graduated „cum laude“ (master’s degree and post-graduate studies in flute soloist and chamber music performance) from renowned Universities of Music as the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris and the Conservatorio and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Her artistic development was greatly influenced by such flautists as Irena Grafenauer, James Galway, Michael Kofler, Patrick Gallois, Maxence Larrieu, Aurèle Nicolet, Alain Marion, Angelo Persichilli as well as by the seminars held in Paris by Sergiu Celibidache on the “Phenomenology of Music” and by others given in Rome by Leonard Bernstein. She is an award-winner of many international music competitions (between others, 1. prize of the international Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona - 2001) and has performed as soloist in prestigious venues and renowned international festivalsthroughout Europe, South and Central America, Africa, Russia and Japan (Wigmore Hall/London, Great Philharmonic Hall/St. Petersburg, Grosses Saal Mozarteum and Grosses Festspielhaus/Salzburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Teatro Olimpico/Vicenza, Palau de la Musica Catalana/Barcelona, Konzerthaus/Dortmund, etc.). In addition to her performing activities, Francesca Canali is a passionate and dedicated teacher and scientific researcher, who pursues a holistic pedagogical approach to instrumental didactics and music pedagogy focusing on the ‘human factor’ involved in playing. She was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music Education „cum Laude“ at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with an innovative dissertation about the anatomy and the physiological processes involved in flute and wind instrument playing. This interdisciplinary research leads to the development of a new pedagogical model and sets new impulses for musical interpretation on winds instruments. Francesca Canali is actually based in Salzburg, Austria, and teachs at the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zurich, at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Landesmusikschulwerk Oberösterreich. She has been invited as an expert by many institutions and universities and she regularly leads international masterclasses, seminars, workshop and conferences all around the world. Flute


Class starts on: 05.09.2021, 18:00
Arrival after: 05.09.2021, 15:00
Final Concert: 11.09.2021, 11:00
Class ends on: 11.09.2021, 14:00
Deadline: 15.07.2021

Course fee
from € 350,- plus adminstration fee € 100,- 

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

from € 300,-


...with drive into the new academic year!


The master class for flute with an internationally renowned teacher and soloist 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 | flute ensemble | 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!