International Masterclasses
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn and Harp
Musikinsel Rheinau CH
July 30 - August 6, 2017

The International Masterclass Rheinau (CH) primarily aims at young musicians and students of music colleges who focus on upcoming concerts, want to prepare orchestra auditions, international competitions or exams at music colleges. Young talents of extraordinary level, such as graduates of music schools, may also be admitted.
Coached woodwind-chambermusic groups are offered, as well as final concerts for the participants at the end of the week.
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The course fee is CHF 850.-/950.-
This includes all costs such as lessons, piano accompaniment, administration, accommodation and meals.

Bank account:
PostFinance, Röthlisberger Bernhard, 3322 Urtenen-Schönbühl
IBAN CH30 0900 0000 3111 0363 2

 

Masterclass Sarah Rumer, flute / Pamela Stahel, Piccolo:
Every morning before having private lessons, there will be a group session. During this time the class will study different aspects of flute playing such as breathing, vibrato, tone development and colors, technique, and articulation. During private lessons the students may work on flute repertoire from the Baroque to the 21st century, as well as orchestral excerpts. Other possibilities are rehearsing with a piano accompanist and stage coaching. It is also possiple to play chamber music with participants from the other masterclasses.
The masterclass is for conservatory students, professional flutists and candidates for entry into conservatory. Depending on the individual case it is also possible that some high school students and advanced amateurs may participate.

Masterclass Lucas Navarro, oboe:

Masterclass Bernhard Röthlisberger, clarinet:
The course is aimed at professional clarinetists and students of conservatories. Daily individual lessons are offered for each participant, if possible. The focus is on the traditional clarinet repertoire from classical to contemporary and orchestral excerpts and audition preparation, also for e-flat or bass clarinet.
In addition, technical basics of clarinet playing such as sound, staccato, breathing, new techniques etc. are taught in groups.

Masterclass Olivier Darbellay, french horn:
Intense program with daily individual lessons, piano accompaniment, orchestral excerpt sessions (individual and group) as well as horn ensemble sessions. There will be also the possibility to sign in for a mock audition at the end of the week. In addition there will be coached woodwind-chambermusic groups with the other participants.
Besides (futur) students and professional players we welcome of course also advanced music school level and amateur horn players.

Masterclass Michael von Schönermark, bassoon:
The bassoon course is aimed at students and professional bassoonist. The focus is on the traditional bassoon repertoire and the most important orchestral excerpts to prepare for auditions. Many exercises will be showed in order to achieve individual improvement of the basics. We are also working on important Mozart Bassoon Concerto and simulate an audition. And a bassoon ensemble will provide in addition to the individual work to the amusement.

Masterclass Anne Bassand, harp:
This course for the pedal harp focusses on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts. There will be the opportunity to play chamber music and in harp ensembles, and contemporary music is also welcome. The course is aimed primarily at university students and professional harpists. Graduates of Pre-College, advanced music students and amateurs are welcome. It is recommended that participants bring their own harp.

 

 
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