Youth course – summer camp for Violoncello

The summer camp for Violoncello is mainly addressed to participants aged over 11 years, who attend violoncello lessons for at least two years now.

Achieving progress in technique and in music as well as creating a climate which enables the effective study to be pleasant and profitable at the same time, is the main purpose of this course. Pieces of advice about proper body position, a solution to technical problems, development of a finer touch sensibility and a dialectical analysis of various approaches of interpretation are embodied to our teaching pursuits.

The mental planning and discovering of the “suitable”, for each piece, sound, the growing and expanding of personal music horizons, the searching and applying of complex interpreting approaches, an introduction to special techniques used in the Baroque or contemporary music, pieces of advice about quick by heart learning of music pieces and playing without use of score are additional parts of our lessons.

Repertoire knowledge, advice about correct practicing, relaxed playing and further discussions about general musical or specialised cello topics shall complete the course concept.

Participants of this course can take Ensemble as activity, free of charge.

Cello players, preparing an examination, competition or an orchestra audition – tryout are also welcome.

Persons mainly interested in chamber music or ensemble can register either in this course, by choosing Ensemble or chamber music as main subject, or directly in the string orchestra course.

We would kindly request participants wanting to present pieces with piano accompaniment (with our course lecturers, a student participating in piano accompaniment course or with other participants also wanting to attend our chamber music courses) to send us the piano scores, in form of pdf file, at the registration time or, at latest, two (2) months before courses begin.

Cellists are kindly requested to bring along an appropriate end spin or spike holder.

In case you register in order to prepare an ABRSM examination, please define the intended examinations level (grade).

Due to the limited number of participants in every class (15), we strongly recommend as quick a registration as possible.

Availability

course available

We still have free places in this course and would gladly continue to accept applications.
We request your understanding over the fact that, higher application fees (+50 €) have to apply for all applications submitted after the official deadline (20.04.2019), according to our general terms and conditions.

Course charges

As 1st main subject: € 350,- for Soloists and chamber music |€ 280,-for Ensemble. This price includes the registration & lesson fees, up to two activities free of charge and supervised leisure time programme.

As 2nd main subject (in addition to another course of the same period, chosen as 1st main subject) or per additional daily lesson (recommended for advanced pupils and for preparation of competitions or examinations): € 250,- for Soloists and chamber music | € 180,-for Ensemble.

Overnight and boarding packages

Overnight fees incl. breakfast:
shared room € 300 | double room € 425 | single room € 500.

Half board (lunch or dinner) € 140 | full board € 210.

Please consult our General Terms and Conditions page for detailed information and pricing for auditors and passive participants.

In order to facilitate the participation of as broad a circle of young people as possible to our courses, we have created, with the generous support of our sponsors, a fund for a limited number of scholarships. Here you can find all relative information.

Lecturers 2019

14. – 21.07.2019
Prof. Imke FRANK

This course is suitable for:

  • Pupils (Music School – private music lessons)
  • Students (Conservatories – Universities)
  • Preparation for Music School Exams
  • Preparation for ABRSM Exams
  • Preparation for University entry examinations
  • Competitions – Orchestra auditions

You can also register for…

  • A (further) instrumental course
  • Instrumental or vocal ensemble
  • Voice training
  • String orchestra
  • Chamber music with or without piano
  • Accompaniment course for pianists
  • Sight reading for Strings
  • Choir singing
  • Music Theory
  • Elementary Composition
  • Ear & Rhythm training