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Tragédie in vier Akten von Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)
Opernklasse der HfM Saar
Leitung: Thomas Max Meyer

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Strings Academy under the artistic direction of Prof. David Grimal and Prof. Hans-Peter Hofmann

When and where


4 to 9 September 2017, University of Music Saarland

 

Artistic Direction and Teachers


Artistic Direction

Prof. David Grimal (Violine)

David Grimal works as a soloist with, among others, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre ... Philharmonique de Radio France, the National Orchestra of Russia, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestra of the Mozarteum of Salzburg, the Symphony Orchestra of Jerusalem and the Sinfonia Varsovia. In 2004 he founded the conductor-less artists' collective "Les Dissonances". David Grimal has been professor of violin at the HfM University of Music Saar since 2009. www.les-dissonances.eu

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Artistic Direction

Prof. Hans-Peter Hofmann (violin)

Hans-Peter Hofmann has been concertmaster of the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the ... Bavarian Chamber Orchestra and the Berlin Chamber Orchestra. Since 2006, he has acted as a concertmaster, chamber musician and soloist for "Les Dissonances". Since 2007, he has conducted the European Union Chamber Orchestra. In October 2010, Hans-Peter Hofmann was appointed professor at the HfM University of Music Saar.

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Prof. Xavier Phillips (cello)

The close collaboration with Mstislav Rostropovich has strongly influenced Xavier Phillips' artistic ... work. He has given concerts with the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Filarmonica della Scala. Chamber music plays a key role in Xavier Phillips' work. www.xavierphillips.com

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Prof. Wolfgang Harrer (double bass)

Wolfgang Harrer was section leader in the Radio Symphony Orchestra ... Vienna and a solo bassist in the Vienna Kammeroper. He is a guest-player in the orchestras of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic as well as in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. As a sought-after chamber musician he has given concerts with the Melos Quartet, Klangforum, Ensemble "die reihe", "Ensemble des 20. Jahrhunderts", Ensemble "Kontrapunkte" and the Alt-Wiener Octet. Since 1996 he has been professor of double bass at the HfM University of Music Saar.

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Prof. Veit Hertenstein (viola)

Mr. Hertenstein has been invited to the Marlboro Music Festival, the Seiji Ozawa International ... Mr. Hertenstein has been invited to the Marlboro Music Festival, the Seiji Ozawa International Music Academy, the Viola Space Festival Tokyo, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and the Verbier Festival, where he was awarded the „Henri Louis de la Grange“ viola prize. In 2011, Mr. Hertenstein became the principal violist of the Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. In April 2016, 30 years old, he was appointed professor for viola at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany.

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Program and work schedule of the week


Program String Academy

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Serenade for Streichorchester Cmajor op. 48


The Strings Academy combines in a simultaneously demanding and participative concept individual playing and collective practice in a novel way.

Participants and teachers together form a string orchestra (8, 7, 6, 5, 3) that intentionally has no conductor. Besides daily chamber-orchestra rehearsals supplemented with rehearsals in smaller chamber-music ensembles, participants are taught individually by the professors.

  • up to three hours of chamber orchestra rehearsal each day under the artistic direction of Prof. David Grimal and Prof. Hans-Peter Hofmann (only for active participants)
  • daily individual and class instruction by the professors (only for active participants)
  • daily section rehearsals (only for active participants)
  • the Strings Academy will conclude with a concert by all the participants to be recorded by Saarland Broadcasting Corporation – SR (only for active participants)

 

Target group


The Strings Academy is aimed at:

  • young, ambitious and talented string players who are active internationally (at least master level)
  • professional chamber musicians and instrumentalists who are looking for new challenges with respect to ensemble playing

 

Application procedure


  • Completed application form (web form)
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recent video recording of an own performance as a soloist (max. 10 minutes, two pieces from different eras)

Complete application documents should be uploaded in the candidate area of the website: http://www.hfmsaar-summerschool.de

Application deadline: 30. June 2017

 

Selection of participants


The artistic directors will select from among the candidates eight first violins, seven second violins, six violas, five cellos and three double basses.

Once the artistic management has selected the participants in the Strings Academy, applicants will be notified in writing.

Active participants:
Active participants will receive an invitation letter along with two forms relating to image and music rights and a form for confirming attendance. All three must be returned completed and signed by the stated deadline. Enrolment is binding after payment of the enrolment fee for the respective academy (see below).

Passive participants:
Passive participation in the Strings Academy is also possible. This must be specified on the application form. Passive participants will receive a form for confirming attendance. This must be completed, signed and returned by the stated deadline. Enrolment is binding after payment of the enrolment fee for the respective academy (see below).

 

Costs


Enrolment fee:
€ 75 (includes the cost of a daily hot lunch as well as coffee, tea and bottled water for the entire duration of the Academy)

The course fee:
600 euros is financed for the selected active participants through a grant from the Peter and Luise Hager Foundation and the ME Saar Foundation. The course fee is waived for passive participants.

The costs for accommodation and meals (apart from those covered by the enrolment fee) are not included in the course fee. We are happy to help you find suitable accommodation.

 

Contact information


If you have any questions, please contact

Mauro Barbierato
chor-orchester@hfm.saarland.de

short summary


Application deadline
30. June 2017


Contact information
If you have any questions, please contact:

Mauro Barbierato
chor-orchester@hfm.saarland.de


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