Historical Horn Courses/Opportunities to study historical horns.

We endeavour to keep this list as up to date as possible. Past courses are included in order to give enthusiastic students and idea of what may be available in future years. 

Please do email info@annekescott.com if you have information on any courses that might be appropriate to include on this list.


Apollo Ensemble Summer Academy
12th - 19th of August, 2018, Drachten, The Netherlands.

Horn tutor: Stefan Blonk

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Come and spend a unique week in a Carmelite Monastery in Drachten (the Netherlands) from 12 – 19 August 2018 and experience the power of teamwork. What is offered? Chamber music (with intensive coaching), a high-level project orchestra for Beethoven’s 5th symphony, choral workshops, concerts.

More information can be found at www.apollo-ensemble.nl.


Schwarzälder Horntage, 2018
31 May 2018–3 June 2018, Staufen, Germany.

Tutors include Stefan Berrang, Johannes Hinterholzer and Hermann Baumann.

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Whilst natural horn is not the central focus of this event there are normally a number of events included in this course for the historic instrument.

More information can be found at www.bdb-horntage.de


Benslow Natural Horn Day
5th of May, 2018

Horn tutor: Anneke Scott

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This day course is aimed at horn players with some previous experience of the instrument who are looking to improve their basic "hand technique" skills and competency on the instrument. The course will begin with a refresher on some basic techniques (for example the importance of good intonation with the open harmonics) and move on to finessing the role of the right hand as well as exercises to help pitching and flexibility. This course will also include small and larger scale natural horn ensembles. Course participants ideally will already have their own instruments but a number of instruments can be provided for those without - please enquire at time of booking.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org.


Les Gouts Reunis
Joseph Haydn's "Die Schöpfung"

6th -14th of April, 2018
Nanterre, France

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Natural horn students are needed for "Les Gouts Reunis" course on Haydn's Die Schöpfung. This course is aimed at students enrolled on specialist early music courses with rehearsals taking place 6th - 8th (Moulin d'Ande), 10th - 12th (Nanterre) and two performances on the 13th and 14th of April.

More information can be found at www.goutsrenuis.org.


Theresia Youth Orchestra.
Auditions for participants for Two-Year Educational Period April 2018 – April 2020.
Auditions to be held in Lodi (Italy) 3 and 4 February, 2018.

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Theresia Youth Orchestra (TYO) is an international orchestra composed by musicians under 30 years of age coming from the major European schools of early music. Theresia focuses exclusively on the classical music repertoire and promotes its performance on authentic instruments, developing its learning cycles and concert tours around the symphonic works of Haydn, Mozart, Kraus, Boccherini and Beethoven. The full musical program of the orchestra for the next three years is illustrated into a large-scale artistic project, "The Golden Age of Symphony", pointing at the core of the classical music repertoire.

THE HISTORY
The orchestra has been established in January 2012 under a private patronage scheme on the initiative of the Italian entrepreneur Mario Martinoli. More than 600 orchestral training hours, 3 principal conductors, 5 tutors, 110 musicians, 400 applications received from 32 world countries are the numbers that better describe the work that Theresia has done so far. Beyond numbers, the value of Theresia is also witnessed by more than 30 concerts held over the past years in several venues and festivals in Italy - I Concerti del Quirinale, Bolzano Festival Bozen, Sagra Malatestiana, Musiké, Bologna Festival, Trame Sonore, and many others.
 
THE APPROACH
Theresia is a musical project built around its young musicians. As such, it grew on the belief that the members of the orchestra should also cover the principal musical roles, i.e. concertmaster and soloists. No senior musician plays in the orchestra. The entrust of the orchestra to several conductors, not just one, was another decision that improved the learning experience of its members, enabling them to confront not only with the repertoire but also with different artistic readings and approaches. Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini are the permanent conductors of the orchestra for the period 2018-2020.

THE PRESENT
From 2016 the orchestra operates under the patronage of the Fondazione iCons, a cultural organisation based in Northern Italy, and has recently developed into a structured educational program: all 35 permanent members of the orchestra receive grants for the duration of one or two years, following educational paths designed to provide them with refined instruments to improve their playing and building a better awareness on the specific features of the classical music repertoire.

More information can be found at www.theresia.online.


EARLY MUSIC WINTER WEEKEND
CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM
27th - 28th of January, 2018

A short, deep dive into the Early Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

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Do you consider studying Early Music at one of the leading Conservatories in the world?
Do you want to experience what it really means to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Early Music department?

Then attend the EMWW for:
* demonstration lessons and masterclasses by our dedicated teaching team
* meeting and trying our extensive collection of early instruments
* introductions and discussions on Early Music topics
* concert by teachers and students

All interested instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

Teachers
The following teachers will present lessons and masterclasses: 
Antoinette Lohmann baroque violin & viola 
Josep Domènech baroque oboe
Adrien Mabire natural trumpet & cornetto 
Mieneke van der Velden viola da gamba
Fred Jacobs lute, theorbo

Registration fee
€10,-

More information can be found at www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam.nl.

 


Melbourne Youth Orchestra/Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra.
Young Mannheim Symphonists Programme.
8th - 13th of January, 2018.

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New to Summer School in 2018, MYO is delighted to announce a partnership with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, presenting an intensive week of historically informed performance practice workshops and lectures, culminating in a public performance at the end of the week. Led by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s concertmaster, internationally renowned Australian violinist, director and concertmaster, Rachael Beesley, and principal clarinet Nicole van Bruggen, the MYO Summer School Young Mannheim Symphonists program will ensure participants are able to work with and learn from some of Australia’s most respected musicians in historically informed performance practice.

Designed to give students the unique opportunity to delve into Classical and Romantic performance styles, participants will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of performing Schubert’s mighty Eighth Symphony (‘Unfinished’), along with Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony and Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony.

More information can be found at www.myo.org.au


VI Curso de Trompa Histórica
6th - 9th of December, 2017, Granda Spain

Horn tutor: Raul Diaz

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Music Campus RheinMain Orchesterprojekt für Originalklang-Instrumente Project for Period Instruments Orchestra
Thursday 16th -Sunday 19th November 2017 

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The Music Campus RheinMain-Period Music-Orchestra is a forum for young artists of classical music and presents orchestral projects in historical performance practice. Renowned professors of the instrumental groups high strings, deep strings, woodwinds and brass instruments, who also play in the orchestra, work together with young elite of the classical scene to work out large orchestral works of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Programme 2017
Johann Zach: Missa ex d (german debut performance)
Ferdinand Hiller: „Gesang der Geister über den Wassern“ op. 36
Franz Schubert: Mass A flat major D 678

The tuning is 430 Hz.

Dates and concerts

The period is Thursday-Sunday, 16th -19th November 2017 and is divided into 2 rehearsal- and 2 concert days.

The concerts will be held in the town parish church of Miltenberg on Sat., 18th November, 7.30 pm, and in the pilgrimage church of Alzenau-Kälberau on Sunday, November 19th, 3.30 pm.

For further information contact Ms Sara Bernhardt bellartefrm@t-online.de or visit www.bellarte-frm.de.


Orchestre Français des Jeunes,Season baroque 2017
director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
9th - 17th of November, 2017

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Application deadline: 30th of April, 2017
Auditions: Paris (Philharmonie - Cité de la Musique): 22 & 23 May, 2017
Lyon (CNSM) : 24 May, 2017
Strasbourg (CRR) : 2 June, 2017.

Applicants need to be between 16 years of age and under 30 years of age as of June 30, 2017. Applicant need to be registered as a student at a music education institution AND need to be either French OR studying music in France OR being a student at the conservatories of Geneva, Brussels, The Hague, Barcelona or at the Schola Cantorum in Basel
 

ALSO NB: whilst this course is advertised as open to baroque horn players I noted that the programme for the course doesn't actually include repertoire for horns. Maybe enquire before applying!

More information can be found here: www.ofj.fr


International Mendelssohn Festival Summer School
Horn Tutor - Ab Koster (modern and natural horn)
11th -24th of September, 2017

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The Summer School of the »International Mendelssohn Festival« takes place for the eleventh time from September 11 – 24, 2017. Renowned artists hold Master Classes (Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Saxophone, Conducting and Chamber Music) and perform in concerts at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Hamburg.

Highly qualified music students from four continents will come together in Hamburg for two weeks of Master Classes to put their musical skills to the test and to further refine their playing under professional guidance. An illustrious team of instructors comprised of internationally renowned professors will coach students during this period.

More information can be found here: www.mendelssohn-festival.com


Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 2017

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Boxwood and Brass are delighted to be returning to Benslow for their third Harmoniemusik course. Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org


Transforming C19th HIP Chamber Music Course
Natural/EARLY VALVE horn tutor: Anneke Scott
August 29th – September 2nd 2017

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The 5-year AHRC research project Transforming C19th HIP aims to bring world-leading scholars and performers together with the aim of providing professional players with new insights into historically evidenced expression, and a deeper understanding of the aesthetic context of the period. Much valuable scholarship on the performance practices of the 19th century already exists; but researchers have been critical of professional ‘period’ instrument performers, claiming that many supposedly historically informed performances of 19th-century repertoire currently reflect little of what is known about historical style. Although many period ensembles perform 19th-century repertoire, specialist conservatoire training still remains focused on teaching Baroque and Early-Classical performance practices. The TCHIP Summer Chamber Music Course responds to a number of requests by offering a 19th-century historical performance chamber music course for professionals and conservatoire post-graduates.

The course tutors include leading Historical Performance scholars from Conservatoires and Universities in Sydney, London, Birmingham, Huddersfield, Leeds, and Oxford. In addition to their research, the tutors perform as soloists, and members of leading period ensembles. The course will differ from conventional music courses in that the tutors will be fully participating members of the ensembles and the exploration of repertoire and expression will be research-led.

The course will be open to both individuals and existing ensembles, and will be open to string players, pianists, and wind players (including horn). At least two pianos, an 1830s Streicher with an Anglo-Viennese action, and a late 19th-century French piano by Erard will be available. Three public concerts will be given by tutors, visiting artists, and – in the final concert – course participants. The concerts will take place in a number of historic Oxford locations including The Holywell Music Room and St Peter’s College Chapel.

Transforming C19 HIP is particularly concerned with research into the pre-performance practices (rehearsal, preparation, planning, working with scores and parts) of the 19th Century. Each ensemble will rehearse two works – one from early in the century and one from later; and one of these works will be non-canonic (less well known), so that participants can gain a broader understanding of the aesthetic context. Wherever appropriate, the course will provide 19th-century early printed editions or high quality copies of library holdings, and participants will explore rehearsal practices of the period (e.g. not using scores for early 19th-century repertoire, approaches to annotating (marking) parts, approaches to personal interaction within ensembles). These rehearsal practices can be interesting because they allow players to listen, relate and respond in ways that differ from contemporary rehearsal techniques.

More information can be found at www.music.ox.ac.uk


10th Early Music Summer School
Natural horn tutors: Teunis van der Zwart and Pierre-Antoine Tremblay
August 28th - September 2nd, 2017

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The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.

More information from www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam.nl


Natural horn day for Beginners
Natural horn tutor: Anneke Scott
Sunday 27th August, 2017

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This one-day natural horn course will welcome all horn players who've always wanted to try out the natural horn as well as enthusiasts with some previous experience of the instrument who are looking to improve their basic "hand technique" skills. The course will focus on a number of horn ensemble works, including some from the massed "trompe de chasse" repertoire which focus on the natural harmonics of the instrument. This course will offer the chance for complete beginners to have their first go on the natural horn and, for those with a little more experience, the opportunity to focus on the core skills that are needed for natural horn playing in order to build up confidence and ultimately the enjoyment of the instrument! Course participants ideally will already have their own instruments but a number of instruments can be provided for those without - please enquire at time of booking.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org


Concerto Köln Masterclass course
Natural horn tutor: Stephan Katte
21st of August - 28th of August, 2017

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Orchestral Course - historical performance practice in classic(al) music - oratorio and symphony in collaboration with the Orpheus Vokalensemble

Course contents: A special feature of the historical performance practice is the orchestral play without a conductor. This course provides interpretative approaches and playing techniques of the historical performance practice as well as the elaboration of complex classical compositions without a conductor. At the end of this masterclass there will be a concert.

Individual lessons and register samples intensify the content.
Complementary lectures on the topic of intonation, bow construction and ensemble management round off the course.

The pitch of the course is 430 HZ.

Note: Students can apply Credit Points for this course at their music college.

Aimed at: Students, instrumentalists and everyone who is interested in historical performance practice

More information can be found at: www.landesakademie-ochsenhausen.de


Apollo Ensemble Summer Academy
Natural horn tutor: Stefan Blonk
14th – 20th August, 2017

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Who can apply? Apollo Summer Academy courses are offered at various levels (A, B & C) in order to provide students with an optimal challenge at their own level. The Summer Academy is open to individual participants and pre-existing ensembles alike.

A: Conservatory students or highly advanced amateurs
B: Highly advanced amateurs
C: 
Advanced amateurs

More information can be found at www.apollo-ensemble.nl


Harmoniemusick Summer Course
Natural horn tutor: Teunis van der Zwart
24th - 28th of July, 2017

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Another edition of the Harmoniemusik summer course with Xenia Löffler (oboe)Ernst Schlader (clarinet), Christian Beuse (bassoon) and Teunis van der Zwart (horn) in the beautiful and inspiring surrounding of Kloster Michaelstein from 24th to 28th of July 2017!

Beside the famous works by Mozart and Beethoven there will be many great pieces to discover by composers like Druschetzky, Myslivecek, Rosetti, Pleyel, Krommer, Triebensee and many others...

Come and join us!!

More information can be found at www.musik.kloster-michaelstein.de


Urbino Musica Antica XLIX Edizione
Natural horn tutor: Elisa Bognetti
20th-29th of July, 2017 

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The course is aimed at horn players of ever level, those interested in a first approach to the natural horn (baroque and classical) as well as to students and young professionals who have already begun to study these instruments that want to deepen their understanding of solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire.

The course will focus on the history of the instrument and its technical evolution which goes hand in hand with musical evolution: starting with the historical treatises and the methods written by the horn players of the time, through learning of the musical practices and working on the appropriate technique, a conscious approach to the interpretation of the baroque, classical and first romance repertoire, with particular attention to the concerts of Vivaldi and Telemann, the Brandenburg Concerto and Bach Cantatsa, concerts and symphonies of Haydn, concerts and chamber music of Mozart , Beethoven's Sonata and his orchestral repertoire, Schubert's "Auf dem Strom" lied, Brahms's horn, violin and violin trio and his symphonies.

The tutor will provide a classical natural horn for beginners to have a direct approach to the instrument.

More information can be found at www.fima-online.org


Austrian Baroque Academy, 2017
Natural horn tutors: Hermann Ebner, Christian Binde & Andreas Lackner
18th - 29th of July, 2017

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More information can be found at www.austriabarockakademie.at


Jeune Orchestre Européen Hector Berlioz
16–20th of July - at the CRR (Paris)
17th –19th of August - La Côte-Saint-André (Isère) 

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French ensemble Les Siècles are running a course alongside the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André. The JOEHB is calling for students aged 18 - 30 who are currently enrolled in either any of the conservatoire supérieurs, CNSM Paris or Lyon, any "Grand European Conservatoires" or are at the end of the 3rd or 4th cycle at CRR or CRD.

The course includes training on period instruments - in particular 19th century French romantic performance practice and will include a performance of the following programme:

H. Berlioz Le Concert Shakespearien
Béatrice et Bénédict, ouverture
Grande ouverture du Roi Lear
Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d’Hamlet (extrait de Tristia)
La Mort d’Ophélie, version pour chœur et orchestre
Fantaisie sur « La tempête » de Shakespeare (extrait de Lélio ou le retour à la vie
Roméo et Juliette (extraits)
Introduction (extrait), Roméo seulGrande fête chez CapuletScène d’amourLa reine MabRoméo au tombeau des Capulets 

More information can be found at: http://www.festivalberlioz.com


Dublin Brass Week
26th - 29th of June, 2017
Natural horn tutor: Anneke Scott

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Based in Dublin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music on Westland Row in Dublin City Centre, Dublin Brass Week promises you a packed schedule of events with a world-class faculty in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. You can participate in Dublin Brass Week 2017 as either an Active Participant or a Passive Participant.

Active Participants will perform in masterclasses, individual lessons and concerts with our faculty of leading soloists and internationally renowned teachers. Additionally there will be ensembles and orchestral audition training classes. Active Participants may also take part in the Dublin Brass Week 2017 Concerto Competition.An audio submission of exposition (or up to 3 minutes) of your chosen concerto will required as the 1st round pre-selection. The public Final of DBW17 Concerto Competition will be held at DBW17.

Active Participants should be 18 years and over and be undergraduate or postgraduate students, recent graduates, or professionals.

Dublin Brass Week will run from Monday 26th - Thursday 29th June 2017. Active participants are required to be available from 10am until late evening on all these dates. 

More information can be found at: www.dublinbrassweek.com

 


Schwarzwälder Horntage 2017
15th - 18th of June, 2017

Natural horn specialists include: Prof. Hermann Baumann, Prof. Johannes Hinterholzer and Stefan Berrang.

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This famous horn event is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Whilst natural horn is not the central focus of the event there are normally a number of events for the instrument.

More information can be found http://www.bdb-horntage.de


Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
5th - 9th of June, 2017

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This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu


Natural horn day, Royal Irish Academy of MusiC
Natural horn tutor: Jeroen Billiet
Saturday 27th of May, 2017 

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On Saturday the 27th May in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, there will be a concert at 12pm featuring the Natural Horn. Pupils and alumni will perform pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Reicha and Kling to name but a few. From hardened pros to natural horn babies, this is the first concert of it's kind in Ireland and there might even be a chance for you to join in if you like! So bring along your horn at 11 am for a rehearsal (even if it has valves) and bring along your family for 12 pm. Oh, and it's free. We will feature Jeroen Billiet from Belgium as our visiting expert and soloist. Be amazed! 

For more information contact: fergusocarroll@riam.ie


XIV International Early Music Course Porto
Horn tutor: Gilbert Camí Farràs
7th - 12th of April, 2017 

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Easter course of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelle département de musique ancienne
Natural horn tutor Jean-Pierre Dassonville
25th - 26th of March, 2017

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Aimed at pre-professional and professional musicians, both modern and baroque. The course will focus on historic instruments and there is the possibility of borrowing instruments during the course (please request this when booking). The course will take a maximum of five students per faculty and will involve masterclasses, individual lessons and chamber music. It is possible to attend for one day but chamber music is only possible for those attending for the whole course.

More details can be found here.


Winter Academy: Hochschule für Künste (HFK) 
Akademie für Alte Musik, Bremen (Germany) 

Horn tutor: Renée Allen
1st – 4th of March 2017. 

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Early Music Winter Weekend
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
January 21st - 22nd, 2017 

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The Amsterdam Early Music Winter Weekend offers a short, deep dive into the Early Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

The EMWW is open to (future) musicians who want to get a better knowledge of performing Early Music. It offers an excellent experience of what it means to study at the CvA Early Music Department. The programme consists of:

* demonstration lessons and masterclasses by our dedicated teaching team
* meeting and trying our extensive collection of early instruments
* introductions and discussions on Early Music topics
* concert by teachers and students

All interested instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

The following teachers will present lessons and masterclasses: 

Shunske Sato baroque violin & viola
Benny Aghassi Baroque & Classical bassoon
Frank Anepool natural trumpet
Mieneke van der Velden viola da gamba
Fred Jacobs lute & theorbo

But also for our other subjects an interesting programme is offered: 
voice - baroque cello - violone - traverso & classical flute - baroque & classical oboe - recorder - natural horn - harpsichord & clavichord & fortepiano - organ - basso continuo

More information at www.ahk.nl


Music Campus RheinMain Orchesterprojekt für Originalklang-Instrumente Project for Period Instruments Orchestra
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Brass tutor Prof. Wolfgang Bauer
Tuesday 8th - Sunday 13th of November 2016 

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This project is aimed at young professional musicians, students and graduates of conservatoires. the participants will receive a daily rate of €100, travel costs and accomodation will be provided by Bell'Arte Frankfurt RheinMain. Interested musicians must submit a registration form, and a short musical Curriculum Vitae, plus are able to send in CD recordings. 

For further information contact Ms Sara Bernhardt bellartefrm@t-online.de or visit www.bellarte-frm.de.


"V Natural horn Workshop"Conservatory of Music "ANGEL BARRIOS" Granada (Spain)
October 29th–November 1st. 2016.
Natural horn tutors: Pip Eastop and Raul Diaz.

Those interested can request information or confirm your presence by contacting Angels Gámez by email (click here).


Natural horn workshop day - Benslow Music
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Sunday 30th of October, 2016

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This one-day natural horn course will welcome all horn players who've always wanted to try out the natural horn as well as enthusiasts with previous experience of the instrument who are looking to improve their "hand technique" skills. The course will focus on a number of horn ensemble works, from the massed "trompe de chasse" repertoire for the absolute beginners to some more complex works from the French school for those looking for more of a challenge. Course participants ideally will already have their own instruments but a number of instruments can be provided for those without - please enquire at time of booking.

More information can be found at http://www.benslowmusic.org.


Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Boxwood and Brass are delighted to be returning to Benslow for their second Harmoniemusik course. Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org


Early Music Summer School, Amsterdam
Natural horn tutor Teunis van der Zwart
22nd - 27th August, 2016

The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.

More information from www.ahk.nl


I Jornada de Trompa Natural em Fermentelos
24th - 25th of August, 2016
Horn tutor: Gilbert Cami Farràs

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An opportunity to learn more about the natural horn - designed for students of any age and level who are interested in expanding their knowledge of this instrument. There's no need to have a natural horn to participate in this course, simply come with your own horn. The teacher, Gilbert Cami Farràs will be able to provide students with two natural horns during the course.

The course will focus on solo, ensemble and orchestral repertoire written for the instrument. There will be daily "warm up exercises" using the natural horn methods written by horn players of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course will discuss the different classifications (cor alto, cor basso, cor mixte) given to horn players and will explore the evolution of the instrument throughout the history of music.

To end the course there will be a closing concert followed by port!

For more information contact Gilbert Cami Farràs here.


Austria Barock Akademie
Horn tutor - Hermann Ebner
1st - 6th of August, 2016

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2016 Theme - Music at the Dresden Court. 
"Music in the strains of time and historical performance experience -
This is what the Austria Barock Akademie imparts to students of any age from all over the world. The joy of music is what is given prominence to especially in the popular summer master classes held by a team of international high-profile instructors. It is our passion to pass on the musical creations of the baroque times on a raised standard and to create curiosity."

More information can be found at www.austriabarockakademie.at


Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
25th of July - 29th of July

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This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu


Curso de Música Antiga, Ourense, Spain
26th - 29th of July, 2016
Natural horn tutors: Jorge Renteria-Campos
and Jorge Fuentes

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A course for clarinetists, bassonists, oboists, flautists, recorder players, natural horn players and keyboard players who which to start or improve their knowledge of historical interpretation.

This course includes lectures, concerts, tours, guided tours and recreational activites in the city of Ourense and surroundings.

Registration: 180€ (full course), partial course (60€ per day). 
Limited place.

For more information and pre-registration please contact: cursomusicaorense@gmail.com.


XVIII Programa del Perfeccionamiento Musica Conservatorio Katarina Gurska Summer School, Madrid, Spain
1st - 9th of July, 2016
Natural horn tutors: Pierre-Antoine Tremblay
and Ricardo Rodríguez 

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Natural horn and early valve horn summer course in Madrid. Instruments available for those who do not have their own. Course is open to everyone - beginners through to advanced students.

More information from ricky_horn@hotmail.com.


Berwick Academy - Oregon Bach Festival
Natural horn tutor - Andrew Clark
15th June - 6th July, 2016 

The Berwick Academy is one of the few educational performance opportunities in the US that exclusively features period performance. Faculty and directors are all top performers and educators in the field. Students will get unparalleled experience by working and living side-by-side with these artists and musicians like themselves.

More information can be found at www.oregonbachfestival.com.


Natuurhoorn Introduction!
6pm, 9th of June, 2016
Horn tutors: Nina Dejamon and Emmanuel Frankenberg

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Two students from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam are organising an introduction to the natural horn at the Conservatorium (Oosterdokskade 151, 1011 DL, Amsterdam). They describe it as a "crazy, suprising, mind-blowing, spectacular and revolutionary Natural Horn introduction to anyone (ANYONE, your grandmother, daugher, neighbour, dentist...) interested."They will provide instruments to try, duets and "carrots".

FREE!!!

More information here on their facebook event page.


Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra
Auditions and workshops
4th - 7th of May, 2016

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The Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) organises from 4th to 7th May 2016 in Venice its yearly Auditions & Workshops to select new musicians that will take part in TYBO’s musical stages and orchestral projects in 2016-2019. The TYBO Auditions & Workshops will focus on classical chamber and orchestral music and will be held by the three principal conductors of TYBO: Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini.

The courses scheduled for succeful candidates in 2016 are:
17th – 24th August 2016
1st – 10th October 2016 (to be confirmed

PROGRAM & SCORES
The TYBO Auditions & Workshops 2016 will consist in a series of ensemble and orchestral master classes held by TYBO principal conductors and focusing on chamber and orchestral music of the Classical Era, including Boccherini, Mozart, Haydn, Kraus and others (A=430 Hz).

The detailed program and the musical parts / scores will be sent to admitted applicants by mid-April 2016.

ADMISSION
The Auditions & Workshops are open to a maximum number of 35 (thirty-five) musicians, chosen by the Selection Committee on the basis of the submitted application data. This will include four horns.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The Auditions & Workshops are open to professional musicians – including advanced students – born after 1st January 1988.

In-depth knowledge of performance praxis on authentic instruments is a mandatory requirement. The use of authentic instruments or copies of authentic instrument is a mandatory requirement. The use of classical instruments is warmly recommended by the Organisation and the Selection Committee.

SELECTION COMMITTEE
Claudio Astronio – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Chiara Banchini – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Alfredo Bernardini – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Mario Martinoli – Founder & Artistic Director of TYBO

More information can be found at www.theresia-project.eu.


Les Goûts Réunis - Opera/Orchestra Academy
Tutors to include Pierre-Yves Madeuf
Mozart - Idomeno - April/May 2016

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L’orchestre des « Goûts Réunis » associe pour chacune de ses productions , professionnels de renom et instrumentistes étudiant la musique ancienne au sein des principaux établissements français et européens (CNSM, CRR, CRD ou CRC, etc.). Le diapason des productions peut-être 415, 392 ou 430 Hz.
Le travail commun permet à la fois un partage des connaissances et une « mise en situation » des instrumentistes qui sont ainsi confrontés aux circonstances particulières de la production publique d’une grande œuvre. Le diapason utilisé est 415 Hz.

More information can be found at www.goutsreunis.org


Easter course of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelle département de musique ancienne
Natural horn tutor Jean-Pierre Dassonville
Thursday 31st of March - Saturday 2nd of April, 2016

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Aimed at pre-professional and professional musicians, both modern and baroque. The course will focus on historic instruments and there is the possibility of borrowing instruments during the course (please request this when booking). The course will take a maximum of five students per faculty and will involve masterclasses, individual lessons and chamber music. It is possible to attend for one day but chamber music is only possible for those attending for the whole course.

More details can be found here.


Academy for Early Music Bremen
Historic Brass Workshop

Natural horn tutor Joaquim Palet
23rd - 27th of February, 2016

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The themes of the course will cover aspects of classical inventions horn technique (basics, solo works, chamber music including Reicha and Mechura etc), Baroque horn (including Handel and Telemann etc), and early valve horn (Hänsel etc)

The timetable will include lessons in the morning (9.30 - 1.30) and chamber music in the afternoon.

The course will culminate in two concerts. The Historic Brass concert on the Friday and the Winter Academy concert on the Saturday (program to include the Handel Fireworks Music and a Haydn symphony).

NB!!! Participation fees for horn players are reduced by50%: € 120 / € 60 concessions (students)

Also insturment builders  Daniel Kunst and Juhász Zoltán will be exhibiting their instruments.

For more info and registration contact Almut Heibult.


Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
18th - 20th of September, 2015 

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Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org


Ensemble Academy Freiburg
Horn tutor - Bart Aerbeydt
15th - 20th September, 2015

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The new programme of the Ensemble Academy Freiburg 2015 is released! ensemble recherche and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra are offering again master classes on the performance practice of historical and contemporary music for advanced students and professional musicians.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will offer an orchestra course accompanied by single tuition. Please note that we can only register applicants that show former experience in playing on historical instruments. It is a precondition to bring a baroque instrument of historical construction (the only exception is the harpsichord).

More information at www.ensemble-akademie.de/index.php?lang=en


Concerto Köln Meisterkus - Baden Württemberg
Natural horn tutor Renée Allen
22nd - 28th of August 2015

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Early Music Summer School, Amsterdam
Natural horn tutor Teunis van der Zwart
24th - 29th August, 2015

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The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.

More information from www.ahk.nl


Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
27th of July - 1st of August

This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu


Academy for Ancient Music - Bruneck
Natural horn tutor - Martin Mürner
23rd of July - 2nd of August, 2015

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More information from www.cordia.it


Summer Academy in Italy - Collevecchio
Le Petite Bande - Sigiswald Kujken
13th - 26th of July, 2015

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For the first time, La Petite Bande organizes a Summer Academy on historical musical and scenic performing practice of MOZART and HAYDN, from July 13th – 26th 2015, which will take place in a beautiful old monastery outside the village of Collevecchio, 70 kilometers to the north of Rome, Italy.

The Academy will be led by Sigiswald Kuijken (musical performing practice) and his daughter Marie Kuijken (scenic performing practice). Every participant has the possibility to be coached individually by both of them, as well as to receive coaching on chamber music, together with other participants.

More information from www.lepetitebande.com


Classical Winds & Harmonie Ensemble Workshop - Boston
Natural horn tutor - Todd Williams
28th of June - 3rd of July, 2015

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Aston Magna and Brandeis University are pleased to announce their sixth annual Classical Winds and Harmonie Ensemble Workshop with Stephen Hammer, oboes; Eric Hoeprich, clarinets; Andrew Schwartz, bassoons, and Todd Williams, horn. The workshop will be held June 28-July 3, 2015 at the Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, supplementing the Aston Magna festival concerts.

More informations from www.brandeis.edu


SWR Hofmusik Academie - Schwetzinger
Natural horn tutor - Ulrich Hübner
17th - 23rd of May, 2015

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The Academy is designed for advanced young musicians specializing in historical performance practice, i.e. orchestra musicians and soloists at the start of their career who are familiar with the basic components of historical music performance. 

Instruments: Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello, violone, oboe, bassoon, horn

More information from www.swr.de


30th International Handel Academy - Karlsruhe
Natural horn tutor - Thomas Müller
22nd of February - 6th of March, 2015

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Learn and practice the various playing techniques on the narrow-bore “Baroque” horn using various dampers and open blowing (with or without correction holes) and the discussion resulting from this concerning the various phrasing possibilities directly related to the “pure” natural harmonics. Practicing examples of horn literature from the well known works of Bach and Handel, as well as the later repertoire for the classical ‘damping technique’ of the so-called “Invention” horn.
Participants max: 10
Languages: German, English, French

More information from www.karlsruhe.de