Students from all over the world have been celebrating this festival of chamber music every year for more than 40 years. In the historical walls of the Frenswegen Monastery, surrounded by idyllic countryside on the German-Dutch border, the participants work on well-known and unknown masterpieces of chamber music under the direction of internationally renowned lecturers in a wide variety of instrumentations.
studied in Detmold and Berlin. He won several prizes in international competitions such as the Special Prize of the Bärenreiter-Verlag at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb ARD in Munich in 2002 and in 2006 also at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb ARD in Munich the second prize and the Audience Prize with the Quintett Chantilly. Boganyi was solo bassoonist of the Opera in Helsinki and of the Philharmonic Orchestra Helsinki. From 2007 to 2013 he was solo bassoonist at the Münchner Philharmoniker. Since 2013 Boganyi is professor of bassoon at the University of Music Hannover.
Bence Boganyi works at the academy from September, 1st to 11th 2019.
studied in Berlin with Werner Scholz and in St. Petersburg with Michael Waiman. Since 1963 he is teaching violin and chamber music at the University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. Additional he has an excellent reputation as teacher for masterclasses in Europe and in the USA. He was longtime mentor of string quartets like Vogler, Kuss, Faust, Atrium, Calder, Ebène and soloists like the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.
Eberhard Feltz works at the academy from September, 1st to 22nd 2019.
is the cellist of the Faure Quartet. He studied with M. Ostertag and F. Helmerson. As soloist he played with renown orchestras. The Fauré Quartet, one of the leading chambermusic ensembles since 20 years with concerts all over the world, is his main topic in musical life. He is professor at the University of Arts in Berlin and since 2017 artistic director of the festival “crescendo”.
Konstantin Heidrich works at the academy from September, 1st to 11th 2019.
is one of the founding members of the Artemis Quartett. He studied in Lübeck with Barbara Westphal and won several competitions with his quartet such as the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb (1995), ARD Musikwettbewerb (1996) and the Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia (1997). Jacobsen was professor at the University of Arts in Berlin and Visiting Professor at the Chapelle Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. In 2007 he quit his work with the Artemis Quartett and worked ever since as a professor for viola at the University of Music Hannover.
Volker Jacobsen works at the academy from September, 12th to 22nd 2019.
studied in Essen, in London at the Royal Academy of Music and in Freiburg by Heinz Holliger. He was solo oboist in orchestras in Essen, Stuttgart and Munich and worked with Claudio Abbado in the lucerne festival orchestra. He founded the Aulos quintet and is member of the Sabine Meyer woodwind ensemble. Since 2001 he is professor at the University of Music in Lübeck and guest professor at the Gedai-University, Tokio.
Diethelm Jonas works at the academy from September, 12th to 22nd 2019.
studied at the University of Music in Detmold with Jost Michaels and Hans Klaus. He was solo clarinetist in the radio-symphony-orchestra in Frankfurt and in the Staatsorchester Stuttgart. From 1995-1998 he studied conducting at the University of Music in Weimar. He worked as a conductor at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and worked with the youth orchestra of Thüringen. Since 1999 he is professor for clarinet at the University of Music in Stuttgart. He is juror in international competitions.
Norbert Kaiser works at the academy from September, 12th to 22nd 2019.
studied in Mainz and Detmold and with Herman Jung at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie. He was solo bassoonist of the Bamberger Symphoniker and member of the Sabine Meyer wood wind ensemble. Teaching for several years at the University of Music in Weimar, he works since 2001 as a professor of bassoon at the University of Music in Köln and since 2015 as a professor of wind chamber music at the University of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
Georg Klütsch works at the academy from September, 1st to 22nd 2019.
studied with Prof. Steurer and at the University of Music in Munich with Prof. Schilde. With a fellowship she studied at the Indiana University in Bloomington with Prof. Hokanson. She is prizewinner of several international competitions and played concerts all over the world. Since 2003 she is professor at the University of Music in Frankfurt, teacher at the foundation Villa Musica and since 2014 Artistic Director of the “Festeburgkonzerte”.
Angelika Merkle works at the academy from September, 1st to 11th 2019.
studied in Graz and Wien. In 1988 he founded the Wiener Klaviertrio with whom he played concerts all over the world until 2012. From 2012-13 he was Artistic Director of the Orchesterzentrum NRW in Dortmund. Redik designed a new master for string quartets and piano trios that is established at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2014 and which is supported by lecturers such as himself and members of the Hagen Quartett.
Wolfgang Redik works at the academy from September, 12th to 22nd 2019.
studied in Hannover with Hans Deinzer and was principal clarinetist from 1988 to 2003 of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Longtime he was the Artistic Director of the “Jeunesses Musicales” International Chamber Music Course and lecturer for the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. As soloist and chamber musician he is international successful. He was prize winner of the German Music Competition and is the conductor of the ensemble m18. Since 1997 he was professor at the University of Music in Weimar and since 2013 he is professor of clarinet at the University of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
Martin Spangenberg works at the academy from September, 1st to 11th 2019.
studied in Boston and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. As soloist he played with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, with the Camerata Academia Salzburg, the Young German Philharmonic, with the Ensemble Wien Modern, the Chamber Orchestra Basel and many more. From 1987–1993 he was assistant of Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Salzburg. He is professor of piano chamber music at the University of Music in Köln.
Anthony Spiri works at the academy from September, 12th to 22nd 2019.
is primarius of the Vogler-Quartett. He studied at the University of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin and is laureate of several national and international competitions. Vogler is Artistic Director of the "Internationalen Kammermusiktage Homburg“ and the "Sligo International Chamber Music Festival" in Ireland. He is member of the jury in competitions for string quartet in Bordeaux, Trondheim and Banff. After teaching in Berlin, Detmold and Stuttgart he now is professor for chamber music at the University of Music in Frankfurt.
Tim Vogler works at the academy from September, 1st to 11th 2019.
The academy stands for a philosophy that is rarely found these days. Whilst people aim for more and more in less time, the academy focuses on detailed and intense work. Over three weeks the participants get the chance to concentrate on what really is important: To truly dive into the music.
The academy gives the opportunity to focus for three weeks on intense chamber music work. Numerous internationally renowned lecturers work on a daily base with the participants and give support during the whole course. The infrastructure at the monastery with various rooms to rehearse and practice make sure the participants have all they need to improve.
Settled in a beautiful monastery in the countryside the participants enjoy an ideal working atmosphere. The historical ambience invites to slow down and gives space for joint activities. The course is highly recommended as a preparation for competitions, gives the best opportunities to work on new repertoire and helps ensembles create their own musical identity.
Two months before the academy starts the participants will be informed about the works that need to be prepared. The chamber music work in the academy starts immediately which is why the pieces have to be well prepared. Each participant has on average 1-3 classes per day with different pieces. The schedule is coordinated daily with the lecturers and will be published in the evening for the next day.
There will be several concerts during the academy. The academy starts traditionally with an Opening Concert in the chapel of the monastery. Furthermore participants get the chance to present their works in workshop concerts, a concert in the Theater Oldenburg, festival concerts and many more.
The fee includes accommodation with full board. For further information about the monastery Kloster Frenswegen click here www.kloster-frenswegen.de
We offer a paid internship from September, 1st to 22nd 2019. Please send your application to the organisational director.