Sommerakademie Kammermusik

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Teachers 2021

Special conditions due to Covid-19 (Last updated: August 25, 2021)

To be admitted to the monastery, you must be able to present a negative test (taken in an official testing station, not older than 24 hrs.), a vaccination certificate (valid from 14 days after the second vaccination) or proof of your recovery. In the premises of the monastery, the regulations according to the measures and precautions of the monastery apply. We will inform you about these on site. Please note that you may be obliged to undergo quarantine if you are travelling from abroad!

In order to fulfil our responsibility towards all participants, we will also kindly ask the entire team and all participants, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or have recovered, to get tested regularly during the academy – especially on your arrival. For this reason, a mobile testing station will be regularly ordered by the academy in front of the monastery building. We hope for your understanding and cooperation to ensure that the academy is a safe and enjoyable experience for all.


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.

How it works

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

Organisational Director

Elena Marie Gebhardt

Elena Marie

General Manager

Bernhard Jansen