studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and performs internationally. Becker is a regular guest at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Kissinger Sommer, and others. His chamber music partners include Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Adrian Brendel, Igor Levit, Sharon Kam and Alban Gerhardt. He has been a professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media since 1993. Becker's CD recordings have received the 'ECHO-Klassik' as well as the German Record Critics' Award three times and the Opus Klassik in 2019.
Markus Becker works at the academy from September 7th to 18th 2022.
studied in Berlin with Werner Scholz and in St. Petersburg with Michael Waiman. Since 1963 he teaches chamber music at the University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. Additionally, he has an excellent reputation as a 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 August 28th to September 18th 2022.
is the leader and founding member of the Armida Quartet, which has established itself as one of the most successful young quartets in the world by winning the Concours de Genève in 2011 and the ARD International Music Competition in 2012, where the ensemble was awarded First Prize, the Audience Prize, and six other special prizes. Since October 2018, Funda has been professor of chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Previously, he taught at the University of the Arts Berlin and at the Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar.
Martin Funda works at the academy from August 28th to September 7th 2022.
is the cellist of the Faure Quartet and studied with M. Ostertag and F. Helmerson. As a 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 one of his main musical activities. 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 August 28th to September 18th 2022.
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 visiting professor at the Gedai-University, Tokio.
Diethelm Jonas works at the academy from August 28th to September 7th 2022.
is a Flute player, orchestra musician, music pedagogue and teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Royal College of Music London and at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Aurèle Nicolet. After many years of orchestral work, he completed a three-year training course as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. Since 1994 he has successfully taught the Alexander Technique at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, in private practice and at music seminars in Germany and abroad. Since 2008 he has been professor for Life-Skills at Kronberg Academy.
Valentin Keogh works at the academy from September 3rd to 12th 2022.
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. Klütsch was a professor at the University of Music Weimar, the University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin and the University of Music and Dance Köln.
Georg Klütsch works at the academy from September 7th to 18th 2022.
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 August 28th to September 7th 2022.
teaches at numerous master classes and is a member of the jury at national and international competitions. He regularly performs with the Trio Jean Paul, the Bartholdy Quintet and with the pianists Stephan Imorde and Jan Philip Schulze. Schneider also arranges music & word programs in collaboration with actors and actresses (for example with Martina Gedeck, Gudrun Landgrebe, Stephan Kurt and Rufus Beck). His CD productions have been released by Rubicon Classics, Ars Musici, CAvi, Membran and ECM. Schneider holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.
Ulf Schneider works at the academy from September 7th to 18th 2022.
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 August 28th to September 18th 2022 and is the artistic director of the course of 2022.
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.
Course fee for the period from 28.08.–18.09.22: 800,00 Euro
Course fee for the periods from 28.08.–07.09. or 07.09.–18.09.: 450,00 Euro
There is an application fee of 90,00 Euro. But we offer an Early-Bird-Discount!
The fee includes accommodation with full board. For further information about the monastery Kloster Frenswegen click here www.kloster-frenswegen.de