Hornclass, 19th Interpretation Horn Courses

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Country and Region Czech RepublicCentral Bohemian Region
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Prague, Prague; Nové Strašecí, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Festival Contact Information

Hornclass Interpretation Horn Courses
Horn Music Agency Prague
Mezipolí 1092
Prague 4, Postcode 141 00, Czech Republic
Email: hornclass@email.cz

Festival Description

—Lessons, concerts, workshops, lectures, instrument exhibitions—
—The workshops and lectures are translated into English—

HORNCLASS Interpretation Horn Courses include individual lessons, chamber music and ensemble performance, basic orchestral training, seminars, workshops and instrument displays. The course is opened for all horn playing levels, including beginners. A piano accompanist will be available for the duration of the course. Participants may, should there be enough interest, choose to perform in one of the course concerts to be organized at a later date.

Festival Dates August 7 - 15, 2010
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Festival Story:

As in previous years, the aim of the 19th French horn master class, known as Hornclass and held annually in Czech Republic, is to develop the art of performance on an instrument boasting rich tradition in the history of the Czech lands. We welcome musicians from all spheres, professionals and amateurs, to take part in our master class. Students and teachers at music schools, keen amateurs who simply enjoy music as a hobby and even beginners, eager to get to know the instrument better, are encouraged to participate. A traditionally relaxed and friendly atmosphere among course participants and guest tutors – prominent musicians and soloists invited every year to host the master class – has always ensured the overall success of the weekly program and the course as a whole.

The guest tutors participating in this year’s master class will be Professors Peter Damm from Germany, Kazimierz Machala from Poland (living and teaching in USA), and Will Sanders from Holland. They will co-operate with the Czech organizers and pedagogues Jiří Havlík, Jindřich Petráš and Zdeněk Divoký.

The Opening concert will feature Schumann’s Konzertstück for four horns, and Concerto for French horn by Kazimierz Machala. Together with the performances by Hornclass tutors and guests, the master class participants may look forward to hearing Ricardo Matosinhos from Portugal, international competitions laureate, in a special recital named “Young Talent”.

During the masterclass we will also remember the 90th birth anniversary of deceased professors František Šolc (Brno, Czech Republic) and Karl Biehlig (Weimar, Germany).

Piano accompanists during the course will be Jarmila Panochová and Jana Goliášová.


Practical Info:

Participants’ information 2010:
  • The tuition on the master class will be organized a daily basis as follows:
    • Morning Session
      9:00 – 13:00 Individual lessons of a 30 minute duration. Each participant receives one individual lesson per day
    • Afternoon Session
      14:00 - 15:00 Open master classes and/or lectures on a specific subject
      15:20 – 16:40 Chamber music tuition in ensembles of three to eight horns
      17:00 – 18:00 Group rehearsals for common performances of all participants
    • Evening Session
      Concert will take place every evening
  • Further information regarding the master class dates, prices, accommodation, meals, exhibitions, concerts, lectures and transport can be found on our web pages. Interpretation Horn Courses include individual lessons, chamber music and ensemble performances, basic orchestral training, seminars, workshops and instrument displays for horn players of all ability levels, including beginners.
  • A piano accompanist will be available.
  • Contact
    Horn Music Agency
    Mezipolí 1092 / 6
    CZ-141 00 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
  • Public concerts of the courses are organized in co-operation with the International Music Festival “LESNÍ ROH PRAHA” 2010 “THE PRAGUE HORN”, August 7–17, 2010; For details visit http://www.praguehorn.cz, or email cornissimo@email.cz


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