• Course 1: Elisabeth Weber – Violin

    Elisabeth Weber is one of the most versatile violinists of her generation:passionate chamber musician and soloist, experienced concertmaster, distinguished pedagogue and, last but not least, enthusiastic specialist for historical performance practice. She has been inspired by chamber music collaboration with musicians such as Boris Pergamenschikow, Martin Helmchen, Tabea Zimmermann, Martin Spangenberg or in a duo constellation with cymbalist Luigi Gaggero.

    She is a member of the Orphelian Quartet, which is dedicated to string quartet literature on historical instruments.Chamber music concerts have taken Elisabeth Weber to the Wigmore Hall London, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Brigdewater Hall Manchester and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

    As a concertmaster of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Elisabeth Weber has worked with conductors such as Christian Zacharias, Claudio Abbado, András Schiff and Daniel Harding.She also enthusiastically conducts chamber orchestra projects from the concertmaster’s position.The constant expansion of her repertoire, her interest in contemporary music, but also her passion for historical performance practice – inspired by specialists such as Frans Brüggen, Rachel Pdger and Jesper Christensen – enriches her musical perspectives.

  • Course 2: Florian Richter – Viola

    Florian Richter has taken over a professorship for the subject Viola for the winter semester 2017 at the University of Music Nuremberg. He received his first lessons in violin at the University of Music & Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig under Prof. Klaus Hertel. In 2000 he moved to the viola, in 2001 to the music high school “Schloss Belvedere” Weimar in the viola class of Prof. Erich Krüger. The multiple 1st Federal Prize winner at “Jugend musiziert”, studied at the Academy of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar with Prof. Ditte Leser / Prof. Erich Krüger, which he finished with the concert exam with distinction. He received important musical impulses at chamber music and viola master classes, among others with Prof. Alfred Lipka, Prof. Dietmar Hallmann, Prof. Hartmut Rohde, Prof. Martin Spangenberg, and Prof. Norbert Brainin. Florian Richter was a fellow of the “Hans & Eugenia Jütting Foundation”, the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” and the “Carl Flesch Academy”. As a soloist, he played under the direction of Johannes Klumpp, Helmuth Rilling, Stefan Solyom, Michael Sanderling, and Marek Janowski. From 2010 to 2012 Florian Richter was solo violist of the Staatskapelle Weimar. In addition, Florian Richter was solo violist in the Staatsorchester Stuttgart from 2012 to 2017. Since 2011, Florian Richter has been involved in the music school “Schloss Belvedere” in Weimar for young talent in the field of the viola. Since August 2017 Florian Richter is solo violist of the “Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden”.

  • Course 3: Stephan Forck – Violoncello

    He was born in Brandenburg an der Havel. Musical Education from 1977 at the special school for music in Berlin (today the music high school “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach”). 1983 to 1987 cello studies at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin with Prof. Schwab and Prof. Feltz, 1989 at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music with the LaSalle Quartet and 1995 private studies with Prof. Greenhouse. Since 1986 he has been giving concerts worldwide, including with the Vogler Quartet, which he founded in 1985. Numerous radio, television and CD productions for RCA, Sony, Nimbus, Hännsler Classic and CPO. Grammy nomination for the CD “Paris Days Berlin Nights – The Art of Chansons. Vogler Quartet meets Ute Lemper”. In the year 2020 was the 35th anniversary of the Vogler Quartet, which still performs with the same line-up. Since 1999 he has been a professor of cello at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, and from 2007 to 2012 he was a professor of chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.

  • Course 4: Frithjof-Martin Grabner – Double Bass

    Frithjof-Martin Grabner studied in Leipzig with Prof. Achim Beyer and Prof. Konrad Siebach double bass and chamber music with Prof. Gerhard Bosse.

    He has won prizes at international competitions and has performed in numerous symphony concerts as a soloist and continuo player of the great oratorios. Grabner was committed 18 years as a principal bass player in various orchestras: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, State Opera “Unter den Linden” Berlin. As a guest, he played at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony, the Berlin Opera Houses, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic, and many others. Frithjof-Martin Grabner is a member of renowned ensembles such as the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, the Chamber Orchestra “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach”, the Leipzig Consort, the New Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Bach Academy and the “Skyline Symphony”. He played at radio, television and CD recordings.

    He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Israel. Grabner taught at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and is now a professor of double bass at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. He gave Masterclasses in Denmark, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and the Czech Republic and at several international festivals. www.grabner.de

  • Stefan Vescovic – Correpetition Violin

    Stefan Veskovic – piano. Born in 1988 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Stefan moved to Germany in 1992 due to the civil war in Bosnia. In 1997 he received his first piano lessons in Bonn from Arlette van de Can.

    1999-2007 move to Stuttgart and piano lessons with Romuald Noll at the Stuttgart Music School. Admission to the preparatory class (StuVo) and almost annual participation in the youth competition „Jugend musiziert“ with success at national level, including first prizes in the categories piano solo, piano and violin, as well as piano accompaniment (violin) in 2003, 2004 and 2005. 2007 Abitur at the Beethoven-Gymnasium Bonn.

    2007-2012 piano studies at the HMT Rostock with Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit. Lessons and master classes with well-known piano teachers such as Prof. Andrzej Jasinski, Prof. Bernd Goetzke, Prof. Renate Kretschmar-Fischer, Prof. Stefan Arnold, Prof. Markus Groh and Prof. Andreas Groethuysen. Participation in interdisciplinary projects with the acting department in Rostock. He and an ensemble won second prize at the HMT competition “Interdisciplinary for a music theater about Rio Reiser. He was repeatedly involved in chamber music within the academy, with his repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music. 2012 Co-founder of the Neophon Ensemble, with which he met personalities such as Jörg Widmann, Peter Ruzicka, Wolfgang Rihm and Friedhelm Döhl and gives concerts regularly. In addition, he is very close to song composition, cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss are a constant part of his repertoire. Stefan also played Rachmaninoff’s 2nd concerto with the free student orchestra in Rostock in 2009 and the 5th Beethoven concerto with the North German Philharmonic in 2011. 2012 Diploma of artistic education piano at the HMT Rostock.

    2013-2015 master’s degree at the MH Lübeck in piano solo with Prof. Konrad Elser. Admission to the Live Music Now Lübeck e.V. In 2014 he won the Steinway Prize in Hamburg.

    Since April 2015, Stefan has held a teaching position for coaching at the MH Lübeck. He accompanies in the classes of Prof. Heime Müller, Prof. Daniel Sepec, Prof. Elisabeth Weber and Lena Eckels.

  • Ludmilla Kogan – Correpetition Viola

    Ludmilla Kogan was born in Moscow in 1988. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in the class of Prof. Galina Iwanzowa. 2009-2010 Erasmus studies in the class of Prof. Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts. From September 2011 she studied at the Academy of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig in the class of Prof. Gerald Fauth. Diploma in February 2014. Chamber Music diploma with distinction in June 2011. Special Prize of the German Music Foundation, Diethard-usury-Prize and Special Prize of the Berliner Symphoniker. Concerts with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and the State Orchestra of Frankfurt / Oder.

    Numerous solo and chamber music performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the “Classix Festival” Braunschweig, in Glienicke Castle, at the Festival in Port de Soller / Mallorca. Concert tours to Poland, Japan, Spain, Finland and Switzerland. Chamber music CD production in Taiwan in 2008. Scholarship holder of the German Music Foundation, the Karl and Else-Wilke foundation of the Society of the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, and the association Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now.

  • Annegret Kuttner – Correpetition Cello

    After the successful participation in the Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau at the age of 16, she already played as a soloist and others. with the European Youth Orchestra Concerts in Germany and various European countries.

    The following piano study was completed by Annegret Kuttner at the Dresdner University of Music with Prof. Peter Rösel. She got more musical impulses in masterclasses of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov, and Amadeus Webersinke.

    The artist supplemented her education with additional studies for instrumental studies. Correpetition with Prof. Raithel and a study for harpsichord at international level renowned expert on early music, Prof. Ludger Remy.

    Annegret Kuttner is a lecturer in accompaniment at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” Leipzig.

    The sought-after pianist performs in addition to her teaching regularly as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various German music and cultural centers as well as abroad. Concert tours took her to the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ireland, Israel, South Africa and the USA.

  • Anja Kleinmichel – Correpetition Double Bass

    Anja Kleinmichel studied piano with Alan Marks and Gabriele Kupfernagel at the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin as well as chamber music and song composition at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”.

    She is a sought-after piano accompanist and performs mainly chamber music in various ensembles. Their special interest is in New Music.
    Master classes, among others, at the Ensemble Modern and a stay as a scholarship holder of the Forum Neues Musiktheater of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, were among the important artistic suggestions.

    Anja Kleinmichel completed an additional study for improvisation and created in the duo “track of the sounds” music to silent films. In addition to her work as a pianist and lecturer at the Leipziger Musikhochschule, she writes texts about music.

  • Facundo Hernán Barreyra – Tangochambermusic

    The bandoneonist Facundo Hernán Barreyra comes from Quilmes, a small town near Buenos Aires in the province of Buenos Aires on the banks of the Río de la Plata, studied music at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and now lives in Kraiburg a. Inn.

    From 1996 to 2002 he studied at the Municipal Music Institute in Avellaneda (IMMA) in Argentina. At the same time he also studied from 1996 to 2002 for the Bachelor of Media Electroacoustic Composition at the National University of Quilmes. From 2001 he studied with various drummers and percussionists such as Norberto Minichilo (Argentina), Phil Maturano (USA), Pete Lockett (Great Britain), Frank Briggs (USA), Gustavo Meli (Argentina).

    In September 2006, he began studying at IMMA Instrument Bandoneon with Roberto Chamorro and from 2011 Eleonora Ferreyra. From 2014 to 2017 he studied bandoneon with Nestor Marconi, “Society of Composers from Argentina” (SADAIC). In 2015 and 2016, he studied arrangements for typical tango orchestras with director and composer Ariel Pirotti at the Polo Bandoneon Cultural Center in Buenos Aires.

    He is a sought-after bandoneon virtuoso in Argentina, who participated, among others, in the “Bandoneon Viajero”, the 2014 European summer tour under the auspices of the Argentine Foreign Ministry. Numerous performances throughout Europe and regular guest appearances in Buenos Aires testify to a busy concert schedule. The tango chamber music course features Argentine tangos, milongas and vals in the Bandoneon & String Quintet line-up.

  • Thomas Breitsameter – cultural management

    Thomas Breitsameter, born in Munich in 1962, studied viola at the University of Music Würzburg with Prof. Anton Weigert (1984 – 1986) and at the University of Music and Performing Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Prof. Jürgen Geise (1986 – 1991) and Prof. Peter Langgartner (1991 – 1994). 1987 founding member and participant of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. 1988 solo violist of the “orchestra dei giovani di alpe adria”. From 1990 – 1997 member of the “Salzburg Chamber Orchestra”, from 1990 – 2000 violist of the “Syrinx Quartet Salzburg”. 1994 Completion of studies in the concert subject viola with the 2nd diploma examination and the “magister artium”. Since August 1995 head of the Music school Mühldorf a.Inn. In 1998 he founded the “Inn-Salzach-Euregio-Jugendorchester”. He has been giving concerts with the salonmusic-ensemble“Saitensprünge” since 1998. In 2000 he founded the duo “As time goes by”.

    At schools and music colleges, training to become an instrumentalist is the central, dominant theme. Unfortunately, an existentially important topic is often neglected: the marketing of one’s own skills in the artistic field. The courses on offer give an insight into successful self-management, give tips on how to deal with concert promoters and concert agencies and use case studies to outline the organization of a concert in its preparatory phases. The lecturer Thomas Breitsameter is through his work as a music school director, project manager of the Inn-Salzach-Euregio-Jugendorchester, organizer of the Mühldorf Summer Academy and board member of the “Förderverein Musikfreunde Mühldorf e. V.” is an experienced practitioner in this profession, he has supplemented his know-how by studying culture management at FernUni Hagen.

  • Frithjof-Martin Grabner – Stage presence

    “The reflection of personal impact on the stage”
    In his seminar program Prof. Frithjof-Martin Grabner talks about the areas of speaking voice, body language, audition situation, concert clothing, and applause. The formal and content-related aspects of application documents, curriculum vitae, etc. are also examined in greater detail.