Born in Siberia in 1973, Natalia studied with her mother, Tamara Prishepenko, an eminent pedagogue in the Soviet Union. In 1988 Natalia Prishepenko arrived in Lübeck to study at the Musikhochschule with Zakhar Bron. She came to prominence in three of the most prestigious international competitions: the Paganini in 1990, the Tokyo in 1992, and the Reine Elisabeth de Belgique in 1993. Following these successes, her solo career took flight. In 1994 Natalia Prishepenko was a member of the Artemis Quartet. They soon entered the international arena after winning first prize at the ARD Competition in 1996 and the Premio Borciani a year and a half later. Since its successful debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 1999, the quartet has played in all the leading concert halls and international festivals of Europe, the United States, Japan, South America, and Australia. This time is inspired by the teachings of Walter Levin, the Alban Berg, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, Alfred Brendel, and David Geringas; also by the results of a direct contact with composers such as Kurtág, Lachenmann, Lutosławski, Nono, and Ligeti; and not least inspired by a musical exchange with artists like Sabine Meyer, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Juliane Banse, Jörg Widmann, Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Thomas Kakuska, Valentin Erben, and the Alban Berg Quartet. Natalia Prishepenko did leave the quartet in 2012. Remembering this exceptional 18 years there exist an extensive discography with her and the Artemis Quartet on Virgin Classics/EMI, which has been saluted by prestigious prizes, including the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or, the Echo-Klassik-Preis and the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros in France. Teaching is one of the numerous passions of this artist, who despite her youth can already speak of a pedagogical legacy. For the Armida Quartet, one of today’s promising young quartets and the winner of the ARD Competition in 2012, is the outcome of the passion she has lavished on this branch of her activity and of her teaching as a Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Born in 1954 in Güstrow, the violist Erich Wolfgang Krüger is renowned as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. After studying with Prof. Alfred Lipka at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, he spent 20 years solo-violist at the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin.
Since 1979 he teaches at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. From the summer term 1997, Erich Krueger has been Professor of Viola at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” and teaches in numerous master classes. Some of his students have won international competitions and many of his former students occupy prominent positions in the international music scene.
He is a member of various chamber music ensembles, for example, the “Bach-Collegium Stuttgart”, the Chamber Orchestra “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach” and the Victoria-Mullova-Ensemble.
He has toured in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Numerous radio and television recordings and various CD-productions are an eloquent testimony of his work.
Florian Richter has taken over a professorship (W2) 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”.
Stephan Forck visited from 1977 the Special School of Music (now the Bach-Gymnasium) in Berlin. He studied from 1983-87 at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Prof. J. Schwab and Prof. E. Feltz, and from 1989 at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music at the LaSalle Quartet.
In 1995 he started private studies with Prof. B.Greenhouse in Wellfleet (Cape Cod)
In 1999 he became a professor of cello at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler”.
From 2007-2012 Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart.
Founding member of the Vogler Quartet in 1985; since 1986 worldwide concert activities, numerous radio, television and CD productions at RCA, Sony, Nimbus, Hännsler Classic and CPO.
Regular coursework during the summer as well as in Oberstdorf Music Summer and at the International Chamber Music Campus Weikersheim.
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
Zhora Sargsyan was born in 1994 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and attended the music school for piano for 13 years. In those years, Zhora was a laureate of several national and international music competitions: Georgia (2007), France (2008), Italy (2009), Armenia (2010, 2011, 2013). In 2014, Zhora received the Youth Award of the President of Armenia in the field of classical music. He completed numerous concert appearances: solo concert at the Salzburg Festival (2008), solo concert at the Bach Festival in Potsdam (2010) as well as numerous appearances in Germany within the framework of the activities of the project KAMMERTON.e. Since fall 2014 he is a student of the Berlin University of the Arts under Prof. Klaus Hellwig.
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.
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 you to the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ireland, Israel, South Africa and the USA.
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.
“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.
Ulrich Schliephake was born in Leipzig, in 1960. He studied violin at the Leipzig Conservatory “Felix Mendelssohn” together with Horst Sannemüller. After working as a violin teacher at the various music schools in Sondershausen/Nordhausen and Leipzig, the “Ottmar Gerster”- Country, he has worked at the Music School of Leipzig “Johann Sebastian Bach”, since 1999. For a long time, he led a Youth String Orchestra, which he included in guest performances in Lithuania and the United States. Since 2000, he has worked as a consultant for high strings for several music schools in the Leipzig region. The basic work and training of young talent are his responsibilities. He regularly works with different juries as well as a lecturer at the National Youth Orchestra of Saxony. With a focus on “Strings Group Lessons,” he conducted training nationwide. In the Academy of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,” he is a lecturer of the course “Teaching Practice Violin / Viola” and he is committed to a new educationally orientated training.
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.
He is a well-known bandoneon virtuoso in Argentina, who participated, among others, in the “Bandoneon Viajero”, the European Summer Tour 2014 under the auspices of the Argentine Foreign Ministry. Numerous performances throughout Europe and regular guest performances in Buenos Aires testify to an extensive concert activity.
The Tango Chamber Music course features Argentine tangos, milongas and vals in the Bandoneon & String Quintet line-up.
Gerhard Laber, born in Salzburg in 1946, is a musician with a varied repertoire and personal style, which has been active in the jazz and avant-garde. His concertante work is specifically focused on the use of unconventional instruments and ensembles, on “extensions” of traditional musical ideas into new musical dimensions.
Various seminars in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, on behalf of the Goethe Institute: Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Ghana.
Thomas Breitsameter studied viola at the University of Music in Würzburg with Professor Anton Weigert (1984 – 1986), and at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, with Prof. Jürgen Geise (1986 – 1991) and Prof. Peter Langgartner (1991 – 1994). In 1987 he was a founding member and a participant of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. In 1988, he became principal violist of the “orchestra dei giovani di alpe adria”. From 1990 to 1997, he was a member of the “Salzburg Chamber Orchestra”. From 1990 – 2000 he was the violist of the “Syrinx Quartet Salzburg”. In 1994 he finished his studies of the viola. Since 1995, he has been the Director of the Municipal Music School in Mühldorf a. Inn. In 1998, he then founded the “Inn-Salzach Euregio Youth Orchestra”. With the salon-music-ensemble “Saitensprünge” he has been performing since 1998. In 2000 he founded the duo “As time goes by”.
To the schools and colleges of music training as instrumentalists is the central, dominant theme. Unfortunately, this is an existentially important issue often neglected: the marketing of their own abilities in the arts. The course provides an insight into a successful self-management, there are tips in dealing with concert promoters and concert agencies and outlines based on case studies, the organization of a concert in their preparation phase. The lecturer Thomas Breitsameter is complemented by his work as a music school director, project manager of the Inn-Salzach-Euregio Youth Orchestra, organizer of the Mühldorfer Summer Academy and managing committee member of the “Förderverein Musikfreunde Mühldorf e.V.” an experienced practitioner in the profession, he has completed his know-how by studying at the University of Hagen in cultural management.
You can only enrol in written or via facsimile.
Please open the registration form (under pdf forms) and print it!
It is also possible to send the registration by mail as Pdf to the following address:
Active participation: € 385.-
Youth promotion course Violin: € 220.-
Passive participation: € 75.-
Day ticket for guest students: € 10.-
Ensembles (from trio): € 325.- per participant The registration is valid by paying the registration fee of € 100.- (€ 50.- passive participation). Sees itself as the application fee payment of the course fee.
If there are more applications received students may be accepted as the selection is made by the relevant course instructors. This may be necessary for us to request a recording of you.
Please transfer the registration fee with the description “Mühldorfer Summer Academy 2019, registration fee” to:
Account Name: Mühldorfer Sommerakademie e. V.
Bank: VR-Bank Altötting-Mühldorf eG
IBAN: DE72 7106 1009 0005 7454 03
BIC: GENODEF 1AOE
In case of cancellation of a participant before the registration deadline, the deposit less an administration fee of € 25.- will be refunded.
After the registration deadline is a refund of the course fee paid is no longer possible.
In case of cancellation by the organizer or overfilling of the course booked, the entire amount of € 100.- is refundable.
Class 1: Violin & Chamber Music – Natasha Prishepenko
Class 2: Viola & Chamber Music – Erich Wolfgang Krüger
Class 2: Viola & Chamber Music – Florian Richter
Class 3: Violoncello & Chamber Music – Stephan Forck
Class 4: Double Bass & Chamber Music – Frithjof-Martin Grabner
Class 5: Youth Promotion Course Violin/Viola – Ulrich Schliephake
The accommodation takes place during the master classes in own direction and is not included in the course fee!
There is a limited possibility to stay with host families. Please, direct inquiries to the academy management!
The Youth promotion course Violin/Viola is led by Ulrich Schliephake. He is responsible for many years with the basic work in Leipzig and the promotion of young talent and is a lecturer for the course “Teaching Practice Violin/Viola” at the Academy of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig.
Course Companion Offerings: Rhythm & fantasy – Gerhard Laber Music is always dominated by complex, multifaceted rhythmic sequences. Understanding and mastery of these processes are crucial for the optimal conversion of musical styles. In instrumental training of aspiring musicians learn the necessary procedures while “his” instrument, the teaching of the most highly complex global processes, but it is usually too short. Professional implementation of the rhythmic component can be trained with various simple devices. The drummer Gerhard Laber here offers assistance, astonishing in its simplicity and its effect.
Basic cultural knowledge management – Thomas Breitsameter To the schools and colleges of music training as instrumentalists is the central, dominant theme. Unfortunately, this is an existentially important issue often neglected: the marketing of their own abilities in the arts. The course provides an insight into a successful self-management, there are tips in dealing with concert promoters and concert agencies and outlines based on case studies, the organization of a concert in their preparation phase. The lecturer Thomas Breitsameter is complemented by his work as a music school director, project manager of the Inn-Salzach-Euregio Youth Orchestra, organizer of the Mühldorfer Summer Academy and managing committee member of the “Förderverein Musikfreunde Mühldorf e.V.” an experienced practitioner in the profession, he has completed his know-how by studying at the University of Hagen in cultural management.
Stage Presence – Frithjof-Martin Grabner Reflection of the personal effect on the stage. (Speaking voice, body language, audition situation, concert dress, applause assumption). There are also formal and content aspects of application forms.
Participants: Open to soloists and ensembles, advanced music pupils, music students, professional musicians, music teachers and serious amateurs who want to develop a program of their choice intensive. The minimum age to attend the courses is 16 years (except Youth promotion course: 8 – 15 years). Exceptions may be made in consultation with the artistic director.
Pricing Data: Beginning of the course is on Thursday, 29.08.2019 at 19:30 in the municipal music school Mühldorf a. Inn with welcome and course schedule. End of the course is on Sunday, 08.09.2019 after the final public concert at the Hans-Prähofer House (concert starts at 11:00). In addition to the concert, students will have the opportunity to play in internal literature lecture evenings. The Youth promotion course Violin/Viola begins on Friday, 29.08.2019 and lasts until Thursday, 03.09.2019. The participants in the Youth promotion course receive 3 lessons individual or ensemble lessons. The registration deadline is 07/26/2019
(Late applications will be considered if possible. Due to the limited number of participants is recommended to register early.)
Course content: Per teacher only a limited number of participants will be allowed. This guarantees the best possible care of each participant. Each participant (except for Youth promotion course) receive 5 lessons individual or ensemble lessons. The instructors prepare participants in single – and classroom instruction prior to future concert or audition situations and give valuable assistance in solving individual problems in the instrumental and artistic field. Any number of works are being prepared. Works please indicate on the registration form! There are practice rooms with either piano or grand pianos are available.
Mühldorf is a town of the Bavarian alpine upland with about 19,500 inhabitants. It is located about 80 km east of Munich, about 100 km west of Passau and about 75 km north-west of Salzburg.
Travelling by car
Leave the main road towards B12/E552 Mühldorf center. Follow the “Innstraße” until the end and turn right at the light onto the “Katharinenplatz”. At the traffic light turn right into the “Luitpold-Allee”. There you will find only 350 m, the Municipal Music School in the “Hans-Prähofer-House” on the right hand side (Art Nouveau Building).
Travelling by train
Mühldorf is accessible from Munich, Regensburg / Landshut, Passau and Salzburg. (Timetables, etc., see at www.bahn.de)
Violin Master Class Roland Baldini 2013
Violin Master Class Friedemann Wezel 2013
Viola Master Class Erich Wolfgang Krüger 2013
Cello Master Class Markus Wagner 2013
Double Bass Master Class Frithjof Martin Grabner 2013
Children Class Violin / Viola Ulrich Schliephake 2013
Audition Children Class 2013 Minibass
Minibass Class Claus Freudenstein 2013
Master Class 2012 at the “Hans-Prähofer-Haus”
Concert 07/09/2012 in the Concerthall “Neuer Stadtsaal” (pictures by Ulrich Otto)
JEGOG – bamboo gamelan
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Breitsameter Thomas, Director of the Municipal School of Music Mühldorf a.Inn.
Frithjof-Martin Grabner, Prof. at the Academy of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig.
City Mühldorf a. Inn; the Summer Academy is organized by the Club “Mühldorfer Sommerakademie e. V.”. The courses of the Summer Academy target advanced music pupils, music students, professional musicians, music teachers, rehearsed ensembles and soloists. We give all these target groups the opportunity to improve their playing over a period of 11 days under the guidance and supervision of international lecturers in order to prepare them for an exam, a competition or a concert, to practice for an audition and to improve their theoretical and practical musical knowledge.
The Artistic Director of Mühldorfer Summer Academy, Prof. Frithjof Martin Grabneri and his lecturers will provide students with this addition to the individual one-to-one care in the field of ‘solo work’ and the opportunity to develop chamber music work. We try to form new ensembles. Existing chamber ensembles (from trio) will receive a course fee discount of € 60, – each participant. The Municipal Music School Mühldorf, which has its classrooms in the center of the historic town center, offers ideal conditions for an intensive and successful work phase.
In September 2014, the non-profit association “Mühldorfer Sommerakademie e. V.” was established to provide an even broader basis for the academy.
Since 2015 this association organizes with its 1st chairman Franz Hanninger, his 2nd chairman Professor Frithjof-Martin Grabner, his treasurer Thomas Breitsameter and the managing committee member Rainer Schratt (City Council & Cultural Affairs, City of Mühldorf a . Inn) the master classes.
Account holder: Mühldorfer Sommerakademie e. V.
Credit institution: VR-Bank Altötting-Mühldorf eG
IBAN: DE72 7106 1009 0005 7454 03
BIC: GENODEF 1AOE
On Sunday, the 9th January 2011, the founder of the Mühldorfer Summer Academy Prof. Jürgen Geise has died after a long illness.
Jürgen Geise studied at the Vienna Academy with R. Odnoposoff and with Franz Samohyl, whose assistant he became later. He continued his studies with Max Rostal and Sandor Vegh. He was a founding member of the “Vienna Soloists”, the “Austrian string quartet” and the “String Quintet Mozarteum.” From 1973 to 2007 Jürgen Geise was a professor of violin, viola and chamber music at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. About many years he led the chamber orchestra “Collegium Iuvenale Salisburgense” (CIS), which exercises regularly performs with its own chamber music series in Salzburg. Jürgen Geise promoted talented young artists; a large number of his former students occupied senior positions in international elite orchestras or is teaching at conservatories. Jürgen Geise worked as a jury member at numerous international competitions.
In 2003 he founded together with his former student, the Mühldorfer music headmaster Thomas Breitsameter the Mühldorfer Summer Academy, which has evolved as an internationally renowned master course for strings and chamber music, where every year 40 to 50 participants from all over Europe and Asia participate.
The Mühldorfer Summer Academy loses with Prof. Jürgen Geise an outstanding artistic personality, whose tireless work has significantly contributed to the success of the overall project “master classes for music in Mühldorf”.
On Tuesday, 27.10.2009, cellist Martin Hornstein has died completely unexpectedly at the age of 54 years.
Martin Hornstein studied at the Vienna University of Music and the Juilliard School in New York. While still a student began Hornstein his concerts as a soloist and chamber musician, touring in Europe and Japan. From 1985 to 1993 he was a cellist in the Vienna Schubert Trio and Trio from 1994 to 2004 member of the Altenberg Trio Vienna. In these formations, he was far more than a thousand concerts in all the major music centers of the world, including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Salzburg Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Chamber Music Festival Lockenhaus, at the “styriarte” Graz and through regular subscription concerts of the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna.
From 2005, the musical partnership with pianist Janna Polyzoides took a lot of space. Among the many performances of the duo in 2006 was also a sonata recital in the Brahms Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The collaboration with the lyricist Semier Insayif led to many appearances with the solo suites by Bach and poetry and prose of the author. Hornstein was a lecturer of the International Music Festival Bad Leonfelden and the Mühldorfer Summer Academy and initiated a chamber music class at the Vienna Conservatory.
Martin Hornstein conducted from 2006 to 2009 the master class for cello and chamber music at the Mühldorfer Summer Academy. He was equally loved and appreciated among the students and faculty to share his immense knowledge and skills, without taking itself into the foreground. The Mühldorfer Summer Academy loses a good friend, a great musician and a brilliant music teacher.