Jindrichuv Hradec (CZ)
July 13 - 22 , 2003

The Golden Age of Consort: Spain and England

Palace Rotunda - Jindrichuv Hradec

José Vázquez (Cuba) - artistic director,viola da gamba, viol consort

Irená Troupová (Germany) - historical singing, madrigal ensemble

Alessio Molinaro (Italia) - historical trumpet, brass ensemble

Bert Honig - (Holland) flauto dolce, consort for wind instruments (supported by the Dutch Embassy)

Gerd Uwe Klein (Germany) - baroque violin, baroque orchestra

Christian Drechsel (Germany) - viola da gamba consort

Susanne Braumann (Holland) - viola da gamba consort (supported by the Dutch Embassy)

Lucia Krommer (Hungary) - baroque cello, viola da gamba consort (supported by the Hungarian Embassy)

Margit Meckel (Austria) - baroque cello, viola da gamba consort

Andrew Robinson (Ireland) - viola da gamba consort (supported by the Irish Arts Council)

Pitt Funck - Madrigal Ensembles, Choir, basso continuo (supported by the Orpheon Foundation)

Peter Gulas - harpsichord, basso continuo

This course - with a very strong emphasis on chamber music - offers professional instruction on the above instruments for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music.

The instruments of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, violoncelli, violoni and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored to original condition, will be made available to interested players of modern instruments. This is a unique opportunity for musicians to get acquainted with these old instruments and their repertory. The participants will prepare a concert to be performed at the end of the course.

Orpheon Consort in Czesky Krumlov

Concerts in Historical Monuments
from the 13th to the 18th Centuries

This year we will be presenting for the third time our Summer Academy for Early Music in the marvellous Renaissance city of Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic, located on a lake between Prague and Linz. The accompanying concert series by the members of the international faculty will be presented in the city's historical monuments form the 12th to the 18th C., which include the castle, the palace and several churches. We would like to invite you to participate in this third editon of the course. Please, inform your friends, who may not have heard about it yet.

Here a few photos of the last two years' course:

Academy in Jindrichuv Hradec, 2001

Adacemy in Jindrichuv Hradec, 2002

Palace Rotunda, Jindrichuv Hradec

I. Dates:

Arrival on Sunday, 13th of July., morning to midday
Departure on Tuesday, 22d of July, after lunch

II. Course Costs:

Fee: Euro 260 (includes tickets to all the concerts)


(1 Euro = 30.41 CzK, exchange rate of s.d.)
4 in room: Kr. 130 each (Euro 4.47)
3 in room: Kr. 160 (Euro 5.26)
2 in room: Kr. 200 (Euro 6.58)
single room: Kr. 400 (Euro 13.15)

Hotel information upon request

B: Meals

Mensa: 220 Kr/day (Euro 7.23) (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Restaurant (direct opposite the school!): 300 Kr/day (Euro 9.86) without breakfast
Participants may cook their own meals in the kitchens of the dormitory and the school!

III. Address of the Music School:

Základní umelecká skola
Vítezslava Nováka
Janderova 165/II
Jindrichuv Hradec 377 01
tel.: +420 384 361 909
Maps of Jindrichuv Hradec

Palace Courtyard, Czesky Krumlov

For further information and enrollment:


Praterstrasse 13/1/3, A-1020 Vienna, Austria

Tel. / Fax : +43-1-21 430 21

updated 31.10.2007