Jindrichuv Hradec (CZ)
July 25 - August 2, 2009

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Palace Rotunda - Jindrichuv Hradec
Castle of Jindrichuv Hradec: the Rondel
José Vázquez Cuba artistic director,viola da gamba, viol consort
Lúcia Krommer Hungary viola da gamba, baroque violoncello
Andrew Robinson Ireland viola da gamba consort
Pitt Funck Luxemburg Madrigal Ensembles, Choir, basso continuo. viol consort


Concert of the viola da gamba faculty in Church of St. John the Baptist

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.

This year we will be presenting for the tenth 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 eigth editon of the course. Please, inform your friends, who may wish to join us.

Video: Allegro by Carl Friedrich Abel
Concert in Jindrichuv Hradec, July, 2004:

Welcome to Jindrichuv Hradec
Breakfast in the music school
Courses & Consorts in the music school
Concert & expo
Orpheon Concerts in the barock churches
Student concert in the music school
Student concert in Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele
Celebrations after the concerts

Palace Rotunda, Jindrichuv Hradec

Arrival: July 25
Departure: August 2, after lunch

Course fee: Euro 300
(includes tickets to all the concerts)

Accommodations in the dormitory:
4 in one room: Kr. 210 each (€ 8.40)
3 in one room: Kr 240 (€ 9.60)
2 in one room: Kr 270 (€ 11)
single room: Kr 540 (€ 21.50)

Hotel information upon request
Meals at the local restaurants:
ca. Kr 300 per day (€ 12)

Participants may cook their own meals in the dormitory kitchens.

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.: +43-1-21 430 21

updated 13.06.2009