Courses for Early Music

Viola da gamba, Baroque Violin, Violoncello, Flute,
Historical Singing, Harpsichord,
Vocal, instrumental and mixed Ensembles

Orpheon Consort

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May we invite you to join us for some very stimulating courses in Early Music in some of the most spectacular settings one can imagine? These courses, geared for professional and amateur alike, offer a pedagogically well balanced program of technique classes, master classes and ensemble playing. Another important feature of the Orpheon courses is the possibility - unique in the world - of playing on the original viola da gambas and violins, violas and violoncellos from 1560 to 1800 of the Vazquez Collection, which constitutes an indispensable experience for the understanding of this music, since regrettably the modern reproductions rarely match the quality of the fine old viols and violins. The tutors of the courses, recruited from all over Europe, as well as Canada and the USA, impart their own particular insights into the interpretation of this immensely rewarding repertoire. We promise you this will be an experience you will never forget!

Huitième Académie Internationale de Musique des XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles

Thoiry (France)
April 14 - 25, 2009

Annie Laflamme (Canada) - flauto traverso, traverse flute
Borbala Dobozy - clavecín, ensemble
Irená Troupova (Berlin) - baroque singing
José Vázquez (Vienna) - viola da gamba, baroque violin, ensemble
Lúcia Krommer (Vienna) - viola da gamba, baroque violoncello, ensemble
en français / english / deutsch / castellano / italiano

José Vázquez (Cuba)- artistic director , viola da gamba, violín barroco, consort
Bert Honig (Amsterdam)- flauto de pico, conjunto
Lúcia Krommer (Hungary) - viola da gamba & baroque cello
Susanne Braumann - viola da gamba, consort
Andrew Robinson (Dublin) - viola da gamba, consort
Pierre Funck (Luxemburg, Zürich, Trossingen) - madrigal choir, consort

Photos: 2001-2004

August 31 - September 13, 2009

José Vázquez - viola da gamba, baroque violin, chamber music
Lúcia Krommer (Vienna) - viola da gamba, baroque violoncello, consort
Annie Laflamme (Canada) - flauto traverso
Gerd-Uwe Klein (D) - baroque violin, orchestra
Sylvia Dierig (D) - baroque violin, chamber music

This is the sixth edition of this course. Chamber music of the Renaissance and the Baroque for strings, violas da gamba, flutes, singers, keyboard players. A midday two hour swimming break is obligatory for all course participants, as part of the physical education and relaxation exercises.

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updated 12.11.2008