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NATURAL HORN COURSES / OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY NATURAL HORN

 

We endevour to keep this list as up to date as possible. Past courses are included in order to give enthusiastic students and idea of what may be available in future years.

Please do email enquiries@annekescott.com if you have information on any courses that might be appropriate to include on this list.

 

 

Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 2017

Boxwood and Brass are delighted to be returning to Benslow for their third Harmoniemusik course. Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org

 

 

Natural horn day for Beginners
Natural horn tutor: Anneke Scott
Sunday 27th August, 2017

This one-day natural horn course will welcome all horn players who've always wanted to try out the natural horn as well as enthusiasts with some previous experience of the instrument who are looking to improve their basic "hand technique" skills. The course will focus on a number of horn ensemble works, including some from the massed "trompe de chasse" repertoire which focus on the natural harmonics of the instrument. This course will offer the chance for complete beginners to have their first go on the natural horn and, for those with a little more experience, the opportunity to focus on the core skills that are needed for natural horn playing in order to build up confidence and ultimately the enjoyment of the instrument! Course participants ideally will already have their own instruments but a number of instruments can be provided for those without - please enquire at time of booking.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org

 

 

 

Austrian Baroque Academy, 2017
Natural horn tutor: Hermann Ebner
18th - 29th of July, 2017

More information can be found at www.austriabarockakademie.at

 

 

Schwarzwälder Horntage 2017
15th - 18th of June, 2017
Natural horn specialists include: Prof. Hermann Baumann, Prof. Johannes Hinterholzer and Stefan Berrang.

This famous horn event is celebrating it's 20th anniversary in 2017. Whilst natural horn is not the central focus of the event there are normally a number of events for the instrument.

More information can be found http://www.bdb-horntage.de/de/schwarzwaelder_horntage_12.phphere.

 

Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
5th - 9th of June, 2017

This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu

 

 

XIV International Early Music Course
Porto (Portugal)
Horn tutor: Gilbert Camí Farràs
7th - 12th of April, 2017

 

Easter course of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles département de musique ancienne
Natural horn tutor Jean-Pierre Dassonville
25th - 26th of March, 2017

Aimed at pre-professional and professional musicians, both modern and baroque. The course will focus on historic instruments and there is the possibility of borrowing instruments during the course (please request this when booking). The course will take a maximum of five students per faculty and will involve masterclasses, individual lessons and chamber music. It is possible to attend for one day but chamber music is only possible for those attending for the whole course.

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

Winter Academy: Hochschule für Künste (HFK)
Akademie für Alte Musik, Bremen (Germany)
Horn tutor: Renée Allen
1st – 4th of March 2017.

Private natural horn lessons, chamber music opportunities (horn and fortepiano, wind divertimenti, etc.) and orchestra. More information can be found here.

 

Early Music Winter Weekend
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
January 21st - 22nd, 2017

The Amsterdam Early Music Winter Weekend offers a short, deep dive into the Early Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

The EMWW is open to (future) musicians who want to get a better knowledge of performing Early Music. It offers an excellent experience of what it means to study at the CvA Early Music Department. The programme consists of:

* demonstration lessons and masterclasses by our dedicated teaching team
* meeting and trying our extensive collection of early instruments
* introductions and discussions on Early Music topics
* concert by teachers and students

All interested instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

The following teachers will present lessons and masterclasses:

Shunske Sato baroque violin & viola
Benny Aghassi Baroque & Classical bassoon
Frank Anepool natural trumpet
Mieneke van der Velden viola da gamba
Fred Jacobs lute & theorbo

But also for our other subjects an interesting programme is offered:
voice - baroque cello - violone - traverso & classical flute - baroque & classical oboe - recorder - natural horn - harpsichord & clavichord & fortepiano - organ - basso continuo

More information at www.ahk.nl

 

 

Music Campus RheinMain
Orchesterprojekt für Originalklang-Instrumente
Project for Period Instruments Orchestra

Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Brass tutor Prof. Wolfgang Bauer

Tuesday 8th - Sunday 13th of November 2016

This project is aimed at young professional musicians, students and graduates of conservatoires. the participants will receive a daily rate of €100, travel costs and accomodation will be provided by Bell'Arte Frankfurt RheinMain. Interested musicians must submit a registration form, and a short musical Curriculum Vitae, plus are able to send in CD recordings.

For further information contact Ms Sara Bernhardt bellartefrm@t-online.de or visit www.bellarte-frm.de.

 

 

"V Natural horn Workshop"
Conservatory of Music "ANGEL BARRIOS" Granada (Spain)
October 29th–November 1st. 2016.
Natural horn tutors: Pip Eastop and Raul Diaz.

Those interested can request information or confirm your presence by contacting Angels Gámez by email (click here).

 

 

Natural horn workshop day - Benslow Music
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Sunday 30th of October, 2016

This one-day natural horn course will welcome all horn players who've always wanted to try out the natural horn as well as enthusiasts with previous experience of the instrument who are looking to improve their "hand technique" skills. The course will focus on a number of horn ensemble works, from the massed "trompe de chasse" repertoire for the absolute beginners to some more complex works from the French school for those looking for more of a challenge. Course participants ideally will already have their own instruments but a number of instruments can be provided for those without - please enquire at time of booking.

More information can be found at http://www.benslowmusic.org.

 

 

Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2016

Boxwood and Brass are delighted to be returning to Benslow for their second Harmoniemusik course. Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org

 

Early Music Summer School, Amsterdam
Natural horn tutor Teunis van der Zwart
22nd - 27th August, 2016

The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.

More information from www.ahk.nl

 

 

 

I Jornada de Trompa Natural em Fermentelos
24th - 25th of August, 2016
Horn tutor: Gilbert Cami Farràs

An opportunity to learn more about the natural horn - designed for students of any age and level who are interested in expanding their knowledge of this instrument. There's no need to have a natural horn to participate in this course, simply come with your own horn. The teacher, Gilbert Cami Farràs will be able to provide students with two natural horns during the course.

The course will focus on solo, ensemble and orchestral repertoire written for the instrument. There will be daily "warm up exercises" using the natural horn methods written by horn players of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course will discuss the different classifications (cor alto, cor basso, cor mixte) given to horn players and will explore the evolution of the instrument throughout the history of music.

To end the course there will be a closing concert followed by port!

For more information contact Gilbert Cami Farràs here.

 

 

Austria Barock Akademie
Horn tutor - Hermann Ebner
1st - 6th of August, 2016

2016 Theme - Music at the Dresden Court.
"Music in the strains of time and historical performance experience -
This is what the Austria Barock Akademie imparts to students of any age from all over the world. The joy of music is what is given prominence to especially in the popular summer master classes held by a team of international high-profile instructors. It is our passion to pass on the musical creations of the baroque times on a raised standard and to create curiosity."

More information can be found at www.austriabarockakademie.at

 

 

Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
25th of July - 29th of July

This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu

 

 

 

Curso de Música Antiga, Ourense, Spain
26th - 29th of July, 2016
Natural horn tutors: Jorge Renteria-Campos
and Jorge Fuentes

A course for clarinetists, bassonists, oboists, flautists, recorder players, natural horn players and keyboard players who which to start or improve their knowledge of historical interpretation.

This course includes lectures, concerts, tours, guided tours and recreational activites in the city of Ourense and surroundings.

Registration: 180€ (full course), partial course (60€ per day).
Limited place.

For more information and pre-registration please contact: cursomusicaorense@gmail.com.

 

 

XVIII Programa del Perfeccionamiento Musical Conservatorio Katarina Gurska Summer School, Madrid, Spain
1st - 9th of July, 2016
Natural horn tutors: Pierre-Antoine Tremblay
and Ricardo Rodríguez

Natural horn and early valve horn summer course in Madrid. Instruments available for those who do not have their own. Course is open to everyone - beginners through to advanced students.

More information from ricky_horn@hotmail.com.

 

 

Berwick Academy - Oregon Bach Festival
Natural horn tutor - Andrew Clark
15th June - 6th July, 2016

The Berwick Academy is one of the few educational performance opportunities in the US that exclusively features period performance. Faculty and directors are all top performers and educators in the field. Students will get unparalleled experience by working and living side-by-side with these artists and musicians like themselves.

More information can be found at www.oregonbachfestival.com.

 

 

 

Natuurhoorn Introduction!
6pm, 9th of June, 2016
Horn tutors: Nina Dejamon and Emmanuel Frankenberg


Two students from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam are organising an introduction to the natural horn at the Conservatorium (Oosterdokskade 151, 1011 DL, Amsterdam). They describe it as a "crazy, suprising, mind-blowing, spectacular and revolutionary Natural Horn introduction to anyone (ANYONE, your grandmother, daugher, neighbour, dentist...) interested."They will provide instruments to try, duets and "carrots".

FREE!!!

More information here on their facebook event page.

 

Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra
Auditions and workshops
4th - 7th of May, 2016

The Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) organises from 4th to 7th May 2016 in Venice its yearly Auditions & Workshops to select new musicians that will take part in TYBO’s musical stages and orchestral projects in 2016-2019. The TYBO Auditions & Workshops will focus on classical chamber and orchestral music and will be held by the three principal conductors of TYBO: Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini.

The courses scheduled for succeful candidates in 2016 are:
17th – 24th August 2016
1st – 10th October 2016 (to be confirmed

PROGRAM & SCORES
The TYBO Auditions & Workshops 2016 will consist in a series of ensemble and orchestral master classes held by TYBO principal conductors and focusing on chamber and orchestral music of the Classical Era, including Boccherini, Mozart, Haydn, Kraus and others (A=430 Hz).

The detailed program and the musical parts / scores will be sent to admitted applicants by mid-April 2016.

ADMISSION
The Auditions & Workshops are open to a maximum number of 35 (thirty-five) musicians, chosen by the Selection Committee on the basis of the submitted application data. This will include four horns.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The Auditions & Workshops are open to professional musicians – including advanced students – born after 1st January 1988.

In-depth knowledge of performance praxis on authentic instruments is a mandatory requirement. The use of authentic instruments or copies of authentic instrument is a mandatory requirement. The use of classical instruments is warmly recommended by the Organisation and the Selection Committee.

SELECTION COMMITTEE
Claudio Astronio – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Chiara Banchini – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Alfredo Bernardini – Principal Musical Director of TYBO
Mario Martinoli – Founder & Artistic Director of TYBO

More information can be found at www.theresia-project.eu.

 

Les Goûts Réunis - Opera/Orchestra Academy
Tutors to include Pierre-Yves Madeuf
Mozart - Idomeno - April/May 2016

L’orchestre des « Goûts Réunis » associe pour chacune de ses productions , professionnels de renom et instrumentistes étudiant la musique ancienne au sein des principaux établissements français et européens (CNSM, CRR, CRD ou CRC, etc.). Le diapason des productions peut-être 415, 392 ou 430 Hz.
Le travail commun permet à la fois un partage des connaissances et une « mise en situation » des instrumentistes qui sont ainsi confrontés aux circonstances particulières de la production publique d’une grande œuvre. Le diapason utilisé est 415 Hz.

More information can be found at www.goutsreunis.org

 

 

Easter course of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles département de musique ancienne
Natural horn tutor Jean-Pierre Dassonville
Thursday 31st of March - Saturday 2nd of April, 2016

Aimed at pre-professional and professional musicians, both modern and baroque. The course will focus on historic instruments and there is the possibility of borrowing instruments during the course (please request this when booking). The course will take a maximum of five students per faculty and will involve masterclasses, individual lessons and chamber music. It is possible to attend for one day but chamber music is only possible for those attending for the whole course.

More details can be found here.

 

 

Academy for Early Music Bremen
Historic Brass Workshop
Natural horn tutor Joaquim Palet
23rd - 27th of February, 2016

The themes of the course will cover aspects of classical inventions horn technique (basics, solo works, chamber music including Reicha and Mechura etc), Baroque horn (including Handel and Telemann etc), and early valve horn (Hänsel etc)

The timetable will include lessons in the morning (9.30 - 1.30) and chamber music in the afternoon.

The course will culminate in two concerts. The Historic Brass concert on the Friday and the Winter Academy concert on the Saturday (program to include the Handel Fireworks Music and a Haydn symphony).

NB!!! Participation fees for horn players are reduced by50%: € 120 / € 60 concessions (students)

Also insturment builders Daniel Kunst and Juhász Zoltán will be exhibiting their instruments.

For more info and registration contact Almut Heibult.

 

 

Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass - Benslow
Horn tutor - Anneke Scott
18th - 20th of September, 2015

Explore the wind ensemble music of Vienna and Bohemia 1780-1820 on this brand new course in the Benslow Music programme. Period-instrument specialists from Boxwood & Brass will guide you through works by Mozart, Beethoven and Krommer as well as historical transcriptions of operatic and symphonic music. There will be a workshop for players of natural horn and those interested to try it! We are looking for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players of a confident grade 6 to conservatoire level, on modern and/or period instruments (A=430 or 440). Students will leave with a broader knowledge of the repertoire for harmonie and the ensemble playing skills it requires, with a particular emphasis on opera transcriptions. You will also have the chance to learn the basics of classical period performing style and hear or try period instruments.

More information can be found at www.benslowmusic.org

 

 

Ensemble Academy Freiburg
Horn tutor - Bart Aerbeydt
15th - 20th September, 2015

The new programme of the Ensemble Academy Freiburg 2015 is released! ensemble recherche and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra are offering again master classes on the performance practice of historical and contemporary music for advanced students and professional musicians.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will offer an orchestra course accompanied by single tuition. Please note that we can only register applicants that show former experience in playing on historical instruments. It is a precondition to bring a baroque instrument of historical construction (the only exception is the harpsichord).

More information at www.ensemble-akademie.de/index.php?lang=en

 

Concerto Köln Meisterkus - Baden-Württemberg
Natural horn tutor Renée Allen
22nd - 28th of August 2015

More information from www.landesakademie-ochsenhausen.de

 

 

Early Music Summer School, Amsterdam
Natural horn tutor Teunis van der Zwart
24th - 29th August, 2015

The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.

More information from www.ahk.nl

 

 

Natural Horn Summer Adult Workshop - Indiana
Natural horn tutor - Richard Seraphinoff
27th of July - 1st of August

This workshop is open to professionals, students, teachers and advanced amateurs interested in the natural horn.

The schedule will include a daily master class, an ensemble session, and a lecture. Each student will receive two private lessons during the week. An informal concert will conclude the workshop. For participants who do not own an instrument, a limited number of horns will be available.

More information from www.music.indiana.edu

 

 

Academy for Ancient Music - Bruneck
Natural horn tutor - Martin Mürner
23rd of July - 2nd of August, 2015

More information from www.cordia.it

 

 

Summer Academy in Italy - Collevecchio
Le Petite Bande - Sigiswald Kujken
13th - 26th of July, 2015

For the first time, La Petite Bande organizes a Summer Academy on historical musical and scenic performing practice of MOZART and HAYDN, from July 13th – 26th 2015, which will take place in a beautiful old monastery outside the village of Collevecchio, 70 kilometers to the north of Rome, Italy.
The Academy will be led by Sigiswald Kuijken (musical performing practice) and his daughter Marie Kuijken (scenic performing practice). Every participant has the possibility to be coached individually by both of them, as well as to receive coaching on chamber music, together with other participants.

More information from www.lepetitebande.com

 

 

 

Classical Winds & Harmonie Ensemble Workshop -
Boston
Natural horn tutor - Todd Williams
28th of June - 3rd of July, 2015

Aston Magna and Brandeis University are pleased to announce their sixth annual Classical Winds and Harmonie Ensemble Workshop with Stephen Hammer, oboes; Eric Hoeprich, clarinets; Andrew Schwartz, bassoons, and Todd Williams, horn. The workshop will be held June 28-July 3, 2015 at the Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, supplementing the Aston Magna festival concerts.

 

More informations from www.brandeis.edu


SWR Hofmusik Academie - Schwetzinger
Natural horn tutor - Ulrich Hübner
17th - 23rd of May, 2015

The Academy is designed for advanced young musicians specializing in historical performance practice, i.e. orchestra musicians and soloists at the start of their career who are familiar with the basic components of historical music performance.

Instruments: Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello, violone, oboe, bassoon, horn

More information from www.swr.de

 

 

30th International Handel Academy - Karlsruhe
Natural horn tutor - Thomas Müller
22nd of February - 6th of March, 2015

Learn and practice the various playing techniques on the narrow-bore “Baroque” horn using various dampers and open blowing (with or without correction holes) and the discussion resulting from this concerning the various phrasing possibilities directly related to the “pure” natural harmonics. Practicing examples of horn literature from the well known works of Bach and Handel, as well as the later repertoire for the classical ‘damping technique’ of the so-called “Invention” horn.
Participants max: 10
Languages: German, English, French

More information from www.karlsruhe.de