Sommerakademie Kammermusik

04.09. —

Teachers 2024


The International Summer Academy for Chamber Music in Lower Saxony sets an antipole in the diverse, rather fast-moving masterclass landscape. The focus is on a well-founded and detailed examination of chamber music works. At Frenswegen Monastery, students and teachers can take the time to develop a work intensively and in detail and then to present it.

The modernised monastery offers an optimal infrastructure under one roof: sufficient rooms for lessons, rehearsals and practice, a modern cafeteria with full catering and modernised rooms in a historical ambience. A unique feature of the academy is the international team of lecturers, who cover the fields of strings, wind instruments and piano chamber music and can therefore provide optimum input for every chamber music ensemble - from piano trio to string quartet to mixed ensembles. Each ensemble receives daily lessons from several teachers. Situated in an idyllic rural setting, without the distractions of everyday life, Frenswegen Monastery offers ideal conditions for intensive dialogue, inspiration, exchange with students from all over the world and the experience of a lively musical community.

The academy is particularly suitable for preparing for competitions, offers the best conditions for working on new repertoire and is ideal for growing together as an ensemble or forming a new ensemble. For students from abroad, it offers an excellent insight into music study opportunities in Germany. Applications for the academy are possible starting from an ensemble size of 3 musicians or more (then also for half of the academy period) or as an individual participant for the entire academy period.

How it works

Application to the International Summer Academy for Chamber Music is open to ensembles of 3 members or more. Ensembles can apply for the entire academy period as well as for one half of the academy (4 - 13 September or 13 - 22 September 2024). It is also possible to apply as an individual participant for the entire academy period.
Each ensemble, each participant can specify a desired repertoire (2-3 pieces should be worked on in the academy). The repertoire to be worked on will be determined in consultation with the artistic advisory board 8 weeks before the start of the academy. It is assumed that the pieces will be prepared in such a way that they can be worked on directly as chamber music. There will be 1-3 lessons per day. The schedule will be agreed daily with the teachers so that lessons can be flexibly adapted to the individual needs.
The academy organises numerous concerts in which participants can present themselves: Workshop concerts, welcome concert in the monastery's own chapel, sponsor concert in Oldenburg theatre, various concerts within the academy festival at the end of the academy.