Master classes for two ages
What is the
connection between early and contemporary music?
How do the
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the ensemble recherche deal with their specific
What is historical and what is informed performance
What does contemporary
playing technique mean?
ensemble recherche and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra have been answering these
questions at their Ensemble Academy. What is particularly interesting and
instructive about the Academy is the combination of early and contemporary
music. This allows participants to spend a week intensively studying repertoire
of the baroque and classical periods as well as of our own time. The
Ensemblehaus, completed in 2012, provides the home for both Ensembles. It offers
fantastic opportunities for education, forming new contacts and exchange.
The Ensemble Academy is open to advanced instrumental
students and professional musicians. Applications from chamber music ensembles
are particularly welcome regardless of whether the ensemble has been recently
formed or has been active for a while. But of course individual participants are
also welcome. Those students will then be put into groups by the tutors. Participation
in both lessons with members of FBO and ensemble recherche is possible and encouraged
providing the student has experience of playing early music and can bring two
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will offer individual and chamber music tuition but
no orchestral classes. Only applicants that can show former experience in
playing on period instruments are asked to apply. It is a requirement to bring
a period instrument of historical construction (with the exception of the
harpsichord). (eg. gut strings and baroque/classical bows, traverse flute,
baroque bassoon & oboe, etc.)
The course offered
by ensemble recherche is aimed mainly at existing formations from duos to larger
ensembles. The course contains chamber music and individual tuition. Please enter
a piece you are currently working on or one which you would like to study. The
only requirement is that it is contemporary. We can also make some suggestions.
Also new ensembles which are still in their early stages are very welcome.
applications are also welcome. These applicants will be formed into ensembles
and be sent the appropriate sheet music.
There is a
group discount for ensemble applications. It is possible to participate in the
lessons with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra as well as with ensemble recherche
for no additional charge (see registration).
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