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VALTICE  July 1st -9th 2006

International Summer School of Early Music, Valtice 2006

        The International Early Music Summer School is organized by the Czech Music Society Prague. This course is for professionals, students and amateurs who are interested in working with leading European specialists in Early Music. Vocal and instrumental interpretation classes take place in the morning, in the afternoon you are welcome to take part in the chamber music and choir workshops. A concert is given every night by the faculty staff in the former stables of the baroque castle.

        Course members are asked to prepare one or more works for their instrument, from facsimile or modern historically informed editions (romantic arrangements should be avoided!), the continuo parts should also be brought. You are encouraged to bring chamber music parts for various combinations. Most instrumental classes work a´= 415 Hz.

Interpretation classes

Baroque cello: Irmtraud Hubatschek, Marek Stryncl

Baroque oboe: Marcel Plavec

Baroque violin: Daniel Hauptmann, Catherine Mackintosh, Dagmar Zarubova

Gregorian and Medieval chant, singing technique and renaissance ensembles: Marcin Bornus Szczyciñski

Gregorian chant: Jiri Hodina

Harpsichord: Helmut Franke

Harpsichord, basso continuo: Jaroslav Prikryl

Historical dance: Eva Kroeschlova

Medieval music class: Isabel Kraft

Recorder: Petr Zejfart

Recorder ensembles: Marek Spelina

Renaissance and baroque traverso: Nancy Hadden  N.B. No modern flutes will be accepted

Renaissance and baroque lute, guitar: Brian Wright

Solo singing: Poppy Holden, Irena Troupova-Wilke, Milada Jirglova, Lenka Pistecka

Theorbo, archlute, guitar and vihuela: Oswald Hebermehl

Viola da gamba: Michael Bruessing

Vocal ensembles: Robert Hugo, Helmut Franke

ORCHESTRA: Daniel Hauptmann

Children's ensembles: Lubomir Novak

Children's singing and activities: Bohumira Cveklova a Eva Kacerkova

Organ: Robert Hugo


Choir, Chamber music

Artistic director: Marc Niubo


Information and registration

The Czech Music Society, Radlicka 99, 15000 Praha 5, Czech Republic

Fax 00 420 / 2 / 51 55 24 53    e-mail: valtice.veronika@centrum.cz nebo www.early-muaic.cz

Summer course fee 360 EUR, students 300 EUR. This includes a non returnable registration fee of 40 EUR. Please, send your applications before May 15th.

The fee includes masterclasses and workshops,starting on July 10th,entrance to all concerts,accommodation in rooms for three, as well as full board in the viticulture school,starting with supper on July 9th ,and ending with breakfast on July 17th.These meals offer an opportunity to discover the hearty Czech cuisine –and Valtice is also famous for the quality of its wines!

Address of the summer school:      

Vinarska škola                                   

Sobotní str. 116                                     

CZ- 691 42 Valtice                                                         


How to get there:

By car: on E7 from Vienna ( 90 km), or from Prague (260 km)

By train: from Vienna via Breclav or from Prague via Brno.

Nearest airport: Vienna, Prague

Valtice is a small town close to the Austrian border in South Moravia, offers through its beautiful baroque castle and charming landscape the ideal setting for an Early Music summer school.




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Please, send your applications before May 15th to:

The Czech Music Society, Radlicka 99, 15000 Praha 5, Czech Republic

Tel: 00 420 235 351 942

Fax 00 420 / 2 / 51 55 24 53  e-mail: valtice.veronika@centrum.cz  



Poppy Holden, Great Britain

studied singing at the Royal College of Music in London,with N.Boulanger in Paris,at Tanglewood and at the University of York.She worked with the Consort of Musicke,the

Gothic Voices, the Tallis Scholars,Musica Reservata, the Taverner Consort and  the English Concert.

Teaching,recording and writing complete her musical career.

Teaching language. English


Irena Troupova-Wilke , Czech Republic/Germany

 born in the Czech Republic. She studied musicology at Charles University in Prague.In Germany  she performed and recorded  with different ensembles(Orpheon Consort Vienna,Shütz-Akademie,Lautten-Compagney and Johann-Rosenmüller-Ensemble).She gave concerts at the „Kammermusikreihen“of the Staatsoper Berlin and with the Berliner Symphonie Orchester and performed  Monteverdi´s “Orfeo“on stage,directed by J.Rifkin in Basel,H.I.F.Biberœ “Arminio“in Salzburg,M.A.Charpentier´s and J.B.Lully´s „Le malade imaginaire“in Berlin .She is a frequent guest at international festivals such as Prague Spring,Tage der alten Musik Herne,Le festival de musique baroque Caen .

Teaching languages:Czech,German,English


Milada Jirglova,Czech Republic

studied singing at the Prague Conservatoire .She worked with ensemble Prazsti madrigaliste and as a soloist she performed with various ensembles( Musica antiqua Praha ,Capella Regia,Musica Florea).She teaches at the Musical Arts Academy in Prague.

Teaching language:Czech ,German


Lenka Pistecka,Czech Republic

studied singing at the Prague Conservatoire and then with Jiri Kotouc.She concentrates on sacred music and oratorios.She teaches and works with ensemble Pueri Gaudentes.

Teaching language:Czech,English


Marcin Bornus-Szczyciñski, Poland

specialized in medieval and baroque singing technique,he worked as countertenor with Les Arts Florissants and concentrates on Polish renaissance and baroque music with his group Bornus Consort .

Teaching languages:Polish,French,English


Jiri Hodina,Czech Republic

studied singing at the Prague Conservatoire.He worked as a member and conductor with the ensemble Schola Gregoriana Pragensis.He studied conducting of gregorian chant at the Conservatoire de Paris.He founded ensembles Schola Benedicta and Octopus Consort.He leads courses of gregorian chant at University of Hradec Kralove.With his ensemble Marcipan he performs Czech and Moravan folk songs.

Teaching language: Czech,French


Daniel Hauptmann, Germany

studied the violin in Freiburg,Paris and London,with W.Marschner,N.Chumanchenco ,E.Hurwitz and others.In 1990 he concluded his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.As a member of the Freiburger Barocksolisten,the ensemble A Musical Banquet Freiburg and Camerata Bern, he has toured Europe and U.S.A and taken part in numerous radio and TV recordings.

Teaching languages:German,English


Catherine Mackintosh, UK


Dagmar Zarubova,  Czech Republic

studied at the Prague Conservatoire and Academy of Music.She is a professor of the violin at Prague Conservatoire.She took part in courses of Baroque violin with E.Melkus in Vienna and others.In 2002 she led courses of violin and chamber music and performed in Japan.

Teaching languages: Czech


Irmtraud Hubatschek,  Austria

studied at the Mozarteum Academy Salzburg with N.Harnoncourt and the baroque cello with

J.ter Linden in the Haag.With various groups,such as Florilegium Musicum Rotterdam,Il Dolcimelo,Akademie für alte music Berlin and Il Gruppetto,she has travelled through Europe and as far as Nepal.

Teaching languages:German,French,English,Dutch


Michael Brüssing,  Austria

studied the cello in Stuttgart and Vienna,before specializing on the viola da gamba(Diploma from Prof.P.Pierlot,Trossingen) with J.Vasquez,C.Coin and W.Kuijken.With his groups Bell´Arte Salzburg and L´Orfeo he regularly performs in Europe,Asia and America.

Teaching languages:German,English,French


Isabel Kraft, Germany



Nancy Hadden, Great Britain

was born in America,where she took degrees in flute,voice and music history and began her personal study of early flutes.She has lived in London since 1978,performing in duo and trio with L.Carolan and E.Headley,directing the renaissance ensemble Circa 1500 and flute consort Zephyrus.She is a member of the Harp Consort.Her many recordings reflect wide interests  from the renaissance flute to CPE Bach,Hasse(Gramophone Award nomination), Mozartflute quartets and 18thc.English and Scottish music.She teaches at the Guildhall School of Music.

Teaching language:English


Petr Zejfart, Czech Republic/ Italy

studied  flute at the Conservatoire and then at the Musical Arts Academy of Prague.After moving to Italy,he undertook the study of the recorder under the supervision of  P.Memelsdorff at the Civica Scuola di Musica of Milan and continued his studies with the help of K.Boeke and M.Miessen.He performs regularly with his group „Musica Concertiva“and cooperates with the groups „II Giardino Armonico“,“Europa Galante“ and „Accademia Bizantina“ performing and recording for Teldec and Virgin.He is particularly interested in the  pre-romantic repertoire for small instrumental groups and chamber orchestras,for both teaching and performing purposes.He teaches at Parma Conservatoire.

Teaching languages: Czech,Italian,German


Marek Spelina, Czech Republic

studied  flute at Plzen Conservatoire,where he teaches chamber music performance.He studied the recorder with J.Stivín.For eight years he was a member of ensemble Musica Bohemica,later of the recorder quartet Michael Consort and  the ensemble Musica Florea .He is a member of the orchestra of the J.K.Tyl Opera House in Plzen.

Teaching languages: Czech,English


Marcel Plavec, Slovakia



Oswald Hebermehl, Germany

studied  lute with L.Kirchhof and later with J.Hübschner at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.He appears as soloist,as well as an accompanist and is a member of various ensembles.He records for radio and TV.His teaching interest includes the Romantic 19th century guitar,which was played with the same technique as the Baroque lute.

Teaching languages:German,English


Brian Wright, Great Britain

has given recitals of lute music throughout the U.K., Europe,the U.S.A and the Far-East.His compositions for the lute have been published by the Lute Society.

His particular teaching interests are:solo renaissance and baroque lute,lute songs and playing Dowland,Bach,Weiss on the modern classical guitar.

Teaching language:English


Helmut Franke, Germany

studied at the Musikhochschule Detmold and at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen.He works as harpsichordist and organist,conducts vocal ensembles,teaches and makes recordings.

Teaching languages:German,Czech,English


Jaroslav Prikryl,Czech Republic

President of Czech Early Music Society Prague and a professor of harpsichord at the Prague Conservatoire.He is the autor of numerous programmes popularizing early music .As a artistic director he led and developed International Early Music Summer School in Valtice.

Teaching languages: Czech,German,English


Robert Hugo, Czech Republic

studied music theory at the Prague School of Performing Arts as well as organ with M.Slechta ,J.Tuma,and harpsichord under J.Toll at the Dresden Academy of Early Music.He taught choral singing at Prague Conservatoire.In 1992 he founded“Capella Regia“.As a musicologist he is a recognized expert on early music from the Bohemian Lands and southern Germany.As a harpsichordist and organist he has given concerts in European countries and he worked regularly with the Berlin ensemble „Musikalische Compagney“He works with Czech Radio and TV.

Teaching languages:Czech,German,French,Italian,English


Eva Kroeschlova, Czech Republic

is a senior lecturer at the Prague Musical Arts Academy teaching and researching traditional folk and historical dances,rhythm and stage movement.As an expert on the movement/physical expression on stage she co-authored aproximately 60 theatre and TV shows.She also worked as a choreographer and instructor in non-professional dance groups.She is  the author of the reference book“ Dances from the 16th to the 19th century“and other numerous publications.She worked with the ensemble La Fiamma.At present she is the artistic director of the ensemble Chorea Historica.

Teaching languages:Czech,German



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