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Educational Event

May 22 | In-Depth with Eric Schoones


Eric Schoones is a musicologist, pianist and writer. He is the editor-in-chief of PIANIST magazines. In 2017 he published: "Walking up the Mountain Tracks, The Zen Way to Enlightened Musicians" and in this In-Depth Q+A session we will discuss the many lessons musicians can learn from Zen.

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Apr 25-28 | Piano Masterclasses with Anna Fedorova, Borys Fedorov & Tatiana Abayeva


Concert pianist Anna Fedorova was an official student of her parents Borys and Tatiana throughout most of her student years. Borys and Tatiana were professors of the Kiev Conservatory and Lysenko School for Gifted Children for 30+ years. Together they offer 3 days of immersive masterclasses including 4.5h of one-on-one training, in-depth discussions, dinner and a students concert.

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Tuesday 25th,  Lessons 10am-6pm (lunch included)

Wednesday 26th, 10am-6pm, 7pm In-Depth Discussion & Dinner

Thursday 27th, Lessons 10am-1pm

Friday 28th, Lessons 10am-1pm

Student Concert: 14:00

Apr 28-30 & May 5-7 | Brahms Birthday Celebration Side-By-Side, with Hanna Shybayeva, Timora Rosler, Floor Le Coultre & Mikhail Zemtsov

Brahms turns 190! We are looking for: two Violinists, one Violist, one cellist and two or more Pianists to join our next Side-by-Side project.

Violinists: Brahms Piano Quintet and 3h Private lessons with Floor Le Coultre

Violist: Brahms Piano Quartet and 3h Private Lessons with Mikhail Zemtsov

Cellist: Brahms Piano Quartet and 3h Private Lessons with Timora Rosler

Pianists (1 or 2): Movements from or whole Brahms Quartet and 3h Private lessons, 1h with Hanna Shybayeva (May 7), 1h Borys Fedorov, 1h Tatiana Abayeva


Apr 28-30 Quartet Rehearsal & Violin Lessons

May 5-6 Quintet Rehearsals & Cello / Viola / Piano Lessons

May 7 Dress Rehearsal and Concert in the DBA Salon

Apr 22 | Violin Masterclasses with Rosanne Philippens


Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and an infectiously joyful yet sincere approach to music-making. Her playing is refined, exuberant and profound, and was described by the Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf as “energetic, sensitive and flawless.” She has performed widely across the Netherlands in the major halls and series both as soloist, director and chamber musician and is now increasingly in demand internationally. During the darkest moments of the Covid pandemic, Philippens channelled her energies into the creation of a new ensemble, the Vondel Strings, with whom she worked intensely and which led to a performance at the Concertgebouw and a new recording of Haydn and Stravinsky, released by Channel Classics.

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Morning: Private Masterclass - 4 participants

Afternoon: Q&A with Rosanne and small ensemble rehearsals

Evening: Salon Concert of light chamber music together with Rosanne

The four selected students are invited and encouraged to attend the masterclasses of the other three students as well.

March 13 | Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass with Wouter Vossen


Concertmaster of the Residency Orchestra and member of the Storioni Trio, Wouter Vossen brings a positive energy and temperament to his multifacited career as a concert violinist. Originally from the Netherlands, he is a frequent guest of the classical music stages throughout Europe and abroad. 

Morning: Private Masterclass

Afternoon: Q&A with Wouter and small ensemble rehearsals

Evening: Salon Concert of light chamber music together with Wouter

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Feb 17 & 18 | Double Bass Extravaganza!!


Spanish double bassist, Rodrigo Moro Martín is the new principal double bassist of the London Symphony and currently holds the same position in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España in Madrid.


Olivier Thiery, has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008. The frenchman is an avid chamber musician and recording artist. He was also a prize winner of the ARD competition and professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

American double bassist, Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz is a winner of the International Society of Bassists and Stulberg International String competition. He has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2013.

Take part in this unique opportunity to have multiple Private Lessons, a Chamber Music workshop, In-Depth Discussions and a performance together with three internationally acclaimed double bassists, Rodrigo Moro Martin, Olivier Thiery and Nicholas Schwartz on February 17th and 18th at the Davidsbündler Music Academy!


Applicants are accepted both from The Netherlands and abroad.
Application deadline: February 5, 2023

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February 1 | In-Depth with Jared Sacks


Recording engineer and founder of the renowned classical music label, Channel Classics, Jared Sacks goes in-depth discussing his role in the production of a CD, how he chooses his artists and how musicians can get the most out of their recordings.

Open to students and public alike.

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