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Masterclass, Side-by-Side & In-Depth Schedule

Jan 20-22| Private Lessons, Masterclasses, In-Depth Session & Side-by-Side Concert with violinist Daniel Rowland and cellist Maja Bogdanović


Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland’s playing has been acclaimed as “wonderful, ravishing in its finesse” by The Guardian, as “both naked and highly virtuosic“ by NRC, while The Herald praised his “astonishing sound and uniquely single-minded intensity”. Daniel has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, charismatic and adventurous performer, with a wide-ranging repertoire. He is also violin professor at the Royal College of Music in London.

Hailed by The Strad after her Carnegie Hall recital for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty, great maturity of interpretation, and technical excellence”, Maja Bogdanovic continues to reward audiences worldwide as one of the leading cellists of today.

Daniel and Maja accepting applicants for a weekend filled with private lessons, masterclasses, an in-depth session and side-by-side concert. Application deadline: January 14th, 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.


February 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 Thierry, a frenchman has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008. He is an avid chamber musician and recording artist. He was also a prize winner of the ARD competition.

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.

Private lessons, technique class, ensemble playing and concert. Young talents, conservatory students, and post graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Mar 20-24 | Spring Viola Madness

with Dana Zemtsov, Lilli Majala and Santa Vižine


Winner of numerous competitions, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. She is 1st Prize laureate of several competitions in Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. 

Viola professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Lilli Majala is one of the most sought after solo violists and chamber musicians. Former principal violist of the Helsinki Philharmonic, Lilli was a member of the critically acclaimed, fearless quartet-lab with cellist Pieter Wispelwey and violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Pekka Kuusisto. She appears regularly on the top stages of Europe and abroad.

Principal violist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2022, Santa Vižine is a laureate of many international competitions. Originally from Riga, Latvia, she was principal violist of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica from 2009-2017 until she became a member of the RCO viola section. She has performed in some of the most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

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Spring viola week: students have the unique opportunity to receive training from 3 world class violists over the course of 4 short days. 

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Apr 22 | Violin Masterclasses, In-Depth Session and Salon Concert 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.

Morning: Private Masterclass - 4 participants

Afternoon: Q&A with Rosanne and small ensemble rehearsals

Evening: Salon Concert of light chamber music together with Rosanne Philippens.

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