The Slavonice Renaissance Society
announces the opening session of
Violin Viola Violoncello
International music master classes Slavonice, Czech Republic
23-30 August 2020
led by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
no registration fee, free of charge
Director of the Spolkový dům
About the master classes
VVV – International music master classes in Slavonice are intended for young artists at the start of their performing careers in violin, viola and violoncello. The goal of the master classes is to prepare the musicians for success in auditions for top international orchestras and to provide valuable chamber music experience.
Master classes will take place over the course of a week in the picturesque Renaissance town of Slavonice, in the south of the Czech Republic near the border with Austria. Unlike many master classes, VVV will be free of charge for both classes and housing for the candidates selected to participate.
The application process will be based on audio and video recordings, from which the committee will select the 20 top applicants: 10 violinists, 5 violists and 5 cellists aged 18 to 25 years.
During the master classes, the participants will have the opportunity to focus on solo concertos, orchestral repertoire (including excerpts commonly required for auditions), and chamber music.The daily schedule will include an hour of individual instruction for each participant and two hours of chamber music instruction. Prior to the beginning of the master classes, the team of instructors will group participants into five chamber ensembles: four string quartets and one piano quintet. Participants will receive details of planned chamber repertoire in advance.
Teachers from local music schools on both sides of the Czech-Austrian border will be welcome to visit the master classes.
Saturday 22 August: participants arrive
Sunday 23 August through Friday 28 August: daily master classes
Friday 28 August: evening concert in Fratres, Austria, 2 km from Slavonice
Saturday 29 August: afternoon concert in the church in Slavonice
Sunday 30 August: morning concert in Spolkový Dům in Slavonice
September 2020 (date and location to be confirmed): Concert by the top participants for sponsor Raiffeisen Bank International
Selected candidates must provide signed confirmation that they will participate in all scheduled activities during the course of the master classes
Prof. Milan Šetena- violin, member of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Prof. Hubert Kroisamer- violin, member of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Prof. Tobias Lea- prinzipal violist of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Jonáš Krejčí- violoncello, principal cellist of Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Mag. Marie Vigilante Pospíšilová- piano, accompanist at University of the Arts, Graz and Joseph Haydn Conservatory, Eisenstadt
To apply, send your CV, contact details (address, phone, email), and audio and/or video recording to Milan Šetena, Obere Weissgerberstr. 19/12, A-1030 Vienna or to
Recording must include one classical and one romantic piece
Recordings without piano accompanimet accepted
Applicants must be age 18 to 25 years at the time of the master classes. Application deadline: 30 June 2020
VVV – International Music Master Classes Slavonice thanks our sponsors
Herz Armaturen, Pianos Petrof and Raiffeisen Bank International for their generous support.
Slavonická renesanční, obecně prospěšná společnost,
Na Potoku 629, CZ - Slavonice 378 81