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.
Selected participants only pay a registration fee of CZK 1,000. The duration of the master class is seven days.
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 30 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.
Teachers from local music schools on both sides of the Czech-Austrian border will be welcome to visit 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
Prof. Othmar Müller- violoncello, member of Artis Quartet,
Professor at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory, Eisenstadt
Mag. Marie Vigilante Pospíšilová- piano, accompanist at University of the Arts, Graz and Joseph Haydn Conservatory, Eisenstadt
VVV – International Music Master Classes Slavonice in 2020 thanks our sponsors
Herz Armaturen, Pianos Petrof, Raiffeisen Bank International, Thomastik Infeld Vienna
Geigenbau Wilfried Ramsaier-Gorbach and the city Slavonice for their generous support.