Masterclasses and Concerts

June 22 - July 2, 2017

Terms of Condition

1 – The 8th International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide is being presented by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.. It will take place from June 22 until July 2, 2017, and is primarily addressing music students and young musicians engaging in professional music education. It takes place in Uelzen, Germany, and surrounding communities. In principal, there is no upper age limit. However, music studies should not have been finished earlier than three years prior to the Summer Academy. The Artisic Director may make exceptions from this rule on an individual basis. All materials will be checked by a committee and applicants will be selected for participation according to their qualification.

2 – The course fee includes:

a)  four lessons with one chosen teacher (for multiple booking see # 3)
b)  up to two sessions* with the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra (see # 5)
c)  up to two sessions* with the Trout Quintet Chamber Ensemble (see # 5)
d)  Performance Coaching lessons with Sabine Frick
e)  Correpition and coaching with Henning Vauth
f)  accomodation (youth hostel standard; 2-, 4- and 6-bed rooms, see # 4)
g)  full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
h)  local transportation**
i)  practising facilities at the music school of Uelzen
j)  free admission to all concerts and special events of the International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide

*  if capacity allows, more sessions are possible, provided that both the Chamber Ensemble, or the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra respectively, and the artistic director agree.

** lessons will take place in Uelzen and surrounding communities. All necessary local transportation will be organized according to need and will be free for the participants. Participants are responsible for their travel to Uelzen, Germany, themselves. The Summer Academy will provide detailed travel information on request.

The course fee is as follows:

700 Euros for participants who take lessons with one teacher. Multiple courses cost 650 Euros per each chosen teacher (two courses = 1300 Euros, three courses = 1950 Euros etc.). A reduced course fee of 650 Euros applies to pupils, pre-college students and members of chamber music groups (650 Euros per each member), regardless of the number of courses taken (two courses = 1300 Euros etc.).

The respective course fee for each participant is all inclusive and there will be no refund if participants make use of only part of the offered service (in particular, but not limited to: no accomodation, late arrival, early departure, no collaboration with the Chamber Ensemble, or Chamber Orchestra, or the Performance Coaching).

3 – Application for one or more class is possible, provided that capacity allows. The full number of lessons for each respective teacher is guaranteed. Should the desired teacher (or teachers) be fully booked already, the applicant will be contacted by the Summer Academy and the application will be accepted for another available teacher. It is generallynot possible to distribute the four lessons of a single masterclass among several teachers, unless the Artistic Director offers so for organizational reasons.

Lessons with Andrej Bielow and Konstanze Eickhorst will most likely take place during the first half of the Summer Academy, and lessons with Jerome Lowenthal most likely during the second half of the Summer Academy. Nonetheless, all participants are guaranteed full accomodation and board for the entire time, as well as all other features of the Summer Academy (see #2)!

4 – Free accomodation at the Jugendbildungsstätte Oldenstadt is available to each participant. There are 2-, 4- and 6-bed rooms. Guests can be brought according to capacity, however, a fee of 33 Euros per person and night (including full board, see # 2 d) will be charged. If the accomodation is fully booked, participants will be given priority over guests.

It is recommended that applicants inform the Summer Academy well ahead of time about their accomodation wishes. On request, accepted participants receive a list of all participants including email adresses in order to allow for arrangements for sharing rooms. Participants may also book their own accomodation at their own expense. The Summer Academy will provide a list of hotels and youth hostels on request.

5 – The Chamber Ensemble will be available daily from June 23 – 28, 2017 to work with the participants. There will be two chamber music concerts, one on June 26 and one on June 28, 2017, featuring selected participants in chamber music performances. The following repertory may be prepared:

– Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat major
– Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in b minor
– Fauré: Piano Quintet in d minor op. 89
– Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in c minor op. 66
– Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major op. 70,2
– Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major op. 81

The Chamber Orchestra will be available daily from June 29 – July 2, 2017, including both final concerts on June 30 and July 2, to work with the participants. Following repertory may be prepared:

– Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major K 488
– Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor
– Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
– Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major
– Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
– Mozart: Violin Concerto in A major

6 – The number of participants for the masterclasses of Hinrich Alpers and Bernd Goetzke is limited to twelve. The number of participants for the masterclass of Troels Svane is limited to nine. The number of participants for the masterclasses of Konstanze Eickhorst, Andrej Bielow and Jerome Lowenthal is limited to six. Therefore, a preselection may be necessary and each fully filled and signed application form needs to be accompanied by the following:

– an artist’s photo (in digital form, to be sent via email to
only for piano masterclasses, not required for the violin and violoncello masterclass: a recording (CD, MD, DVD) containing repertory freely chosen by the applicant. We happily accept Youtube video links (or links to other free video platforms) instead, but no filesharing such as Rapidshare or others.
– an artist’s biography
– a letter of recommendation
– list of possible course repertory

Please make sure that the size of email attachments (photos, scans etc.) does not exceed the size of 1-2 MB each.

In order to allow as many applicants as possible to participate, chamber music groups count as one participant unless solo lessons are taken as well. Nonetheless the reduced course fee is to be paid by each member

7 – The application is to be addressed to

Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.
Postfach 2161
D – 29511 Uelzen, Germany

Sparkasse Uelzen-Lüchow-Dannenberg
Address: Veersser Strasse 42, 29525 Uelzen, Germany
IBAN: DE57 2585 0110 0230 0218 34

We strongly recommend all applicants to send a scan of their application form to as well, as in the past applications have occasionally arrived late when sent by mail only, especially international mail. In the worst case, this may jeopardize participation in the International Summer Academy, which we would regret deeply.

8 – The application deadline is June 1, 2017. The application is binding. It is only valid after all necessary documents (see # 6) have arrived and the application fee (as resulting from # 2) has been received by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V. All applicants will be notified by email as soon as their application is complete. They will be notified by June 5, 2017, if they have been accepted as participants. Upon request the Summer Academy is able to send letters of invitation prior to the application deadline to applicants who need extra time to apply for visa. Those letters of invitation however are no official confirmation of participation yet. Applicants who have not been accepted will receive their application fee (less 50 Euros handling fee) back. Upon withdrawal, the application fee (less 50 Euros handling fee) will be refunded only if the course(s) booked by the applicant can be given to another applicant.

9 – Concert scholarships may or may not be awarded in case there are too few outstanding participants. The course teachers, the chamber orchestra and the chamber ensemble will deliberate upon prizes and concerts to be awarded.

10 – Place of jurisdiction is Uelzen. This English translation of the terms of condition has been provided for convenience. In case of any dispute, the German version shall be binding.