Masterclasses and Concerts

July 5 - 15, 2018

Terms of Condition

1 – The 9th International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide is being presented by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.. It will take place from July 5 – 15, 2018, 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:

for the instrumental masterclasses (piano, violin, viola, violoncello)

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.

for the composition masterclass:

a) daily coachings with members of the team of faculty, consisting of Benedict Mason, Ursula Oppens, and at least one more experienced musician
b) performance and live recording of a work for piano trio (or part/s thereof, i.e. piano, violin or violoncello solo / duos), submitted with the application and not to exceed 7 minutes in length
c) accomodation (youth hostel standard; 2-, 4- and 6-bed rooms, see # 4)
d) full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
e) local transportation**
f) practising facilities at the music school of Uelzen
g) free admission to all concerts and special events of the International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide

** 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:

800 Euros for participants who take lessons with one teacher. Multiple courses cost 700 Euros per each chosen teacher (two courses = 1400 Euros, three courses = 2100 Euros etc.), and 700 Euros for each member of a participating chamber group.

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 not possible to distribute the four lessons of a single masterclass among several teachers unless the Artistic Director offers so for organizational reasons.

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 July 6 – 11, 2018 to work with the participants. There will be two chamber music concerts, one on June 9 and one on June 11, 2018, featuring selected participants in chamber music performances. The following repertory may be prepared:

– Mozart: Piano Quartet in g minor
– Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in f minor op. 2
– Fauré: Piano Quintet in c minor op. 115
– Schumann: Piano Trio in g minor op. 110
– Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major op. 26
– Debussy: Piano Trio in G major

The Chamber Orchestra will be available daily from July 12 – 15, 2018, including both final concerts on July 13 and 15, to work with the participants. Following repertory may be prepared:

– Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major K 503
– Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
– Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
– Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major
– Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
– Mozart: Violin Concerto in A major
– Telemann: Viola Concerto in g minor
– Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D major

6 – The number of spaces for participants is limited – herefore, a preselection may be necessary and each fully filled and signed application form needs to be accompanied by the following:

for all instrumental masterclasses:

– an artist’s photo (in digital form, to be sent via email to post@summeracademyofmusic.com)
– an artist’s biography
– a letter of recommendation
– list of possible course repertory

in addition for piano masterclasses: a recording containing repertory freely chosen by the applicant. We prefer Youtube links (or links to other free platforms) over CD, MD, DVD.

A request to all applicants: please try to make sure that the size of email attachments (photos, scans etc.) does not exceed the size of 1-2 MB.

for the composition masterclass:

– an artist’s photo (in digital form, to be sent via email to post@summeracademyofmusic.com)
– an artist’s biography
– a letter of recommendation
– a selection of maximum 5 scores of own works (as PDFs or free download links)
– a selection of maximum 5 recordings or live recordings of own works. We prefer Youtube links (or links to other free platforms) over CD, MD, DVD.
– if interested, a suitable new work for piano trio (or part/s thereof, i.e. piano, violin or violoncello solo, or duos), not to exceed 7 minutes in length. The work may have been performed before. We gladly accept PDFs of score and parts, however all material must be complete by the application deadline.

A request to all applicants: please try to make sure that the size of email attachments (photos, scans etc.) does not exceed the size of 1-2 MB.

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

Name of the bank: Sparkasse Uelzen-Lüchow-Dannenberg
Bank address: Veersser Strasse 42, 29525 Uelzen, Germany
Account holder: Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide
IBAN: DE57 2585 0110 0230 0218 34
SWIFT-BIC: NOLADE21UEL

We strongly recommend all applicants to send a scan of their application form to post@summeracademyofmusic.com 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, 2018. 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, 2018, 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 not an 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.