Within the framework of the "8th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2023" the forum alte musik : sankt gerold will be holding masterclasses and concerts in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg, Austria). These will be held by renowned baroque specialists with international acclaim.
Schedule of Masterclasses
The "8th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music" will take place in the Kapuzinerkloster Feldkirch from July 30th - August 06th 2023. The participants will receive solo and ensemble lessons from several of the teachers with daily varying schedules. Lessons are open to the public. Additionally workshops, choir and orchestra rehearsals will be held.
Availability of practice facilities
The participants are allowed to practice in their rooms, in classified practicing rooms, in the (free) class rooms as well as on the campus of the Kapuzinerkloster.
The participants will stay at the Hotel Night Inn.
All participants stay at the Hotel Night Inn in shared rooms (for 2 people). The allocation will be made by forum alte musik : sankt gerold.
A small number of single rooms are available, however an extra fee of 12 € per day has to be paid (-> fees -> housing). If you desire to have a single room, you have to mention it with your application, for the rooms will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.
Arrival and departure
The arrival is on July 30th, until 4:00 pm. latest.
Departure is scheduled for August 6th 2022.On the day of departure, rooms have to be vacated by 10:00 am.
Exceptions from the above times can be made under special circumstances if they are appointed with forum alte musik : sankt gerold beforehand (e.g. at registration). For cancellations of the accomodation after June 30th 2023 (application deadline) a cancellation fee of 250 € has to be paid.
All participants and teachers will eat together. Full board is included in the housing fee. Breakfast will be served at the Kapuzinerkloster, the shared meals (lunch and dinner) will take place at different restaurants in Feldkirch. The kitchen will be able to accommodate you, whether you suffer from any food intolerances or allergies (celiac disease, lactose, histamine, etc.) or are vegetarian or vegan.
A complete application including the application form and the application fee may be handed in until the deadline of June 30th 2023 to the office of forum alte musik : sankt gerold.
The directors of the masterclasses will choose the active participants in agreement with the teaching staff.
Requirements for Participation
Applicants are expected to have experience or even made studies in historically informed performance. Participants have to bring their own instruments, except for harpsichord and organ.
Minimum age for participation is 18. In particular cases of outstanding talent exceptions can be made regarding the artistic vita of the applicants; a supervisor has to be present in this case.
Video – and Audio Recording (if available, not obligatory)
The submitted recordings should contain pieces of the actual repertoire of the applicant. The recording should not be older than one year. It has not to be a professional recording. Nevertheless, cut and edited recordings are not permitted. The recordings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, Dropbox- or WeTransfer links are possible. Videos can be uploaded on YouTube as “unlisted”, so that they are not public.
Closing date for registration: 30th June 2023
Payment of application fee: with the application
Payment of course fee: after confirmation of participation, at the latest 15th July 2023
Payment of housing fee: at the latest 25th July 2023
The fees include application fee, masterclass and housing.
The application fee is 100 €.
This fee becomes due with the application. The applicants will receive the account details via e-mail.
This fee has to be paid in any case; it serves as a processing fee and will be kept even if you cancel your participation at a later date.
The course fee is 250 €.
This fee becomes due after the applicant’s participation has been confirmed, at the latest 15th July 2023 (-> Deadlines -> Payment of course fee). All participants will receive an invoice for the course fee.
Partial participation in the Masterclasses (i.e. fewer days than the full duration) is possible, depending on the availability of free spots. A discount on the full course fee is only possible, however, if the partial participation is equal to, or less than half of the full duration of the Masterclasses.
A refund of the fees is only possible in case of the cancellation of the Masterclasses. If a participant cancels his participation at the masterclass, the fee will be kept as processing fee.
The housing for the whole week is to be paid at the latest 25th July 2023 (-> Deadlines -> Payment of housing fee). Housing fee: 50 € per day. For single rooms an additional 20 € per day has to be payed (Attention: limited number of single rooms, see above). All participants will receive an invoice for the housing fee.
The housing fee includes modern rooms and full board (three meals per day).
The participants of the International Masterclasses get free entrance to all concerts during the Masterclasses. This includes the "Eröffnungskonzert" of the teachers on July 30th 2023 at 05.00 pm. in the Kapuzinerkirche Feldkirch.
The final concert of the “8th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2023” is taking place on August 05th 2023. Other concerts and performances will take place during the course of the week. Concert programmes will be compiled by the director of the masterclasses in agreement with the teaching staff. Participation at a concert cannot be requested.
Granting of Rigths
forum alte musik : sankt gerold reserves the right to take photos, audio and video recordings during the masterclasses. The participants transfer all rights of use to forum alte musik : sankt gerold, especially the rights to use photos and videos for future advertisements (flyer, poster, website, etc.).
The participants have to care for and handle carefully all rooms and furnishings, such as their private rooms, class rooms and open spaces as well as the furniture and equipment therein. This includes, but is not limited to, musical instruments, media equipment, conference technique and any other inventory. Damages are the sole liability of the participants.
Limitation of Liability
forum alte musik : sankt gerold is not responsible for any loss or damages of personal items of the participants. This includes, but is not limited to, musical instruments.
forum alte musik : sankt gerold saves contact data of the participant in order to enable the organization of the "International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2023". Data will only be used with this purpose and is not being passed on to third parties.
Corrections of mistakes as well as print or calculating errors are reserved.