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International Music Forum Trenta

August 25 to September 3, 2012: Free Master Course for for string instruments

Members of the Wiener Philharmoniker teach instrumental and chamber music.

Professors of the Wiener Philharmoniker make highly talented students familiar with the tradition of the world-renowned Viennese sound of music: this is the aim of Trenta International Music.

Therefore, all of the teachers at the Trenta International Music Forum in summer 2012 will again be professors of the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Participation in the course and accommodation are free.

Trenta 2009
Last years participants

Participants in the course will be selected by the appropriate professor either on the basis of an audition in Vienna or after receipt of a compact disk, audio or video tape recorded by the applicants. The participants will form chamber music ensembles during the course. The teachers will select pieces of chamber music and send the scores to the students in good time before the course starts. Lessons will be given daily and attendance is open to the general public interested in music.

The best students will be presented at two concerts given in Slovenia (Bovec and Trenta). The final concert of this year’s Trenta Master Course will take place in the "Brahms-Saal" of Vienna’s Musikverein on September 19, 2012.


The master Course for the violin, the viola, the violoncello and chamber music took place under the aegis of the Wiener Philharmoniker for the frst time in summer 2000. From the 1970s onwards, Professor Alfred Staar, who was frst violinist of the Wiener Philharmoniker in his active years and also made international appearances as a soloist, increasingly devoted his energy to the training of young talented musicians.

He initiated and founded this course and pursued this activity in the last years of his life with enthusiasm, a strong commitment and great pleasure. The first course in Trenta was overshadowed by his sudden death on 28 April 2000.

Conditions of participation

by April 30, 2012

Registration material:
Curriculum vitae accompanied by a disc or cassette (only CD, DVD, MC or VHS-tape) with a classical and a romantic piece (excerpts, about 15 minutes)

Please note that if you are accepted, participation in the master course will be mandatory.

Age limit:
25 years

Duration of the course
Arrival: August 25, 2012, 7 p.m.
Course: August 25 to September 2, 2012
Departure: September 3, 2012

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