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Violin Masterclasses & Concerts
11 to 18 May 2017

At this violin-players' summit, teaching and learning takes place in public. Four famous violin professors spend one week teaching violin students, who travel to Kronberg from all over the world. As in the Cello Masterclasses, students and members of the audience have an opportunity to explore several different educational and artistic approaches and to benefit from them.

  • With Ana Chumachenco, Miriam Fried, Boris Kuschnir, Mihaela Martin, Gidon Kremer, Gilles Apap, Julian Rachlin, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky, William Hagen, JiYoung Lim and Fumika Mohri Violin as well asSarah McElravi Viola, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Jonathan Roozeman Violoncello, Lucas Debargue, Itamar Golan, Plamena Mangova, Yumiko Urabe, Megumi Hashiba and Albert Cano Smit Piano und Meduoteran Ethno Jazz Band

  • Application deadline (age limit: 28 years): 27 February 2017

    Registration for active participants: 11 May 2017
    Audition: 12 May 2017
    Registration for passive participants: 12 May 2017

    Information and registration for students
  • For questions about the Violin Masterclasses please contact or +49 6173 783376
Geigen Meisterkurse

About the Violin
Masterclasses  & Concerts
  • First held in 2009
  • Cycle: Once every two years
  • Venue: Kronberg

Over the years, Kronberg has made a name for itself as the "world capital of the cello". With the support of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, violinists' wishes were finally fulfilled in 2009, when a major step was taken to transform the cello academy into an academy for string players. The first Violin Masterclasses & Concerts provided an opportunity for gifted young violinist from all over the world to spend one week studying with leading contemporary musicians and famous teachers.

As for the Cello Masterclasses, the Violin Masterclasses & Concerts, which are now held once every two years in the early summer, provide conventional tuition and a platform for an exchange of views that is a source of inspiration for all concerned. Young violinists travel to Kronberg because here - as active or passive students - they can learn from various violin schools at a single location. The general public is invited to sit in on public tuition sessions and to attend concerts given by the tutors as well as the final concert given by selected Masterclass students, at which two promotional prizes are awarded to specially gifted young musicians, the Prince of Hesse prize worth EUR 2,500 and the Manfred Grommek Prize for young string players of the Bad Sodener Musikstiftung Jürgen Frei worth EUR 10,000.

Made possible by                                                                      Thanks to
  Accenture        Liselott und Klaus Rheinberger Stiftung               Prinz Ludwig Stiftung       

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