— Early Music Concert Series —
(Tue 22 Aug, 15:00 in case of many participants)|
Wed 23 Aug 2017, 09:15
Sun 27 Aug 2017, 09:00
(Sun 27 Aug, 17:00 in case of many participants)
Improvisation: Davide Monti
|Individual lessons in the subjects||Solo singing:
Recorder: Bolette Roed
Violin: Davide Monti
Viola da gamba: Petr Wagner
Organ (+ b.c.): Marek Toporowski
Harpsichord (+ b.c.): Marek Toporowski
Lutes etc. (+ b.c.): Cristián Gutiérrez
Lutes etc. (+ b.c.): Jan Čižmář
|Deadline for registration||Mon 24 Jul 2017|
The course is intended for active participation by professionals, students from specialized music schools and for experienced amateurs with previous experience with Early Music. Active participation is also possible for players of modern instruments with a serious interest in music of earlier periods (see the description of each subject).
Passive participation is possible for anyone who is interested in baroque and renaissance music and its performance practice. Passive participants can follow the lessons in any of the classes and have free access to concerts and lectures.
For teachers in primary and secondary schools, we offer additionally a course adapted according to the requirements for accreditation within the Ministry of Education’s system for further education for teachers (DVPP). The exact timetable and the calculation of additional lessons within the DVPP programme will be prepared individually based on the participant’s previous experience. Please contact us for more information.
Lessons will be in the stylish baroque château in Kunín (Kunewald, “the little Moravian Mirabell”, 1726–1734) and in the church of the Exaltation of the Cross (1810–1811), which is connected with the château through a wooden covered bridge.
Accommodation is provided by two dormitories of the Veterinarian University (Kunín No. 190 and Kunín No. 193). The buildings are 150 resp. 300 m from the château; it is a more modest housing with 3–5 bed rooms, the sanitary facilities are located in the corridors. If possible, we will try to avoid occupying the rooms fully.
For those who want a higher standard of accommodation or more privacy, we offer a limited number of rooms in the château itself (Stylish Accommodation U dobré hraběnky). The prices per night are 400–600 Kč for a bed in a double room or 700–1200 Kč for a single room. To find out about availability and prices, please contact us by e-mail.
Meals have been ordered in the château’s restaurant U dobré hraběnky (The Good Countess).
If you do not use the offer for accommodation and food, the price will be reduced correspondingly. The exact amount is shown when you fill out the registration form.
The focus will primarily be on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, with particular emphasis on exploring the elements of the theory of affects in the studied works and the techniques to express musical-rhetorical figures. Further topics include, for example, the phrasing and bowing in the French, Italian and German repertoire of dance music for violin of the 17th and 18th centuries, or the virtuoso style of the late Italian sonatas with special attention to tempo rubato and ornamentation.
The class will focus on historically informed improvisation. Improvisation is a major but often neglected element in Early Music. According to David, improvisation is not just a matter of style and respect for the formal aspects of the work, but also a reflection of what is happening inside the artist (soul). The course content will therefore stimulate three equally important aspects: taste and style based on historical information, the study of structure and form, and last but not least, communication and psychological aspects of improvisation. The course will confront theoretical and practical aspects, like on where and when to improvise, the different consequences within interpersonal communication in music, and the influence on improvisation from apparently unrelated disciplines such as theatre and dance. A more detailed description of David’s method of teaching and a tentative schedule can be found here.
Mezzosoprano Markéta Cukrová belongs to the most sought-for Czech soloists in the field of historically informed music. Her name is frequently found in the programs of Baroque oratorio and opera, chamber music and lieder recitals, as well as those of contemporary composers.
Since 1992 she has been taking part in Early Music projects throughout Europe both as a soloist and a member of numerous ensembles. Her performing abilities range from Medieval (Mala Punica, Club Mediéval) to Baroque (Les Muffatti, Collegium Marianum, Collegium 1704, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Arte dei Suonatori) and Classicism (lieder recitals accompanied by hammerklavier).
She appears regularly at the most distinguished festivals of differing genres (Prague Spring Festival, Laus Polyphoniae, La Chaise-Dieu, Sable, Europalia, Prague Summer Festival, Brugge and Utrecht Early Music Festivals, St. Venceslas Festival, Miami Tropical Baroque, Musikverein Wien, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Trionale). She has particiated in more than twenty recording projects, among others Officium Defunctorum and Missa Votiva/Jan Dismas Zelenka/Collegium 1704, Missa Nativitatis Domini/Zelenka/Musica Florea, Missa D-major/Antonín Dvořák/Ensemble Inégal, etc.
In 2015, she was honoured to take part in the project “Pilsen, European City of Culture” where she conceived the artistic programme of the West Bohemia Baroque Summer Festival.
Markéta has taken part in the première setting of Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Euridice) at the Prague National Theatre, Händel’s Rinaldo (Eustacio) at the theatres in Prague, Caën, Luxembourg and Rennes, and in Bohuslav Martinů’s The Miracles of Mary. In 2012 she was invited by the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen to perform Händel’s Amadigi di Gaula (Dardano) under the baton of the widely known musicologist and conductor Andrew Parrott, staged by Sigrid T’Hooft, a performance that claimed wide success both in the public and in the reviews.
Teaching languages: CS, EN, (DE), (PL), (FR).
Bolette Roed graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (Dan Laurin) and Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse in Lyon (Pierre Hamon). She also holds a degree as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Copenhagen.
Bolette is an all-embracing musician, working not only with the classical repertoire for recorder, but also with improvisation, folk and world music. Her repertoire ranges from medieval through renaissance and baroque to contemporary music and she has world premiered a large number of works. As part of her innate curiosity, Bolette is constantly striving to expand the musical playground of the recorder. She works with many different instrument combinations and styles, including innovative co-operations such as with DJ’s, jazz musicians and the theatrical stages.
Bolette has toured as a soloist with Arte dei Suonatori, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Danish Orchestra. Her solo career took her to stages across Europe and USA. In addition to this, she often performs with her own unique ensembles, Gáman, Lune Rousse and Alpha, which was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2009. She appears on a number of recordings. “Royal Recorder Concertos” with Arte dei Suonatori (Dacapo), Alpha (Dacapo) and Alpha World (Gateway) with her trio Alpha, A Joker’s Tale with Paradox (BIS-CD) and Bach harpsichord concertos (Concerto Copenhagen, CPO) are just examples from her discography.
Bolette is co-founder and co-organiser of Denmark’s largest baroque music festival, Midsommerbarok, at Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, and she is head of the Early Music Department at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she also teaches recorder since 2009.
Teaching languages: EN, FR, DA, (DE), (PL).
Marek Toporowski graduated from the Academy of Music in Warsaw (Józef Serafin, organ; Leszek Kędracki, harpsichord). He continued his studies in France (Strasbourg), Germany (Saarbrücken) and Holland (Amsterdam) with Aline Zylberajch and Bob van Asperen (harpsichord) and Daniel Roth (organ). He was awarded First Prize of the Conservatory in Strasbourg for organ and harpsichord and the Concert Diploma at the Musikhochschule des Saarlandes for organ. He also owes much to his encounters with the excellent pianist, Kajetan Mochtak.
In 1991 he founded Concerto Polacco, a group specialising in historical performance. In Warsaw he initiated a regular cycle of Oratorio concerts performed according to historical practice. Many ancient Polish compositions have received their first performances and recordings under his direction, e. g. the opera Agatka by J. D. Holland, the oratorio Christiani poenitentes ad sepulchrum Domini by J. T. Żebrowski, works by Wronowicz, Cichoszewski, etc. For 20 years he has been the co-organiser of the summer course for the Interpretation of Organ Music in Koszalin.
As Professor he is head of Early Music at the Academy of Music in Cracow and head of the harpsichord class at the Academy of Music in Katowice. He also teaches organ and clavichord at the Elsner State Music School in Warsaw.
Teaching languages: PL, EN, DE, FR, ES, CS, UK.
Cristián Gutiérrez was born in Santiago, Chile, where he studied with Professor Ernesto Quezada at the Conservatory of Music, University of Chile. He was awarded a scholarship to travel to Spain for advanced studies with Juan Carlos Rivera (Sevilla) and Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Girona), and earned his M. A. at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague under guidance of Joachim Held. He has participated in courses and seminars of Early Music, notably under the direction of Hopkinson Smith.
Cristián has recorded more than 15 CDs, including the award winning anthology of colonial music A tocar, a cantar, a baylar and his solo CD Cifras Selectas de Guitarra for the label Carpe Diem, and he has appeared on live broadcasts in Chile, Spain, France, England, Holland and Portugal. He has performed as soloist and ensemble member together with notable personalities such as Monica Huggett, Bruce Dickey, Gabriel Garrido, Manfredo Kraemer, Pedro Estevan, Charles Toet, Michael Chance and Ventura Rico. He has appeared in more than 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Korea.
He is artistic leader of the trio La Pulsata. Since 2014 he is appointed Professor at the Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago de Chile.
Teaching languages: ES, EN, IT, FR.
Jan Čižmář is a versatile performer focusing on historical plucked instruments. He performs regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA with ensembles such as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis, and under conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Christopher Hogwood, Giovanni Antonini, Yannick Nézet–Séguin and Christina Pluhar. He appears also as soloist with of baroque and renaissance repertoire, and is the artistic leader of the ensemble Plaisirs de Musique.
After graduation in guitar and musicology in his native Brno he studied at the Royal College of Music in London, where he began playing the lute in the class of Jakob Lindberg. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with the teachers Nigel North, Joachim Held, Mike Fentross and Christina Pluhar.
He was the founder and editor of the Czech guitar magazine Kytara and contributes regularly to other musical periodicals. He is also intensely involved with publishing and research activities in the field of early music.
Jan Čižmář taught lute and related instruments at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in Poland; currently he is teaching at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno and at the Academy of Ancient Music at Masaryk University in Brno. He regularly gives courses and masterclasses in Europe and overseas.
Teaching languages: CS, EN, PL, DE, (FR).
After his Primary Degree from the Conservatory in Parma, Davide Monti specialised in Early Music with numerous professors (E. Gatti, E. Parizzi, S. Richie, M. Huggett). Davide’s playing has evolved thanks to collaboration with great musicians of our time: from Ton Koopman to Alberto Rasi, Vittorio Ghielmi to Michael Radulescu, Marcello Scandelli to Roberta Invernizzi, Gemma Bertagnolli to Stefano Veggetti, Stefano Montanari to Sergio Vartolo.
As leader of many ensembles he is known for his energy and charisma, creating a special sound in an orchestra. He has been leader of numerous orchestras including The European Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), Il Tempio Armonico, Athestis e Accademia de li Musici, Il Complesso Barocco, Cordia, Teatro Armonico. He is noted for his work with small chamber groups and chamber orchestras including Accademia Strumentale Italiana, Ensemble il Falcone, le Parlement de Musique and Arparla with the harpist Maria Christina Cleary, — encounters that are precious moments for research and experimentation.
This formed the idea of the score being a canvas, every performance and interpretation is different. Supporting this philosophy, he focuses on the Art of improvising; as in Early Music performing practise the experience of improvising is paralleled to other branches of “cultured” Art (jazz, theatre, traditional music, dance).
Davide has given Masterclasses in Japan, lectured at Makerere University and in Kampala, and at Summer Courses in Italy. He performed as Soloist with the Orchestra of the Arena in Verona. He has recorded for many record labels: Agorà, Bongiovanni, Brilliant, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Dynamics, Naive, Opus 111, ORF, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Sonica, Stradivarius and Tactus. He performs throughout the world (America, Africa, Europe, Japan) and received great acclaim in Argentina and Brazil as director and soloist.
Teaching languages: EN, FR, IT, (ES).
Born in Prague, Petr Wagner studied cello at the Prague Conservatoire with Josef Chuchro. This was followed by studies in musicology at the Charles University in Prague and at the Royal Holloway University of London. There he was introduced to viola da gamba by Richard Boothby, later continuing with Jaap ter Linden at the Akademie für alte Musik Dresden. He completed his studies of viola da gamba with Wieland Kuĳken at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
As a soloist, chamber and continuo player, Petr has appeared at numerous European festivals, such as Queen Elizabeth Hall/Southbank Early Music Series London, Festival Île-de-France, Festival Art et Spiritualité (Troyes/France), Mexico City Shakespearean Festival, Prague Spring, Festival Mitte Europa, Forum Musicum Wrocław and Concentus Moraviae. He performed with leading musicians, for instance Jacques Ogg, Andrew Parrott, Konrad Junghänel, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, Shalev Ad-El, Wilbert Hazelzet and Philip Pickett, and with the New London Consort, Capella Cracoviensis, Musicians of the Globe, Concerto Palatino, Orfeo Orchestra, Collegium 1704, Solamente naturali, Musica Florea and others.
In 1998 Petr Wagner founded Ensemble Tourbillon which focuses on 17th and 18th century repertoire, with music by Couperin, Bach, Marais, Rebel, Purcell, Finger, Fischer and Händel.
Petr Wagner has recorded solo CDs that have won enthusiastic reviews and reception world-wide. His recordings of Pièces de Viole by Charles Dollé and the complete works for viola da gamba by Gottfried Finger are considered some of the most important gamba recordings worldwide. In 2011, Petr Wagner’s world premiere recording of Pièces de Viole by Roland Marais was released by ACCENT label and has immediately received very warm acceptance (Choc du mois / CLASSICA, Diapason etc). In 2013, a new CD Gottfried Finger: The Complete Music for Viola da Gamba Solo with Petr and his Ensemble Tourbillon was released by ACCENT.
Petr taught viola da gamba at the Music Academy in Wrocław; he currently teaches, among other places, at the Academy of Ancient Music in Brno.
Teaching languages: CS, EN, DE.
|Number of active participants
|(18||Bučovice + Kunín)|
|Number of active participants
by country of residence
|Active participants’ age||70||Oldest participant|
|19||Most common age|
|Number of active
|(8||Bučovice + Kunín)|
|Number of active
|Active participants’ age||56||Oldest participant|
|22||Most common age|
Kunín is a village in the North-Eastern corner of the Czech Republic (Moravian-Silesian Region).
|Poland (state border)||45 km||to the North|
|Slovakia (state border)||50 km||to South-East|
|Prague (capital of Czech Republic)||1,300,000 inhabitants||300 km||to the West|
|Ostrava (head of Moravian-Silesian Region)||300,000 inhabitants||40 km||to North-East|
|Nový Jičín (district city)||24,000 inhabitants||7 km||to the South|
|Kunín (village)||1,900 inhabitants|
Janáček Airport Ostrava in Mošnov (IATA: OSR)
Budget airlines: Ryanair (London Stanstead), Smartwings (via Prague).
|16 km||to North-East|
|Taxi from airport, tel. +420 733 766 766 (cca. 700–900 Kč / 25–35 €)||23 km||on main roads|
|Train/bus from airport (cca. 50–90 Kč / 2–4 €)|
International Airport (IATA: KTW), Poland
Budget airlines: Wizz Air (many destinations), Ryanair.
|120 km||to North-East|
|Bus + train from airport (cca. 500–700 Kč / 18–26 €, usually 3–3½ hours)|
Schwechat Airport (IATA: VIE), Vienna (Austria)
Budget airlines: Niki, EasyJet, Eurowings (many destinations),
Germanwings, airBaltic, Norwegian Air, Pegasus, Vueling, …
|200 km||to the South|
|To get from Schwechat Airport Busstation to Kunín, take:|
|Other bus/train connections from airport (cca. 800–1200 Kč / 30–45 €, usually 5–6 hours)|
|Hranice na Moravě train station (Eurocity Praha – Ostrava – Žilina)||30 km||to the West|
|Studénka train station (line 270 Česká Třebová – Přerov – Bohumín)||12 km||to North-East|
|Suchdol nad Odrou train station||6 km||to North-West|
|Bus stop Zdravotní středisko (bus route Suchdol nad Odrou – Nový Jičín)||1200 m||to the South|
|Bus stop U kovárny (Ostrava – Studénka – Nový Jičín & Fulnek – Nový Jičín)||200 m||to the South|
The event is organised by:
Hudební lahůdky, z. s.
Chairman: Jan Čižmář
Phone: +420 606 222 416
The Summer course on the interpretation of Early Music is accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) within the system for Further Education of Pedagogs (DVPP) under the reference 6523/2015–1–266.
The Summer course on the interpretation of Early Music enjoys the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Mgr. Daniel Herman.
For goodwill and pleasant cooperation we thank Kunin château (warden Mr. Jaroslav Zezulčík, Nový Jičín museum), the Kunín parish (Mons. Dr. Alois Peroutka), the diocese of Ostrava-Opava (organologist Mr. Jiří Krátký), restaurant U dobré hraběnky, and the management of Nový Jičín school farm under VFU Brno.