Dates & location
The Masterclass will take place in Bussy le Grand, France from July 18 to July 25, 2017.
2017 Class size
This year the Masterclass will admit four students. A waiting list will be opened on a first come, first served basis.
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The theme of the 2017 Schreiber Violin Masterclass is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, its’ singing quality, the spatial dimension of the polyphony and how a four string instrument can give justice to its’ complexity.
The masterclass takes place in the chapel of Chateau de Bussy Rabutin. The acoustics of this 14th century chapel reveals Bach’s harmony quite differently from a concert hall and guides you to find the right sound, phrasing and style. Students can also play in the local church from 11th century.
Specific choice of etudes and exercises will strengthen your violin technique and help in playing double stops and chords. Additionally, you may also study the repertoire of your choice.
During your seven day stay you will participate in three masterclasses and four individual lessons. Every morning you may join in a session of qigong or Feldenkreis exercises. Every other day there will be an opportunity to visit some of the most stunning sights of Burgundy.
The Schreiber Masterclass ends with students giving a concert in the church of Bussy le Grand.
Lodging and sightseeing
The country house you will call “home” during the Masterclass has a large garden and a swimming pool. Surrounded by the fields of Burgundy, it offers quiet and peaceful environment, perfect for musical inspiration. (check Bussy in pictures for photos). At your disposal are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, the dining room and the living room. Following the order of inscription you will be placed in a single or double room. You will have plenty of space and time for your personal work as well as recreation, such as walking in the fields, the woods, and swimming in the pool. Home made meals will be served in our spacious family kitchen. Check the page Around Burgundy for the details of the touristic part of your stay.
Bring a set of extra strings in your checked baggage as airport security will likely confiscate them if they are in your carried-on violin case.
See you in Bussy !