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Friday, 26th August 2016

The weather is great! Rehearsals in the Abbey courtyard for our picnic concert are in full swing.
Seats in the shadow areas will probably be the most popular.
Many thanks to our lecturers of the second half of the summer academy!
Now is the final stretch - tonight begins our Festival weekend, we wish you all a lot of fun!
Professors, from left to right:
Georg Klütsch (Bassoon) - Alexander Gebert (Cello) - Donald Weilerstein (Violin) - Vivian Weilerstein (Piano)
Eberhard Feltz (Violin) - Diethelm Jonas (Oboe) - Norbert Kaiser (Clarinet)

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Our funniest highlight of this week was our small Teaser Concert in the Klettern indoor pool
with a wonderful Trio d'anches (Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon)!

Wednesday, 24th August 2016

A new photo of participants of the 40th Summer Academy with professors
Thomas Walter, Alexander Gebert, Georg Klütsch, Margherita Lulli and Elena Marie.

(please click the photo to see an enlargement)
The Pierrot Quartet (Johanne Klein, Violin - Luisa Höfs, Violin - Paula Heidecker, Viola
and Hanna Kölbel, Cello) at today's workshop concert with Professor Eberhard Feltz!

Monday, 22nd August 2016

Today there was a wonderful workshop concert with Brahms' Piano Trio, op. 114

Saturday, 20th August 2016

A few days ago, was the start of the second half of the summer academy.
We would like to thank all the professors who have worked with us during the first half!
Professors, from left to right:
Ulrich Hermann (oboe) - Norbert Kaiser (clarinet) - Oliver Wille (violin) - Péter Nagy (piano) -
David Smeyers (clarinet) - Eberhard Feltz (violin) - Jürgen Kussmaul (viola)

Friday, 19th August 2016

The first two concerts in Oldenburg and Nordhorn were successfully completed by our students.
With a varied programme of works by Mozart, Brahms, Arensky, Röntgen, Widmann and many others,
the young musicians put a spell on the audience over two great evenings! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, 16th August 2016


Today we have an awayday performance.
Theater Oldenburg - small house. Have a good trip and beautiful concert.


Monday, 15th August 2016

This lunchtime, a workshop concert no.2 with the wonderful Trout Quintet under the leadership of Prof. Nagy!

Saturday, 13th August / Sunday, 14th August 2016

Our review of the first week: from a spontaneous concert at the foreigners' registration office., about our new series of workshop concert, down to a small teaser performance for a Boule-Society, below.
The Baum Quartet are giving a spontaneous concert at the foreigners' registration office.
Professor Kussmaul with members of the Baum Quartet, Sun Shin, Onyou Kim, DaeGyu Han and Hang-oh Cho
at Sommer Academy in Frenswegen
Professor Eberhard Feltz with an exciting lecture for our students
Our first workshop with Professor Kussmaul

Saturday, 13th August 2016

What is more inspiring, as a work with the composer himself in attendance?
Today we had a visit from this year's "Composer-in-residence" Jörg Widmann. Our students have worked with him on four works: the Quartet no. 1 and no. 3 (Hunting Quartet), the fever imagination and the octet.
Next Thursday will be live in the works of the Opera House Magazine 4 in Hannover .

Here is more information (also Box Office)

Further photos of students during rehearsals..

Sunday, 7th August 2016

The start is made, just nine students are still to come. The International Summer Academy has begun. Students are arriving from all corners of the globe. We are so glad that it's now starting properly.

Friday, 29th July 2016

Ems Vechte

Oliver Wille
gave the radio station
a 5 Minute interview,
(in German) about
the Summer Academy.

Please click the
ems vechte logo
to listen.

Bernhard Jansen, Managing Director, Susanne Geer, Artistic Organisation, and Oliver Wille, Artistic Director,
on their way to the Interview at ems vechte Welle

Grafschafter Nachrichten - Saturday, 9th July 2016

9.Juli 2016

Read the article
from the Grafschafter
Nachrichten here

or here as PDF

(both in German)


Article PDF
55 students are in the starting blocks for the 40th International Summer Academy for Chamber Music in the Frenswegen Monastery. Here's the latest article from the local paper and the info on the Festivalwochen weekend of 26th to 28th August in the convent. We are looking forward to many people in the audience!
There are still free beds in the monastery.
· Foto: Konjer


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