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29. Jun 2024. - 06. Jul 2024
Early Music Days
Viola da gamba masterclass
Vittorio Ghielmi

”The Inner Gesture and the Music”

The course aims to guide participants in solving technical and/or musical problems by teaching a self-learning technique that can be used at all levels for string instruments. Reflection on the nature of musical gesture, applicable for all repertoires and instruments, will play a central part in this course. For the viola da gamba, the 'secret' teaching alphabet of Marin Marais and the new sources related to him, rediscovered and studied by the Mozarteum research team, will play a significant part in the teaching of the course. The repertoire remains free and at the student's choice.

Consort practice is also welcome, deepening the musical and interpretative techniques and problems.

In addition to individual classes, students of the viola da gamba masterclass will  also have the opportunity to participate in György Vashegyi's chamber music masterclass.
We will inform you about the detailed schedule and repertoire of the chamber music masterclass after the application deadline (the latest until 31 May).


Schedule of the viola da gamba master class:

  • 30 June – 5 July 2024, between 1000 and 1730


Teaching languages of the course: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German  

Registration on site:
29 June 2024, between 1000 and 1800

Attachments to be submitted for active participation:

  • CV
  • An unedited 5–10 minutes long HD-quality video (recorded even with a smartphone) on which the applicant is continuously performing a piece of choice. The video must be no more than 1 year old and the applicant must be shown in full-figure if possible.


Fee for participants:

  • Participation Fee for active participants: €300
  • Participation Fee for passive participants: €90
  • Application Fee: €30
  • Single daily fee (for passive participants only): €20


ℹ️ The Application Fee applies to all participants (active & passive) and to be paid in addition to the Participation Fee. Applicants shall not be entitled for a refund in case of withdrawal or rejection of the application.


Registration for the masterclass is valid upon payment of the Application Fee, which must be transferred to the following bank account at the same time as the application:

IBAN: HU69 1000 4885 1000 2010 0022 3335
Filharmónia Magyarország Nonprofit Kft.
Please indicate in the notice: RZN; applicant’s name and date of birth

Discount for active participants:
20% discount from Participation Fee applies to all Early Bird applicants who submit their application before 31 March 2024.


Application deadline:
28 April 2024, Sunday midnight    


Early Bird application deadline:
31 March 2024, Sunday midnight


Number of active participants: 510
A minimum of 5 active participants is required to start the course.
The number of passive participants is not limited.

Active participants can attend all programmes & concerts of the festival by showing their nametag at the entrance.