Jindrichuv Hradec (Czech Republic), 2006

Orpheon Summer Academy


The Vazquez Collection of Historical String Instruments

Violins, Violas da gamba, Viola d’amore, Violoncellos, Double Basses from 1500 to 1789


Commemorating the 350th anniversary of his birth!

José Vázquez Cuba artistic director,viola da gamba, viol consort
Bert Honig Holland flauto dolce, consort for wind instruments (supported by the Dutch Embassy)
Christian Drechsel Germany viola da gamba consort, baroque cello
Susanne Braumann Holland viola da gamba consort (supported by the Dutch Embassy)


Lucia Krommer Hungary viola da gamba consort, baroque cello
Margit Meckel Austria viola da gamba consort, baroque cello
Andrew Robinson Ireland viola da gamba consort
Peter Benovic Slovakian Rep. viola da gamba consort
Pitt Funck Luxemburg Madrigal Ensembles, Choir, basso continuo. viol consort

Concert of the viola da gamba faculty in Church of St. John the Baptist

This course – with a very strong emphasis on chamber music – offers professional instruction on the above instruments for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music.

The instruments of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, violoncelli, violoni and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored to original condition, will be made available to interested players of modern instruments. This is a unique opportunity for musicians to get acquainted with these old instruments and their repertory. The participants will prepare a concert to be performed at the end of the course.

Concerts in Historical Monuments from the 13th to the 18th Centuries

This year we will be presenting for the sixth time our Summer Academy for Early Music in the marvellous Renaissance city of Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic, located on a lake between Prague and Linz. The accompanying concert series by the members of the international faculty will be presented in the city’s historical monuments form the 12th to the 18th C., which include the castle, the palace and several churches.

We would like to invite you to participate in this third editon of the course. Please, inform your friends, who may not have heard about it yet.