Jindrichuv Hradec (Czech Republic), 2008

Orpheon Summer Academy

The Vazquez Collection of Historical String Instruments

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

Castle of Jindrichuv Hradec: the Rondel

José Vázquez Cuba artistic director,viola da gamba, viol consort
Bert Honig Holland flauto dolce, consort for wind instruments
Lúcia Krommer Hungary viola da gamba, baroque violoncello
Susanne Braumann Germany viola da gamba
Andrew Robinson Ireland 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.

This year we will be presenting for the eigth 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.