The St. Olav Festival 2017 presents Ringve International Summer Course in Early Music
Trondheim, Norway – July 30 – August 7
Now approaching it’s fifth decade, the Ringve Course is among the longest existing early music courses in Europe today and attracts students from all over the world. 15–20 countries are represented every year; this is truly an important international meeting place!
The Ringve Course is held during the St.Olav festival, and conserts during the festival is part of the course. The Course consists of Early Music Performance Practice, master classes, ensemble playing, musical evening get-togethers, and concerts.
The course is taught in English and is held from July 31. to August 6. 2017.
Recommended travel days July 30 and August 7.
Amateur as well as professional, but a certain adequate background is required. Six days of teaching, one day off. The course is taught in English.
Course fee and housing
Active participants: NOK 2.500 per person, max 10 students per class.
Passive/auditors: NOK 1.250 per person, unlimited.
Room and full board: NOK 3.800/5.100 (double/single room.)
Course fee and accommodations is to be paid by June 1st.
By cancellation, a refund is made minus an administration fee as follows:
- By cancellation within 30 days prior to course start, minus 30% of course fee.
- By cancellation within 14 days prior to course start, minus 50% of course fee.
- By cancellation within 7 days prior to course start, minus 100% of course fee.
How to get there
By plane to Trondheim Airport Værnes: There are international connections worth checking: Norwegian Air Shuttle from London Gatwick to Værnes, Ryanair from a.o. London Stanstead and Milano to Torp, and Wideroe from Torp to Værnes. There are also direct flights to Værnes from Amsterdam (KLM), Copenhagen (SAS, Norwegian) and from several Norwegian cities. Travelling via Oslo with connecting flights to Trondheim is often the most convenient. By train via Trondheim or Storlien, Sweden: Booking early, you may also travel from Oslo by train at NOK 199 (www.nsb.no). By bus: There is a very cheap bus-line from Oslo or Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Trondheim from NOK 49 one way http://www.lavprisekspressen.no. By car to Sund, Inderøya.
For 40 years the Ringve International Summer Course has gathered
some of the world’s leading professors and performers in the Early Music field :
Evelyn Tubb – voice
EVELYN TUBB has had a long love affair with music, whose several strands weave together to make a most stimulating life, with new horizons always beckoning. Performing is her first love, and manifests in various forms. Evelyn has devoted many years to vocal ensemble work, with the Consort of Musicke particularly, performing all over the world and leaving a legacy of many fine recordings. Her solo career has taken a unique path, working closely with Michael Fields, Anthony Rooley and other excellent accompanists to create recitals which are always exploratory, finding unknown masterpieces, presenting them with a real sense of theatre and a rich diversity of vocal colour. Evelyn has a passion for music-drama in its many forms, and has performed works ranging from Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, through baroque opera, to pieces by Peter Maxwell-Davies and David Bedford.
All this extended experience in performance is brought to bear in her teaching. She is Vocal Professor at the internationally acclaimed specialist early music establishment, the ‘Schola Cantorum’, in Basel, Switzerland, and also travels to many parts of the world to give workshops and teach on summer courses; in recent years she has taught in Holland, Florida, Germany, Finland, Latvia, England and Japan.
EVELYN TUBB has devoted many years to vocal ensemble work, with the Consort of Musicke particularly, performing all over the world and leaving a legacy of many fine recordings. Her solo career has taken a unique path creating recitals which are always exploratory, finding unknown masterpieces, presenting them with a real sense of theatre and a rich diversity of vocal colour.
All this extended experience in performance is brought to bear in her teaching. She is Vocal Professor at the internationally acclaimed specialist early music establishment, the ‘Schola Cantorum’, in Basel, Switzerland. In recent years she has taught at workshops in Holland, Florida, Germany, Finland, Latvia, England, Japan – and now Norway
Kristin von der Goltz – baroque cello
Kristin von der Goltz studied under Christoph Henkel in Freiburg and William Pleeth in London. She was also a member of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra from 1991 to 2004. Today she performs on the modern and the Baroque cello and is in international demand as a solo cellist, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ton Koopman, Marc Minkowski and others. She has been a member and soloist with the BerlinBarockSolisten since 2006 and, since 2009, as a solist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. She was a guest lecturer at the International Bohemia Festival in Prague and at the Mannheim Orchesterakademie. From 2004 to 2009 she taught Advanced Class in Modern Cello at the College of Music for Catholic Church Music in Regensburg, Germany. After lectureships in Duisburg and Munich, she became a Professor of Baroque Cello at the College of Music in Frankfurt in 2009.
She is now artistic Director of Norsk Barokkorkester.
Elizabeth Svarstad – historical dance
Elizabeth Svarstad (www.elizabethsvarstad.no) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher specialised in historical dance and dance history. She holds a BA in dance from the Norwegian Ballet Academy in Oslo and a Nordic Master of arts in dance studies from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, University of Copenhagen and Stockholm University. She is a PhD candidate in dance studies at the Department of music at NTNU with the project Dance as social education in Norway 1750–1820, supported by the Norwegian Research Council. She has studied baroque dance in France, England and the US and is well established as the only specialist baroque dancer in Norway. She has taught historical dance and dance history at Norway’s performing arts institutions and universities, and is currently a lecturer at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Norwegian Academy of Music. Her work as a performing artist includes cooperation with a great number of renowned Norwegian and international early music ensembles and contemporary choreographers. She is director of the Compagnie Contours – a dance compagnie working in the scope between historical and contemporary dance.
Paolo Grazzi – baroque oboe
After obtaining the Diploma in Oboe from the Parma Conservatory at the age of 17, Paolo Grazzi undertook the study of the baroque oboe, first by himself and later with Paul Dombrecht at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In 1981 he obtained the “Premier Prix” with distinction from the same Conservatory in both oboe and baroque oboe, and very soon became an authority on this instrument, both as a performer and a teacher, in Italy and abroad. His appointment as baroque oboe teacher at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan was the first of its kind in Italy. Many players of the new generation graduated under his guidance and now play in orchestras all over Europe. As a performer, he plays regularly with the most outstanding historical instruments groups in Europe, such as “Il Giardino Armonico” directed by Giovanni Antonini and “Concert des Nations” directed by Jordi Savall. In 1989 he founded the “ENSEMBLE ZEFIRO” together with his brother Alberto and the oboist Alfredo Bernardini. Besides being much in demand as a performer, Paolo Grazzi devotes himself to researching oboes from the 18th century and to the making of copies, teaches Oboe at the Conservatory of Verona and holds specialist courses on the baroque Oboe at the Conservatory of Verona.
Bernhard Forck – baroque violin
The German violinist and conductor, Bernhard Forck, studied violin at the Musikhochschule in Berlin with Professor Eberhard Feltz. From 1986 until 1991 he was a member of the Berliner Symphoniker. During his studies, he became interested in Baroque violin and took lessons with Ingrid Seiffert, Catherine Mackintosh and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Since 1984 Bernhard Forck has been a member and a concert-master of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. He is also active in the Berlin music life, by appearing in own concerts and by participation in oratorio concerts of the RIAS-Kammerchor, and Baroque operas at the Staatsoper under René Jacobs. He is also a violinist in many chamber ensembles, most notably the Ensemble Oriol, with which he started the Manon Quartet in 1994. The quartet has given concerts in the USA and Germany, and recently was named as ‘Quartet in Residence’ at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Bernhard Forck has apricipated in many CD recordings.
Thomas Boysen – lute, continuo and improvisation
Born in Oslo in 1970, Thomas Boysen studied classical guitar and lute at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. After achieving his diploma in 1995 he went to Germany to study with Prof. Rolf Lislevand at the State Academy of Music in Trossingen. Since then Boysen has established himself as an accomplished lutenist and Continuo player and has among other things been working with with Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Armonico Tributo Austria, Le Poème Harmonique, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Akademia, Emma Kirkby, Rolf Lislevand, and Paolo Pandolfo. He has performed in most European countries, USA, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Cuba and has contributed to more than 40 CD recordings on record labels like Glossa, Naive, Sony, Harmonica Mundi and K617. Home page: www.thomasboysen.de
Deadline May 1st. 2017
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