The "International Flute Days" is an innovative non-conventional flautistic course that focuses on the preparation of orchestral auditions as well as on the stylistic and historical study of works based on a work of chamber ensembles.
Interactive talks with participants and lectures complement this musical experience.
The beautiful city of Ávila in Spain will offer a unique atmosphere and perfect inspiration for an unforgettable week.
This innovative course for flute is based on pedagogical and artistic experiences as well as on musical research and mutual interest in the historical interpretation between Henrik Wiese and Hernando Leal-Gómez.
The work focuses on the preparation of the orchestral auditions for flute as well as the stylistic and historical study of relevant works of the flautistic repertoire.
For this purpose, the course will focus on chamber music through ensembles and adaptations made especially for this course. These adaptations will allow experimenting with different colors and musical timbres as well as with interesting registry changes and tuning exercises, using different instruments such as the piccolo, the soprano flute, the alto flute and the bass flute.
The course is divided into three parts:
1. Flute Ensemble
A. Orchestral solo work:
Intensive work of the main orchestral solos for flute. For this study, various ensembles of flutes will be organized in which each participant will have the possibility to play the main solos and each of the instrumental parts of the score of each work using several flutes. The musical parts will be released in advance for their preparation and study.
B. Historical Interpretation of the Baroque and Classical Period:
Intensive work of relevant works of the mentioned periods. For this study, different ensembles of flutes will be organized in which each participant will be able to play each of the different solos and instrumental parts of the score using the different flutes. Works such as concerts, sonatas, suites or cantatas as well as the accompaniment (basso continuo) will be the basis for the study of the stylistic and historical interpretation of the chosen works.
2. Solo Flute
Study of the works prepared and chosen by the participants.
Each participant may submit two works:
A. Work for solo flute of the baroque or classical period.
B. Work for solo flute from the 20th century. (Includes modern techniques)
Questions and concerns by the participants. Teachers will give talks or lectures on selected topics during the course in common agreement with the participants. The interactive lectures will deal with themes such as J.S.Bach's sonatas, W.A.Mozart's concerts, G.Ph.Telemann's fantasies, ornaments in French and Italian style, historical articulation and phrasing as well as their application in the modern flute.
Profile of the classes
The course is aimed at advanced students and professionals who want to deepen in the preparation of orchestral solos for flute as well as in the stylistic and historical study of relevant works of the flautistic repertoire in a different way to the conventional masterclass.
The participants will play all the different parts (voices) of the adaptations made for the ensembles.
The training of orchestral solos is based on the standard repertoire. Likewise, a list of works for the study of the respective parts will be sent to the participants with sufficient anticipation.
The course will make available to participants a alto flute and a bass flute.
Each participant must bring a music stand, its respective instrument (flute in C) and, as much as possible, a piccolo.
Likewise, participants are thanked for bringing alto or bass flutes.
Participants who have baroque flute (Traverso) can bring their respective instruments.
They can also play some works in the Traverso if they wish.
Below you will find the most important information for the realization of the course.
Dates of completion of the course:
Place of realization:
Casa Diocesana, Màlaga - Spain.
Contact e-mail for the course:
Maximum number of active participants:
Accommodation costs in the Casa Diocesana:
Single room: 53,50 Euros (VAT included)
per person / per day / in a single room.
Includes: 3 meals per day (full board).
Data of the participants required for registration:
1. Curriculum Vitae and date of birth.
2. E-mail address.
Required information of the participants for the official acceptance to the course:
- Confirmation of the reservation of the lodging in the Convent of Santa Teresa de Jesús.