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27. Aug. - 04. Sept. 2022

4802 Ebensee am Traunsee

Penthesilea Academy for your succesful audition!

The Penthesilea audition academy is dedicated to supporting young, talented flutists on their way towards a positive audition experience. It offers a specific space to work on the broad orchestral repertoire, to strengthen mental and physical balance in individual coaching session, to improve “team player” qualities through ensemble work

Our Coaches for your success!

Karin Bonelli

Masterclass Flute

Karin Bonelli thrives on being surrounded by an ocean of sound and the creative individuals who make it homogeneous. With this being the case, it is most fortunate that since 2012, she has been a member of  the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which creates its own singular harmonious ocean of tonality. She was the first woman to obtain a position in the wind section of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and with that, also in the Vienna Philharmonic. However, it was not fortunate circumstance alone that placed this young artist in this outstanding musical entity, but rather a long, arduous journey, beginning with her first flute lessons under the tuteledge of her mother - her father also being a flutist and professor. She consequently studied in Linz, Vienna, Lyon, and Munich with teachers such as Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer, Günter Voglmayr, Philippe Boucly, Wolfgang Schulz, Julien Beaudiment, Philippe Bernold and Karl-Heinz Schütz. The interaction with these instructors provided Karin Bonelli with a precocious comprehension of various regions, concepts of sound and styles of playing, which allowed her to develop her own individual musicianship without ever stifling her endeavours to further her professional ability.

In addition to various competition awards at an early age, she was still young when she was introduced to the orchestral world, playing with the Vienna Symphony, the National Orchestra de France and the Opera National de Lyon. More currently, along with her position in the Vienna Philharmonic with whom she experiences all of the world-renown conductors and soloists, she is a founding member of the "Vienna Wind Quintet“ as well as the „Klangkollektiv Wien“. With such musically energetic partners like the violinist Benni Schmid and the pianist Markus Schirmer, Karin is extremely devoted to chamber musical performance, as well as giving her own solo flute concerts. She was an instructor at the Music University in Graz (2017/18) and, more recently, is teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She strives to develop individuality in the young flute players, encouraging them to discover their own musical talent.

Roman Rindberger

Masterclass Trumpet

Roman Rindberger has been professor of trumpet and brass chamber music at the MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna) since 2012, as well as trumpet player in the ensemble Mnozil Brass.
His tours with Mnozil Brass have brought him to the stages of all the world's major concert halls and music theaters, including Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Philharmonic, KKL Lucerne, Burgtheater Vienna and, of course, Vienna Musikverein and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
He has worked in every style imaginable, from baroque music to contemporary and experimental compositions.
As an orchestral trumpeter, he has been active in numerous orchestras over many years, such as those of the Zurich Opera and the Munich State Opera. He has played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. 
Through this he has learned a lot about the different cultures and traditions of these orchestras and now passes this on to his students in order to be able to give them as comprehensive a picture as possible of the different styles and musical influences. Especially in auditions you have to be able to hit the right style depending on the country and tradition in order to be convincing.
Many of the students he has coached in recent years have already been able to implement this training very effectively, and to find success at international competitions, as well as winning spots in renowned European orchestras.

Furthermore, as a certified trainer, Roman Rindberger offers his students various methods - complementing the musical work - such as the Wim Hof Method, Oxygen Advantage and Wingwave, in order to make top performance possible, on a mental and physical level as well.
 

Dr. Vera Popper

Mental Training

For more than 15 years, Dr. Vera Popper has been coaching people to meet life’s challenges, individually and in group seminars. Her Dynamic Balancing Consulting covers a broad spectrum of approaches, taking advantage of the latest insights from the fields of psychology, neurobiology and brain research. In a sensitive and goal-oriented manner, she works on blockades and dogmas which can hamper us musicians, especially in an audition setting, by using the tried-and-trusted PEP method developed by Dr. Michael Bohne, among others.

Oluwafemi Oladeji

Physical balance

In Femi’s long career as a practitioner and expert in Pilates, Kung-Fu and Shiatsu, he has met people with a whole range of problems. No two of them have been alike, and each case was unique. But they all had one thing in common: they were searching for more – better health, added time for themselves, more recreation. Constant stress and demands for top performance strain the body in various ways. His clients include several musicians who suffer from wrist pain, back and shoulder problems. But he not only supports you in finding the balance in your body again, but also in discovering and realising your own personal share of „more". He offers various forms of approaches to our participants such as his self-developed breathing exercises, relaxing Shiatsu massages and gentle Kung-Fu, all of which are tailored to your personal needs and will be practiced in single coachings and group lessons. That’s how you’ll learn to go beyond your own limits as you strive for the best.

Sabine Pröglhöf-Karner

Correpetition

Solo répétiteur at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK), Department Wind and Percussion Instruments since 1989 Répétiteur at festivals, masterclasses, auditions and so on in Austria and abroad (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, RSO Vienna, Österreichische Kammersymphoniker, Allegro vivo) Concert activities in Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Festivals like Wien Modern, Hörgänge, Carinthischer Sommer, Jeunesse musicale etc., Broadcast and CD-Recordings, Chamber music and recitals with singers and instrumentalists.

Nikolaus Wagner

Correpetition

He is a member of the Trio Marc Chagall, the Theophil Ensemble Wien, the Ensemble Quart@art, the Ensemble Pro Brass and performs regularly with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the RSO Vienna and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz.

Concerts and recitals have taken him to the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin, Cologne and Baden-Baden Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestras, Columbia University, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, the Palmklang Festival and the Brucknerhaus Linz.

Nikolaus is a solo répétiteur at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz and works as a piano teacher at the Upper Austrian State Music School.

 

Your Audition

Apply now and take your chance to simulate your audition in front of a professional jury. We'll guide you through the the situation you'll find yourself in when you take parte in your upcuming auditions. You will learn how to prepare yourself artistically, physically and mentally to be able to give your best performance in one of the most important moments of your life.

 

Our Jury for your audition

Karin Bonelli

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Karin Bonelli thrives on being surrounded by an ocean of sound and the creative individuals who make it homogeneous. With this being the case, it is most fortunate that since 2012, she has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which creates its own singular harmonious ocean of tonality. She was the first woman to obtain a position in the wind section of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and with that, also in the Vienna Philharmonic.

However, it was not fortunate circumstance alone that placed this young artist in this outstanding musical entity, but rather a long, arduous journey, beginning with her first flute lessons under the tuteledge of her mother – her father also being a flutist and professor. She consequently studied in Linz, Vienna, Lyon, and Munich with teachers such as Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer, Günter Voglmayr, Philippe Boucly, Wolfgang Schulz, Julien Beaudiment, Philippe Bernold and Karl-Heinz Schütz. The interaction with these instructors provided Karin Bonelli with a precocious comprehension of various regions, concepts of sound and styles of playing, which allowed her to develop her own individual musicianship without ever stifling her endeavours to further her professional ability.

Raimund Weichenberger

Radio Symphony-Orchestra Vienna

Raimund Weichenberger was born in Salzburg in 1982. His studies, which he passed with distinction, brought him to Linz, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. Further engagements have taken him to e.g. to the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Tyrolean Festival Erl, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Munich Bach Orchestra and the Salzburg Orchestra Soloists. Solo and chamber music performances in a wide variety of formations, the founding of the "Flötenquartett Salzburg" and prizes at national and international competitions round off his artistic activities. From 2014 to 2015, Raimund Weichenberger taught flute at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. He also passes on his musical and instrumental experiences at the Musikum Salzburg and in various other flute courses. Since 2015 he has been a solo flautist with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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Hendrik Wiese

Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks

Flautist Henrik Wiese is descended from a merchant's family from the city of Hamburg, but he was born in Vienna in 1971. He received his musical education from Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak and Paul Meisen. In addition he took his degree in Indo-European and general linguistics as well as in musicology at the Ludwig Maximilians university in Munich. Henrik Wiese won prizes in several competitions, such as in the German National Music Competition (1995), and in the international competitions of the city of Kobe/Japan (1997), Markneukirchen/Germany (1998), Odense/Denmark (1998), and Munich/Germany (2000).
As a substitute he gathered first experience in orchestra playing at Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and their former chief conductor Sergiu Celebidache. From 1995 to 2006 he was principal flautist at Bavarian State Opera in Munich (chief conductor Zubin Mehta). Since 2006 Henrik Wiese is principal flautist at Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (chief conductor Mariss Jansons).

Your way to success!

The Penthesilea audition academy supports talented young flutists on their way to a successful audition. Our central focus is on practical, situational work. The heart of our course is the simulation of an audition situation with a high-carat jury of experts, who will be available to offer extensive feedback.
 

Experience music together!

In addition to the mock audition, participants also perform a joint final concert at the parish church in Traunkirchen, presenting orchestral works in various formations. The Traunkirchen International Academy is not only a strong and interested local partner, but also represents a symbiosis between art and science, a fact that will inform a public panel discussion presented during the course week. The course week will also coincide with the first edition of our chamber music series.

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