International Summer Academy Bad Leonfelden

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The Internationale Sommerakademie Bad Leonfelden was founded by Thomas Riebl in 2003.

The professors have been so far:

  • violinists Tanja Becker-Bender, Andrej Bielow, Boris Garlitsky, Gottfried v.d.Goltz, Mark Gothoni, Esther Haffner, Erich Höbarth, András Keller, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Stephan Picard, Ulf Schneider, Ulf Wallin, Antje Weithaas and Carolin Widmann

  • violists Thomas Riebl, Assistant: Predrag Katanic, Milan Milojicic

  • cellists Julian Arp, Claudio Bohérquez, Conradin Brotbek, Patrick Demenga, Alexander Gebert, Louise Hopkins, Xenia Jankovic, Reinhard Latzko, Rudolf Leopold, Christoph Richter, Gustav Rivinius und Troels Svane.

A comment of a former participant, Janice LaMarre (Canada):

"The Sommerakademie opened up new ways of music-making to me. The warm rapport between faculty and students helped me to develop in sound and expression, and to feel comfortable to fully commit to these new ideas in concert. The friendships I made at the program with inspiring musicians have lasted throughout several years. A bond is formed here through earnest performance and inquisitive listening that is unique to Bad Leonfelden. Studying here is the highlight of my summer!"

Artistic director

Thomas Riebl