Recorder Masterclass and Early Music

Arosa, Schweiz

Waldhotel National Arosa

Wonderful music week for young and old in the Swiss mountains

Direction: Maurice Steger | Recorder, chamber music, interpretation
Assistants and guest lecturers:
Laura Schmid | recorder, chamber music
Martin Zimmermann | harpsichord, organ and chamber music

The course starts with the welcome, scheduling, an ensemble meeting and a dinner on Saturday, 3.8. 2019 from 17.00 o’clock. Starting date: Sunday, 4.8. at 9.30 am. The course ends late on Thursday afternoon, 8.8. at about 16.30 hrs. Departure options: 8 or 9 August.

In the beautiful mountain village we meet for an intensive master class for recorder and early music ensembles. Solo lessons are the main focus, but also ensemble playing, technique training, exam preparation, working on sonatas, concerti, early baroque canzonas, consort and ensemble works (registration for soloists and existing ensembles possible).

During the course week in Arosa, enthusiasts will meet to discuss the recorder and early music. Be it schoolgirls (from approx. 12 years), young people, students, music lovers, teachers, retired soloists, listeners or passionate laymen, a group of approx. 25 interested people is formed here. Lay people are very welcome, but it is still a master class. This means that each participant has partly public lessons with the professor, who develops the works with the players. Usually, the répétiteur on the harpsichord is also present in these main lessons. In addition there are group lessons with technical contents, ensemble playing possibilities, private lessons with the assistant, a chamber music day, workshops, a recorder consort taster course, rehearsals of the works with harpsichord, i.e. for everyone there are exciting and instructive topics and courses which can be booked after registration and acceptance into the course. For each participant, the course programme is put together individually and wishes are taken into account.

Target audience
Advanced pupils, students, experienced recorder players, music lovers. Recorder players and other instrumentalists who would like to train the baroque repertoire. In cooperation with Arosa Kultur, the professor decides on the admission.

Type of teaching
There are two categories: pleasure & professional. The public master class lessons of Maurice Steger are supplemented by the assistants and guest lecturers in the rotation principle and the course program is very individually coordinated with the needs of the participants.

Detailed information on the content can be obtained from the course management ( Organisational details can be obtained from Arosa Kultur, CH-7050 Arosa,, Tel. +41 81 353 87 47

Course fee
CHF 630 / 790 – see (scholarships and half scholarships are available for selected pupils and students who show financial difficulties – application required)

Course venue
The Waldhotel National (****S) has many rooms and is ideal as a course venue for recorder players and early music students. Three rooms including the hall are used for lessons, further rooms are available for practice purposes.

Course hotels
Any accommodation in the village can be booked through Arosa Kultur. We recommend two special houses for the recorder master course 2019:
Waldhotel National –, suitable for high standards, is also the course venue!

DownTown Arosa –, suitable for young people, shared room, simple

Information and registration
Via Internet:öte+and+old+music+mastercourse/171

Directly by mail or telephone: AROSA Kultur | Sandra Hartmann | Secretary Music Course Weeks | CH-7050 Arosa | | Phone +41 (0)81 353 87 47

Venue Details

Waldhotel National Arosa
Prätschlistrasse 38
Arosa 7050