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The Summer Oboe & Bassoon Academy, July 7.7.-14.7.2018 Rataje nad Sázavou

The fifth anniversary Summer Oboe and Bassoon Academy (SOBA) will take place on July 7 – 14, 2018 in the town of Rataje nad Sázavou. It consists of an international interpretation course for bassoon, oboe and related instruments; lectures and seminars about reed making; and three concerts in Rataje nad Sázavou and Sázava.

Who is going to teach at SOBA?

OBOE: Jana Brožková, Vladislav Borovka, Jiří Zelba (making reeds)

BASSOON: Tomáš Františ, Martin Petrák, Ondřej Roskovec

Who is the course intended for?

For oboists and bassoonists from beginners and amateurs to students of music colleges and conservatories, and teachers of oboe and bassoon.

What is included in the price?

Accommodation, three meals a day, individual lessons, (practice with an accompanist) (piano/harpsichord), listening exercises, seminars about reed making, chamber music tuition and entry for the opening concert.

What are the course fees?

The fee for the SOBA is 400 EUR. 

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Where does the course take place?

The SOBA takes place in a scenic setting overlooking the river Sázava, in the historic town of Rataje nad Sázavou, surrounded by deep woods and natural beauty with stunning views. In this town we have arranged use of various spaces for the purpose of the course – in the Renaissance-Baroque château, medieval castle and the Klub Pivovárek; which guarantees plenty of teaching and practicing rooms.

Accommodation is in the local guest houses, apartments and other private houses within Rataje nad Sázavou.

What concerts are organized during the SOBA?

You can look forward to three concerts.

July 8 THE OPENING CONCERT – Rataje nad Sázavou: Starring the SOBA lecturers and judges, for example David Mareček, MA, PhD. the general director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

July 13 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT – Sázava Monastery: mostly Baroque music performed by the SOBA participants accompanied by harpsichord.

July 15 FINAL CONCERT – Rataje nad Sázavou: starring all participants of SOBA, accompanied by piano, harpsichord or in chamber ensembles.

You are cordially invited to all these concerts.



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