VII. International Horn Academy

Balatonfüred, 14-21 August 2022 


for which we welcome applications from participants in two age groups: 17-28 and 12-16- year old ones. The course will include individual lessons, piano accompaniment and chamber ensembles with renowned teachers from all over the world. The academy will conclude with a final concert with piano and a horn chamber concert, where participants will perform with the teachers together. 

The teachers of the course are:

Prof. Saar Berger (HfM Trossingen, Ensemble Modern)
Prof. Christian-Friedrich Dallmann (UdK Berlin)
Johannes Lamotke (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Miklós Takács (Staatskapelle Dresden)
Zoltán Szőke (LFZE Budapest, Budapest Festival Orchestra)
Prof. Szabolcs Zempléni (HfMT Hamburg) - artistic leader

Répétiteur: Akiko Nikami (UdK Berlin) 

Teachers of the younger age group:
Máté Borbíró (PTE Pécs)
Zoltán Szőke (LFZE Budapest)
Prof. Szabolcs Zempléni (Budapest/Hamburg) 

Location of the course:

Balatonfüred Reformed Primary School (8230 Balatonfüred, 2 Iskola Str.)
Ferencsik János Music School Balatonfüred (8230 Balatonfüred, 13 Ady Endre Str.)

Course Fee: 250 EUR, which includes:

  • individual lessons every day
  • piano rehearsals with piano accompaniment and teachers
  • participation in chamber ensembles
  • testing of instruments and accessories of the exhibitors
  • participation in presentations by exhibitors
  • participation in the natural horn masterclass (Takács Miklós & Szőke Zoltán)
  • participation in concerts and programmes
  • the opportunity to practise

We can accept a maximum of 24 active students and 8 additional students from the younger age group. We cannot supervise underage students (under 18) outside of the professional programmes (e.g. lunch/dinner/leisure in town), so we require parental consent from minors enrolled on the course.

We can accept a limited number of needy students for a reduced fee, please send your request by email along with the online application form! Students will be informed of the discount at the same time as their application is accepted.

Application deadline: 15. 05. 2022

You will be notified of the success of your application by 22 May 2022 

Apply now here: 

Accommodation (on request):
quadruple dormitory rooms: 54.000 HUF / 150 € / 8 nights

Discounted meals available: 
Breakfast at Carpe Diem Café: 6.800 HUF / 19 € / 8 days

Lunch at the Giorgi restaurant, available in two different price categories:
Basic: soup, main course (e.g. pasta, meat, pizza): 14.000 HUF / 39 € / 7 days
Premium: soup, main course (e.g. fish, salad, cheese), dessert: 22.400 HUF / 63 € / 7 days