Masterclass Viola (CMK20)

This Masterclass is booked up!

Prof. Pauline Sachse

  • Course repertoire: Solo works and chamber music individually as registered

  • Course repertoire for working with the orchestra:

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra E-flat major KV 364
  • one-to-one tuition (active/passive)

  • technique and interpretation

  • course language: German/English


  • accompanying course "Health of the musician“ in the Albert Bath
  • visiting a Vogtlandian manufacturer of musical instruments in the neighbouring music town Markneukirchen
  • Closing concert of all participants with piano accompaniment on March 7, 2020 (03.00 pm at the Royal Spa House)
  • Final Concert (with Orchestra) on March 7, 2020, 7.30 pm in the King Albert Theatre Bad Elster including the rehearsals (Possibility of rehearsal with orchestra after consultation with the professor. The soloist for the final concert with orchestra will be selected during the rehearsal.)
  • entrance fee for the Bath and Sauna World Bad Elster during the course period

Course details 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Starting Date:
Monday, March 2, 2020, 2.30 p.m. at the „Sonnenhof“  

Ending Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Closing date:
January 12, 2020

Re-registration period:
January 26, 2020

Stefan Veskovic (Lübeck)

420.00 Euro course fees/active for professionals
350.00 Euro course fees/active for students
250.00 Euro course fees for passive attendance

300.00 Euro fees for accommodation incl. half board and cure tax
Hotel »Sonnenhof Bad Elster«
(single supplement: 15.00 Euro per day / if available) 

Registration form online

Prof. Pauline Sachse

  • Pauline Sachse

    Prof. Pauline Sachse

In 2012 Pauline Sachse was appointed professor at the „Carl Maria von Weber“ School of Music in Dresden and guest professor at the Academy of Music „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. Furthermore, she is pricipal violist of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Hamburg, she studied at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin and at the Yale University (USA) with Jesse Levine, Wilfried Strehle and Tabea Zimmermann, whose assistant she became in 2007. She won various competitions, for example the Lenzewski and Joseph Joachim Competition. Much in demand as a chamber musician, she is performing with artists such as Isabelle Faust, Stella Doufexis, Tabea Zimmermann, Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer and Daniel Hope. Festival invitations have taken her to the „Salzburger Festspiele“, “Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern”, the „Schwetzinger Festspiele“, the “Heidelberger Frühling” and the Kronberg Academy's “Chamber Music Connects the World”. In ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio and the Berlin Philharmonic, she worked with conducters such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa. In 2019, she was named "Honorary Artist of the King Albert Theater Bad Elster" for her commitment and her virtuoso concert appearances as part of the Masterclasses in Bad Elster.

Pauline Sachse has a diversified repertoire reflected in her discography. In addition to works by Schumann, Brahms and Hindemith, she has also undertaken several world premieres and first recordings, for example the "Hamlet Echoes" by Christian Jost. She is playing on a viola built by Pietro Mantegazza in 1788.