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Masterclass Viola (CMK26)

Prof. Pauline Sachse

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

  • Course repertoire for working with the orchestra:

    • Joseph Schubert (1754-1833): Concerto for violin and orchestra C major
  • 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 4, 2023 (03.00 pm at the Royal Spa House)
  • Final Concert (with Orchestra) on March 3, 2023, 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 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Starting Date:
Monday, February 27, 2023, 10 a.m. at the „Sonnenhof“  

Ending Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Closing date:
January 8, 2023

Re-registration period:
January 22, 2023

Prof. Andreas Hecker (Dresden)

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 her exploration of stylistic diversity, she chooses performance-practical means such as gut strings, matching bows and various tuning and temperaments which help convey affects and enable a lively articulation and musical language corresponding to the zeitgeist of the epoch. She works with composers such as Jörg Widmann, Peteris Vasks, Christian Jost and Kit Armstrong and has participated in various world premieres.

Pauline Sachse’s discography reveals a wide-ranging repertoire. In addition to works by Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich and Hindemith, she has realized various first recordings and world premieres, such as Christian Jost’s »Hamlet Echoes« or several early classical sonatas by Franz Benda and Giorgio Antoniotto. Both the CD »Viola Galante« and her recording of the Shostakovich Sonata and Schubert’s Schwanengesang with pianist Lauma Skride appeared on the longlist for the »Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik« and earned high critical acclaim.

In October 2019, the Hamburg native accepted the professorship for viola at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. From 2013 to 2019 she held the professorship for viola at the Academy of Music Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden and was previously the principal violist of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and guest professor at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.

At this university she studied with Tabea Zimmermann and worked as her assistant. She took further studies at the UdK Berlin, at Yale University USA as well as with the Alban Berg Quartet.

Pauline Sachse plays a viola by Paolo Maggini (Brescia) from 1610 and a viola by Patrick Robin.