Contemporary Flute Masterclass and Improv Workshop

Camilla Hoitenga


Submission period

Wed Mar 8 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri May 5 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon May 8 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 380 €
Casa Della Musica San Michele, Italy
Dates: 19-23 June 2023 (5 days)

Parallel Pieces

The course is open to professional flutists, conservatory students of all levels, chamber music ensembles dedicated to the contemporary repertoire, and classically trained instrumentalists of all kinds, with no age limits and who are eager to play outside the box, to experience an intensive week dedicated to contemporary music and improvisation inspired by visual arts. There will be a maximum number of 10 participants.

Camilla Hoitenga will tutor her masterclass at CdM San Michele, in a beautiful setting among the hills of Piedmont, in collaborations with musicians from the ensemble Collettivo_21 and Italian visual artist Mirco Marchelli, taking benefit of the immersive experience, locally sourced food and Spa.

Special feature of the course will be a workshop on improvisation inspired by visual art, held in collaboration with Mirco Marchelli, that would focus on the creation of your own music in the context of visual art.

The workshop is open to flutists and musicians both expert and new to the improvisation practice, providing a “safe” and inspiring environment in which to study; Camilla has decades of experience working with painters and sculptors and playing for their exhibitions and is eager to share the methods she’s developed for creating “Parallel Musik”. Joining her to work with you directly is the Italian artist Mirco Marchelli, who will inspire us not only with his artwork and a visit to his studio, but also by sharing his own creative processes — some of which also involve music.

Moreover, the course will offer the opportunity to go deeper into your favourite solo and chamber repertoires, with one-on-one coaching with Camilla Hoitenga: flutists can do a “deep dive” with Camilla with flute technique & and all musicians can be inspired by her refreshing insights into interpretation and performance practice.

A final concert, organised by Foresty International Music Festival, will allow the students a closing experience, concluding the course with a practical application of the improvisation-inspired-by-art skills learned and deepened during the week. Through observing the parallels between music and art – from the technical to philosophical you will easily open the doors for your own creations! 
Come with curiosity — leave with new creative tools and lots of inspiration!!

Camilla Hoitenga

For a unique learning experience and an immersion in the study and practice of the contemporary flute, it is possible to participate in both consecutive contemporary flute masterclasses at a special price:

Matteo Cesari: 14/06-18/06 2023
Camilla Hoitenga: 19/06-23/06 2023
Single course price: €380
Total course price: €7̶6̶0̶€ €620
Price of stay (10 days): €500

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