Hugo Noth - Accordion & Chamber Music

(c) Maik Schuck

18 - 23 July 2020

The accordionist Hugo Noth has had a significant influence on the development of his instrument through his artistic work. His aesthetics, marked by a desire to experiment, opened up new horizons again and again over the course of his eventful musical life. Born in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1943, Hugo Noth studied accordion at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen with Fritz Dobler as well as composition, instrumentation and music theory with Helmut Degen and Bernhard Rövenstrunck. From 1972 onwards, he was the head of an accordion class at his alma mater for decades. Extensive concert tours and master classes have taken him throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and Latin America. He is a member of the Ensemble Itinéraire in Paris and has inspired a large number of composers to write works for accordion. In professional circles he is considered a "visionary with far-reaching questions": his questions to music move and enable new perspectives. This will be the second time that students of the Weimar Master Classes will benefit from this.

Preselection: Two works from different musical periods (YouTube link)
Beginning of the master class: 18.07.2020, 10:00 am
Course Languages: German, French, Italian

Registration fee: 80 Euros
Active participation: 350 Euros
These fees apply both to soloists and ensembles.

Plus forts ensemble - Music for ensembles

Exploring together - recognising together: Sound as a living organism.
Open for soloists and for ensembles of all instrument combinations.
The focus is on original compositions for the respective instrumental groups.

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Accommodation Offer

Period: 17 – 24 July 2020 (7 nights)

Leonardo Hotel

  • ½ Double room: 196 Euros (not incl. breakfast)
  • Single room: 336 Euros (not incl. breakfast)


Participants: 22.07.2020, 7:30 pm, Festsaal Fürstenhaus