Barbara Westphal - Viola

Midori Goto
(c) Christian Ruvolo

13- 17 July 2019

This violist can glance back on a venerable series of successes and a long career. Barbara Westphal studied in London and New York and attained concert maturity with Itzhak Perlman and Michael Tree. In the 1983 ARD music competition she won the only prize for solo viola as well as the Busch-Prize. From 1978 to 1985 Barbara Westphal was the violist of the renowned Delos Quartet (USA). As a soloist and chamber musician, she gives concerts worldwide and regularly performs at international festivals such as Santa Fe (New Mexico), Sarasota (Florida), the Great Lakes Festival (Michigan), Incontri in Terra di Siena and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival among others. In 1997 she founded the Trio da Salò with violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist Gustav Rivinius. Since 2009 she also performs with Anke Dill, Ulf Schneider, Volker Jacobsen and Gustav Rivinius in the Bartholdy Quintet. As a sought-after teacher, Barbara Westphal has held the viola professorship at the Musikhochschule Lübeck since 1989.

Andreas Hecker, correpetition

Preselection: Two works from different musical periods (YouTube link)
Beginning of the master class: 13 July 2019, 10:00 am
Course Languages: German, English
Orchestra Studio (as soloist): 16 July 2019

Registration fee: 80 Euros
Active participation: 350 Euros
Orchestra Studio: 50 Euro

::: to gegister as passive participant :::  

The registration deadline for active participation was on 15 May 2019.


Accommodation Offer

Period: 12 – 18 July 2019 (6 nights)

Leonardo Hotel

  • ½ Double room: 168 Euros (not incl. breakfast)
  • Single room: 288 Euros (not incl. breakfast)


Participants: 17 July 2019, 7:30 pm, Festsaal Fürstenhaus

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