The Lute Society: Summer School Listings

Courses and summer school listings

Details of courses and summer schools are below.

To let the society know of other events, please contact the secretary

See also summer school reviews and advice on choosing a summer school

For other playing opportunities, see playing days and residential weekends

Some other organisations and publications publish extensive listings of summer schools, such as Early Music Review, Early Music America, and



Feb 6-9, Kurs Musik des 17. Jahrhunderts in der Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz in Neuwied-Engers, with Martin Lubenow,


March 5-8 Benslow Lutefest, with Nigel North, Michal Gondko, Lynda Sayce, Roy Marks, Jeni Melia, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.

Mar 16-18 Division Music and More with Pellingman's Saraband, with Jacob Heringman, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.

March 20-22 Amherst Early Music Festival, Washington, DC, Byrd, Bach and Beyond, Doug Freundlich, Chris Morrongiello, and Gail Gillispie,
Academic Center, George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington D.C.

Mar 31 -Apr 5 20th Chalemie Summer School of Early Music, Dance and Commedia, Headington School, Oxford, with Matthew Spring, lute teacher, et al , mixed consort players especially welcome. Contact: Barbara Segal, tel: 020 7700 4293 / f: 7700 5877, or Chalemie Summer School, 3 Thornhill Square, Islington, London N1 1BQ,

Mar 13-15 20. Etappe für Alte Musik auf BURG FÜRSTENECK Music of Venice, including frottole, renaissance orchestra etc,


Apr 3-9 Easter Early Music Course at Haberdasher´s Monmouth School for Girls (formerly the Ascot Easter course), dir Philip Thorby,´Music about music´, contact

Apr 13–16 Benslow Baroque Opera Project, Rameau, Les Indes Galantes, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.


May 7-11, Blackdown Early Music Projects, Southwest viols, lutes and voices, with Lynda Sayce, lute songs, lute solo, consort playing, Cadbury House, Fore Street, Culmstock, Devon EX15 3JD, contact: Catherine Bass

May 18-21 Schutz Psalms and the Gabrielis at Benslow, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.

May 21-24 Teatro Veneziano: continuo playing in Italian orchestral music, with Sam Chapman. Lutes, guitars and theorbos all welcome. Culminates in two orchestra concerts in Bern and Biel, Switzerland. Contact: , 0041 79 530 3991.

May 21-24 Musik des 17. Jahrhundert, kurs fur historische Instrumente, prot. Martin-Luther Gemeindezentrum, Windhofstraße 17, Germersheim-Sondernheim Gemersheim, contact Martin van Lubenow, Friedhofstrasse 2, D 76726 Germersheim, Germany, ++49 7274 / 777 362

May 31-June 13 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Music Institute, with Lucas Harris, lute and continuo class, University of Toronto, Canada, tel. ++1 416 964 9562, ext: 241 and specifically


June 10-14 , Alte Musik in Kloster Armstorf, Kammermusikkurs für Traversflöte, Laute, Viola da Gamba und Violone ,Marion Treupel-Franck (Flauto Traverso), Axel Wolf (Laute) und Jakob Rattinger (Viola da Gamba), at Bildungshaus Kloster Armstorf, Kloster Armstorf, Dorfener Str. 12, D-84427 St. Wolfgang

June 11-14 Tyrolean lute days, with Maria Waldrast, Matrei am Brenne, contact Österreichische Lautengesellschaft

June 13-14 Medieval Instrumental Music - Workshop with Michael Dollendorf, Berlin

June 14-20 Baroque Music Workshop, with Nigel North, Sonoma State University, CA, 17th-century Music in Bohemia, Slovakia, and Poland
Courtly Music-Making in 18th-century France´, contact: San Francisco Early Music Society, Jessica House Steward, P.O. Box 10151 Berkeley, CA 94709

June 21-27, Lute Society of America Summer Seminar, with Robert Barto, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Nigel North, Paul O'Dette, Hopkinson Smith, Bor Zuljan, Jason Priset, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio USA

Jun 21-July 5 Oberlin baroque performance institute, Bach and his heritage Contact : Baroque Performance Institute, Conservatory of Music, 77 West College Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 1576, USA, tel: Anna Hoffmann ++1 440 775 8044

June 27 - July 4 Engelsholm Renaissance Music Week with Jame Akers, Midtjysk Efterskole, Ejstrupholm, Denmark, contact Oliver Hirsh, , or to Torben H. Jensen, tel. +45 70 22 68 68.


July 5-11 Mediaeval and Renaissance Workshop, [no lute tutor this year] Sine nomine: Celebrating Anonymous Composers and Songs with No Name, St Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA, contact: San Francisco Early Music Society, Jessica House Steward, P.O. Box 10151 Berkeley, CA 94709

July 4-11, 32nd International Summer School of Early Music,Valtice,Czech Republic,with Brian Wright, tel.00420603954505

July 5-12 The Amherst Early Music Festival, Baroque academy with, Xavier Diaz-Latorre ++1 845-406-3513

July 6-8 Baroque trio sonatas at Benslow, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.

July 6-13 XVIeme Academie Musicale Chateau d’Ollans, Chapelle de Larians, (no lute tutor this year) contact Association C.A.M.A. XIVeme Academie Musicale, Monsieur Michel Lab, 3 Place du 8 Septembre, F 25000 Besancon, France, tel: ++33/0 3 81 83 30 84

July 10-17 9th International Course on Medieval Music Performance, Early Music Besalu, Catalonia, Spain, with Marti Beltran, cithole, various classes including Parisian song, and gittern and harp making with Asier de Benito and Alfonso Pieters

July 11-18 Madison Early Music Festival, The Good, the Bold, and the Fearless: Musical Life at the Burgundian Court, with Grant Herreid, Charles Weaver, University of Wisconsin, contact: Madison Early Music Festival, 21 N. Park St. 7th Floor ++1 608-890-1118.

July 11-19 Summer Baroque Academy at the Victoria Conservatory, [no lute teacher this year] with Victoria Baroque and Early Music Vancouver, Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street), Early Music Vancouver, 1254 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1B6, Canada

July 12-19, The Amherst Early Music Festival, Lute and Baroque Guitar for Modern Players with, Xavier Diaz-Latorre ++1 845-406-3513

July 16-20 La Pellegrina summer school, theorboes wanted, Baroque music at A=415, Buxtehude and his potential son-in-law Bach, Bechyne, Czech republic, (no lute tutor, but theorboes welcome) Contact: La Pellegrina, Dirkjan Horringa, Merwedeplansoen 73, 3522 JZ Utrecht, Netherlands, tel: ++31 30 2382535

July 17-23 9th International Course and Festival of Medieval and Renaissance Music Morella, with Eduardo Eguez, Morella Castellon, Valencia, Apartado de Correos 115 I 46450 Benifaió (Valencia) (+34) 961 780 015 or (+34) 616 015 301

July 20-27 9th International Course on Medieval Music Performance, Early Music Besalu, Catalonia, week 2, at the University of Lleida, various classes

July 25-Aug 2 L’Humor Bizzarro XIX, Intarsi di musica e danza antica, Rome, with Francesco Tomasi, Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, tel/fax: ++39 0633267447, / 328 3645555

July 25 - Aug 2 Austria Barock Akademie, Venice, city of music (no lute tutor this year),Altmünster at Schloß Ebenzweier, Austria contact: Preßgasse 14-16/2/4
A-1040 Wien, Austria, +43 (0) 699 1713 60 83

July 26-31 2nd Sommerakademie Neuburg an der Donau with Evangelina Mascardi, Emma Kirkby, details: tel +49 (0) 8431 67020

July 26- Aug 1 Lute and theorbo course, with Lukas Henning, at Sunstar Alpine Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland, concact L. Henning, +49/0 176 6322 3022,–+Renaissance+%26amp%3B+Baroque/300

July 26 - Aug 1 Stage de musique baroque, with Pasival Castro, Centre les Coulmes, Col de Romeyere, F 38680 Rencurel, France, tel: +++33 4 74 96 57 76

July 26-Aug 2 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools, Girton College Cambridge, Baroque week: Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot, The Parley of Instruments, no lute tutor this year but continuo welcome, CANCELLED Contact: Cambridge Early Music, 11b King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ tel: 0844 808 2412

July 27-Aug 1 11th International Medieval Music Course, with Peppe Frana, Centro Studi Europeo di Musica Medievale ‘Adolfo Broegg’ Spello, Italy, ++39 348 87 22 314

July 27-Aug 2 Corso Internazionale de Musica Antica, with Ugo Nastrucci, Italy, Accademia del Ricercare, Via Torino 15, 10090, San Raffaele Cimena (TO) [create]

July 27-Aug 3 Dartington International Summer School, week 1, incl. David Miller lute class, cancelled in 2020, Contact: DISS, The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6DE tel: ++44/(0)1803 847080

July 29-Aug 3 ILMAestate 2020, corsi estivi de musica antica, with Giangiacomo Pinardi, San Vito al Tagliamento tel: ++39 331 4532413 Associazione Antiqua, Palazzo Gerometta, Pradis di Sopra, I 33090 Clauzetto (PN)


Aug 1-15 Mattheiser Sommer-Akademie Bad Sobernheim, International Masterclasses and Concert Festival, Germany,: +++49 (0) 6751/856 3334

Aug 2-9 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools, Girton College Cambridge, Renaissance week: The Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I
Courtiers of Grace, with Jacob Heringman, CANCELLED, Contact: Cambridge Early Music, 11b King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ tel: 0844 808 2412

Aug 2-9 Dartington International Summer School, week 2, incl. baroque orchestra, cancelled in 2020 Contact: DISS, The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6DE tel: ++44/(0)1803 847080

Aug 2-9 Internationales Seminar fur Alte Musik, Johann Sebastian Bach and Music from Italy, with Michael Freimuth, Schloss Zrel an der Pram, Oberosterreich, Austria, contact: Christa Pesendorfer, Hauptstr. 61b/8, A 3001, Mauerbach bei Wien, Austria, tel/fax: ++43 1 979 5898

Aug 3-9 Accademia dei Selvatici, summer course of renaissance and baroque music, with Michele Carreca, Ensemble La Selva, Acquasparta (TR)

Aug 7-13 Early music course at Bertinoro, ensemble and solo playing with masterclasses, and early orchestra course with Joachim Held and La Risonanza, mostly on line thsi year; Bertinoro, Italy,

Aug 8-15 Renaissance Workshop Summer School, with Lukas Henning, 'French prints from 1520-1610 from Lyon, Paris and Antwerp'

Aug 10-16, La 5e Académie de musique ancienne des Musiciens de Saint-Julien, with Miguel Henry, German music, Contact, Fanny Leclercq, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, 86 rue Lesueur, 76600 Le Havre, France +33 (0)6 16 24 15 44

Aug 15-22 Masterclass for plucked instruments with Hopkinson Smith, Chesa da Cultura, Via Dimlej 44, CH-7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland, T/F +41 61 361 62 44 | info[at]

Aug 16-22 7th annual Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, with Hugh Cherry, Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH tel: 01768 776976

Aug 16-23 Baroque Workshop Summer School, with Lukas Henning, Knut Trautvetter, in Wolfenbüttel, 'La Musique de la Chambre du Roi - Music in Versailles before 1715'

Aug 16-23 Settimana Musicale del Trecento, Arezzo, with Claudia Caffagni,

Aug 17-20 10th Historically Informed Summer School, with Jacob Heringman, Bishop Burton College, Beverley contact: 0844 870 6478

Aug 17-23 Summer course on interpretation of early music, with Jan Cizmar, Kunín château, Kunín 1, 742 53 Kunín, contact: Jan Čižmář, MA, Cacovická 50, Brno, CZ-614 00 t: +420 606 222 416

Aug 19-27 SienAgosto 2020, for Voice, Violin, Harpsichord, Lute and Theorbo, with Paul Beier (lute and theorbo), Michael Chance, Lynn Dawson, etc. Siena School for Liberal Arts CANCELLED

Aug 23-30 Viel Klang Sommer, Tuebingen, Meisterkurse, JS Bach and sons (no lute tutor this year), Eberstr. 23, D 72072 Tuebingen, Germany

Aug 23-30 Academie d’ete du Capriccio Francais, Barcelona, [no lute teacher this year, mostly choral and harpsichord, and because of the crisis, not in Barcelona, but at Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin, 2 impasse de l’église et de la cure, 87190 Villefavard, France, Tél. : +33 (0)5 55 76 54 72] 5, rue Carnot FR - 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne
Tél. : 33 (0)6 12 28 55 13

Aug 24-29 13th Amsterdam Early Music Summer School including a wokshop for advanced students by Fred Jacobs, Conservatorium van Amsterdam.


Sept 5-8, 7th Admonter Lautenherbst, with Evangelina Mascardi, Cornelia Demmer and Bettina Pahn, programme at contact Bernhard Fischer and or Mrs. Dagmar Fischer‐Riedel tel +43‐664‐1972598.

Sept 14-17 English Lute Songs Old and New, with Jacob Heringman, Claire Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.

Sept 21-24 Lessons in solo playing and chamber music, with Joachim Held, Vittorio Ghielmi, Jan van Elsacker, Ulrike Hofbauer, Frithjof Smith–Bork, in Luebeck, Germany,



Nov 13-17, The women troubadours, Leah Stuttard (harp), for voices and mediaeval instruments, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills off Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 459446.


July 31–Aug 7 Northumbrian Recorder and Viol School L (NORVIS), Barnard Castle School, with Martin Eastwell, Richard Mackenzie. Contact: Harriet Gilfillan, 15 Bankside, Morpeth NE61 1XD 07738 108771

Aug 15-22 43nd Baroque Week 2020, Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire, baroque chamber playing, The grand tour: Italy, continuo pluckers welcome. Contact: The Baroque Week, 118 Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6AB Tel: 01747 830625


Jan 30-Feb 3 Course in 17th century music, with Suzanne van Os, Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz,

Feb 8-10 Sing, Sing, Sing, lute and guitar song course, with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields, Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY ++44 01373 812383,

Apr 22-24 Four Winds Lute School, with Jakob Lindberg, Four Winds, 17 Four Winds Rd. Barragga Bay, NSW (9kms south of Bermagui) Australia, For more information contact Rosemary Hodgson:

Apr 22-28 MONTERONE, Castello del Liuto, 52038 SESTINO (Arezzo), Italy, masterclasses for lutenists and singers, 17th century Italian music, with Sigrun Richter – Lute and Patrizia Vaccari – Voice; ; tel.: +49 171 1441047;

May 10-12, Course on Bach and Weiss on the lute, with Joachim Held, Steinfurt, Germany,

May 11-12, Baroque continuo crash course, with Lukas Henning, Berlin, hosted by Baroque Workshop

May 30-June 2, Masterclass, Tiroler Lauten Tage, with Evangelina Mascardi,

June 2-8 Annual Summer Texas Toot, with Scott Horton, lute, Concordia University, Austin Texas, The Texas Toot, c/o PO Box 4328, Austin TX 78765 ++1(512) 578-8040

June 28-30 Lute and Early Music Masterclass of Florence, The performance of the Italian madrigal and aria, with Gian Luca Lastraioli, Lute, Theorbo, Baroque Guitar
and Mya Fracassani, singing, at the Palazzo Rucellai, Florence. tel: 0039 055 366058

June 29-July 6 XIII Summer Early Music Methodological Courses with Anton Birula Anna Kowalska, Warsaw, Bednarska Foundation, ul. Bednarska 11, 00-310 Warszawa tel./fax +4822 8266314 +4822 8277132

July 4–12 V Academia Musicae Antiquae Labacensis, with Izidor Erazen Grafenauer, University of Ljubljana, contact Akademija za glasbo, Stari trg 34, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija,

July 7-12 12th Early Music Summer University in Miercurea Ciuc, with Istvan Konya and Attila Kovacs, Márton Áron National College (Miercurea Ciuc, 80 Márton Áron Street) Romania or tel: 0040-266-372044 (fax: 0266-315891); 0040-0746-244235 (mobile).

July 14-19 Ludlow Summer School, 40 part motets, instruments also welcome,

July 18-27 51st International Early Music course, Urbino, with Paul O’Dette contact: Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica, Via Col di Lana 7, C.P. 6159, 00195 Roma, Italy Tel/fax: ++39 063210806

July, 20-29, Early Music summer camp at Castelo Novo, Portugal, for 10-18 year olds, with Helena Raposo, contact

July 22-30 Ringve Museum International Summer School, Inderoy, Norway. NO COURSE IN 2020, TO RESUME 2021, tutors include Thomas Boysen; contact: Olavsfestdagene · Pb 2045 · N-7410 Trondheim, tel/fax: ++47 40 40 45 84

July 28-4 Aug Decima Settimana di Musica Antica, Citta di Castello, with Michele Carreca, 'Signori in Carrozza', Villa San Donino, Citta di Castello (PG) Italy, contact ++39 333 25 69 690 e:

Aug 2-11 Sommerakademie für alte Musik Kloster Michaelsstein (Bach this year, no lute tutor) contact Musikakademie Sachsen-Anhalt für Bildung und Aufführungspraxis Michaelstein 15, 38889 Blankenburg Germany, +49 (0)3944 903026 Fax: +49 (0)3944 903030

Aug 8-11, Early Music Master Classes, Centro Residenziale Universitario Bertinoro, Via Frangipane 6, 47032 Bertinoro,

Aug 4-10 Course in historical lute technique in the baroque era, with Andreas Schlegel, Vinicius Perez, Paul Beier, Chiavenna, Italy, contact: , (scroll down),

Aug 5–10 Masterclasses in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany with Robert Crowe, voice, Sigrun Richter, lute, SCHWÖRHAUS, Erika-Künzel-Platz 1; D - 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Info:

Aug 10-17 Early Music Week at Pinewoods, nr Plymouth MA, no lute tutor this year but lutes welcome, Contact: The Country Dance and Song Society, 116 Pleasant SSuite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759 USA, tel: ++1 413-203-5467

Sept 2-7 XI Rencontes Baroques de Montfrin, Cavalli-Strozzi, Du maître à l'élève, with Eduardo Eguez, continuo courst contact: Association le Chant des Pierrres, 3 Rue Gambetta, F 30490 Montfrin, France (+) 33 466 020 354 Tel +39 329 8134141

Sept 5-8 Floremus, Florence International Renaissance Music Workshop, courses in madrigals and villanesche etc. for singers and instrumentalists, with Gian Luca Lastraioli, contact Associazione L’Homme Armè, Via San Romano 56, 50135 Firenze Tel/Fax +39 055 695000

Sept 30-Oct 4 Laboratorio di liuto, Cagliari, Sardinia, with Franco Fois, Conservatorio di Cagliari, cell ++39 327 2866290

Nov 30-Dec 1, Continuo Playing on Theorbo, Lute and Baroque Guitar with Lukas Henning, Berlin, Telefon: +49 30 23 61 52 18, Mobil: + 49 176 63 800 586


April 28 - 1 May Lute Concert, and masterclass Lute & guitar, Renaissance & Baroque by Hopkinson Smith, Aix-en-Provence, Further Information : Atelier de Musiques Aix-Provence : 6 rue Matheron-13100 Aix-en-Provence: or , Tel: Christine de Trincaud +33 (0)4 96 42 45 16 / +33 (0) 6 76 39 79 55, or Christine Fatou +33 (0) 4 42 55 16 87 / +33 (0) 6 21 71 40 80

June 24-30 Lute Society of America, Cleveland Lute Fest at Case Western Reserve University, with Crawford Young, Doug Freundlich, Robert Barto, Liz Kenny, Paul O'Dette Nigel North, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Christopher Morrongiello, and Ronn McFarlane, Festival Director Jason Priset 631-741-9838

June 29–July 7 Lute Clinic, Tips, exercises and routines to improve your technique and sonic personality on the lue, with Gian Luca Lastraioli, Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, tel. +39 55 366058

July 28-Aug 2 XIX Corso Internazionale de Musica Antica, with Ugo Nastrucci, Romano Canavese, Italy, Accademia del Ricercare, Via Torino 15, 10090, San Raffaele Cimena (TO)

July 29-Aug 4 Svenska gitarr-och lutafestivalen 2018, with Anna Kowalska

Aug 9-18 Lute building course in Aracena, Huelva, Spain, with Carlos Gonzalez and Joaquin Rodriguez; build a lute, baroque guitar or vihuela from parts partially made already by Carlos Gonzalez; 7 students, price 1100 Euros contact:

Aug 11-17 Sommerakademie Schloss Homburg am Main, Germany, workshop for lute, theorbo and chitarrone with Sigrun Richter, , c/o Martha Schubert Schmidt, Sandbuehlstrs 5a, D 97218 Gerbrunn, ++49/0 91 31 7059647

Aug 14-19 3rd Académie de musique ancienne des Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Château de Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer (Normandie) with Miguel Henry, contact Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, 4 rue Adrien Pasquier, 76000 Rouen, France, Tél. : +33 (0)9 81 18 57 45

Sept 8-12 Alessandra Stradella International Festival, with Andrea Damiani, Nepi (VT), Italy, contact Giorgia Rocca,

Sept 14-17 Sabbioneta Masterclass 2018, Renaissance and Baroque Music with Dame Emma Kirkby (Voice), Sam Chapman (Lute, Theorbo, continuo), Sabbioneta, near Parma,

Oct 5–7 Bedlam Lute Song Workshop, with Laudon Schuett, College of Charleston campus, South Carolina, web:

Oct 14-19 West Dean short course, Sing from the heart, with Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields, West Dean Sussex - The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ +44 (0) 1243 818300


July 8-16 Triora Musica, La Daphne by Marco da Gagliano (1575-1642) (first performed Mantua, 1608) with plucked string continuo, course in Triora, Liguria, Italy tel: +44 (0)7967689714

July 9-17 XXIII International Summer Academy of Early Music, Wilanow Palace and other venues in Warsaw, Poland,

July 24-28, Early music course at San Benedetto del Tronto, with Marco Pesci, esp. theorbo and archlute basso continuo básics and style,

July 24-30 Lute course with Evangelina Mascardi, Orte, near Rome, in collaboration with Associazione Incontri Mediterranei, tel +39 340.982.1145

Aug ??? 15th Holešov Early music summer school, with Joel Frederiksen, Contact: The Czech Ensemble Baroque, Lázy 14, Loucka 756 44, Czech Republic,


July 6-10 1st Zutphen Zomer Academy, with Fred Jacobs, Zutphen Netherlands, contact: Tineke Haveman,10VOCAAL, De Muddegezaai 10, 8252KA Dronten, Tel: 0321-701332/ 06-41497089

July 11-23 Arezzo Summer School, I play baroque, with Gian Luca Lastraioli (until 18th), Tel +39 3474775173

July 35th Academie Internationale de Musique et de Danse de la Lozere, with Brian Wright,

July 18-23 Corsi Estivio di Musica Antica e Barocca, with Gianluca Gemeria, Pamparato (Cuneo) Italy, ++39 011 5211867

Aug 21-28 14eme Atelier de Musique Ancienne, Gruyeres, Swtizerland, Association Guitare & Luth, CP 2254, CH 1630 Bulle 2, Switzerland,

Aug 25-28 Corsi estivi di musica barocca, Venezia Palazzo Grimani di Santa Maria Formosa, with Simone Vallerotonda, Associazione per la musica e la danza antica di Venezia, +390415231461 +393207232837 Facebook page:

Sept 15-20 International viol course, masterclasses and concerts, with Jordi Savall, viols, and Rolf Lislevand teaching plucked strings, singers also welcome, Spa, Belgium, contact: Ricercar Consort, Place de Bronckart 19, 4000 Liège Belgique ++32 (04) 253 47 21

Oct 27–30 4th Admonter Lautenherbst, with Evangelina Mascardi, Hubert Hoffmann, contact Dagmar Fischer-Riedel, Evangelische Kirchenstrasse 233, A-8911 Admont (Steiermark) ++43 + 664 / 19 72 598