The Woodwind Cafe


Woodwind Cafe – Non Residential (includes tuition and meals): £230.00
Individual lesson (please note, places for individual lessons are limited and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. Multiple lessons are available where appropriate): £32.00

Secure bookings may be made online through the event website.

Jennifer Moss

Passionate about the place of music in children’s education, Jennifer is an enthusiastic music educator and performing artist. Jennifer graduated from University of Birmingham with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in 2016, which included a year abroad at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received training in musical pedagogy.

Currently completing a Master of Music degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Jennifer has become experienced in ensemble leading and outreach, including working with the RWCMD Junior Department, and performing outreach concerts such as RWCMD Chamber Winds and RWCMD Symphony ‘Orchestradventure’ with Tom Redmond. Jennifer is excited to be returning as faculty for The Woodwind Café in Harrogate this year to work with wonderful young musicians.

Jennifer has performed as a clarinettist for many ensembles, such as the Welsh Chamber Players, Cherubim Chamber Soloists, City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Dartington Festival Ensemble and Vacation Chamber Orchestra. She is an experienced chamber musician, and is ensemble and project manager for Siren Operatic Productions.

Event Description

The Woodwind Cafe presents an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a young musician in a friendly and fun environment. The Cafe’s schedule is structured around providing an experience of ensemble playing; including teamwork, musicality, listening and rhythm, with a valuable performance opportunity to display the ensemble’s achievement during the course!

You will have the opportunity to share your curiosity about music through group discussion and listening, as well as trying out other instruments in the woodwind family, such as the bass clarinet or piccolo flute. Feel free to bring along a piece of solo music which you would be comfortable to play, as you will be encouraged to perform this in a relaxed and supportive environment.

The course runs from 9.30am – 5pm on the Wednesday & Thursday, on the Friday its 9.30am until after the end of the final concert which is usually about 9.30pm. Lunch is provided on the Wednesday & Thursday, however on the Friday they will be provided with lunch & dinner. There is also a break each morning and afternoon where they can have a drink. For an idea of what the course involves please the sample timetable.

The Woodwind Cafe is a wonderful chance to make new friends, make music together and learn from each other; we would love to see you there!


The beautiful and historic spa town of Harrogate, with its parks and gardens, castles and abbeys and closeness to the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, is an ideal venue for the course; relaxing, invigorating and inspiring.



3 Croft Avenue, Crossflatts, Bingley BD16 2DT, United Kingdom

About the organiser

Windstruments was started in 1994 as a woodwind and brass instrument repair company. Since then we have expanded into one of the largest stockists of musical instruments in the UK adding a branch in Harrogate, known as Music House, as well as Bingley. We also stock accessories, cases and gifts.

During the school holidays, we run four summer schools in Harrogate for woodwind instrumentalists from ages 8 to 80: Clarinet Summer SchoolSax Summer SchoolFlute Kitchen and Woodwind Cafe.

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9 August 2019 To 18 August 2019

+44 (0)1428 652202

Faculty: Professors

Flute: Susan Milan ARCM(Hons), FRCM, PgDip(GSMD)

Former Principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber musician and recording artists. Member of the London Chamber Music Groups, Debussy Ensemble and Instrumental Quintet of London.  Professor of Flute, Royal College of Music, London. Adjunct Professor of Flute Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. Founder and Director of the British Isles Music Festival.

Assistant Flute: Nina Robertson

Successful freelance musician, chamber musician and soloist as well as experienced teacher. She studied at the RCM with Susan Milan, winning numerous prizes and graduating with a B.Mus (Hons) and a Dip,RCM.

 Oboe: David Theodore

David Theodore studied the oboe at the Royal Academy of Music. At the age of twenty he was appointed Principal Oboe in the BBC Welsh Orchestra. He has held various London Principal positions, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber musician and soloist,  he has appeared with many of the leading orchestras. He has recorded the Mozart and the Vaughan Williams Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra for Chandos Records.

Clarinet: Mark Van de Wiel

Mark van de Wiel is established as one of Britain’s leading and most versatile clarinettists. Born in Northampton and educated at Merton College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music, Mark was appointed principal clarinettist with Welsh National Opera and subsequently with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He joined the Philharmonia as principal clarinet in 2000, and the London Sinfonietta in 2002. He is also principal with the London Chamber Orchestra.  He is a  member of the Endymion Ensemble and  Professor of Clarinet, Royal Academy of Music, London.

Clarinet: Barnaby Robson

From 1998-2013, Barnaby performed worldwide as principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and in April 2014, joined the orchestra of English National Opera as principal clarinet. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he has performed on numerous TV and film scores and have recorded albums for Sony, ASV, Hyperion, the BBC and Decca. He has composed music for TV, film, radio and the concert hall. His scores have been used in productions broadcast on the BBC, Channel Four, ITV and Sky and in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australasia and Japan. He has produced albums and tracks for Westone Music, EMI and Universal Music.

Horn: Jeffrey Bryant

Jeffrey Bryant studied horn at RAM with Ifor James. He is currently horn professor at RCM having previously taught at GSMD for thirty years. He has held the position of principal horn in the LPO, LSO and RPO with whom his has frequently appeared as soloist. He has recorded the Mozart concerti and the Britten Serenade with the RPO. He is horn tutor with the iCulture Orchestra and previously held that position with EUYO.

Bassoon: Martin Gatt

Martin Gatt studied at the Royal College of Music with Archie Camden and was principal bassoon of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1958-66, of the English Chamber Orchestra from 1966-76, and of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1977-98. He was also bassoonist in the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet from 1967-91 and taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1967-84. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he founded the Department of Wind, Brass and Percussion. He is currently Professor of Bassoon at the Royal College of Music, London.

Violin: Philippe Honoré  

Philippe Honoré was a principal player with the Philharmonia Orchestras from 2005–2011. After receiving top honours from both the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was made Lauréat of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation of France in 1992 and was awarded an Honorary Associateship by the Royal Academy of Music in 2001. He is a former member of the Vellinger Quartet and a founding member of the Mobius ensemble and regularly appears as soloist with leading orchestras. He is professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London

Violin: Igor Keller  

Recitalist and chamber musician based in Switzerland and 1st Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of St Gallen.

Viola: Yuko Inoue

Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras.She performs frequently with Britain’s most eminent string quartets and chamber ensembles. She is a member of the Fibonacci Sequence Ensemble and Professor of Viola, Royal Academy of Music, and RAM Junior Department, London.

Cello: Josephine Knight 

Josephine is Professor of Cello and Alfredo Piatti Chair of the Royal Academy of Music, London.  She studied at Yale University and Juilliard School before launching a career as soloist and chamber musician collaborating with many leading international performers. She has recorded for EMI Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos and Blackbox/ASV.

Piano: Ian Brown

Ian is a musician of great versatility whose career embraces chamber music, solo and duo playing and conducting. His musical life began as a bassoon player, eventually concentrating on the piano when he became pianist-in-residence at Southampton University. As concerto soloist he has appeared with many of Britain’s leading orchestras playing a diverse solo repertoire from Bach to Rachmaninov and Bartók. He became pianist with The Nash Ensemble in 1978 and during this long association has played at all the important British music festivals. he is currently Professor of piano, Royal Academy of Music, London.

Harpsichord: Robert Costin

One of Britain’s leading harpsichordists, Robert has made numerous acclaimed recordings and travels internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

Faculty: Resident pianists

Daniel King Smith studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won numerous prizes for Chamber Music. He is now much in demand as a collaborative pianist and recitalist.

Leo Nicholson studied piano at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and at Trinity Laban where he was a consistent prize-winner. He is a much sought-after accompanist and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member.He has performed with the flautist Rosanna Ter-Berg at the Wigmore Hall, and with the saxophonist Anthony Brown. Together they have played all over the country. 

Jill Morton is much in demand as both soloist and collaborative pianist. She spent a season as Pianist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and has given masterclasses at universities and specialist music schools throughout Britain. She currently holds the position of Head of Keyboard at the Perse School in Cambridge. 

Francesca Carta is currently professor of piano at the G. P. da Palestrina Conservatory of Cagliari. She is member of the Hofmannsthal Ensemble, with whom has recorded for Radio Suisse Romande, Riverberi Sonori Recordings and Radio France. Francesca is regularly invited as collaborative pianist for competitions, courses and master classes.

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About the British Isles Music Festival

The British Isles Music Festival is a unique, residential chamber music and master class course, which celebrates the emergence of outstanding young musicians throughout the world.

It unites young people through the common language of music and gives them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, learn from each other and learn from some of the top teachers and performers in the UK and Europe.

During the festival they study in masterclass and individually with established professors, rehearse under supervision and perform major works in high level concerts to the general public and to their peers and professors. This is enormously beneficial to the many students who do not yet have the opportunity to work and perform on a more professional level. This experience is a much needed bridge between conservatory and professional life.

Who should attend

  • Conservatory and young professional musicians intending to have a career in music as performers
  • Instruments: wind, strings, piano and harpsichord.
  • Musicians may apply individually or come as a ready formed group.
  • The lower age limit is 18 and upper age limit 32.

What’s in it for me?

  • Work with established performers and teachers
  • Learn rehearsal techniques
  • Increase your confidence
  • Explore new repertoire
  • Meet musicians from around the world and make new friends
  • Take part in a number of high level concerts
  • Gain performing experience


In 2018, 65 musicians attended from 25 countries and we programmed more than 130 works. The concert repertoire for the main Concerts Series will be determined by applicants’ choices and the constellation of musicians who take part in the festival.

  • The Director contacts all applicants well in advance to discuss concert repertoire, allowing preparation time.
  • There will be four concerts each day for students to perform in, including Lunchtime Informal Concerts, Afternoon Baroque Concerts, 6 o’Clock Duo Concerts in the and 8 o’Clock Concerts in the Chapel.
  • Some concerts are video-recorded professionally.

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Struga, Macedonia (FYROM)

24 July 2019 To 5 August 2019

BISYOC Tutor Team 2019

Fernando Zorita - Violin (Spain)
Fernando Zorita is a member of the Asturias Symphony Orchestra (OSPA), while also freelancing as leader for several orchestras around Spain such as Vigo Opera, Opera Studio and Magistralia. Fernando teaches at the Oviedo Conservatory and coaches the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Asturias (JOSPA) and other youth orchestras in Spain.

Pilar Andrino - Violin (Spain)
Pilar Andrino has been a violin tutor at BISYOC since it started in 2001. She studied violin at the Salamanca Conservatory with Isabel Vilá, and also studied with Jens Ellerman in Germany. She teaches violin at the Salamanca Conservatory and plays in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilia y Leon. She is also involved in a music education programme for very young children.

Cristina Gestido - Viola (Spain/UK)
Cristina Gestido is BMUS and MMUS graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, under professor Lawrence Power. She works regularly with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and freelances with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber and Asturias Symphony Orchestra. She is also a an experienced recitalist and chamber musician, playing in many venues including Fundación Juan March in Madrid and St. Martin-in-the-fields in London.

Evridiki Iliadou - Cello (Greece/Germany)
Evrydiki Iliadou studied in Nuremberg under Professor S.V. Hausegger. She was a member of the Symphonie Orchestra in Konstanz (Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz) and participated in concerts with several other German orchestras. She later moved to Cologne, where she worked as freelance musician with various Chamber Orchestras and Ensembles including Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Kölner Kammerorchester, Kammerphilharmonie Köln and Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, while teaching at Kölner Musikakademie and Musikschule Küsche. She also worked as principal cellist with Flora Symphonie Orchestra, a role which combined playing and teaching. Since 2018 she has lived in Greece where she now works freelance.

David Kenihan - Double Bass (UK)
David Kenihan studied in Melbourne with John Mowson, then with John Foster, and worked with orchestras in Australia before moving to Italy to have lessons with Lucio Bucarella in Rome. He then moved to England for lessons with Rodney Slatford and Gerry Drucker, and worked with London and regional orchestras. He subsequently spent seven years with the Halle in Manchester, and is currently sub-principal double bass with the Bournemouth Symphony. He combines playing with teaching, as a tutor at various summer schools and as an active member in the BSO's education program.

Helga Zuccaro - Flute (Italy/Germany)
Helga Zuccaro began her studies at the Conservatoire in her home city of Trento in Italy. She then went to Germany, first to Münster and then to Freiburg, where she completed her studies under Prof. Robert Aitken. Two years of playing in the Duisburg Sinfonia (Deutsche Oper am Rhein) and Münster Symphony Orchestra rounded off her flute studies. In Freiburg and more recently in Cologne (Germany) she has been working freelance. She prefers playing in smaller chamber music groups. She teaches at the University in Koblenz.

Dario Golcic - Oboe (Croatia)
Dario Golcic studied oboe with Heinz Holliger and Christian Schmitt. He has won many oboe competitions in Croatia. As a soloist he has played with chamber orchestras from Freiburg, Heidelberg, Basel and Zagreb. He teaches the oboe at Zagreb Music Academy and plays solo oboe in the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Domagoj Pavlovic - Clarinet (Croatia)
Domagoj Pavlovic graduated in clarinet in 2001, from the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Josip Tonzetic. He then continued his postgraduate studies till 2005. As a soloist and member of chamber ensembles he has performed throughout Croatia and abroad. He is a member of the Zagreb Woodwind Trio and Duo Clarp (with harpist Mirjana Kriskovic). He also performs regularly with the Porin String Quartet, the Zagreb String Quartet, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. He has made several recordings for Croatian Radio. Since 2002 he has been a soloist in the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Dooley - Bassoon (Ireland)
Michael Dooley is an honours graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. He began his bassoon studies with Martin Prynn (London Mozart Players) and followed on with Graham Salvage (Halle Orchestra). He has worked as a freelance bassoonist at home and abroad and works with the RTE Concert Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland playing bassoon and contra-bassoon. Michael works as a busy chamber musician and has appeared as soloist in the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Ireland and Spain. He is a founder member of the Limerick Wind Octet and conducts Galway Youth Orchestra and St. Patrick's Brass Band in his native Galway. He is currently on the teaching staff in the Limerick School of Music.

Sissel Grøndahl - Horn (Norway)
Sissel M. Grøndahl studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Frøydis Ree Wekre. She is full time horn pedagog at Oslo School of Fine Arts (music school), and sometimes also at at Rudolf Waldorf Oslo City Music High School. She has worked as a regional musician for several years, conducted wind orchestras for 35 years, and she is a composer and arranger. She is also an author of method books for horn, currently producing a new series. She is a team leader for the brass section at the music school, and producer for several of the music school’s concerts.

Stephen Altoft - Trumpet (UK/Germany)
Stephen Altoft is dedicated to the creation of new repertoire for the trumpet. As a solo artist, and with percussionist Lee Ferguson as duo Contour, he has given concerts throughout Asia, Europe, the United States and Canada. He is a member of ensemble chronophonie (Freiburg) and ensemble linea (Strasbourg). In his youth, Stephen took part in courses with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the Humberside County Youth Orchestra (participant and tutor). With Ensemble Linea at the summer courses held at Royaumont Abbey in France, he has worked with young composers. A member of the BISYOC tutor team since its inception, Stephen has directed Brass Ensembles,and instigated the Composition Workshops. With Lee Ferguson he gave the premiere of James Saunders’ Different Ways to achieve equilibrium for trumpet, vibraphone and Orchestra with the BISYOC Orchestra in the UK in 2007.

Stephen teaches at the Waldkirch Town Music School near to Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany.

Wayne Jeffrey - Assistant Conductor & Wind Chamber Music Coach (Canada)
Dr. Wayne Jeffrey is presently Director of Ensembles of the Kwantlen University College Department of Music. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Western Ontario, Toronto and Cincinnati and was the Music Director of the Wind Symphony and Conducting Instructor in each school. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting and music education from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and has appeared as an Associate Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble on many concerts.

In Europe, he studied and performed in London, Munich, Budapest, Salzburg and Vienna. As a hornist and conductor, he has broadcast and performed in Canada and abroad and has recorded with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Toronto Chamber Winds, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, CJRT Orchestra and the Erik Schultz Brass Quintet. Orchestral and chamber performances occur across Canada including Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Fredericton, He appears frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator at festivals throughout North America and Europe.

Manuel Vieira - Trombone and Tuba (Portugal)
Manuel Vieira has been the tutor of Low Brass at BISYOC since 2006. He finished his degree in the University of Aveiro. In 2002 he studied at Sheffield University with Philip Goodwin. The same year he collaborated with Sheffield Opera Productions and played in Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with the direction of conductor and composer Christian Wolff. He played in several youth orchestras such as: APROARTE Orchestra, Bracara Augusta Orchestra, Templários Orchestra, FAP Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Band of Santa Maria da Feira. In 2000 he won the place of principal trombone in the Mediterranean Orchestra. He has performed concerts in several countries including Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, England, Austria, Malta and Brazil. He finished his Masters in Performance at Sheffield University, studying trombone with Chris Houlding in the Royal Northern College of Music. He has collaborated with several Portuguese professional orchestras and he recorded several CDs with some of them. Currently he plays principal trombone in Braga Philharmonic Orchestra. He is member of the HomeBrass-Quintet. He teaches trombone and chamber music at Academy of Music in Vila Verde, and the Music Academy of Fortaleza in Valença where he is Vice Principal.

Lee Forrest Ferguson - Percussion (Germany/USA)
Lee Forrest Ferguson studied as a scholarship student at the University of Iowa under Thomas L. Davis (1991-5). In 1995 he received a bachelor of music in percussion performance and then was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Bernhard Wulff at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, in Freiburg, Germany (1996-8). Lee was a member of the Freiburg Percussion ensemble, which received first prize in the German Music School Competition for the category New Music (Leipzig 1998). He has played with Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Surplus, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, MusikFabrik NRW and is a member of the New Music initiative, SUONO MOBILE ensemble chronophonie and duo Contour. As a performer of new music, Lee works mostly in solo and chamber music genres . He is a percussion instructor at the Southern Blackforest Music School in Tiengen, Germany.

BISYOC 2019 will take place in Struga, Republic of North Macedonia.


Viola, Bassoon, Oboe, Clarinet, Tuba, Trombone, Bass Trombone

We can still accept limited numbers of applications in the following sections: Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Horn, Trumpet, Piano (pianist with orchestral experience preferred). You may be placed on a waiting list if no place is currently available.

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What is BISYOC?

We create an international youth orchestra of 80 players every summer for 12 days. Players come from all over the world (20 countries participated last time). We’ve been doing this for the past 18 years – and in many different locations: Norway, Austria, Spain, Germany, Malta and the United Kingdom. This year it’s in Struga, a multicultural town with a perfect summer climate, on the shore of Lake Ohrid (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).


BISYOC is for musicians aged 18 to 30.

Orchestral concert repertoire

The orchestral repertoire for 2019 is:

Trajko Prokopiev Labin i Dojrana
Khatchaturian Adagio from Spartakus
Mussorgsky/Stokowski Night on a Bare Mountain
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Rehearsal format

All rehearsals are in English. They include full orchestral tutti and instrumental section rehearsals with our international team of specialist tutors. Meet the Tutor Team for 2019

In addition, music sessions include opportunities to participate in chamber music to develop and extend musicianship skills

Top 3 reasons young musicians choose BISYOC

# 1 International Friendship
# 2 Value
# 3 Musical Quality and Learning

What will I do there?

You’ll rehearse the music daily, for most of the day, and perform concerts. Music-making is what it’s all about. You’ll get expert input from our international team of professional musicians (specialist tutors for every instrumental section). But what really makes BISYOC unique is the mix of people. Opportunities for cultural interaction are immense, so plenty of time is dedicated to that too. Everybody who comes to BISYOC wants to meet others who share their passion about playing music and meeting new people.


How to participate

Apply online via our website. You must read the terms and conditions first


All participants will stay in the Solferino Hotel, 10 minutes’ walk from rehearsal venues and close to the local school which will be used for evening cultural activities. All meals and accommodation are included in the price.

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The International Summer Piano Academy Disentis is a unique, intensive two-week educational program for young pianists.

The course aims to discover, to support and to promote young outstanding international pianists. Participants have an opportunity to develop their skills, to work on repertoire and to extend the results onto the concert stage.

The course brings together young pianists with professors, musicologists and leading journalists of the modern piano world. Over two weeks, the participants will get regular tuition, attend lectures, seminars and workshops; they will perform in house concerts and public concerts.

Some of the students will be recommended for participation in the concert series ‘Musik an der ETH’ in Zurich; most advanced students will also be able to receive financial support from our sponsors for their further education.


  • Private tuition with renowned artists
  • Workshops and lectures of the leading experts of the modern piano world
  • Weekend workshop with Bruno Monsaingeon
  • Concert opportunities
  • Studying in the atmosphere of music and creativity
  • Sport activities
  • Accommodation with full board at the Disentis Abbey
  • Exclusive location  amidst the Graubündner Mountains at the sources of  Rhein

General information


Young pianists aged 15-35 presently studying or graduates of a music institution who wish to deepen their understanding of music and performing arts, to enlarge their knowledge of the process of music making and to widen their artistic horizons, those who have in view to make music their profession are welcome to take part in the work of the International Piano Summer Academy.


German, French, English, Russian. Working knowledge of one of these languages is required.


  • The International Summer Piano Academy provides all students with accommodation (single room) and full board during the entire period of their staying at Disentis Abbey.
  • Every student receives five one-hour individual lessons.
  • Pianos are available for practicing.
  • House concerts and public concerts will feature most advanced students. Participation in concerts is encouraged, though is not obligatory.
  • The students have free access to all activities of the course including other professors’ lessons, lectures, seminars, to all house and public concerts, and to all sport facilities (hiking, tennis, badminton and ping-pong).
  • The Abbey can accommodate members of the participant’s family for a period chosen: a subject of early booking; special charges apply.


The Academy welcomes everybody who is wishing to participate in its work as a listener. Listeners enjoy the same privileges as students; however, they do not receive private tuition.

Venue: Disentis Abbey

Founded in the 8th century, Disentis Abbey is today the spiritual and educational centre of the Upper Rhine Valley (Vorderrheintal). The location of the Abbey provides Summer School participants not only with a very special and inspiring framework for the course, but also provides the necessary background for both relaxation and concentration.


  • Participants should arrange their travel to Disentis so that they are available at 15.00 on 21 July 2019, reparting at 10.00 on 4 August 2019.
  • Travel costs are additional to course costs.
  • The nearest airport is Zurich
  • Train travel: as follows: Zurich – Chur – Disentis
  • By car: Zurich – Chur – Disentis

For further details, please, consult your travel agent or

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