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Music projects for every musician with a professional attitude

Unfortunately, the summer courses in Bechyně have been definitively cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. A survey of participants showed that 28% of them would not travel to Bechyně anyway. The greatest risk they feel is not so much making music together, but traveling and staying in Bechyně. And those are precisely the aspects which we can hardly influence. It is clear that with over a quarter fewer participants, the courses are neither musically nor financially possible.

We have moved the 2020 programs to the corresponding periods in 2021 and look forward to seeing all the old acquaintances, but hopefully many new faces in Bechyně.

An exception is the chamber music course in České Budějovice. In mid June 2020 will be decided whether it can take place in the summer of 2020. So there is still a chance that it will take place this year.

Below you will find the dates and programs of the courses in 2021.

The 2021 summer courses: two projects in Czechia, Europe's most musical country. Projects in which you can immerse yourself in wonderful music, with top tutors and like-minded souls. The projects for 2021 are open to experienced musicians. Whether you are an amateur or professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is of paramount importance. If you are the type of person who comes well prepared, and you appreciate it when others do so too, then please continue reading...

This page contains the course titles and dates for 2021 . The courses take place in the monastery of Bechyně, 100 km south of Prague. Please click the course titles for more information. From December 1, all information will be complete and the applications form will be available again.

Please don't hesitate to contact Dirkjan Horringa in case you have any questions, by mail ( or by phone (+31 619 224 758).

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1. Baroque music in 415 Hz: Buxtehude & his potential son-in-law Bach

for singers & period instruments

  • Bechyně, 15 - 25 July 2021

Still places for baroque bassoon and trumpet, baroque violins, continuo players (organ/harpsichord/theorbo) and tenors and basses

Full for: recorder, traverso, oboe, viola da gamba, sopranos and altos

This course is full for other singers and instruments

2. Dvořák's Stabat Mater, for orchestra, choir and soloists

for instrumentalists & (choir & solo) singers, with chamber music and chamber choir

  • Bechyně, 29 July - 8 August 2021

Still places for flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet, piano and some strings in all groups.
The choir has a few places in all voice groups

Full for oboe and bassoon

*: Speciální výhodná cena pro české houslisty a violisty: kurs 2 nebo 3 včetně (dvoulůžkové) ubytování a stravování za Kč 4.000. Jenom napište "ANKST" na přihlášce v poli "Remarks and additional information

Play chamber music with the Kinsky Trio Prague & Friends

play with a professional chamber musician in a group

  • České Budějovice, 18 - 26 July 2020

N.B. This course is organized by and under the responsibility of the Czech tutors, in collaboration with La Pellegrina


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