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Chambermusic Class 2022

August 30th to September 2nd 2022
vielklang Academy

During a relaxed supper after the electrifying performance by the Signum Quartet in the summer of 2021, the idea arose that Tübingen would be an ideal location offering a course for amateur ensembles.

The idea is a course for experienced amateurs to offer observation, not just music-making. Each ensemble will be instructed by each member of the Signum Quartet. In addition, they can rehearse independently and can observe the Signum Quartet rehearsals.

Registration is only available for ensembles (string trio to string sextet). We request that you prepare the repertoire in advance.


Signum Quartett

Maximum intensity, sensitive nuance, unsparing expressivity, inwardness, and vitality distinguish the Signum Quartet. Their programs are dramatically constructed and are performed with uncompromising perfection and spontaneous elegance.

The Signum Quartet has been a welcome guest of the Philharmonie de Paris, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebous, and the Vienna Konzerthaus and has regularly performed with partners including Nils Mönkemeyer, Dominique Horwitz, Jörg Widmann, Daniel Ottensamer, Nicolas Altstaedt and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

Their discography documents their stylistic breadth: in addition to the acknowledged masterworks of the quartet literature, they have also recorded works by Wolfgang Rihm, Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann and Kevin Volan.

Following their album “Aus der Ferne” (Diapason D’Or, Opus Klassik), the Signum Quartet continues its Schubert cycle for PENTATONE with “Ins stille Land,” pursuing its engagement with the fascinating connection between string quartet and lied.

Intensive study with the Alban Berg Quartet and the Artemis Quartet marks the artistic evolution of the Signum Quartet, along with collaboration with György Kurtág, Walter Levin, Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher und Jörg Widmann, and numerous prizes like Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Premio Paolo Borciani, London International String Quartet Competition.

Signum Quartett


Duration of the class

August 30 to Semtepber 2 2022


The class takes place in Uhland-Gymnasium Tübingen,Uhlandstr.24A


Each group will have two coaching sessions per afternoon with different members of the Signum Quartet. In the morning they can observe the public rehearsals of the quartet.

The Uhland-Gymnasium is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and has sufficient space for each group to rehearse.

Arrival / Departure

The arrival should be before August 29, 6 pm. Departure should be no earlier than September 3rd. Everybody is invited to arrive earlier or leave later.


The accomodation is not included in the fee and has to be organised individually. We are happy to help with the accomodation. Please contact Dr. Magdalene Geiger-Thiedemann (


The fees for the active participation is 300 € (200 € reduced) for each individual. A festival pass that gives admission to all events can be purchased for 150 €.

“The application is only valid with the transfer of the 50 € application fee (non refundable)

About vielklang

Vielklang was founded by Felix Thiedemann and Arndt Feuerbach in 2011. Its intention has been to organize and provide a festival by and for young people. New ideas have been implemented in almost every year, including master classes in 2013, a chorus in 2014, and the s sing!@Tübingen-Projekt in 2015.

In 2013 the vielklang was expanded by the establishment of vielklang e.V, and Prof.Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin joined us as the festival patron.

We are delighted to look forward to vielklang 2022 and to the forthcoming concerts and events.

vielklang e. V. / c/o Akademie
Ebertstraße 23

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