Introductory Course for Beginners
Children from the age of 8 who are not yet playing a stringed instrument or have just started are just right in our introductory course!
Here everybody learns the first basics of violin, viola, cello or double bass and plays together from the first note. A rental instrument can be provided.
Pupils of the projects “Class music with string instruments” play here after the first year of lessons, as do all young string players who have at least mastered the first register and have no experience in ensemble music.
Rocking Strings Orchestra
This is the middle ensemble of the string camp. It stands between the beginners in the elementary orchestra and the advanced in the chamber orchestra or Rockestra.
The target group are students who have completed at least two years in a string class or lower level according to VdM. The varied musical program of this ensemble offers pieces from the field of film music & rock pop music, but also classical arrangements.
Since 2007 we rock the camp! Jon Diven and Frauke Preisler already had the idea 2 years before to show the kids that a string instrument is not only suitable for classical music. Both teachers love and play classical music, but there is more. A similar taste in music (Classic Rock) quickly brought them onto the scene. Led Zepplin, Metallica and Queen were on the program for the first year. Later she added Pearl Jam, Guns’n’Roses, Foreigner, Meat Loaf and other rock greats. The arrangements are written by Jon Diven himself, because perfectly fitting, good material is seldom available.
Participants: Advanced strings (intermediate upper level according to VdM), string quartets can also participate. We play demanding works from the “classical” field: baroque, classical, modern.
The musicians of the chamber orchestra form chamber music ensembles on a voluntary basis. Existing string trios or string quartets register together.