Matthias Bartolomey

Master Class Matthias Bartolomey

Class dates:
12.08.-19.08. - Violoncello €350.- plus 130 € registration fee

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Master Class Violoncello with Matthias Bartolomey

  • Arrival: 12.08. until 20.00h
  • Class Start: 13.08 at 9:15
  • Class Location: Horn, Waldviertel
  • Class Scope: Private lessons, overall 180 min, accompaniment, opportunity to perform
  • Deadline: June 1st, 2023
  • Fees

About Matthias Bartolomey

Matthias Bartolomey was born in 1985 in Vienna, Austria. He started to play the cello at the age of seven and took his first cello lessons with his father Franz Bartolomey. He became a student of Prof. Valentin Erben at the University for music and performing arts in Vienna in 1995. From 2007 he studied with Prof. Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where in 2010 he completed his studies with a Masters-degree. Since October 2020 Matthias has been teaching as a Univ. Prof. at the Mozarteum Salzburg.

Since 2017 Matthias is focusing on wirting new and original music for cello with an emphasis ondeveloping and advancing new playing techniques. In 2012 together with the Jazzviolinist and Mandolaplayer Klemens Bittmann he formed the Duo BartolomeyBittmann – progressive strings vienna which has become the main focus in his musical career. With exclusively original compositions they are leading their instruments out of their deeply rooted classical tradition to new musical pathways. With the spontaneity and improvisation of Jazz, the music includes heavy groove and rockelements as well as intimate ballads and fast uptempo compositions.

Numerous concerts tours brought the duo to venues like the Berliner Philharmonie, the Elphilharmonie Hamburg, the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, the golden hall of the Musikverein Vienna as well as many famous festivals all over Europe. In 2019 BartolomeyBittmann released their 3rd studio album Dynamo with the label ACT Music. In 2014 her recorded the rarley played Cello sonata by Sir André Previn with the pianist Clemens Zeilinger. The record was released at the label ARS Produktion.

Since 2010 he plays as solocellist with the Concentus Musicus Wien founded by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Amongs his regular chamber music partners are Benjamin Schmid, Helmut Deutsch, Clemens Zeilinger, Matthias Schorn, Magda Amara, Georg Breinschmid, Florian Willeitner and the Signum Saxophone Quartet. As a soloist in particular he played with the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, the Symphony in C Philadelphia, the Istanbul Devlent Senfoni Orkestarsi and the Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University.

As an Orchestra musician Matthias repeatedly played at the Vienna Stateopera, the ViennaPhilharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

He is prize winner of the Austrian youth competition „Prima la musica“, the competition „Musica Juventutis“ by the Wiener Konzerthaus and winner of the 2nd prize at the International Brahms competition in Pörtschach 2006. In 2009 he received the „Erich Schenk-Preis“ for young musicians by the Mozartgemeinde Wien. In 2018 he received the 2nd prize with his Duo BartolomeyBittmann at the “BMW Welt Jazz ward” in Munich. Matthias is playing a cello by David Tecchler (Rome, 1727) and is exclusively playing strings by LARSEN STRINGS.

Master Classes

Classes are held by renowned artists and lecturers involving at least 3 hours (4x45 minutes) per week per student. Participants have the choice between concert, solo and chamber music literature. Support for existing ensembles and experienced chamber musicians.

In addition to the classes, numerous accompanists will be available to help participants studying and preparing for the music programme within the context of the course.

Registration / Conditions

The master classes are designed for music students, young students and talented young musicians. Our professors choose their students on basis of your information. Detailed description about the musical skills and education increases the chance for a place in the master class. Required age: 15 years.


Registration Fee: € 130.-

  • 12.08.-19.08. - Violoncello: € 350.-

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Master Class Content

(depending on the course date)

  • lessons
  • accompaniment
  • free entry to the concerts of summer academy if available

Travel and shuttle service

Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements. We offer a shuttle transfer from Vienna to Horn (departure always 15.00), and back to Vienna (departure always 10.00).

Price per trip: € 25,-

Additional Offers


Participants may perform in one of the 20 concerts of the Summer Academy. Joint attendance of concerts (Nomination by the lecturer in consultation with the course management)


Accomodation can be booked within your registration (depending on course date).
As there are no vacancies in private boardings in Horn and surroundings during the time of our summer academy, we firmly recommend booking the course and one of our offered accommodation at the same time.


The „Bundesschülerheim“ is a boarding school for pupils during the year. The house has been renovated and has now 30 double rooms. Washrooms are on the corridor.


Campus Horn

Campus Horn has a wide choice of leisure attractions for families. At the outdoor area there is a playground and a sport area, the public swimmingpool is nearby. The centre of Horn offers various pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance. Indoor there is a playroom for small children, table tennis, meeting rooms and much more leisure offers. The hotel has about 180 beds, many seminar rooms and a special event location, called "Weitblick" with a magnificant view of Horn and its surrounding.

Campus Horn

Hotel Blie

Comfort awaits the guests at the "Gasthof Blie", which is now managed by the 6th generation of the family. The house offers 74 beds. The excellent cuisine offers international cuisine and Austrian specialties. The house is close to the city center, the train station is within walking distance.


We sincerely thank the public authorities and private sponsors of Allegro Vivo, they enable us to run the courses.

For social hardship cases we offer scholarships (registration fee or 1/2 of the course fee). Applications for scholarships including a letter of recommendation must be received by us until the 17th of May 2023.

General terms

  • Accommodation incl. breakfast at Bundesschülerheim, Hotel Blie, Campus Horn, separate external accommodation is possible
  • Class venues: Kunsthaus Horn
  • Pianos for practice will be available for at least 3 hours per day and participant
  • Participants may practise in their rooms, an additional limited number of practice rooms will be offered.
  • Passive course attendance is possible on request by e-mail
  • Confirmation of registration will be sent after approval by the lecturer and payment of the registration fee. Limited number of places available. Early registration is recommended.
  • In case of your cancellation by 30th of June the registration of € 130,-, until 1st of August 50% of the course fee (incl. registration fee, course fee, additional offers) and after that 100 % of the course fee (incl. registration). If the courses cannot take place due to an official cancellation, fees paid will be refunded according to the course confirmation.
  • Participants (under 18 years) are subject to the rules of the Children and Youth Protection Act.

CoVID-Prevention Measures

We closely monitor the CoViD situation and potential prevention measures to provide the best Summer Academy experience possible.

By signing up, you agree to any prevention measures active during the summer academy. In case of regulatory cancellation, course fees will be refunded

Terms of Payment

Without charges for the receiver by remittance to account

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