Sophia Jaffé

Master Class Sophia Jaffé

Class dates:
10.08.-17.08. - Violin (Fully Booked)

Master Class Violin with

  • Arrival: 10.08. until 20.00h
  • Class Start: 11.08 at 9:15
  • Class Location: Horn, Waldviertel
  • Class Scope: Private lessons, overall 180 min, accompaniment, opportunity to perform
  • Deadline: May 15th, 2024
  • Fees


Sophia Jaffé has been known for many years to the classical music world as a brilliant violinist. Since 2011 professor for violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Lecturer at Allegro Vivo, violin master class and coming soon master class in Paris.

Sophia Jaffé performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the RSB and DSO Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Chamber Orchestra Stuttgart, Munich, Heilbronn, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra Linz, the Hallé Symphony Orchestra Manchester, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, the Czech Philharmonic Prague & the Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague and the National Symphony Orchestra Brussels; Cooperation with conductors such as Marek Janowski, Walter Weller, Zdenek Macal, Sir Mark Elder, Dennis Russell Davies, Gabriel Feltz, Michael Sanderling, Lothar Zagrosek and Gilbert Varga, in the concert halls of the Berlin Philharmonic, Alte Oper Frankfurt, in the Herkulessaal & Prinzregententheater Munich, the Cologne Philharmonic, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Cadogan Hall London, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Great Festival Hall Salzburg. Guest at numerous international festivals in Ludwigsburg, Rheingau, Meran, the Concentus Moravie/Czech Republic, the Passauer Musikwochen, the Leipzig Bach Festival as well as Moritzburg, Delft, Reims; wide-ranging repertoire of 70 works from the 17th century to contemporary works; numerous live recordings and radio productions. 2009 debut CD with Björn Lehmann, 2014 CD recording with the violin concerto by J. Casken with the Hallé Symphony Orchestra Manchester. Winner of numerous competitions, e.g. B. Leopold Mozart Competition Augsburg, the Concours de Genève, 1st prize at the German Music Competition. Lecturer at Allegro Vivo violin master class in Horn, Waldviertel, near Vienna.

First musical lessons from her parents. Studied with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam and Stephan Picard at the “Hanns Eisler” University of Music in Berlin.


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.-

  • 10.08.-17.08. - Violin: € 370.-

Information about course fees, accomodation and terms of payment click here

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)


Accommodation 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 15th of April 2024.

General terms

  • Accommodation incl. breakfast at Bundesschülerheim and  Hotel Blie, only full board at 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 15th of June the registration of € 130,-, until 15th of July 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.

Terms of Payment

Without charges for the receiver by remittance to account

„Academia Allegro Vivo - Festival Austria“,

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Sparkasse Horn, all prices incl. taxes