Summer French Horn Courses

4th - 10th August 2019

5th year of an international french horn courses


About courses

In the year 2019, The Summer Horn Courses will be held in National Monument of the Broumov Monastery for the fifth time, as an accompanying program of the Za poklady Broumovska Music Festival. During their time, the courses gained their place in the summer cultural program of the monastery, and the organizers' efforts to further extend their courses of international participation. This has been successful since the second year of teaching (Kerry Turner - member of the American Horn Quartet, Saar Berger - member of Ensemble Modern, finnish horn player Esa Tapani), and from the last year also by student participation (in 2018 the courses welcomed participants from Japan, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic).

The courses are intended for pupils of the elementary school, conservatory students and academics, as well as for the public, without age limitation.

During the courses, the organizer offers participants a full service from transport, accommodation (in the renovated Broumov Monastery in the monastic cells), catering services and leisure time spent in a group with instructors - a trip to Adrspach Rocks or a similar type of trip. After the reconstruction of the monastery there are concert halls with different capacity from thirty listeners up and  the multifunctional hall Dřevník, which is located in the monastery garden and is for 300 listeners. Individual lessons and chamber lessons are held in the monastery and concert hall in parallel.

The concerts will take place in the monastery, in Dřevník, in churches in Broumov and open air. In recent years, open air concerts in the Adrspach Rocks have been a great success. The final top concert of the courses is the concert of lecturers of courses within the festival Za Poklady Broumovska.

Lectors 2019:

Zuzana Rzounkova (CZ / SK) - artistic director of courses, Solo horn player of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, teacher at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno
Prof. Thomas Hauschild (DE) - german hornist, profesor at the Music and Theatre University of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig
Jindřich Petráš (CZ) - dean at the Music Faculty of Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, chairman of the Hornforum Society
Jan Vobořil (CZ) - solo horn player of the Czech Philharmonic
Martin Sokol (CZ) - first horn player of the Prague Symphony Orchestra
Lenka Němcová (CZ) - pedagogue of the Primary Music School in Police nad Metují and Broumov


Jana Goliášová - Music faculty JAMU in Brno
Pavel Čapek - ZUŠ Police nad Metují


Category without age limit, suitable for pupils of Primary Music Schools, students of Conservatories and Music Universities and also open public. For small children we are „parents friendly“, we are looking forward to make a special conditions for all accompanying parents.“


Please fill in carefully. Applications and deposit of 500 CZK must be sent electronically till 30th June 2019. A deposit of 500 CZK must be paid in advance till 30th June 2019 to the account IBAN: CZ11 0800 0000 0034 9595 3359 SWIFT (BIC): GIBACZPX. Use the participant's birth number as a variable symbol (payment reference number). The additional payment can be paid after arrival or on the same account until July 15, 2019.


The Course fee:

Full board – 260 Euros; breakfast, lunch, dinner (arrival: August/4/2019; departure: August/10/2019)
Half board – 220 Euros; breakfast, dinner (arrival: August/4/2019.; departure: August/10/2019)
The fee without accommodation and food – 90 Euros


Accomodation for participants will be arranged in the newly refurbished rooms in the Broumov monastery - HERE.


Depending on the number of participants needing transport from Prague (4/8/2019) and to Prague (10/8/2019), the bus transportation will be arranged (payed by cash, 400 CZK). 

Videos from previous courses:

Monastery Broumov

In the Monastery Broumov you can visit Café Dientzenhofer, new monastery restaurant U Tří růží or be a part to the guided tour.


Schedule 2019


Sunday 4/8/19

from 15:00 individual arrival, around 18:00 collective arrival
18:00 – 18:45 arrival, opening, check-in (Klášterní 1, 55001 Broumov, Czech republic)
19:00 – hotel Veba Broumov – learning about the courses, the program, …


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
8:30 – 13:30 individual lessons
13:00 – 14:30 lunch
15:15 – 17:00 chamber music
18:00 – dinner


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
8:30 – 13:30 individual lessons
13:00 – 14:15 lunch
14:15 – 15:00 workshop with Zuzana Rzounková
15:15 – 17:00 chamber music
17:30 – dinner
19:00 – the first concert of participants


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
8:30 – 13:30 individual lessons
13:00 – 15:00 lunch
15:30 – departure to the trip (Adrspach or riding school Hejtmánkovice)
16:30 – halali show
19:00 – dinner


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
8:30 – 13:30 individual lessons with all instructors
13:00 – 14:30 lunch
15:00 – 17:00 workshop
17:30 – dinner
19:00 – the second concert of participants


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
8:30 – 14:00 individual lessons
13:00 – 15:00 lunch
15:15 – 16:00 workshop 
16:15 – 17:15 Chamber music
17:30 – dinner
19:00 – the third concert of participants


7:00 – 7:45 breakfast
10:00 – the ceremonial halali – Broumov monastery
11:30 – the final concert (the end of the course)
13:00 – lunch
18:00 – concert of the instructors (optional)           
20:00 – departure to Prague (optional)


Technical and organizational requests:

Tereza Kramplová
Výkonná ředitelka festivalu Za poklady Broumovska

Tel: +420 731 481 309



Educational and cultural centre Broumov Monastery

Klášterní 1, 550 01 Broumov