Summer French Horn Courses

5th - 11th August 2018

4th year of an international french horn courses


About courses

In the year 2018, The Summer Horn Courses will be held in National Monument of the Broumov Monastery for the fourth 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, and Saar Berger, member of Ensemble Modern), and from the last year also by student participation (in 2017 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 2018:

Esa Tapani (FIN) - Horn player, living in Finnland, leader of international masterclasses around the world, member of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Professor at Hochschule fur Musik in Frankurt am Main
Zuzana Rzounkova (CZ) - Horn soloist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, teacher at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno
Jan Vobořil (CZ) - Horn soloist of the Czech Philharmony

Jana Goliášová (CZ) - Piano
Pavel Čapek (CZ) - Piano


Category without age limit, suitable for pupils of Primary Music Schools,
Students of Conservatories and Music Universities and also open public


Applications must be submitted electronically by June 30th.
An advance payment of CZK 500 must be paid in advance, to the account of
IBAN: CZ11 0800 0000 0034 9595 3359
The surcharge can be paid either on site or on the same bill until June 30, 2018.
Use the participant's birth number as a variable symbol.


The Course fee:

Full board – 240 Euros; breakfast, lunch, dinner (arrival: August/5/2018; departure: August/11/2018)
Half board – 200 Euros; breakfast, dinner (arrival: August/5/2018.; departure: August/11/2018)
The fee without accommodation and food – 85 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 (5/8/2018) and to Prague (11/8/2018), the bus transportation will be arranged (payed by cash, 400 CZK). 

Videos from previous courses:

Monastery Broumov

In Monastery Broumov you can visit Café Dientzenhofer or be a part to the guided tour.




Sunday 5/8/18

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