Application for the Composer Workshop with Nikolaus Schapfl - Salzburg, August 4th-7th, 2015



Nikolaus Schapfl studied under Diether de la Motte, Isang Yun, Franz Zaunschirm, and James MacMillan among others. He gained international acclaim for his operatic version of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. His compositions have been performed by the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Karlsruhe State Theatre Orchestra, the Muenchner Rundfunk Orchester of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Philharmonie Salzburg, and by world-renowned soloists.  In addition to working in the classical and contemporary idioms, he has written musical scores for motion pictures, including for Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

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Language of instruction: English (group), as well as English, German and French (individual)

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Foto: Hubert Auer  
Satztechnik und Orchestration   |   Musical Setting and Orchestration  

Course period: August 04 – 07, 2015 / Fee: € 400,-. The fee includes 6 individual lessons, eventually group lessons and the concert August 7th.

  All indications can be subject to modification.    

Application deadline: Mai 31, 2015

  Nikolaus Schapfl: +49.8650.9848893    musik(at)  

We have some ability to help participants find accommodations with local families, and are happy to provide this service upon request.

  Nikolaus Schapfl talks about music and composing:    
  Partial selection of course topics:    

Developing Ideas and Melodies / Authentic Composing / Unusual Melodic Paths / Suspensions – flow in music / Setting Texts to Music/

  Expressing and Affecting / Mozart: A Case Study / Creative Instrumentation. to top  
  © Nikolaus Schapfl, Salzburger Str. 33, D-83487 Marktschellenberg (close to Salzburg)