Masterclass II
14.03.2022 - 19.03.2022


14.03.2022 - 19.03.2022

Artists in residence

Prof. Matias de oliveira pinto

Matias de Oliveira Pinto was born in São Paulo, Brazil, into a family of artists. He received piano and cello lessons in his early childhood and became a lecturer at the age of 18 at the music academy in Curitiba (Brazil). In Europe he studied with Prof. Eberhard Finke, Prof. Csaba Onczay, Antonio Meneses, Gerhard Mantel, William Pleeth and Paul Tortelier.

Matias de Oliveira Pinto made a name for himself both as a soloist and as a lecturer. He holds a professorship at the Musikhochschule Münster and is a visiting professor at the UdK Berlin. He regularly holds masterclasses all over the world alongside other well-known artists.

Together with Jeungbeum Sohn, Matias de Oliveira Pinto was part of our very first Classe d’Elégance in 2021. We are happy and grateful to welcome him once again at Domaine de Bourigeols for our second Masterclass. 

Arthur Hornig

Arthur Hornig is a new member to our team. He performs as soloist with orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatstheater Gießen, and the Western Bohemian Symphonie Orchestra Marienbad. As chamber musician as well as pedagogue, he is invited to renowned festivals in Asia, South America and whole Europe.

Since 2011, he is the 1st Principal Cellist of the orchestra of the „Deutsche Oper“ Berlin under maestro Donald Runnicles. In 2018 he was appointed Principal Cellist of the orchestra of the Bayreuth Wagner festival under Christian Thielemann.

With different chamber music groups, Arthur Hornig won several prizes at competitions such as the “European chamber music competition“ Karlsruhe. For more than a decade he regularly performed with “Trio NeuKlang“, playing classical repertoire, contemporary music, and crossover programs. In 2016, he won the ECHO Klassik award with his “Berolina Ensemble”.

What to expect?

Almost everything!
A whole week packed with musical input, one on one sessions with our masters, lots of practice, concerts and all of this on an old and beautiful winery in southern France.​

Arrival: Sunday, 13.03.2022 in Limoux, France.
Masterclass: Monday, 14.03.2022 until Saturday, 19.03.2022
Departure: Sunday, 20.03.2022.

The masterclass takes place at Domaine de Bourigeols in Limoux, Southern France. The domaine is an former vinery with ancient buildings and beautiful surroundings.

If you travel by car, please navigate to Rue de Lauraguel in 11300, Limoux.

If you arrive by train, the closest train station is in Limoux, followed by Carcassonne. We offer transfers to and from both places free of charge.

If you arrive by plane, Carcassonne has the closest airport. We can pick you up at the airport free of charge.
Alternately you can also fly to Toulouse. Shuttle service on request.

  • One on one lessons with our masters
  • Cello ensemble lessons and concert
  • Studio recording session at the Limusic Recording Studio for every student.
  • Concert and audition simulation and analysis of your playing with audio and video recording afterwards
    This training is intended to prepare you for your next audition.
  • Seminars on following topics:
    Orchestra audition preparation
    Professional studio recording
    Career management in the music industry
  • Beautiful practice possibilities at every time indoors and outdoors
  • Participation in all given concerts (active and passive)
  • And more…

All participants of our masterclass will be accommodated in the stylish lodgings of the former winery – the
Domaine de Bourigeols – with a view of the surrounding vineyards in a picturesque setting. Students will share double bed rooms.

Catering is included as well:
Breakfast buffet, small lunch snack and regional 3-course menu in the evening are freshly prepared for you every day.

In your free time you can enjoy the 16 hectares large area of the domaine with various leisure activities such as
pool, foosball, table tennis, darts and more.

If desired, you may also bring your partner, friend or family member, too. In this case, please contact us upfront.

How to apply?

Fill out all the needed personal information and agree to the terms and conditions in the application form below.
Submit your registration form and continue with step 2.

Transfer the registration fee of 150,00€.

Alternately you can also transfer the complete amount directly.
If you apply before 01.02.2022, the complete price is 1.490,00€.
Otherwise it costs 1.590,00€ in total.
(Registration fee included)

Bank account
Maximilian Hermes
Bank: BNP Paribas
Intended use for payment: Please write down your full name and “Masterclass CDE 2”.
IBAN: FR76 3000 4007 3200 0102 4996 513

As soon as we checked your application, you will get a confirmation mail from us. This may take up to ten days.

The registration is only valid after we received the registration fee of 150,00€.

The final payment has to be transferred until 10.03.2022. 

Total payment including the registration fee, accommodation/catering and course fee:
€1.490,00 (Early Bird)
or €1.590,00 (after 01.02.2022)

The registration closes on the 07.03.2022

Application form