Mid Europe - Blasmusikfestival in Schladming

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MID EUROPE in Schladming and Haus/Ennstal
July 12-17, 2016


International masterclass for conducting with Henrie Adams, NL and the International Mosel Valley Concert Band, DE

Location:         Mid Europe 2016
                        8970 Schladming, Austria

Date:               Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016



The masterclass takes place from July 11 – 15, 2016 as part of Mid Europe 2016. A limited number of Active Participants will conduct all pieces from the list below and rehearse them with a professional wind band. Course language is German. If you would like to observe the masterclass you have the option to enroll as a Passive Participant. Passive Participants may attend the entire workshop and participate in discussions. Active Participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their works with Henrie Adams by conducting a work/movement as part of a concert at Mid Europe 2016 with the International Mosel Valley Concert Band on Friday, 15, 2016.


List of works for the masterclass


Grad 4

Gustav Holst

First Suite in Eb

Boosey & Hawkes

Grad 3,5

Jacob de Haan


De Haske, Hal Leonard

Grad 4


Steven Reineke


Grad 4

Sweet Dreams

Steven Bryant


Grad 4

The Fly

Oscar Navarro



Masterclass instructor: Henrie Adams (German, Englisch and Espanol)

Henrie Adams


Henrie Adams was born in Thorn (The Netherlands) and studied the oboe and conducting at the Maastricht Conservatory of Music. His teachers were Anton Kersjes, Lukas Vis and Pierre Kuijpers. He attended master classes in orchestral conducting with Pierre Dervaux and Enrique Garcia Asensio.

He was principal conductor of the chamber orchestra “Sinfonietta” of Maastricht, of the symphonic bands “Union” of Heythuysen and “Eendracht” of Meyel, and also of the Youth Orchestra of the Valencian Community (1992-1999). He was invited as guest conductor by the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphonic Orchestra, the Madrid Municipal Band and the Valencia Symphony Orchestra. Since 1989 he is principal conductor of both the symphonic band and the orchestra of the Sociedad Musical “la Artística” of Buñol.

In July 2001 he obtained with this band the title of “World Champion” at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade (The Netherlands) with the highest score in the Concert Division. He made more than 20 cd's with this orchestra for World Wind Music. On this CD Henrie Adams is guest conductor of the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides.