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 Isabelle Ruf-Weber, CH and an Austrian Military band

Location:         Mid Europe 2015
                        8970 Schladming, Austria

Date:               Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015



The masterclass takes place from July 13 - 17, 2015 as part of Mid Europe 2015. A limited number of active participants will conduct all pieces from the list below and rehearse them with a professional windband. Course language is German and English. If you would like to observe the masterclass you have the option to choose to be a passive participant. Passive Participants may attend the entire workshop and participate in discussions. Active participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their work with Isabelle Ruf-Weber by conducting a work/movement as part of a concert at Mid Europe 2015 with the Austrian Military band on Friday, 17, 2015.


List of works for the masterclass


Grad 5

Oliver Waespi

2. Satz Nocturne

Suite Nr. 1



Grad 5

Modest Mussorgsky

arr. Evi Güdel-Tanner

Bilder einer Ausstellung



Grad 5

Franz Cibulka

Doppelkonzert für Klarinette & Euphonium

3. Satz

Images de l‘amour



Grad 4

Mario Bürki

Terra Pacem


mf Verlag

Grad 3/4

Lukas Zdenek

Musica Bohemica




Isabelle Ruf-Weber, CH

Isabelle Ruf-Weber


Isabelle Ruf-Weber graduated with high distinction in conducting from the Musikhochschule in Luzern in 1989. She also completed her flute teaching certificate in the same year. She studied conducting at the University of Michigan and took lessons with Sylvia Caduff in Luzern, and Johannes Schleaefli in Zürich.

Ruf-Weber has conducted a variety of orchestras and ensembles, including the wind band Neuenkirch (1988-2013), the Orchester Sursee (2000-2003), the Orchesterverein Malters (2003-2007), the Landesblasorchester Baden-Würtemberg, and the wind band La Landwehr de Friboug.

Ruf-Weber is artistic director at the Stadttheater in Sursee. She serves frequently as guest conductor, teacher, and clinician across Europe, including the Bundesakademie in Trossingen, Germany, the Musikhochschule in Luzern, and many more.