Live performance during The Final Concert in 2018WATCH
Each year horn players from all over the world come to Teremiski, Poland to learn and enjoy music. This year we have two special guests: Eric Ruske – international soloist, Professor of Horn at Boston University and Julie Thayer – 4th horn of Saint Louis Symphony, former 4th horn of Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet. His impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize in the 1987 American Horn Competition, and in 1988, the highest prize in the Concours International d'Interpretation Musicale in Reims, France.
Of his recording of the complete Mozart Concerti with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the New York Times stated, "Mr. Ruske's approach, firmly positioned with the boundaries of balance, coherence and good taste that govern the Classical Style, enchants by virtue of its confidence, imagination and ebullient virtuosity". Performances as soloist include appearances with the Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Shanghai Radio Broadcast Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, European Camerata, San Diego Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and a tour with the Israel Chamber Orchestra throughout Israel. His recitals have been presented in venues such as the Louvre in Paris, the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Dukes Hall in London, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.
An active chamber musician, he has appeared with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina in Brazil, Moab Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, Festival de Musique in St. Barthlélemy, OK Mozart International Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian , La Musica in Sarasota, Bargemusic in Brooklyn, Music from Angel Fire, Boston Chamber Music Society, and the Festival Pablo Casals both in Puerto Rico and in France. Mr. Ruske is in great demand as a teacher and clinician, and in addition to having given master classes at over one hundred universities and conservatories in the United States, he has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Banff Centre in Canada, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Tokyo College of Music, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the College of Music at Seoul National University and most recently at the Ionian Academy in Corfu, Greece.
In 2012, Albany Records released a 7-CD box set of Mr. Ruske's recordings entitled The Horn of Eric Ruske. The set includes: Music by Three, a disc of music for horn, violin and piano; a collection of unaccompanied horn repertoire entitled Just me and my horn; two discs of virtuoso transcriptions for horn and piano, The Classic Horn and Virtuoso Music for Horn and Piano; a disc of the Strauss and Glière horn concerti, The Romantic Horn Concerti; the complete Mozart Horn Concerti and a disc of horn and piano repertoire entitled Night Poems. He has also made the world premiere recording of the Concierto Evocativo for horn and string orchestra by Roberto Sierra. His numerous arrangements and transcriptions, including a complete edition of the Mozart Concerti, are now available from Cimarron Music. A student of Dale Clevenger and Eugene Chausow, he grew up in LaGrange, Illinois and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Joining architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, trumpeter Miles Davis and comedian Richard Pryor, Mr. Ruske was inducted into the Illinois Hall of Fame in 2007. He has received grants from the National Philanthropic Institute, the Saunders Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the International Institute of Education, the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation and Boston University. Mr. Ruske currently directs the Horn Seminar at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and is the Professor of Horn at Boston University.
Igor Szeligowski earned his master’s degree at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He continued his education during the International Horn Workshop at Eastman School of Music in Rochester (USA) supervised by – William VerMeulen, James Decker, Charles Kavalovsky and James Tchather.
During his career he toured with Grammy Award winning Polish Festival Orchestra founded by Krystian Zimerman, Sinfonia Varsovia, Teatro Municipal de Chile, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia performing under the baton of such prominent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado, sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding or Krzysztof Urbański. On a daily basis he works as a soloist in Warsaw National Opera. He cooperates with London Symphony Orchestra and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches in Academy of Music in Poznań.
Soloist of the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. He graduated from Music Academy in Cracow. As one of the few among Polish horn players he was coached by the legendary Dale Clevenger and William VerMeulen. They made a huge influence on his playing. During his career he was a principal horn in Sudety Philharmonic, Cracow Opera, Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, National Orchestra of Liban in Beirut where he was also a teacher in local Music Conservatory.
Czopka was cooperating with leading polish orchestras, among others: Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Polish National Opera, Sinfonia Varsovia to name a few. Since 1986 he has been leading successfuly teaching career working in Walbrzych School of Music. He is invited on numerous master classes and workshops. His students are winning auditions to best orchestras in Europe and America. He is a teacher of Igor Szeligowski.
Jacek Muzyk, born in Krakow, Poland, began to study French horn at the age of 18 and graduated with a master's degree from the Academy of Music in Krakow. Mr. Muzyk earned his second master's degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York City studying under David Jolley. He continued his education at the Juilliard School of Music under William Purvis and at Rice University in Houston, Texas under William VerMeulen . Then, Jacek Muzyk returned to Poland and worked full time with the best polish orchestras, including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Philharmonic of Warsaw, Polish Radio Orchestra, and the Krakow Philharmonic. In 1999, he was nominated the Principal Horn for Krystian Zimerman's Polish Festival Orchestra, the elite group of Poland's finest musicians that toured Europe and the United States with over 40 performances of Chopin's concertos; the tour won numerous accolades including Grammy Award.
In 2002, he moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Symphony before being appointed the Principal Horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras in the USA, Asia, Europe, and South America, often performing as a guest soloist.
Jacek Muzyk has given numerous master classes and recitals throughout all habitable continents and has made solo recordings under the Polish Radio label. Currently, there are three CD recordings of Muzyk's performances: Mozart's Concertos (Including all concertos) Bach Music for French Horn (Cello Suites #1, 2, and 3) Horn Constellation (French horn played in various configurations from solo and duets with various instruments). Michal Muzyk, Mr. Muzyk's talented 12 year old son, plays first horn in a duet with his father in one of the selections. After winning the Associate Principal Horn position with the Houston Symphony and performing there for a year, Jacek Music decided to go back to Buffalo and continues as Principal Horn for the Buffalo Philharmonic. He teaches in Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
Krzysztof Stencel successfuly perfoms concerts on french horn and natural horn in Poland and abroad. He graduated from Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. During his stay in USA he was having lessons with Houston Symphony Orchestra soloist - William VerMeulen. He is cooperating with numerous prominent orchestras such as: National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Opera and more. For many times he was invited to play in World Orchestra for Peace.
Krzysztof Stencel devotes his time for playing the natural horn too. During his career he worked with such ensembles as: Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Insula Orchestra Paris, Den Jyske Sinfonietta, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Enghave Barok and Esterházy Hofkapelle. He cooperated with prominent conductors: Christopher Hogwood, Phelippe Hereewaghe, Paul McCreesh, Paul Goodwin, Marc Minkowski andEnrico Onofri.
Apart from playing the contemporary and natural horn he is a successful teacher. He is a foundator and general manager of Rogowisko Horn Workshops. He is a faculty member of Varmia Musica. On a daily basis he teaches on Academy of Music in Poznan. In free time he runs ultramaratons, is a brewer and fan of two wheeled vehicle.
Julie Thayer was appointed to the St. Louis Symphony in May 2014. A native of Atlanta, she has previously held positions with the Houston Symphony and Harrisburg Symphony, and has been a regular guest with many others, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Atlanta Symphony. Most recently she was acting Fourth horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, with whom she collaborated on multiple recordings and tours. Julie graduated from the Eastman School of Music, studying under Peter Kurau, and later worked with William Ver Meulen at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. She was an inaugural recitalist at the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Series, and was a winner in the International Horn Society's 2004 orchestral competition. She has also been a frequent guest artist or participant at many summer festivals, including Sun Valley Summer Music Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and La Jolla Summer Fest. Julie plays a custom-made horn by Dan Rauch.
I had a great time during Teremiski Horn Camp 2017. I met wonderfull people, learned lots of good stuff which helped me during auditions I take.
Low register was a huge problem for me. After few lessons with Igor and Czesław I made a big progress. Now playing in this register is much more easier for me!
I was taking part in this masterclasses from the first edition. Each year I receive a lot of new informations and tips about playing the horn. Looking forward to next edition!
I'm a professional horn player in philharmonic. I want to develop my horn playing even if I have less time because of my work. In Teremiski I have played lots of orchestral excerpts which made my work less stressful.
I took part in my first Teremiski Horn Camp in 2014 when I was 10 years old. It changed my life. Now, I want to become a professional horn player!