Education

Silke Aichhorn started teaching harp, with great enthusiasm, when she was 15 years old and for a short while also tought the piano.

Her great motivation skills, inexhaustible knowledge and likable way of presenting herself make every lesson with her a special experience. An added bonus is that Aichhorn can teach in English, French and German.

In 1997 she took over harp teaching from Prof Lendrodt at the music school in Traunstein, where she had her first harp lesson years before.

Aichhorn´s teaching skills were honed through the harp class at the Ecole de Musique  in Switzerland, founded especially for her; as a regulary substitute at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, the Conservatoire de Neuchatel, and the Konservatorium Bern in Switzerland, where she had both professionals and non professionals as students; and at the music school in Emertsham.

In 2004 she taught solo harp, didactics, and chamber music substituting for a pregnant professor at the Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch in Vorarlberg.

Since 2004 she has given masterclasses e.g in Arosa in Switzerland, at the Akademie für die musikalische Jugend Ochsenhausen in Germany, at the Jeunesses Musicales in Weikersheim, and for the Bayrischen Tonkünstlerverband.

In 2009 she worked as an assistant to Prof Marion Hoffmann at the Sommercampus of the Hochschule für Music Rostock.

In 2010, 2011, 2012 she provided classes at the Femus-Festival in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, and in 2011 and 2012 at the harp festival in Begrad, Serbia.

In the summer term of 2010 she lectured chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Mainz.

Silke Aichhorn is regulary asked to adjudicate the competition at Jugend Musiziert and at the Swiss Jugend Wettbewerb.

In 2008 the harpist put together a harp exhibition for the Hohenloher Kultursommer which travelled to many different venues.

Aichhorns students often win harp competitions such as Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica, and Deutsche Harfenvereinigung

Since 2016 she is managing director of the regional board for the youth competition "Jugend musiziert" south-east-Bavaria.

 

Next masterclasses, please check out german page or contact me for further informations

Private lessons possible, also via Skype

 

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