The Bezirk Oberfranken has been offering master classes in almost all subjects of classical music every year since 1982.
Under the guidance of distinguished artistic personalities, talented young people refine their playing.
Almost all courses end with a final concert in the artists´ villa or at selected locations in Upper Franconia.
The subterranean concert hall impresses with its excellent acoustics and its captivating architecture.
``It's almost like you're visiting Monsieur Marteau and he puts his house at your disposal, it's like that actually.``
``Combination of inviting premises with historical background, family atmosphere and a high-quality course offer.``
``The work has changed because the general level has risen rapidly in the last 20 years. So has the internationality. It is not unusual for twelve participants to come from twelve different countries!``
„Throughout the year, young musicians from all over the world come together here for a week to learn and advance their skills with experienced teachers.“
``The house radiates calm, concentration and inspiration from every corner. Perhaps it is the house itself, or even the vast landscape that is always present through the windows... Or perhaps the ghosts of Marteau and his friends are listening here and there?``
``The wonderful remoteness in Lichtenberg, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and concerts, as well as soothing and gracious personal attention allow for undisturbed and effective course instruction.``
``Haus Marteau offers a great atmosphere for master classes of various kinds due to its unique flair, which is quite difficult to compare with other music education centres.``
``The special thing about Haus Marteau is first of all the surroundings, the park, the wonderful nature, which always provides inspiration. Secondly, the spirit, the personality of Henri Marteau can be felt in the house.``
``This uniquely beautiful estate still exudes atmospherically the high culture that characterised Henri Marteau's life and work. The huge French library alone is a silent but enduring testimony to this!``
``An art lysium in wonderful nature. The house stands outside the rest of the world and allows for complete immersion in musical concentration.``