Our Story

In 1988, the Luxemburgish flutist and conductor Carlo Jans established, together with Claude Millim the "International Forum for flute and piano Diekirch". Since 2007, Simon Knopp has assisted Carlo Jans in the organization. This Forum is an international summer class for flutists and pianists coming from all over the world.

 

Former professors

Flute
Maxence Larrieu, Janos Balint, Jean-Claude Gérard, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Konrad Hünteler, Eric Kirchhoff, Andrea Lieberknecht, Carin Levine, Marianne Henkel, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Craig Goodman, Abbie de Quant, Patrice Kirchhoff, Marc Grauwels, Michael Faust, Pierre Séchet, Mia Dreese, Petr Pomkla, Vincent Cortvrint, Micheal Heupel, Wally Hase, Natalia Gerakis, Gunhild Ott, Tilmann Dehnhard, Mirjam Nastasi, Wissam Boustany, Salvatore Lombardi , Gudrun Hinze, Philippe Benoit, Antoni Wierzbinski, Anne-Catherine Heinzmann, Matej Zupan, Carlos Bruneel, Kazutaka Shimizu, Robert Aitken,Qiling Chen,Sergej Tikhonov,Alan Weiss, Peter Verhoyen, Christina Fassbender, Kersten McCall, Valerie Debaele, Gareth McLearnon, Mario Caroli, Carlo Jans (from 1988 on)

Piano
Gary Muller, Stépahne Seban, Thomas Duis, Ewa Poblocka, Daniel Blumenthal (from 1990 on)

Harpsicord
Béatrice Berstel, Christine Wauters, Ewa Rzetecka

Bassoon
Jürgen Gode

Clarinet
Alain Damien, Marcel Lallemang

Violin
Sandrine Cantoreggi, Vaclav Dvorak

Harp
Katerina Englichova

Accompanists
Carlo Gruber, Gary Muller, Stéphane Seban, Janis Maleckis, , Zénon Bialas, Cordula Hacke,Michael Zieschang, Kinga Firlej - Kubica, Ieva Dzērve, Katrin Reifenrath

Conferences
by Haruo Uesawa, Jochen Mehnert, François Louis, Karl Ventzke, Raymond Meylan, M.Lüdemann, Filipe Pires, Jindrich Feld, Peter Swinkels, Petra Music,Claudia Wälder-Jene, Ludwig Boehm, Remi Caron

Flute Makers
Mehnert, Yamaha, Mancke-Flutes, Parmenon Flutes, Eloy Flutes

Expositions
Yamaha Flutes, Mancke Flutes, Eloy Flutes, Mehnert Flutes, Altus Flutes, Mateki Flutes, Adams European Flute Centre, Listesso, Flöte Haber, Flute Motion, Viento Flute, Parmenon Flutes,Music and Tools, Musikhaus Knopp, Haynes Flutes, Miyazawa Flutes, Lefreque, Sankyo Flutes

Yoga
Claude Schultze, John Schlammes, Carine Ries

Alexander technique
Guy Vincent Aknin, G.Krieg

Invited guest soloists
Mirel Iancovici (cello), Henri Foehr (cello), Muriel Pouzenc (cello), Michael Bouvier (violon), Danielle Hennicot (alto), Claude Giampellegrini (cello), Jürgen Gode (bassoon).

Invited orchestras
Orchestre de chambre "Stamitz" (Germany), Orchestre de chambre de Luxembourg "Les Musiciens", Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Estro Armonico Chamber Orchestra

 

Former students

Since 1988, over 1000 students from 40 different nationalities have attended the Forum. Most of them are now professionals, playing in orchestras or teaching in music schools or conservatories. Already the first students of former participants are applying and securing the continuity of the Forum
 

 
 

Team

Mario Caroli
Flute Professor

I took part twice at the international Forum Flute & Piano in Diekirch , and it has been for me a pure bliss !

I have had the opportunity for play with phenomenal musicians and colleagues like Carlo Jans and Daniel Blumenthal, I have had the opportunity to teach dozen and dozen of students coming from different countries. 

The students have countless opportunities to play concerts: solo, chamber music (coached by an harpsichordist!), early music and even as a soloist with orchestra!

It is an incredibly alive moment of music, of share and knowledge.

I have felt myself as being privileged to be there and to have the opportunity to share my experience with such a great pedagogical and artistic staff. I have met invited colleagues that I haven't never met before and with them I'm very much friend ! The organisation is impeccable, the location is great.

I can only recommend everyone to have at least once this experience in Diekirch and I hope to cone back very soon !

Daniel Blumenthal
Piano Professor

Les dix jours que je passe à Diekirch chaque année au Forum sont pour moi une oasis de bonheur musical et humain et tout cela dans un atmosphère de grande générosité, de bonhomie 
et d'ouverture d'esprit.

Tous les élèves qui  y sont venus partent avec quelque chose de plus: le résultat d'avoir fait  ce qu'ils aiment dans un contexte familial et chaleureux.

Amélie
Piano Student

The Forum for Flute and Piano is an amazing opportunity to learn a lot as a musician AND to enjoy the great company of fellow students from all over the world in the old village of Diekirch.
Amazing professors, facilities to practice and nice accommodation: 
Don't miss it!

Petar
Flute Student

Diekirch ist deine Chance, im heißen Sommer immer noch motiviert zu bleiben, dich für einen wichtigen Auftritt vorzubereiten und noch mehr zu lernen. Hier kannst du dabei auch Spaß haben und Leute aus vielen Ländern kennenlernen!

Testimonials

 
Rivier's Concerto - 1st mvtSimon Knopp
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Rivier's Concerto - 2nd mvtSimon Knopp
00:00 / 05:01
Rivier's Concerto - 3rd mvtSimon Knopp
00:00 / 05:00

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Masterclass Manager

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