Irmtraud Hubatschek

Irmtraud Hubatschek was born in 1960 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She began to learn music at age of five, and went on to study the cello with Max Engel at the Innsbruck Conservatory, then with Nikolaus Harnocourt at the Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. A growing interest in performance practice led her towards baroque and classical instruments, and after studying in London, she received a scholarship from the Dutch government to study the baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she gained her concert diploma. Masterclasses with Anner Bijlsma, Gerhard Darmstadt, Christophe Coin and Wilbert Hazelzet provided further musical inspiration. (…)



About The Class

The musical speech: music as a language
The art of continuo playing
Body language in music: correspondence between bowing and respiration
Historical bowing technique with group-exercises

Suggested Repertoire

Early Cello solo Music : Degli Antonii, Gabrieli, Vitali, Jacchini…
Bach Solo Suites
Baroque sonatas
Chamber Music for 2 or more celli
Chamber Music for strings
Continuo parts
Each student should ideally prepare two compositions of different character and from different periods. Please no adaptations/transcription of works written originally for other instruments.
Please do bring the continuo part of your solo sonata!

Level Of Skills Required

all levels

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Czech