by Hsueh Chen Yuan
The Mendelssohn Festival takes place in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany. For 10 days I experienced a wonderful collaboration with Prof. Ab Koster, various colleagues, and the Auryn String Quartet.
Every day, we studied natural horn, orchestral excerpts, audition training, and solo pieces with Prof. Koster. After the lessons, we drank coffee and discussed music.
In the evenings, there was the opportunity to listen to beautiful concerts, performed by the professors. I learned a lot from the lessons and concerts. I also had the privilege and good fortune to be able to perform the Beethoven Sextet with Prof. Koster and the Auryn String Quartet. That was a great experience for me. It was fantastic to make music with these professional musicians.
I still miss the beautiful summer that I had in Hamburg.
Hsueh Chen Yuan attended the Mendelssohn Festival in 2015 and is currently 3rd horn in the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in China.