Do you play Kuhlau on the piano? Then come to Kistrand, the former
center of a huge district in the arctic part of Europe.
There is an abundance of wild nature around this place at the
Porsanger, the longest fjord of Northern Norway – and in Porsanger, the third largest municipality in whole Norway and the only one with three official languages: Norwegian, Northern Sami and Kven.
Classical music is here in a wonderful competition with Sámi Yoik, Norwegian and Kven folc music, latin and rock music plus a lot of popular singer-songwriters. With other words: Kistrand is the perfect
place to make music.
More than 50% of the population in many
countries live under
“a lot of stress”
Playing the piano reduces stress. Kuhlau`s music is one of the most relaxing classical music.
As someone who is grown up in the county Uelzen, where Kuhlau was born, I will teach you the
music of the composer and play myself one of his biggest pianoworks in concert, together with you at the end of the course.
The course is meant to shine a light on an underestimated genious and give you the opportunity to show your skills and learn the Kuhlau works from both the german and the scandinavian point of view.
You can´t just stay in the city. You may forget
about what inspires classical music.
Just practice doesn`t work
bored with your once loved music.
Find time to relax
Noise of the city doesn`t allow it
Forces of nature
Exposing yourself to nature means to get more energy for
Inspiring views are not easy to find in urban surroundings
You can fulfill a dream, e.g. travel to the North Cape, meet the reindeers, spend a night outside in the midnight sun shining from the north, take a bath in icecold seawater, See some norwegian stonetroll in Trollholmsund, Catch your own fish for dinner
Kistrand, a musicians magnet
- not by chance it attracts musicians - FINNMARK, NORWAY
Check out the Kuhlau recordings. You
find them on youtube by simply typing
“Jens Lühr”, and further recordings by
3 lessons from professional pianist, music teacher and Kuhlau expert
Keys to successfull learning and performances
3 sightseeing days, tips from insiders, one joint trip to Trollholmsund is included
Hotelroom in Olderfjord (10km from Kistrand) with breakfast, shuttle service from Lakselv airport and OlderfjordKistrand is included
$1200 ($900 passiv)
Meet other people with a passion for Kuhlau
Afraid of spilling in unknown surroundings?
Can´t speak neither Norwegian, Sámi nor Kven?
Bring with you your School English and play along
Special masterclass for all piano players, all age, with time for sightseeing, lessons every other day.
! Exclusive for five students who register first and have the skills to play a Kuhlau sonatina ! (I may ask for some additional information or a recording)
Call me for information and reservation: 0047- 46912462
When your participation is confirmed book your flight as early as possible to avoid price increase
Jens Lühr is concert pianist, piano teacher and head of the local cultural school in Porsanger municipality.
He studied in Hannover, Würzburg, Basel and Leipzig. Teachers
werde among others Bernd Goetzke, Marta J.-Sosinska, Rudolf
Buchbinder and Markus Tomas.
He began to teach right after his studies,1998 in Finsterwalde/Bad
Liebenwerda, 2009 in Hamarøy and 2014 in Lakselv. He recorded
the first Kuhlau CD with mainly sonatinas in 1995, and in 2014 the second one with mainly sonatas for concert pianists.
The latest on the label “Grand Piano” by the Naxos Music Group
includes a world premiere recording of the sonata op.8a by
Jens Lühr is constantly working on new Kuhlau works, Mozart,
Chopin, is playing latin music and composes own music, inspired
by the Northern Lights. He has played concerts in several
countries in Europe, one in the Berlin Philharmony 1999 together
with his teacher for contemporary music, Jeffrey Burns, and the