In August 2017 The HORNCLASS, Interpretation Horn Courses took place in Praha-Břevnov, Czech Republic for the 26th consecutive year and organised as usual by the Prague Horn Trio (Jindřich Petráš, Zdeněk Divoký and Jiří Havlík). This time Raimund Zell from Austria and Ricardo Matosinhos from Portugal were the guest teachers. More than 30 horn players among students, professionals, amateurs and horn enthusiasts coming from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal and from the USA attended this whole week of amazing horn playing. Some highlights of this courses included a performance of the Czech Wind Harmony, a memorable recital by the guest teachers and Andreas Kreuzhuber at the beautiful Břevnov Monastery, a wonderful recital by János Benyus and chamber music promenades at the St. Agnes Closter. There were two pieces presented as czech premieres, including the Heptafunk, Op.64 for horn ensemble by Ricardo Matosinhos and the Mosaico no.3 by Fernando Morais for horn and piano. It is remarkable that, despite being a country of old horn traditions, the czech horn players are open to the world horn practices and keep on influencing players all over the world.

The piece Traveling for flute and alto flute, published by Scherzo Editions, was again recognized in an international competition, this time at the Newly Published Music Competition 2017 organized by the The National Flute Association. The competition recognizes works published in the previous year and considers both the quality of the publication and the quality of the musical content.

The piece will be performed on August 13th during the 2017 NFA Convention at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The piece B(h)ORN T’WIN, op.72 for horn ensemble was awarded with the 1st prize at the Twin Cities Horn Club composition contest. The piece will be premiered by the Twin Cities Horn Club members on Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2017 at Woodbury - Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury MN.  

Today my Flute Trio, op.65 was published at Scherzo Editions.

Ricardo Matosinhos (horn) • Isolda Crespi Rubio (piano)

• Kerry Turner (*1960) - Sonata Op. 13 para Trompa e Piano (1989)
• Ricardo Matosinhos (*1982) - Reflections, Op.71 para trompa solo (2016)
• Fernando Morais (*1966) - Mosaico no.3 para trompa e piano (2017, Estreia Mundial)
• Miguel Castro (*1985) - Concertino para trompa e piano
• Richard Bissil (*1960) - Song of a New World para trompa e piano
• Richard Bissil (*1960) - Fat Belly Blues para trompa e piano


-July 2nd, 2017 at 4 p.m  at FEUP (Oporto), FREE

-July 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, FREE