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Youth course - Easter Camp for young PIANISTS

piano solo

05.04.2020 - 11.04.2020


Vladimir Genin The Moscow pianist and composer Vladimir Genin appeared as pianist, conductor and organist in concert halls of Russia, Germany, France, England and Italy with classical and his own works, as part of the festival "Toujours Mozart" 2002-2004, he was in Salzburg, Vienna and Munich. As founder and artistic director of the project "The musicians' guild of the future", which has a professional music education for gifted children and young people to target, he teaches piano and chamber music, prepares young artists preparing for competitions and is the organizer of an eponymous concert series. His pedagogical principles, he successfully implemented 160 also as head of music at the folk high school Hallbergmoos with a twelve-member team of highly skilled musicians and students. He also teaches composition and instrumentation, and oversees the gifted young pianist in East Grinstead, near London. His students have emerged as winners in various competitions in Germany, France and Switzerland were Musiziert first winner of the Federal Youth competition, and many of his students studying at various music schools in Germany. Vladimir Genin is a member of the Composers' Union of Russia, the GEMA and the Association of Musicians in Munich, is the author of symphonic, choral and chamber works that have been performed in Russia, Europe and the United States and recorded on tapes and on CDs. His works were repeatedly presented at festivals for contemporary music "Moscow Autumn" and at festivals in Munich Society for Contemporary Music. "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians" (London) contains an article about his work. He studied with great professors such as Roman Ledenev (composition), Yuri Buzko (Orchestration), Yuri Kholopov (a form of music and modern harmony) and Ilya Klyachko (Piano) at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, which he graduated in 1983 with honors, and as the graduate studies Composer followed. Since then he has worked as a freelance composer and music educator. Piano

Gerhard Hofer Born in 1969 in Wels, Austria, Gerhard Hofer studied piano between 1984 and 1991 at the Bruckner Konservatorium in Linz, subsequently studied at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, and in 1993 obtained his diploma in piano pedagogy with distinction. Afterwards he studied piano chamber music at the Salzburg Mozarteum University under professors Erika Frieser, Andor Losonczy, Christoph Lieske and Claudius Tanski. He obtained his Mozarteum diploma in 2000. Since 2015 he studies the postgraduate university course “Musikvermittlung – Musik im Kontext” at the Anton Bruckner Privat University in Linz - in 2015 end with honouring. In 1994 he was awarded the Appreciation Prize of the Austrian Federal Ministry. He has attended master classes given by Alexander Jenner and the Vienna Altenberg-Trio, has performed nationally and internationally as soloist, as chamber music and art-song pianist, and has collaborated among others with the Festival Strings Lucerne, the clarinetist Sharon Kam, the Mozarteum Quartet Salzburg, the Koehne Quartet, the Ensemble Spektren and with Dino Sequi (Piano Duo). In 2006 he made his debut at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Wiener Concert-Verein. He was performer of numerous premieres and recorded several CD productions with contemporary piano music. He has years of experience as a juror at national piano competitions. Since 1989 Hofer has taught at the Marchtrenk Music School in Upper Austria, between 2001 and 2015 he was head of the keyboard instruments division of the Upper Austrian Music Schools System, since 2014 he is Director of the Schwanenstadt Music School. Piano

Georg Steinschaden Georg Steinschaden is Professor for Piano and Director of the  "Pre-College Salzburg" at the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum". He is the President of the the Austrian Master Classesand teaches also at the Musikum Salzburg. He was chairman of the executive board of the youth competition "Prima la Musica" in Salzburg for seven years and a member of the management board "Prima la Musica" Austria. His innumerable concerts with the "Steinschaden Trio Salzburg" have taken him to many countries in and outside of Europe (Italy, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, USA e.g. in CARNEGIE HALL in New York, and Mexico just to name a few). He has recorded many CDs and his work has been broadcasted on both radio and television ORF and ARD in Austria, on Japanese television he has appeared with ensembles such as the Eichendorff Quintet Vienna (members of the Vienna Philharmonic), the Amati Quartet Verona, and the Augsburg String Quartet, also with soloists like the famous Mezzo Soprano Angelika Kirchschlager. For the past twenty years Georg Steinschaden has also been busy with cultural management. He completed his studies in Piano and Pedagogics at the University of Music and Performing Arts "Mozarteum" in Salzburg with P.Lang, N.Shetler and A.Kontarski, and has won first prize on many occasions in the "Jugend musiziert" competitions. Piano

Markus Urbas Studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Vienna University of Music with Brian Lamport, Stan Ford and Carlos Rivera-Aguilar. Master classes with W. Langer, J. Demus, K. H. Kämmerling, Elza Kolodin, the piano duos Bauer-Bung, Uriarte-Mrongovius and Schreiber-Schelski. The piano duo with his wife Melanie Hie is a focal point of his artistic work. In 2010/12/13 the piano ensemble "Salzburger Piano Circus", founded by him, also showed a symbiosis of piano playing and body acrobatics that has never been seen and heard before. He has appeared in various formations at many Austrian music festivals (Wiener Klangbogen, Wiener Schubertiaden, Wiener Musikverein, Carinthischer Sommer...) and has made notable guest appearances in Germany, Bosnia, Spain and Indonesia. In 2008 he held a master class at the UPH University in Jakarta/Indonesia. 2008 CD production "from West2East". For many years he has been engaged in music mediation for children and young people. He regularly makes music as part of the sound box of the International Mozarteum Foundation or soon at the Heidelberger Frühling. Markus Urbas, born in Klagenfurt, lives in Salzburg and leads a piano class at the Musikum-Salzburg Stadt. Piano

Cornelia Wögerer Cornelia Wögerer  works as a piano teacher and répétiteuse at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and the music school Ried im Innkreis. She received numerous prizes at the competition Prima la musica on both state and national level, and was also honoured with the special award for chamber music. Wögerer has not only played in concerts with members of the Brucknerorchestra Linz and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna (RSO), but also performed as a soloist with violinist Evelyn Höllwerth (duo piano/violin) and the Schubert symphony orchestra (Upper Austria). Since April 2012 Wögerer has been teaching as a lecturer for piano solo and piano accompaniment at the Austrian Master Classes. Moreover, she managed the concert series “Triolino” and the “Schlosskonzerte Kammer am Attersee” in Upper Austria for the Jeunesse. Wögerer received her first piano lessons at the music school Linz and thereafter studied at the Bruckner University Linz (Prof. August Humer, Sven Birch) and also at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Prof. Harald Ossberger), where she received a scholarship in 2009. She continued her studies (Magisterstudium Instrumental- und Gesangspädagogik) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and graduated with honours. Afterwards she studied chamber music with Prof. Till Alexander Körber at the Bruckner University Linz. In addition, Cornelia Wögerer attended master classes given by internationally renowned pianists such as Gottlieb Wallisch and Georg Steinschaden. Piano


Class starts on: 05.04.2020, 18:00
Arrival after: 05.04.2020, 15:00
Final Concert: 11.04.2020, 11:00
Class ends on: 11.04.2020, 14:00
Deadline: 15.03.2020

Our Youth Class for piano in the Easter Week prior to Easter Sunday will offer you a good possibility to intensively prepare an imminent contest such as Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica, Gradus ad Parnassum or an examination, and you can also deepen and improve programs already started or finished. Solo lessons, prima vista playing, rhythm training will widen your musical horizon and promote your creativity and talent in playing the instrument. Due to the varied contact with the course participants, listening to other participants of the strings and flute course taking place at the same time will expand your sound experience, promote your creativity and rouse your joy in making music. Specific technical support will facilitate the transformation of your musical ideas.

Following obligations are offered and contained in the fee
Daily ca. 40 minutes resp. 80 minutes individual lessons, additional training in rhythmics, sight-reading for pianists, free use of piano instruments and of the practising premises, a workshop-concert, a public final concert admission free for participants and visitors, all classes open for listeners, free use of the WLAN.

All participants will receive a diploma of participation.

You can freely choose the program for the course.

 A main focus with beginners and advanced students lies in specific individual support in technique and in interpreting your selected program.

 We will work on an improvement of your musical power of expression and the promotion of your musical personality and find ways to independent interpretation.
 Correct exercises, practicing playing by heart, the correct posture at the instrument and correct respiration are also main components of the course work.

 We deal with coping any fears of performance, among others, by mental training, by mutual recitals in group lessons, in the workshop concert and during the public final concert, and by preparing for competitions and exams.

There will be enough pianos and rooms for exercises, the exercise periods will be organized.

Invited are
young pianists of every nation from age 7 up to age 18 from Universities, Music schools, Conservatories or from private teachers.


We expect an adequate selection of the course program according to your skills and age preferably in consultation with your teacher. You should be able to play at least works at the level of very easy Sonatinas, simple pieces from the "Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach" or easier pieces from R.Schumann's "Album für die Jugend".

Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria.

The class starts at 6 p.m.with the dinner. Arrival after 3 p.m.

The class ends after the public concert in the Knights Hall of the castle.


Late applications will be considered if possible, but due to high demand and limited space, we recommend to submit your application intime.

Final Concert
The class ends with a public concert in the Knights Hall of the castle. The participants will be selected by the professors.

There are sports grounds and a gym for ball-games, table tennis, etc.

Recommendation: right away book a second lesson unit daily and/or a second class!