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Youth course - Easter Camp for young PIANISTS

piano solo | preformed ensembles

28.03.2021 - 03.04.2021


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

Cornelia Steinschaden-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

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


Class starts on: 28.03.2021, 18:00
Arrival after: 28.03.2021, 15:00
Final Concert: 03.04.2021, 11:00
Class ends on: 03.04.2021, 14:00
Deadline: 15.03.2021

Course fee
from € 320,- plus adminstration fee € 100,- 

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

from € 300,-


We pick up from where you are right now ...

Our youth course for piano offers you a great opportunity to intensively prepare for an upcoming competition, such as Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica or an upcoming exam, to deepen and improve already started or finished programmes and to spend a week of musical experiences with children and young people from all over the world.

The diverse contacts with the students will awaken your sense of fun in making music. Listening to other students participating in youth courses for young flute and string players at the same time will widen your musical horizons.

We all live, sleep, eat and make music in a really cool castle in the Upper Austrian Innviertel.

Invited are

Young piano players of all nationalities from the ages of 8 to 18 from preparatory and gifted classes or pre-colleges of universities, colleges, conservatories and music schools and from private lessons. Exceptions to the minimum and maximum age requirement are possible in consultation with the course management

The course languages are German & English


Free choice of the pieces you would like to work with on the course – preferably in agreement with your teacher. Depending on your age, you should be able to master at least light pieces from the intermediate-level repertoire for your instrument.

The following services are included in the course fee

Depending on the booking, about 40 minutes or 80 minutes private lessons daily | free use of pianos for practicing | occasionally rhythm training in the group | occasionally sight-reading | all classes are open for listening | occasional lectures | stage training | workshop concerts | final public concert with free admission | use of seminar and recreation rooms | use of ping-pong tables and sports field | additional offer Shiatsu (to be booked separately) | active participants receive a participation diploma 

There's plenty of practising rooms with pianos available. We'll organize the practice times.

General timetable as a pdf

Registration deadline

Please note the registration deadline. Due to the high demand and limited number of places, we recommend that you register in good time. Later registrations can be considered if there are any places left.

Final concert

The final public concert will take place in the Fresco Hall of Schloss Zell an der Pram. The teachers select the participants.

Supervision and Leisure

Our supervisor ensures individual and age-appropriate care for the participants and is available to help you with any questions about the course schedule and organisation through to finding the classrooms, from the time you get up until bedtime. Of course, she will also help you if you are homesick or have any other problems.

Sports activities such as football, table tennis and volleyball are as much part of the recreational programme as games such as "Halli Galli", "Phase 10", Activity, etc. 


Go ahead and book a second lesson unit (daily 80-minute private lesson) and / or a second course!