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Youth course - Summer Camp for young PIANISTS

piano solo

25.07.2021 - 31.07.2021

Professors:

Elisabeth Eschwe Elisabeth Eschwé works in leading positions at Viennese music schools. With her brother Alfred (an internationally sought for orchestra leader) she forms the "Wiener Klavierduo" continuing the tradition of four hand piano playing of her childhood. In piano pedagogics she treads new paths transposing Stanislawki´s drama playing method fort the artistic piano playing. She is invited by many universities and presents her innovative ideas in master classes, lectures and publications. Frequently engaged as a soloist she appears (among others) in the Viennese Konzerthaus, in the Carnegie Hall/New York. She is also engaged in several music theatres, co-operates with orchestras and appears in own duo-events in the cabaret scene. Numerous productions for the radio, for television as well as CDs with own programmes are part of her artistic career. She studied with Prof. Margaretha Heeger (a student with Franz Schmidt) at the Viennese conservatory and completed studies in philosophy and interpreter at the Viennese university. In her passion for theatre she later completed a private study in play-acting with Prof. Lola Braxton. 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

Felix Urthaler Felix Urthaler is teaching piano and piano accompaniment at the music school "Musikum"in Salzburg since the year 2007. He is repeated prize-holder of the competition"Prima la musica" and took part in concerts in Germany, Autria and Italy. As a pianist he has also been a member of the "Blue Sky" bigband under the leadership of Ferdinand Schmitzberger. He completed his studies to the degree Master of Arts at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Andreas Weber. At the moment Felix Urthaler is in adoctoral program for musical pedagogics. He visited master classes with Gereon Kleiner, Georg Steinschaden and Norman Shetler. Piano

Irina Vaterl The Graz-born pianist Irina Vaterl conducts a piano class at the J. J. Fux Conservatory in Graz parallel to her concert activities and is a Senior Lecturer at the Graz University of the Arts. She is also a regular member of the jury at national and international music competitions. Irina Vaterl received her first piano lessons from Gerlinde Hörmann at the Köflach Music School. At the age of 12 she moved to the highly gifted class of Loudmila and Alexandr Satz at the University of Fine Arts Graz. After graduating from the Musikgymnasium Dreihackengasse, she studied with Milana Chernyavska at the KUG, where she completed her bachelor's and master's studies in piano as a concert subject as well as her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano pedagogy with distinction. Her bachelor thesis on the French composer Louise Farrenc was awarded the Gender Prize of the Graz University of the Arts. Irina Vaterl also studied flute with Harald Fripertinger and with Nils Thilo Krämer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she graduated with distinction with a bachelor's degree in concert and with a degree in pedagogy for flute. She has also won prizes at numerous competitions as a flutist. Further studies abroad were crowned in 2018/19 with the acquisition of the Artist Diploma at the renowned Royal College of Music in London in the class of Vanessa Latarche and Dmitri Alexeev. In addition to the performance scholarship as William Mealing's scholar, she received grants from the George Thornton Award. As a student Irina Vaterl won the Martha Debelli Scholarship and the Hildegard Maschmann Scholarship for young pianists in Austria, and as a graduate she was awarded the Würdigungspreis 2017 for special achievements by the Graz University of Art. As a scholarship holder of the International Academy of Music in the Principality of Liechtenstein, she regularly takes part in intensive weeks and various activities and helps to shape them. Irina Vaterl also received important musical impulses at master classes with renowned professors, including J. Rouvier, S. Pochekin, B. Glemser, M. Voskresensky, F. Gottlieb, B. Berezovsky, R. Dalibaltayan and M. Beroff. In the meantime she has become a sought-after lecturer for Masterclasses at home and abroad. Irina Vaterl has won numerous national and international solo and chamber music competitions in Austria, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Already from the age of 7 she won first prizes in all Austrian state and national competitions of the youth music competition Prima la Musica as a soloist as well as in the category chamber music for more than 10 years. As a soloist, chamber musician and piano duo with sister Silvia, Irina Vaterl performs at renowned international festivals in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and, of course, Austria: Arsonore, Steirisches Kammermusikfestival, Eggenberger Schlosskonzerte, Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling. As a soloist she has worked with the orchestras I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and Sinfonietta dell'Arte Niederösterreich. In 2015 she was presented with the Living Culture Art Award, a cultural award of the magazine Living Culture for special merits in the field of art. 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

Register

Class starts on: 25.07.2021, 18:00
Arrival after: 25.07.2021, 15:00
Final Concert: 31.07.2021, 11:00
Class ends on: 31.07.2021, 14:00
Deadline: 14.06.2021

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

Course location
Castle Zell an der Pram in Upper Austria

Accommodation
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

Requirements

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. 

Recommendation

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