Workshop »body awareness«
4.8. – 11. 8. – Workshop with Lilian Genn
Virtuosity, musicality, playing technique are major qualities for musicians. Equally important is the authentic and confident performance as well as the conscious contact to the audience. Musicians are like high-performance athletes, they need a very precise perception of their body, to manage the balancing act between performance pressure and artistic expression.
The principal effect is the improvement of perception ability and body awareness – on stage as well as in daily practising routine. Requirements for successful performance and healthy musicians for a lifetime!
Workshop »Joyful.Playing« – mental training
11.8. – 18.8. – Workshop with Thomas Selditz
To cope easily with something, to play an instrument effortlessly, to sail through a concert – this all includes a very direct, pleasantly naïve approach to playing music, which may disappear by and by for lots of us – the joy. Who determines what’s easy-going and what’s difficult? Where our learning patterns, which we often adopt from our teachers, colleagues and parents, do come from? Practising – does it help? How does our brain work and why does it catch us by surprise? Thomas Selditz, as a playing musician, an adaptive teacher and inquisitive person, engages himself in finding answers, which we can only respond for ourselves to rejoice.
Since 2010 Thomas Selditz is professor for viola at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Besides his concert- and teaching activity he is working as a coach for musicians, provided by his education in kinesiology, hypnosis and NLP. The workshop is included within the course fee.
“Major chords allowed again. Also everything else.”
18.8. – 25.8. – Workshop Tristan Schulze
Educational requirements: Taking pleasure in music and Expression
With this offer, Allegro Vivo opens its doors for composers for the first time. Moreover, the workshop addresses to all instrumentalists and vocalists, who want to discover or engross their approach to their own creativeness. During the week the newly formed ideas can be developed or accomplished within the Master Course. The composed pieces should be very short (approx. 20 seconds), for the students of other Allegro Vivo Master Classes are able to study and premiere them within the concerts.
The compositions need not to be written obligatory. There are no stylistic restrictions. If there are unfinished or finished scores existing, it’s possible to continue the work within the Master Class.
Tristan Schulze is self-employed composer, cellist, organist and conductor.
Workshop “free breath – clear sound”
18.8. – 25.8. – Gordana Crnkovic
Finding ways to breathe freely and to let your diaphragm move freely is of great importance to vocal and instrumental lessons as every musical expression should correlate with an inner emotion that is felt in our bodies: The degree of how much the muscles in our body are permeable for our breathing movement defines how intense our individual instrumental expression will be – not only in terms of sound but also in terms of flexibility and resonance!
To develop an awareness of this connection, to express it musically and witness it physically is the aim of my respiratory and body pedagogical work in the world of music and music pedagogy. The body integrative approach of “Free Breath – Clear Sound” liberates the singer and instrumentalist in search of sound and expression with his instrument when professionalizing.
25. 08.– 02. 09. Workshop with Wolfgang Bankl
Every morning Kammersänger Wolfgang Bankl conducts the choir workshop, which will give you a melodious way to start your day. The big rejoice of singing and the cheerful get-together takes center stage, but of course deep-breathing exercises, posture and consciousness of the body have big positive influence on musicians and their approach to their instrument. No practical experience in singing is required, everybody welcome. The course fees include attendance.
Workshop “Chamber Music”
04. 08.– 02. 09. with professors of the Summer Academy
Chamber music forms the focus of Allegro Vivo Festival and its Summer Academy, for it is a genuine touchstone for technical finesse, highly developed skills of artistic and social interaction and the maturity of a musician’s comprehension of music. Besides encouragement of existing ensembles, new formations will be arranged before beginning of the festival. Chosen literature will be developed within the course. Chamber music classes are offered for pianists, string players, wind instrument players and mixed ensembles and will be coached by i.g. Florian Eggner.