18. December 2016



Workshop »body awareness«

5.8. – 12. 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

19.8. – 26.8. – 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.