18. December 2016



»Fit on your instrument«, Workshop with Coretta Kurth, 12.08.–16.08.2023

With this workshop you can improve your skills on various topics:• What can I do about stage fright / fear of performing?

• How can I stay well concentrated and keep a strong presence on stage?

• How can I find relief for recurring pain in hands, arms, shoulders, neck, back?

• How do I preserve practicing and playing enjoyable?

In our workshop we work on your individual issues by means of different mental training techniques, mindfulness- and resource management, yoga, music physiology and other methods.

Coretta Kurth is a singer and teaches performance coaching, audition training, concentration practice and breathing and body work at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. See more information on www.corettakurth.at

Workshop included in the course fee, please sign in with your application.
Individual lessons bookable.

»Body awareness«, Lilian Genn, 19.08.–23.08.2023

Allegro Vivo Sommerakademie 2021

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 and cognition of their body, to manage the various challenges of an artistic career at its best. A comprehensive body perception training will increase the perception ability and the body awareness – on stage as well as in daily practising routine. Requirements for successful performance and healthy musicians for a lifetime!Lilian Genn is lecturer for body work and presentation training at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and the University of Music Graz; movement pedagogue based on the Franklinmethod®; music education.

Workshop included in the course fee, please sign in with your application.
Individual lessons bookable.





» Brainstorm «, Workshop with Thomas Selditz, 26.08.–30.08.2023

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.

Workshop included in the course fee, please sign in with your application.




»Körperbewusstsein, Physiologie, Heilmassage«, Workshop mit Silke Dewath,

At last: recreation! But what’s the point at all? And what to do if it doesn’t happen right away? Familiarising young people on their way to professionalisation with their own personal approach to physical regeneration can be discovered as an important resource for long-lasting career breath!

Experience the difference – THIS music (re-)generation.

The essence of healing massage is healing. But not only! Ideally, they help your body to find again and again the state in which it can regulate itself well. This is especially true for people who want to achieve peak performance. Newly learned or improved skills need to be “somatically processed”, i.e. physically processed and integrated. This is exactly what qualified recovery phases are needed for.

As a freelance healing masseuse and discerning connoisseur of good music, Silke Dewath (www.silkedewath.at) also accompanies music professionals of different genres on their way to physical looseness and mental ease. All this happens in the service of discovering one’s authentic playing, sometimes perceiving and transforming desires for change. “Wool the change” – she takes up this motto of Allegro Vivo 2023 in this context benevolently and very gladly!

With massage treatments that specifically target your supportive muscle tone and the suppleness of your connective tissue, you also increase your chances of being susceptible to injuries and signs of wear and tear less often, shorter or later, and even less painful. Does it sound plausible that this makes it easier to focus on yourself and your fulfilled game? Find out exactly that!

Workshops with Silke Dewath from 27.8. – 2.9.2023 will be held in individual settings (please bring a large towel) and are included in the course price.
Please register promptly at the course office.



» Moonlight Serenade «, Bijan Khadem-Missagh, 06.08.–08.08. and 13.08.–15.08.2023

ach year students of Allegro Vivo Summer Academy form a string orchestra, conducted by the founder of the festival, Bijan Khadem-Missagh. The orchestra will work on a famous piece of music for strings. The concert on August 8 th and 15th August, 9.00 p.m., will be performed open air at “Stadtsee” Horn. If the weather is fine, you can jump into the refreshing water of the pool. All string players are invited to join this orchestra project. The participation is included in the course fee. Join this project and be enriched by this greatexperience.

Workshop included in the course fee,please sign in with your application.

Workshop »Chamber music«, 05.08.–02.09.

Allegro Vivo Sommerakademie 2021

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 Bijan Khadem-Missagh, Matthias Bartolomey und Florian Eggner.

Surcharge: € 50,– per week, please sign in with your application.