Summer Academy enters the finale with a concert of the prize winners

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Asiatische Frau in orangem Kleid spielt Violine, roter Hintergrund | © Christian Schneider
They will present excerpts from their repertoire on August 20 at 7:30 pm in the Max Schlereth Hall. The event takes place in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival. The prizes are donated by the Cultural Fund of the City of Salzburg. After a two-year break due to the pandemic and not entirely easy travel conditions, the International Summer Academy Mozarteum was relaunched with a very gratifying 438 participants and 538 course bookings from 52 nations. The average age was 21 years. The most represented nation was Germany with 60 participants, followed by South Korea (47) and the United States (43). China (32) and Japan (30) followed closely. Austria was represented by 24 participants and Italy by 23. Six participants* came from Ukraine, supported by a full scholarship through the University Mozarteum's Ukraine Aid Fund, financed by donations and income from concerts. The most popular master classes were traditionally those for piano, violin and voice. Master classes with renowned artists offer extraordinary opportunities to work intensively and exclusively with internationally active interpreters and to learn from them. "My participation in the International Summer Academy was one of the musical and personal highlights of my life so far. The teachers are among the best in the world and the students came from all over the world, which made for a special cultural exchange and musical education. A personal highlight of the master class was the possibility to visit other courses, from which I learned a lot every day" as Tim De Vries from the Netherlands from Christian Altenburger's master class pointed out. This year's lecturers included: Christian Altenburger, Pierre Amoyal, Zakhar Bron, Ya-Fei Chuang, Mario Diaz, Barbara Doll, Andreas Frölich, Alexander Gilman, Michaela Girardi, Wally Hase, Christopher Hinterhuber, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Robert Levin, Barbara Lübke, Hannfried Lucke, Leonel Morales, Valentin Radutiu, Thomas Riebl, Paul Roczek, Andreas Schablas, Markus Schirmer, Andreas Schmidt, Herbert Schuch, Sergiu Schwartz, Christoph Strehl, Wilfried Strehle, Claudius Tanski, John Thomasson, Kirill Troussov, Pauliina Tukiainen, Philipp Tutzer, Michael Vaiman, Arie Vardi, Andreas Weber and Dina Yoffe. The program and the prize winners will be announced shortly before the concert due to the last third course period still in progress. There will be one selection concert per course period. Laureate concert of the International Summer Academy 2022: Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. in the Max Schlereth Hall, Mozarteum University, Mirabellplatz 1 Tickets for the laureate concert: 40,- to 60,- Euro available at the ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation and at the box office.