The “Translation” exchange project

An intercultural exchange project on contemporary music theatre

The “Translation” exchange project took place between end of January 2018 and beginning of April 2018 in Vienna, Taipei and Hsinchu. In January 2018 the two composition professors Hsiao-Yin Wang and Chaoming Tung visited the mdw in Vienna, two presentations about new approaches to music theatre in Taiwan were followed by a whole week of individual lessons with the composition students of Iris ter Schiphorst and Reinhard Karger.…

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Kooperation zwischen der mdw und der Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Bewegung, Musik, Theater und Performance in der Tradition der Brasilianischen Kultur

Kooperation zwischen dem Institut für Musik- und Bewegungspädagogik/Rhythmik der mdw und dem Department of Art der Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) Seit Jahren pflegt das Institut für Musik- und Bewegungspädagogik/Rhythmik (MBP) sowie Musikphysiologie einen fachlichen Austausch mit der DART (Department of Art) der UFRN Natal/Brasilien.…

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Off to Salzburg and Vienna

A visit to “the Land of Mozart”

On my 10th birthday my parents offered me the choice of a visit to Disneyland Paris or to “the Land of Mozart”. Needless to say I didn’t give it a second thought and we were off to Salzburg and Vienna – little did I know that I would be back twelve years later staying in both cities so close to where Mozart and Beethoven once lived!  …

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My wonderful time in Lyon

So many things to get to know, to learn, to experience

Whenever I remember my Erasmus year in Lyon, I get a big smile on my face… It was a very interesting year of mine! I had so many things to get to know, to learn, to experience. In Lyon studies normally start in September but since I had an important concert in Vienna I was a bit late to arrive there only in October.…

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Forum Gitarre Wien 2017

A report from the 27th International Guitar Festival

In the world of classical guitarists international festivals and competitions have become an important part of our lives. Preparing for a competition or master class requires a lot of motivation and hard work, which develop enormously our potential and talent. That is why I decided to tell you more about one of the best guitar festivals and for sure the largest in Vienna, to which I had the honor to be invited as a lecturer and performer.…

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A Tonmeister in Paris

Walking into a situation

I remember looking around at the tiny room I found myself in and thinking: “I like it”. It was my first apartment in the french capital. An airbnb for my first month, Januar, top floor, no elevator, one small room. The walls had music posters, two guitars were hanging on the wall next to an old typewriter.…

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Viennese ball tradition

for one semester for international students at the mdw

Every semester, the international incoming students of the mdw are offered a cultural event especially organized for them by the International Office team. Such events are nowadays part of the common practice and serve (besides the obvious cultural enrichment) the purpose of creating a relaxed setting that can foster bonding beyond national as well as academic borders.…

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Tschüss Wien, Ciao Udine!

On a journey with pianists

Introduction by Prof. Antoinette van Zabner A class exchange of piano duos ­– each class performing at the guest university Under the auspices of the Erasmus program, I was able to work intensely with Professor Franca Bertoli and Ugo Cividino of the Conservatorio Tomadini in our exchanges Vienna/Udine for the last three years.…

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Erasmus+ Day on 10 May 2017

30 Years of Erasmus

10 May 2017 marked the day of Austria’s turn to celebrate the ERASMUS+ Day, commemorating 30 years from the initial launch of the famous European flagship programme with a series of events taking place in different cities. The mdw’s special contribution took the form of an original composition for soprano, flutes, cello, double bass and piano, which was perfomed yesterday for the very first time at the opening festivity organized by the OeAD National Agency in Vienna’s nearby Sofiensäle.…

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Pleven Guitar Festival 2016

Guitarists from Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia

The second edition of the International guitar competition “Pleven Guitar Festival” took place in the Bulgarian town of Pleven between 30th November and 4th December 2016. Special guests were guitarists from Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia. The event included five concert evenings, competition divided in 12 categories, master classes, showrooms of music products, presentation of musical instruments and luthiers.…

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