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July 4, 2022

Dear music lovers and supporters of “Strings in Motion”

our next project with masterclasses, concerts and workshops takes place from July 22 – August 3 in Greece. Kampos & Kardamylli (West Mani) – Koroni (Messinia) – Antikes Theater of Aegeira (Aigialeia) – Amphitheatre “Poseidon” (Loutraki Korinthias) are important historical places of Greek culture that give a special atmosphere to our performances. 

Artistic direction: Christos Kanettis

May 1. 2022

The String Academy last Spring includes appearances in North Italy, Bavaria and Austria

Masterclasses and Workshops took place at the “Cultural Center Gustav Mahler” in Toblach. Highlights of our performances includes the Mendelssohn Concerto for violin and piano, as well as the “Concerto per Archi” by the italian composer Nino Rota. 

November 10, 2021

Appreciative of a busy year 2021, we close the cycle of our activities with a concert at the Salzburg Mozarteum, solitaire, 14 December, 7 pm (poster). The focus of our program are works by Stravinsky & Piazzolla, celebrated composers of the year.

At the same time, we are planning our spring project in Dobbiaco, South Tyrol, Euregio Cultural Centre Gustav Mahler, 7 – 14 April 2022.

  • From 16th to 19th of October, the legendary pianist and artist colleague of Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, was a guest in Innsbruck. In two intensive workshops with the ensemble “Strings in Motion” he gave insights into his Piazzolla arrangements as well as the characteristics of the Argentine musical tradition. A video recording of the workshop is currently being edited and will be posted shortly.
    Poster of the masterclass
  • During our summer project in Greece (20th of August – 3rd of September) “Strings in Motion” performed at five concert events of the Festival “Austrian-Greek Music Summer” established by the Austrian Embassy in Athens…
    Kardamylli, Kalamata & Koroni, were some of the historical places of our tour. (Posters from the concert Sonnenlink & Kardamylli)
  • A variety of artistic-pedagogical workshops, master classes for chamber music and successful concert events took place between 19th of May and 3rd of June (spring project) in Alsto Adige (North Italy), Tirol and Salzburg (flyer & poster)
  • . At the same time, we had the opportunity to produce a new image film by presenting our working environment in three major EUREGIO centers – Dobbiaco, Innsbruck and Salzburg. The video project was available until 30th of August on the online platforms of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Mexico and South America and was also presented at various music festivals –
    “LENGUAJE DEL SONIDO – SONIDO DEL LENGUAJE” STRINGS IN MOTION: Jóvenes músicos en busca del lenguaje musical Youtube-link (747) Strings in Motion : “KLANGSPRACHE – SPRACHKLÄNGE” 

The latest version:

Cross-art video project “Strings in Motion” – Spring 2021

Title: “KLANGSPRACHE – SPRACHKLÄNGE”  STRINGS IN MOTION – Young musicians in search of the language of music

“Strings in Motion” celebrates its 10th anniversary this year; On this occasion we wanted to highlight the creativity and artistic devotion of the entire group.
All artists were equally involved in the design concept.
Inspired by the poem “Märchenbilder” by Louis du Rieux and the eponymous
composition by Robert Schumann, we discover the beauty of the sound of language, while following the two actors, who recited the poem.
The recited stanzas lead through the different compositions like a thread.
Articulation, musical pulse and rhythm, but also effects, create the language of music.
The selection of our repertoire is characterized by works of Astor Piazzolla (100.
year of birth) and Igor Stravinsky (50th year of death), but also by works of the Viennese
Classical period, that build the center of our string training.

Dobbiaco/Toblach, South Tyrol – EUREGIO “G. Mahler” Cultural Center / Mahlersaal & Hall of Mirrors
Innsbruck – “Haus der Musik / Universität Mozarteum Innsbruck” – Großes Studio – Terrasse Nord
Concert hall of the Tyrolean State Conservatory
Salzburg – Hohen-Salzburg Fortress, Mozarteum University Salzburg “Solitaire”

We would like to express our gratitude to our supporters who are involved in this process: Austrian Embassy, Mozarteum University, Cultural Department of the Tyrolean State Government & Tyrolean State Conservatory, Euregio Cultural Centre G. Mahler, Dobbiaco, South Tyrol, Dr. Mrs.Martha Walther-Bauer, Mrs. Ariane Condelis and Schwarz Foundation Munich.

We are looking forward to exciting encounters!

The “Strings in Motion” Team