Prima la musica – 290 children show off their musical skills

This week, 290 young talents will take to the stage at the prima la musica competition. After intensive practice, they can now experience the magic of music in concert. The “crown” introduces the participants.

They travel with accordion, guitar, cello, violin, trumpet & Co.: For 290 boys and girls who are taking part in this year’s prima la musica state competition at the Carinthian Music Academy (CMA) in Ossiach, music is the food for the soul. Only the best are allowed to take part in the musical competition. The talented people receive their instrument training in the 68 music schools, in which 10,469 students are supported by 460 music teachers. Young musicians are also being trained at private schools and at the Gustav Mahler Music University. “Kärntner Krone” accompanies talented people again this year. “The response that we offer such a large stage to young musicians is enormous. There is nothing better than listening to the sounds of the concert participants. For them, music is the greatest magic,” says Lisa Leitich, manager of the prima la musica state office. “Your concert and the feedback discussions that take place with the jurors after the performance are companions in your musical training,” says Leitich. “It’s the training that makes the difference” 73 jurors from all over Austria – music educators, university professors, even a film composer – evaluate the performances. Music of the Youth (MdJ) Federal Advisory Councilor Johann Brunner: “I always compare music with sport: the training makes the difference. Anyone who is committed, eager and hardworking can make it to the podium.” Gernot Ogris, the head of the country’s music schools, is looking forward to the performances: “I take my hat off to everyone who takes part in the music competition. The level of young talent is high and constantly increasing.” Ogris also sits in the concert hall as a father: “I am relaxed because I trust my sons.” Of course, the talents do not come to the music academy alone. Director Marion Rothschopf-Herzog: “Mom, Dad, the whole fan club is always there.” By the way: the concerts in Ossiach are free for all visitors! So let’s enjoy the sound experience! “The sound of the strings enchants me,” reveals Julia Kogler (15). Hitting the 100 strings on the dulcimer correctly is not easy: “For some notes there are points for orientation.” Julia particularly enjoys playing in an ensemble: “It’s fun.” Barbara Weber teaches the 15-year-old at the Lieser-Maltatal music school . Julia has a soft spot for folk music and pieces by Herbert Pixner. “In addition to his title ‘Da Russe’, I bring a trapeze artist and a swarm of mosquitoes on stage,” says Julia, who practices for an hour every day. “I want to become a teacher.” If she qualified for the national competition, she would have to rehearse new pieces. “zwitscherTRIO”, a promising name for her music ensemble, which includes Johanna (11), Theresa (9) and Valentina (9) from the Villach Music School Compare birdsong: “The birds chirp so beautifully too.” One of the three girls, who play the soprano, alto and tenor flutes, always sets the tone: “That’s talked out in every piece.” Making music together is fun: “Also it’s funny during breaks. Laughter is healthy!” Before their appearance at prima la musica, they rehearse more often: “We definitely want to win a prize!” At the age of five, Alexander Stöckl (13) from Finkenstein picked up the children’s harp: “No matter whether it’s jazz, classical or folk music – I can play anything with the harp.” The high school student is now one of Austria’s elite: The 13-year-old has already won two national championships. Alexander is also in the country’s Cluster of Excellence: “I am taught in the music school and at the Gustav Mahler Private University of Music.” “I can play everything on my zither – Mozart, wild rock, hits and also romantic songs,” explains Madlen Schorli Grafenstein. The nine-year-old, who also plays the guitar, is one of 38 zither students in Carinthia. Madlen has not yet played on a competitive stage. “It will definitely be very exciting. But I practiced a lot,” said the elementary school student, who is coached by Martina Krainz. In addition to her zither, Madlen is also interested in air guns: “I shoot at targets; exciting!” Madlen also likes horses and enjoys skiing in the winter. “We make music and tell a story, like actors do,” explain the four musicians from “Queen of the Kings,” who appear in the Creative Ensemble category. Amilia, Jakob, Romeo, and Alexander from Upper Carinthia are the dream team: “We also bring a royal march to the stage.” The weekly meetings are fun for the ensemble: “It’s fun to play together. So we’re not so excited.” Melodious: Emotion and Joy”For us, music is creativity, emotion and joy; “It creates moments full of happiness,” say Anna (10), Antonia (10) and Miriam (13). They call their ensemble “Melodious Trio”. They enjoy making music, especially in a group: “It’s nice to give the audience a sound experience together.” The girls haven’t been to a competition yet: “It would be cool if we picked up a prize straight away.” With sonic champagne pearls, That’s the name of one of her pieces when she comes to the state competition: Eldrid Mödritscher (9) from Obermühlbach is taking part in prima la musica for the first time. She has been playing the children’s harp for four and a half years: “No other instrument sounds so beautiful!” Mom or dad help her carry it: “It’s far too heavy for me.” Eldrid is coached by Christine Selmeister. “My teacher is great.” Music calms the elementary school student, who also likes to cook, likes flowers and wants to be a singer. Marlene, Hannah and Sophia learn from teacher Lorenz Pichler at the Villach music school and are enthusiastic: “You can do anything with the flute The girls are bringing, among other things, Mozart’s Little Night Music, a Mexican folk tune and Mancini’s “The Pink Panther” to Ossiach: “It’s fun to play, there are sounds sneaking around on the stage.” The “Three Flute Dwarfs” would love to play in Brixen be there: “There are three of us. Making music in a group is much easier. We strengthen each other, which makes us safer when we play.” “Music makes life beautiful,” emphasizes Marlena Radziwon (13) from Mörtschach, who has been playing the piano since she was five years old: “We make the whole house sound.” Marlena grows with us her siblings Sophia, David and twin Luisa: “I was the first.” She doesn’t like the metronome: “It’s loud and tiring. But sometimes you can’t do without practicing.” Climbing, drawing and football are also her hobbies. He likes Mozart and especially his guitar: Adrian Wu Wu (11), who was born in Spain and has lived in Völkermarkt for several years, is from Andrea Lackner supported at the tonART music school. “I actually wanted to learn the piano, but there was no more space for that. Now I’m happy that it’s the guitar.” As a young accompanist, Adrian took part in the state prima la musica competition for the first time last year. This year he will perform six pieces as a soloist. Adrian is also a member of the shooting club, loves football and enjoys skiing: “But music has priority; “That’s really important to my heart.” By the way, the national final (18.5.-1.6.) will take place in Brixen in South Tyrol.
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