KEYSTONE ACADEMY, BEIJING IN VIENNA AND SALZBURG

1st April - 7th April 2018

Austria's effortless attempt to merge contemporary with historic and antique walkways with alpine summits are enough to cast symphonic spells. This programme in Vienna and Salzburg has been designed keeping our music fanatics in mind. Often regarded as the music capital of the world, Vienna's lanes were once a source of inspiration to musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Strauss II. Mozart's birthplace and a proud member of UNESCO world heritage site list, Salzburg is the heart of classical music where the iconic movie 'The sound of music' was filmed.

Professionals and expert musicians in Vienna and Salzburg await your presence for a week full of creative lessons in music pedagogy.

Owing to its rich musical heritage, Vienna houses incredible venues such as the Vienna chamber orchestra, Volksoper, Musikverein, Konzerthaus and more. It offers an inimitable live music experience at numerous concerts and festivals organised throughout the year.

Participatory workshop with Vienna chamber orchestra will be conducted by professionals to give you hands-on learning experience in orchestra. Explore its diverse techniques ranging from watching and responding to listening and blending. Later the same day, you'll attend Mozart's penultimate opera, The Magic Flute at Volksoper theatre. Volksoper is the only theatre in Vienna dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Since its inception in 1842, Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg has been keeping the Mozart phenomenon alive. It keeps the classical genius up-to-date by inculcating the essence into contemporary culture. In the evening, you'll be introduced to the Mozart sound and film collection, which is home to various Magic Flute productions. Explore and understand how costumes, stage and vocals can transform opera performances.

VMI has been specialising in the professional education of prospective musicians in modern jazz and popular music and even offers diploma courses, pedagogical studies, bachelor programmes and more. This workshop with VMI is focused on sound painting and jazz improvisation. Experience and participate with professionals and musicians from the composer-ensemble.

Vienna Boys' Choir is a 500-year-old choir of boy sopranos and altos that performs over 300 concerts annually before almost 500,000 people. Their touring groups are divided into 4 groups named after Austrian composers Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Take participatory learning lessons in choir workshop with the director of the choir. House of Music awaits your presence for a rehearsal visit, which is an interactive sound museum that analyzes music on a playful as well as scientific level. A Church concert at the St. Peter's Church is the perfect way to end such a productive day.

In 2003, Tonkünstler became the first Austrian orchestra to establish a department for music education and now offers exclusive music programmes in Austria. Join an interactive session between the conductor and musicians at the Weiner Musikverein, which is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world due to its highly regarded acoustics.

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Austria is the brand ambassador of western classical music. If you are looking to enhance your understanding and knowledge of a genre that was created by the illustrious heroes of timeless classics, then this programme is for you. Be part of experiential musical visits, engaging workshops and interactive sessions with professional artists and musicians. This programme is an opportunity for you to pursue your passion and reach creative excellence.

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