Young Hearts for Music Tour
"Chamber music is the headstone of any, this is the rock on which we build." Iris Renner (violoncello, Austria), Young Hearts for Music Tour 2014
Nicola Pfeffer (Germany), cellist for the Young Hearts for Music Tour 2016
Every summer EMCY organises its own chamber music tour through South-East Bavaria and Austria with highly talented young prize winners of its member competitions - Young Hearts for Music Tour!The tour begins with a multi-day workshop at the Landesmusischule Kufstein, giving the young musicians the possibility to get to know each other and to practice the repertoire with an instructor. The workshop is followed by several concerts in Austria (Kufstein, Bad Ischl, Traun) and in Germany (Eggenfelden and Seefeld). The music they play is complemented by the stories and information the musicians give on stage during the concerts.
The programme included work from the musicians home country, for exemple from Slovak composer Šimon Jurovský as well as beautiful works from Saint-Saëns, Tchaikowsky or Mendelssohn, to name but a few.
"The Young Hearts for Music Tour was one of my best experiences. I really enjoyed the time with all the people. People were nice and friendly. Young Nicola and Jingzi are so talented and good musicians. It was a great experience, a pleasure and an honour to play with them. Working with inspiring Susanna Riebl was helpful and rewarding. The tour was very exhausting, but I am very thankful I could be a part of it." Terézia Hledíková (cello, Slovakia), YHMT 2016
|"The Young Hearts Music Tour was absolutely a unique experience and will be an unforgettable memory in my whole life. Those concerts and daily life have always come to my dream up till now. It is my great happiness to have performed the beautiful music pieces in these beautiful towns. And I’m so lucky to have made new friends. I was greatly honored to be the piano accompanist for Therézia, the violinist and Nicola, the cellist, and we had good collaborations. Thanks a lot for every staff member’s effort to hold such a successful tour. And thanks a lot for your excellent arrangements." Jingzi Huang (pianist, China), YHMT 2016|
"Jung, unbefangen, klassisch – einfach klasse" 12.06.2016, Rottaler Anzeiger
"Kultur im Schloss Traun: Young Hearts for Music" 10.06.2016, Regionews
|"I honestly don't know where to start. This tour was - referring to my career as a musician - probably one of the most precious experiences I've ever had. I'm seriously overwhelmed by all the wonderful impressions and special, partly even magical moments we've experienced. THANK YOU EMCY" Benjamin Zumpfe (piano, Austria), YHMT 2015|
With the generous support of:
In 2014 the young talented musicians were:
© Werner Redl: Kaya Møller, Nathalie Matthys and Iris Renner at the concert in Traun
|Nathalie Matthys, Piano (Belgium)||Prize winner of the Belfius Classics Competition|
|Iris Renner, Cello (Austria)||Prize winner of the Österreichische Musikwettbewerbe Prima la musica|
|Kaya Møller, Violin (Denmark)||Prize winner of the Øresunds Solist Competitio|
school concert in Kufstein
left to right: Tomas Mann (Vice-president EMCY), Kaya Møller, Nathalie Matthys, Iris Renner and Dr. Eckart Rohlfs (founder of EMCY)
BR Klassik "Allegro" Broadcast 17.06.2014
"Junge Herzen für Europa" 21.06.2014 Süddeutsche Zeitung (Ausgabe Starnberg)
"Musikgenuss und Piazza - Flair" 22.06.2014 Passauer Neue Presse
"Inspirierende Klangwelten" 24.06.2014 Süddeutsche Zeitung (Ausgabe Starnberg)
TV coverage of the "Young Hearts for Music" Tour 27.06.2014 (Linz Land Fernsehen, KW 14-26, from minute 6:30 on)
"Young Hearts for Music: Klangvolle Musik kraftvoll gespielt" Artikel mit Fotos, Bezirksrundschau
In 2014 EMCY´s highly successful Young Hearts for Music Tour led to two great further developments:
One is the decisions of the three musicians - Nathalie Matthys, Iris Renner and Kaya Møller - was to continue playing as a trio! Musically and personally they went very well together, what was also proven by the enthused audience during the tour, therefore they want to further develop as a trio - Irkana.
The second good news is: They already had their first invitation to perform at a festival!
On August 1, 2014 the trio Irkana gave a concert at the Copenhagen Summer Festival. The festival is one of Denmark’s most important chamber music venues and has played a significant role during the break through of many of today’s leading musicians and ensembles.
We thank the Generalkonsulat Österreich for the kind support of the concerts in Germany
Thank you very much for the support in Seefeld
We thank the Landesmusikschule Kufstein for the generous support
|Polina Sasko, Piano (Ukraine)
||Prize winner of the Smetana International Piano Competition|
|Patrícia Duraes, Violin (Portugal)
||Prize winner of the Prémio Jovens Músicos|
|Silvija Ciuladyte, Viola (Lithuania)
||Prize winner of the National Lithuanian Balys Dvarionas Piano & String Competition|
|Clément Dami, Cello (Switzerland)
||Prize winner of the Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb|
Find more information about the tour and the musicians here.
- 14 February 2017 V International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists
- 09 February 2017 Music Education Academy 2017