For many years now, Pirastro has been financially supporting this fantastic initiative for young musicians. Here you find an introduction written by their president:
Since their founding in 1979, young musicians, students, professional musicians and educators from 76 countries have attended the worldwide acclaimed Austrian Master Classes. Master classes as an accompanying continuing education are represented in the course programs as well as music camps for kids and for young persons, in which playing and fun do not go short.
The youth camps and master classes of the Austrian Master Classes are characterized by a choice of teachers coming from the realms of music schools and universities as well as from international concert scene. It is further characterized by a familiar atmosphere in the castle and by a professional work true to our motto: "we pick up the participants from where they are". Our participants – many of them visiting our classes for years – will find optimal conditions for lessons and practicing at Schloss Zell an der Pram.
In both the classes for kids and the master classes the participants are studying on highest level with internationally renowned educators and with well-known musicians - with a particular reference to the Austrian musical tradition. Our participants - many of them repeatedly visiting our courses throughout years - experience optimal conditions for instructions and practicing in the castle of Zell an der Pram.
Every year again we cordially invite music enthusiasts of any age, of any educational level and of any nationality to take part in the lively musical meeting with like-minded people in the cultivated atmosphere of the castle of Zell an der Pram.
Univ. Prof. Georg Steinschaden
President of the Austrian Master Classes
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