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Music is the connection of the two most important elements of our live: Time and Love
Vivien Walser, born in 2004, studies Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Antti Siirala. She received her first piano lessons at the age of five, and at the age of ten she was accepted into the preparatory study section, major piano, in Prof. Massimiliano Mainolfi’s class. Since 2017, she is funded by scholarships of Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Vivien is a 1st prize winner at numerous international competitions as well as at the national competition “Jugend Musiziert”. She performed at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival as part of the “Junge Elite” series, as well as at the Resonanzraum in Hamburg, the Philharmonie im Gasteig and numerous piano recitals. Last year, she broadcast several livestream concerts, including as part of the Steinway program “Masters – The Next Generation.” She regularly participates in international master classes. She received significant impulses from Gerhard Oppitz, Andrea Lucchesini, Antti Siirala, Massimiliano Mainolfi, Boris Slutsky and Pavel Nersessian. She currently attends the 11th grade at the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich.
The young artist is regularly invited to perform piano recitals, on Christmas Eve 2019 for “Classic meets Christmas” at Maximilianskirche in Munich, in the summer of 2019 at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival on the “Young Elite” stage, or in 2018 at “Piano Furioso”, for an anniversary of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, at Resonanzraum in Hamburg. On this occasion, she was also able to record her first CD at the age of 14. As a soloist, she has already given several prizewinner concerts at the Munich Philharmonic. In the competition “Jugend Musiziert” she was convincing from the beginning and from 2012 until her participation in the finals in 2017 in the national competition she only won first prizes for piano, violin and string ensemble. In 2018, she won two international competitions in Italy, “Citta di Oleggio” and “San Donà di Piave”, as 1st absolute prize winner in her age group – a position she repeated also in 2019 at the competition “Premio Antonio Salieri” in Legnago. In 2020, during the Corona Lockdown, she won the first prize at the first online piano competition for youth in Europe (EUPLAYY). The young artist regularly participates in master classes for piano and chamber music, at the Summit Music Festival 2018 in New York or in 2019 at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She received important impulses from professors such as Antti Siirala, Massimiliano Mainolfi, Boris Slutzky, Andrea Lucchesini, Gerhard Oppitz, Wolfgang Manz, Markus Bellheim, Roman Raithel and Uta Weyand. Already in 2017 she was selected for the Tutzing Academy as a violinist in the string ensemble, and in 2019 she was invited to play as a pianist with the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra. She currently attends the 11th grade at the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich.
“Music is the connection ofVivien Walser
the two most important elements
of our life: Time and love.”
Concerts & Competitions
At numerous concerts and competitions, Vivien enthused her audience. Here are the most important samples:
Final Concert Schloss Neuhardenberg
Masterclass Student Masters
Jan Vogler & Antti Siirala
The workshop participants and their tutors:
Jan Vogler, Violoncello (director)
Antti Siirala, Klavier
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 4:00pm
Robert Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style A minor, op. 102
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 1 F major, op. 18/1, mov. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 1 G minor, KV 478, mov. 1
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet Es major, op. 44, mov. 1-3
Beatles, three Songs for Cello Quartet: Michelle, Let it be, Yesterday
For the seventh time, the Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation and the cellist Jan Vogler are inviting young musicians to a one-week chamber music workshop in the Mark Brandenburg. The participants will be working on their interpretation and technique, virtuosity, expression and inner understanding of chamber music works from various periods in a highly focused and motivated way. In the course of this work, they will also develop a programme that will be performed in front of an audience at a joint final concert.
The Neuhardenberg workshop is a project within the scope of the Masterclass Student Masters, which was initiated in order to give young musicians who are at the beginning of their careers important stimuli for their further development through workshops and joint performances with famous virtuosos. It primarily addresses former winners of Jugend musiziert, Germany's annual national competition for young classical musicians. The German Savings Banks Association has been the main sponsor of both of these projects for many years.
Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg, Schinkelplatz, 15320 Neuhardenberg near Berlin
Piano Recital, IBZ Munich
- Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Kreisleriana, op. 16
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita 1, B-Dur, BWV 825
- Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22
IBZ Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft München e.V., Amalienstrasse 38
Stars and Rising Stars
Sunday, July 11, 2021, 11:00 am
- Chopin: Andante Spinato e Grande Polonaise Es-dur op. 22
- Bach: Sonate C-dur BMV 1005
- Bartok: Rumänische Volkstänze für Violine und Klavier Sz 56
Aula of the Wilhelmsgymnasium, Thierschstraße 46
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