The biggest young musicians’ competition in Austria is targeted at all children and young adults who enjoy playing music and competing, as well as those who want to achieve something special in their respective fields. Many winners of Prima la Musica have made their passion into a career and are now active and successful soloists, orchestra musicians or music teachers. All musicians from Austria, South Tyrol and Liechtenstein as well as other nationalities with an official Austrian residency of three years or more can enter. The competition will be carried out on national and regional level. The best contestants in regional competitions will be invited to the national competition taking place from 4th to 8th march 2024 in the CMA STIFT OSSIACH.
Soloists for woodwind instruments (recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
A show full of energy and emotions with music from Star Wars, The Lion King to Queen, Toto, and Michael Jackson. An unforgettable evening in the beautiful Alban Berg Concert Hall at the CMA Stift Ossiach!
A PARTICIPATION CONCERT FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
A music education project in cooperation with the Gustav Mahler Private University of Music. In 2024, the GMPU Jazz Orchestra will dedicate itself to the topic of “Jazz for Children”. The young audience is directly involved in the musical events and introduced in a humorous way to the swinging world of big band music. There is conducting, drumming, dancing and even small instruments are made and tried out directly.
A concert experience can be booked for elementary school classes.
Thursday, April 25, 2024 – Start: 10:00 a.m
BIG BAND! Ella loves jazz music more than anything. One day her most cherished dream will come true: a real big band with shiny trumpets, impressive trombones, fast saxophones and wild drums and she'll be right in the middle of it all! Ella's friend Louis would also like to play along, which he does in the end... At this jazz concert, children big and small are introduced to the swinging world of big band music and its instruments in a humorous and interactive way.
Contributors: Project management: Ass.-Prof. Julian Schunter (GMPU) Live music GMPU Jazz Orchestra (conductor: Reinhold Schmölzer) Acting: Anna Russegger, Robert Grießner
The Valeina Dance Academy invites you to the traditional end-of-school-year show at the Alban-Berg Concert Hall in Stift Ossiach. Approximately 150 performers ranging in age from 4 to 74 will be showcased, featuring all the dance students and championship dances from the current school year. The audience can expect a diverse dance mix, including ballet, jazz, modern, step, hip-hop, and breakdance shows. The Valeina Dance Champions have performed for the 21st time on international championship stages this year. The successful dances from the 2024 European Championships in musical and showdance will be presented and honored live on stage. Spectators can look forward to a fantastic dance spectacle!
The exclusive inaugural concert of Pop.Nonstop Academy features the captivating performance of GREGOR MEYLE accompanied by a talented ensemble.
This is a standing concert, and seat reservations are not available.
"Dreams come and go and remain, like waves on the sea. Sometimes they come true, but believing in them is often hard." Few lyrics capture the essence of singer-songwriter Gregor Meyle's journey better than the opening lines of his song "Why dreaming is worthwhile" from his seventh studio album. The charismatic musician, with his guitar, glasses, and hat, reinforces once again with this album that he is here to stay, even if his fans had to wait a little longer this time. In the summer, he embarks on a tour, bringing to life the songs from his latest album, "Individualität."
When Gregor Meyle and his band, comprised of exceptional musicians, take the stage, an immediate spark is ignited. The audience senses the genuine joy radiating from every performer, captivating everyone present. With over two hours of handcrafted music infused with palpable passion, there's no need for special effects. Those who have experienced it firsthand can attest to the optimism, positive vibes, and authentic intimacy, whether in a small club or on a grand stage. Once you've been part of it, you always come back, because there's no one quite like Gregor Meyle.
About Gregor Meyle Many people have only known Gregor Meyle since the first season of “Sing my Song – The Exchange Concert”, but he has earned his loyal fan base through hundreds of live performances in clubs, town halls and on large open-air stages. He also made it to the final show as a dragon on “The Masked Singer”. He received gold awards for his studio albums “New York-Stintino” and “Meile für Meyle” on his own label Meylemusic. With “Meylensteine” he has his own successful TV show on Vox and he now has more than a quarter of a million enthusiastic concertgoers, an Echo and a German Television Award to his name. This is followed by another own evening program “Playlist of my Life” and most recently he hosts the new ARD show “Your Songs” together with Jeanette Biedermann, in which he was already allowed to kiss Robbie Williams and in 2023 his former band members Take That, and Ronan Keating.
With the concert “Il grande finale” the Austrian Percussion Camp ends, where great musicians and lecturers will be guests in the CMA Ossiach to teach Snare Drum, Mallets, Cajon, Frame Drum, Handpan, Drumset, Bodypercussion, Drumline, Songwriting and Choir. At the closing concerts the participants will show what they have learned in a week full of percussion.
Elias Keller presents a captivating concert that takes the audience on a journey through various eras and styles. In addition to his own improvisation on a given theme, the program is complemented by works from Schumann, Chopin, Strauss, Mozart, Liszt, and Gulda, as well as Elias' own compositions, expressing his artistic diversity and virtuosity.
Elias Keller, a pianist and composer specializing in concert improvisation, was born on September 55, 2007, in Villach, Carinthia. His musical journey began early, and his dedication and love for music are shaped by Nelson Mandela's quote: "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
From a young age, Elias displayed exceptional piano talent and gained early recognition. He studied at the Precollege of the University Mozarteum, focusing on concert improvisation and composition under the guidance of Prof. Galina Vracheva. Elias is currently pursuing a conducting degree at the Gustav Mahler Private University in Klagenfurt.
Elias has won numerous international competitions and performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, including collaborations with renowned artists such as Jan Vogler and Elina Garanca. Apart from his stage presence, Elias has appeared on various TV shows and played the role of young Franz Liszt in the film "Beethoven X/AI." He has already released two CDs, including his highly acclaimed solo album "Tir n´a Noir."
For the upcoming season, Elias plans to record more, covering a broad spectrum from classical literature to modern music, jazz, crossover, and his own compositions.
The “Brass Boys” will kick things off on September 27th 2024, 6 boys who have been making music together with great enthusiasm for more than 15 years. The ensemble emerged from a Carinthian music school project and is impressive Charm, joy of playing and musical ability at the highest level.
THE SOUND OF AUSTRIA
Embark on an exciting journey through the Alps and valleys of the Austrian musical landscape on September 27th with the Austrian ensemble "Brass Boys." The six young artists have been playing together in the ensemble for more than 15 years, achieving great success together and growing into true role models in the brass and wind music scene. Their performances always stand for high-quality interpretations, exuberant playing joy, and a healthy dose of cheeky, youthful charm.
The concert title "The Sound of Austria" promises what sets Austria apart: cultural diversity. Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz von Suppè, Bernhard Vierbach, and a premiere by Jakob Gruchmann will be among the offerings. All listeners can expect an engaging evening full of captivating moments and musical highlights.
The Brass Boys are looking forward to giving you a delightful evening and captivating you with their unique performance. Be part of this special concert evening and let yourself be enchanted by "The Sound of Austria"!
Get the Brass Pass for all concerts online or directly from us at the CMA Stift Ossiach office (no reservations).
BRASS AUTUMN IS BACK!
From September 27th to October 25th, 2024, the popular CMA festival will once again attract attention with many well-known names, but also offers a broad stage for young talents. Since 2009, the stars of the international music scene have been meeting at the CMA to pay homage to a very special metal: shimmering brass. The festival, which takes place every two years, always manages to cleverly combine traditional and contemporary influences and thus bring an exciting mix of all genres to the stage. Also there in 2024: the scene’s most renowned ensembles and soloists.
Sounds good? Then you should secure your concert tickets now. It starts on September 27, 2024. Dates and programs are subject to change.
CONCERTS: 27. September 2024 The Brass Boys 6. Oktober 2024 Brass Band Kärnten feat. Selina Ott 11. Oktober 2024 Salaputia Brass 18. Oktober 2024 Austrian Brass Consort 25. Oktober 2024 Blasmusik Supergroup
On October 6th you can look forward to a very special highlight: the joint performance of the Brass Band Carinthia with the young trumpeter Selina Ott. She was awarded the Opus Klassik Prize in 2021 for her debut album “Trumpet Concerts” and is considered an absolutely exceptional talent.
Salaputia or “guys” are the name of the 11 young musicians who will be performing at the CMA on October 11th 2024. The ensemble is largely made up of renowned orchestral musicians who effortlessly manage the balancing act between demanding playing and entertaining listening pleasure.
“Water and Music” is the name of the promising concert theme of the Austrian Brass Consort, where 10 young musicians will be on stage on October 18th 2024. An absolute highlight: the “Aquasonic” by Hermann Delago, which is played with 30 instruments.
On October 25th 2024, Mnozil Brass founder Thomas Gansch will bring 21 of the most renowned brass musicians on stage for his “Blasmusik Supergroup” – from the “Egerländer Musikanten” and the “Blechhauf’n” to “LaBrassBanda” and the “Wiener Philharmoniker”. .” So you can be excited.