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Masterclass closing concert with oud player Hubert Hofmann in Linz

Masterclass closing concert with oud player Hubert Hofmann in Linz

Linz. Diverse focus on plucked instruments at the Institute of String Instruments at Anton Bruckner Private University: On Wednesday 25 October, the final concert of the master class by lutenist Hubert Hofmann will take place in the Recital Hall. The month of November is dedicated to the next generation of zither players: 70 students from Upper Austria and South Tyrol working with ABPU students and composer Simon Gamper in the joint concert project “Earth4All”.

A master class was devoted to the famous oud player Hubert Hofmann at ABPU to continue playing the basso with modern plucked instruments such as zither, guitar, dulcimer or double bass. In a specially formed ongoing Basso suite, works from the early Italian Baroque by Biagio Marini, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger and Claudio Monteverdi are rehearsed.

It will be performed at the closing concert “Off to Arcadia” on Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm in the ABPU Small Hall. Submission is free.

Concert project “Earth4All” with composer Simon Gamper

In the Young Talents Concert Project “Earth4All”, a cooperation between Upper Austria. Landesmusikschulwerk meets South Tyrol’s music schools and ABPU students with young zither players in an international workshop. The piece “Giant Leap” is being worked on with the South Tyrolean composer Simon Gamper. A commissioned work for 50 zithers and electronics, it will be presented as a concert premiere on Saturday 11 November at 7pm in the Great Hall of ABPU. Submission is free.

Inspired by humanity’s “Survival Guide” and the Club of Rome’s “Earth for All” book, “Giant Leap” aims to encourage people to have hope, be happy with the world and have fun shaping it. Gamber’s artistic focus is on compositions for international film, television and theatrical productions. He also composes regularly for the concert hall. In his music, he combines elements of serious music, light music and everyday noise.

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In addition to “The Giant Leap,” contributions from the big zither band will also be performed at this evening of music. In addition, the young Upper Austria band ZitherAct led by Silvia Reith Hofer presents their first CD. Contributions from students at the Anton Bruckner Private University complete the programme.

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