Last year, accordionist Rosalie Wilzer from Hemberg won first place in her (second) age group. But this year she sang with Dora Petrovanszki and Raphael Kiraly as the trio “Akkordeonstars” in Ried im Innkreis. For organizational reasons, the Upper Austrian and Lower Austrian State Competitions in the category “Chamber Music” were held at the same location. In any case, they are very happy with the second prize, explains the temporary music school director and head of the band, Stefan Mancic.
The program was a colorful mixture of baroque, classical and simple music, a polyphonic style of music that usually had a steady beat played throughout the piece. The stars presented works by Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in C major”, Yann Tiersen’s “La Valse d’Amelie” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”. Although the pieces are already known, and in the case of an older Mozart or Bach, the trio would have demonstrated their creativity by being actively involved in arranging the pieces, Mansek is proud: “The students showed not only responsibility, determination and perseverance, but also great love for music and making music.” together “.
Fixed appearance at the Accordion Festival in October
Mayor of Hemberg Ernst Wendel also congratulates on this success: “This result shows that our music school has very talented students who can give first-class performances even under pressure in competition. But it also shows the quality of the teaching. This is thanks to our interim director and music school teacher Stefan Mansek.”
Now the “accordion stars” will look forward to the next projects. It is already certain that the young accordionists will perform together at the 5th Hemberg Accordion Festival “AkkFest” from 6 to 8 October 2023, where they will present their new programme.
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