Posts By: Xenia Eigenseer

A new face among the ranks of the LGT Young Soloists: Carlo Lay

The young cellist Carlo Lay played wonderfully at the auditions in Zurich at the beginning of July 2016 and impressed us all. The trial project that followed in Salzburg was a pleasant experience and he is now an integral part of the ensemble. One success leads to another: in August, our young up-and-coming talent received the “Förderpreis 2016” at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. For the experts: Carlo Lay plays a Toppani cello made in 1733 that was lent to him by the Andarta foundation.

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Orchestra in Residence

Gstaad, Verbier, Rheingau, Spoleto…classical music likes to “move” to the countryside or the mountains in summertime. St. Christoph am Arlberg will soon also likely be added to this roster of highly regarded names.

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A viola for Benedetta

The prices of instruments made by great masters are exorbitant. How fortunate that there are foundations such as the Pro Canale Fondazione!

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First prize for Leo!

Congratulations to our violinist Leo Esselson on winning the first prize with distinction at the International Karl Adler Music Competition in Stuttgart, Germany. Bravo!

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Award for Danielle!

Congratulations to Danielle Akta for receiving the prestigious Oleg Yankovsky Prize during her Russia tour with the acclaimed Maestro Vladimir Spivakov!

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53rd edition of national competition „Jugend musiziert”

We would like to congratulate two members of our LGT Young Soloists on their outstanding performances at the German national competition “Jugend musiziert” in Kassel. Cellist Samuel Weilacher (14) won first price in the categories “Solo” and “Chamber Music”, while violinist Leo Esselson (16) came in second in the “Solo” competition. In order to qualify for the national finals, both musicians, together with 2458 other young talents, had to make it through regional and state competitions first. We are extremely proud of both of them!

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Article in Fono Forum

School, practice, rehearsals, concerts – talented young musicians take on a many commitments in the interests of a solo career. Their thoroughly organised lives have little in common with those of their schoolmates. This often leads to a lack of contact to people of their own age. This is precisely the point at which the LGT Young Soloists project gets to work: rising stars as a team or, as Ole Pflüger calls it, soloists in a herd. His article clearly shows how the young women and men not only benefit from cooperation with like-minded persons in artistic and human terms, but also learn step by step to make their way in the world of music and establish important contacts, because “there is no conservatory that teaches networking”.

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