Due to the still uncertain Covid situation and for the protection of our students and teachers, we conducted Astona International online as for the second time. It was worth it.
Here are the streaming concerts
Streaming Concert: Saturday, July 16
Pre recorded videos of 6 young talents aged 12 to 22 have been selected for this streaming concert. They play solo pieces or pieces with piano.
Duration: 51 Minutes
Gala Concert: Saturday, July 23
The highlight of Astona! Pre recorded videos of 7 young talents aged 13 to 20 have been selected to perform solo pieces or works with piano.
Duration: 62 Minutes
I would like to thank you for organizing such a wonderful online music festival. My daughter has learnt a great amount of music ideas from the individual lessons and group courses with other musicians from different countries in two weeks. I can see the progress that she has made in a short time. Prof. Nathan Braude is a wonderful teacher and violist. He can demonstrate lots of complex music ideas concisely with great eloquence and wisdom in a short time. I am impressed that he is very straight forward to pinpoint lots of crucial concepts and skills in a short lesson compared to some conservative teaching strategies that we often see. Also, watching many highly talented young musicians' performances is a great joy. My daughter liked Astona very much and hopefully will meet everyone in person next summer.
Mother of a violist (female, 12) from the USA
Thank you so much for a very inspiring course. We are so impressed by what you managed to arrange online. The challenge was particularly inspiring, as it got us to initiate to also play for a real audience during the course. Torje is very much looking forward to taking part in Astona in real life next summer.
Violinst (15), from Norway
Astona 2022: 35 persons in 14 countries online
Technician Martin Hüsler Director Nancy Chumachenco
Manager Christoph Balmer Coordinator Raphaël Verères
Alf Richard Kraggerud
Photos: Nancy Chumachenco