Review of ASTONA ONLINE – 11 to 24 July, 2021

For the first time in 34 years, Astona International took place ONLINE!



33 young talents from 14 countries were accepted and taught intensively by 6 internationally-renowned musicians via ZOOM. Both teachers and students were spread over 11 countries. Thanks to a demanding and varied programme, the course was a complete success for both students and professors, proving that it is possible to achieve high musical, pedagogical and social goals in online teaching. The students were able to demonstrate their skills at internal house concerts (streamed) and at two publicly-streamed concerts. "The Challenge", a creative, voluntary competition among the participants, added a special touch and generated motivation. Daily overall contacts and regular evening get togethers ensured that the sense of togetherness which is typical of Astona existed again this year. Thanks go out to all participants as well as to Apoint Film GmbH/streaming-solutions in Steinhausen/Zug for their excellent support in creating and managing the technical platform.



Here are the streaming concerts

Saturday, July 17, 20 - 21.15h

Pre recorded videos of 8 young talents aged 13 to 24 who have been selected for this streaming concert. They played solo pieces or pieces with piano. 

Gala Concert: Saturday, July 24 - 20 - 21.25

The highlight of Astona! Pre recorded videos of 7 young talents aged 12 to 22 have been selected to perform solo pieces or pieces with piano. Including the celebration of  the "Challenge"-Competition prize winner Torje Råbu, Norway (after 60 minutes).

Concert Review in Zug Newspaper, July 26

Concert Review Zuger Zeitung
Gala Concert Review--July 26, 2021.pdf
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