Austrian premiere of “NOSTOS. A Journey of Others”

by Zane Zalis

with the University of Hohenheim Symphony Orchestra, the Solitude Choir of Stuttgart and the MIMF Festival Choir

When? August 24th and 25th

Where? Murau parish church

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Opening concert: The Lady and a Tramp

Opening concert: The Lady and a Tramp

Sunday, August 19th, Murau city hall

“The Lady and a Tramp” - these are the Canadian singer Kelsey Cowie and the austrian guitarist Martin Roth

MIMF 2018 Open Air concert

Open Air

Wednesday, August 22, city park Murau

As in previous years the program presents not only exciting live acts from rock and pop genres, but also a little taste of the Gala Concert on August 26th.

MIMF 2018 choral workshop

Join in: choral workshop

18. – 25. August 2018

The program consists of the oratorio NOSTOS and a world premiere of a selected piece from the international call for compositions that broaches the topic of “otherness”.

Call for compositions

Submission of compositions on “Otherness”
Deadline for submission: April 15, 2018

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The Murau International Music Festival (MIMF) 2018 will take place from August 17th to the 25th and will consist of a workshop program for voice and composition as well as a three-part concert series. All composers have the opportunity to submit hitherto unpublished scores to this year’s theme of “Otherness”. The selected work will be premiered at the gala concert on August 24th under the artistic direction of Zane Zalis and will be performed again on the repeat date of the concert on August 25th.  

Funding

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support!

Murau Kultur
Das Land Steiermark - Kultur

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Testimonials

  • Alejandra Torres, violinist and former member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, workshop consultant in 2013, performances at MIMF concerts in 2013, 2015 and 2017

    Alejandra Torres, violinist and former member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, workshop consultant in 2013, performances at MIMF concerts in 2013, 2015 and 2017

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “I know the festival from my performances as a violinist and as a consultant of the string orchestra workshops. As a consultant, I was delighted to see that the young people could also perform onstage with their instruments at the final concert. This was a very special experience for them. In my performances as a violinist, it always amazes me how much the audience in Murau engages with new and unfamiliar music, such as the "Snow Owl" concert in 2015. I'm looking forward to seeing how MIMF will evolve in the future!”

  • Donna Ellen, soprano and ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, star guest in 2013

    Donna Ellen, soprano and ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, star guest in 2013

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    "I was in Murau for the first time for my performance at MIMF where I met lots of friendly people. It was a special honor for me to premiere as a soloist a new composition by Zane Zalis that he wrote especially for my performance! As a classical singer, working with rock musicians was a very unique experience and a challenge as well. Also working with a microphone and sometimes singing very softly or just merely breathing into the mic - at first this is very strange and unusual for an opera singer. But Zane encouraged and inspired me so that my performance in 2013 was a great experience for me – and I hope for the audience as well! I was pleased about the exchange of ideas with the other singers and musicians and especially about the enormous musical potential of the festival. Perhaps a similar collaboration will come about in the future!”

  • Karina Lochner, soprano, baroque singer and star guest in 2014

    Karina Lochner, soprano, baroque singer and star guest in 2014

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    „I had the good fortune to perform as a guest singer at the MIMF Festival and was thrilled by the atmosphere and pleased by how warmly I was welcomed from the very beginning. As a classically trained singer there were lots of new things for me to discover, to learn and to try out. Working with Zane was loads of fun and it was a huge honor for me to sing the composition Zane arranged especially for me. Thanks so much!!! The many enthusiastic musicians, the joy of making music together and the tremendous music were all a terrific experience. Above all, I have wonderful memories of our spontaneously making music together after the Gala Concert!”

  • Klemens Bittmann, violinist, mandola player and composer, workshop consultant in 2013 and 2014, performances at MIMF concerts in 2013 and 2014

    Klemens Bittmann, violinist, mandola player and composer, workshop consultant in 2013 and 2014, performances at MIMF concerts in 2013 and 2014

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    "MIMF is a place of musical openness and artistic encounters across the generations. I have wonderful memories of my time in Murau both as a workshop consultant and as a contributing artist – I am a MIMF enthusiast!”

  • Luis Ribeiro, multi-percussionist and star guest in 2015, performance at the opening concert in 2016

    Luis Ribeiro, multi-percussionist and star guest in 2015, performance at the opening concert in 2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “I was very surprised to be invited to the Murau International Music Festival on very short notice. I flew back to Vienna after a performance with Martin Grubinger in Kiel, Germany and drove more or less directly to Murau. The last part of the trip was driven over a road; on the left and right there was nothing to see but forests and a couple of towns. But when I arrived in Murau I was surprised to see how professionally the festival is carried out. The quality of the music was very good and the atmosphere was great!”

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