2nd Period

Young Excellence - Intensive Class for highly talented young students (Piano)

01.08.2019 - 07.08.2019

Andreas Weber

Languages: German, English

Andreas Weber began his pianistic education at the Music University of Cologne with Karin Merle and continued with Hans Leygraf at the University of Music in Salzburg.

He gives concerts as a soloist and as chamber musician in Europe and Asia, i.a. with the Trio Cartellieri and with the Violinist Albert Fischer.

Television recordings in Austria, Korea and China.

He holds many Master Classes in Korea, China, Germany and Belgium and is member of jury in national and international piano competitions in Germany, Austria, China and Korea.
He made CD recordings with the Cellist Hanna Spielbüchler ( Brahms, Schubert and Franck) as well with the Violinist Albert Fischer ( Mozart, Brahms, Schubert ) and with the Trio Cartellieri ( Turina, Takacs, Piazzolla).

Since 2002 Andreas Weber is professor for piano at the University Mozarteum and since 2005 he is the head of the Leopold-Mozart-Institut for highly talented young students and is promoting young talents at national and international level.

Since 2009 he is professor at the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum.

Many of his students are prize winners of international piano competitions.

Shaun Choo

Languages: German, English

Shaun Choo was born in Singapore and commenced piano at the age of seven. Upon attaining his Diploma in Music Performance at fourteen under Ms. Lena Ching, he pursued his studies abroad at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, under the guidance of the late renowned pedagogue professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and professor Andreas Weber, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Shaun’s performing career has taken him across Europe and Asia. Venue highlights include the National Concert Hall Beijing, Bregenzer Festspielhaus, Leipziger Gewandhaus and Chopin’s birthplace in Zelazowa Wola. He has been invited to festivals such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and Klavierfrühling Deutschlandsberg, and has performed at various international events and congresses. Shaun often appears as soloist with orchestras such as the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Philharmonic and
Leipzig Academic Orchestra.

Shaun is a prizewinner at more than ten international competitions, including eight first prizes. He emerged victorious at the 3rd International Piano Competition Istanbul Orchestra’ Sion, and is a fivetime prizewinner in international Chopin competitions held in Hungary, France, China, South Korea and Australia. Other notable triumphs include the Rotary Club Piano Competition Lindau, Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition Beijing and ZF MusikPreis Friedrichshafen, and prizes at the "Flame" International Competition Paris and Blüthner Golden Tone Award in Vienna.

An avid composer, Shaun often performs his own works during recitals. He was commissioned by the Singapore Armed Forces to compose the Signal Formation Song during his two-year military service. He has conducted several masterclasses, and is a recurring professor at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum. He holds the title of Adjunct Professor in Chun University Charlotte, North Carolina.

Shaun is currently in the Master Program at the Mozarteum in the class of renowned Professor Jacques Rouvier, and is also under the tutelage of pianist Dang Thai Son.

Young Excellence - Intensive Class for highly talented young students.

Classes for particularly talented children and young people in cooperation
with the Leopold Mozart institute of the Mozarteum University. The Leopold
Mozart institute of the Mozarteum University promotes particularly talented
children and young people. The promotion is directed on developing a professional
musicality, toward making music joy, artistic creativity and on the self-implementation
of the talented one, which may lead to unusual musical achievements.

The course has its focus on the intensive recess of a preparatory repertoire (three
works of different style and character), the artistic arrangement of the works in the
close sense connection with the technical realization. An age according repertoire
selection is recommended to the participants.

Lecturers, who have special experience in the work with gifted young
talents, will lead these intensive courses.

For students at the Leopold Mozart Institute (Encouragement of talented students) participation in the intensive course is free.
For external ones (age limit: 16 years) intensive course: Euro 390 (including EUR 170 registration fee)