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 in 1991 and commenced piano at the age of 7. After attaining his Music Diploma at 14 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.

An active performer, he has travelled across Europe and Asia, giving recitals in Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, China, Singapore and South Korea, often appearing as soloist with orchestras such as the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra, Niederbayerische Philharmonie Passau, China Broadcast Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Philharmonic and Leipzig Academic Orchestra.

Amongst the numerous venues his concerts have taken place at over the years, highlights include the National Concert Hall Beijing, Bregenzer Festspielhaus, Leipziger Gewandhaus, Theatre Wielki Warsaw and Chopin’s birthplace in Zelazowa Wola. Shaun has also been invited to several festivals including the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and Klavierfrühling Deutschlandsberg, and has performed at the following international events – AEC Congress 2006, CommunicAsia 2007 Singapore, Rotary Club Congress Avignon, BCRT/BMBF 2008 Workshop Berlin and the özbf-Kongress Salzburg 2008.

A prize winner at several international piano competitions, he has clinched a total of 7 first prizes:
• 2006 Rotary Club Piano Competition Lindau, Germany
• 2009 Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition Beijing, China
• 2010 ZF MusikPreis Friedrichshafen, Germany (March)
• 2010 Chopin Competition Budapest, Hungary (March)
• 2010 Chopin Competition Bagneres Di Bigorre, France (July)
• 2010 Chopin Concerto Competition Beijing, China (November)
• 2012 Chopin Competition Daegu, South Korea

He was awarded second place in the 21st "Flame" International Competition in Paris 2010 (April) and the 2009 Blüthner Golden Tone Award Piano Competition in Vienna.

An avid composer, Shaun often performs his own works during his concerts. During his two-year military stint from March 2011-2013, he was commissioned by the Singapore army to compose the SAF Signal Formation Song.

Shaun has conducted several masterclasses back home and abroad, and was Assistant Lecturer during the International Summer Academy Mozarteum 2015. He holds the title of Adjunct Professor in Chun University, Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.A. From 2017 onwards, Shaun will commence studies under renowned professor Jacques Rouvier and 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)