The ACADEMY | PERCUSSION meets IDENTITY is founded upon a ground-breaking, dual, yet holistic concept: a proven, success-yielding combination of superlative musical education and intensive personal coaching – simply, PERCUSSION meets IDENTIY.
Success comes to those who apply themselves to self-improvement on multiple levels. We challenge you to take a major step forward by honing your musical and technical skills through direct tuition and guidance from outstanding musicians from the very highest echelons of the profession, as well developing your performance on stage, your body language and your artistic personality.
We invite you to come and explore the furthest reaches of your musicianship - even beyond your own perceived boundaries - during a highly intensive week of holistic training of the highest calibre. Expand your personal network and encounter no end of inspiring people amid glorious surroundings and in an atmosphere in which the individual couldn't be more highly valued!
Success begins in the mind! Thoughts, emotions and the competence to control your inner processes contribute to optimum performance.
Development of self-regulation techniques, relaxation capability, power of concentration and mental performance preparation.
Maintaining the ability to perform in stressful situations, retaining composure and confidence when under pressure and emerging fortified from it.
Learn to recognise, develop and strengthen your ability to remain balanced and effective when facing extraordinary challenges.
The ACADEMY commences with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday 14 July, followed by tuition and coaching from 2:00 p.m. We all go our separate ways after breakfast together on Saturday 20 July.
It's your choice: either you enrol just for PERCUSSION (excludes participation in the identity training) or you enrol in addition for IDENTITY and exploit the full benefits of holistic training at the ACADEMY.
Room bookings can be made online via the accommodation homepage. Rooms with full board (excl. drinks) are reserved, they can be used as single or multi-bed rooms. If you need an overnight stay during the Academy, please note that you HAVE TO book it in the Steiermarkhof.
The concert “PERCUSSIONISTS UNITED 2019"is the artistic highlight of the week, where we present the results of the ACADEMY I PERCUSSION MEETS IDENTITY 2019. We cordially invite you to experience how our world-famous lecturers perform together with the young people on stage and provide an authentic interpretation on the concert evening. You will also be there when several Austrian premieres and highly creative pieces are performed for the first time at PERCUSSIONISTS UNITED 2019. We are looking forward to your visit!
Admission free (voluntary donation) and free choice of seat.
Professor of the University of Oregon, Soloist, Composer, Juror at international masterclassesHomepage
Lecturer at the Julliard School of Music New York, Soloist, Lecturer and Juror in international masterclassesHomepage
Professor Musikhochschule Lübeck, Soloist, Composer, ARD, Music Competition Prize WinnerHomepage
Soloist, Founder Jazz Department Universität der Künste Berlin, Composer, Member of the Percussion Arts Society Hall of FameHomepage
Professor at the State Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Soloist, Member of Percussive PlanetHomepage
Soloist, Author “drums&percussion", Specialist for afrocuban, afrobrasilian & indian music, Founder of the percussion duo Discussion with Hakim LudinHomepage
Timpanist recreation Großes Orchester Graz, numerous engagements in various ensemble formations, Professor of a percussion class at the University of Art Graz and at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in EisenstadtHomepage
Lecturer for Mental Training at the University of the Arts Graz, accompanies musicians and athletes on their way to success in coachingHomepage
1st percussionist and assistant principal timpanist of the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Graz, certified mental and sports mental trainerHomepage