closing concert

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Holistic training at the highest level


at the ACADEMY encompasses


at ACADEMY means


Ulrike Stadler

Artistic Director

Anna Semlitsch

Organisational Management

Closing concert

Academy 2018

15-21 July 2018

The ACADEMY commences with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday 15 July, followed by tuition and coaching from 2:00 p.m. We all go our separate ways after breakfast together on Saturday 21 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.

  • PERCUSSION €510,00
  • Members of Percussion Creativ receive a discount of €30.00
  • BOARD and LODGING is not included in the ACADEMY fee.
  • Please note: The registration ends on 31st of May 2017

Steiermarkhof, Graz | Austria

Book your own room at Steiermarkhof. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (excl. drinks) inclusive.

Specialist tutors 2018

Sebastian Brugner

Principal Timpanist at Volksoper Wien, Cofounder of the Louie’s Cage Percussion Ensemble


Alexej Gerassimez

Band with from classic to jazz, minimal music and own compositions, awardee at the ARD musiccompetition, participation at the Elbphilharmonie opening


Josef Gumpinger

Principal Timpanist of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Professor at the University of Music and the Performing Arts


Oliver Madas

Percussionist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Tutor at the University of Music Vienna, Composer


Emmanuel Séjourné

Composer and acknowledged expert for marimba and vibraphone, Tutor at the Conservatory Strasbourg


Jesús Porta Varela

Principal Percussionist of NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, teaching activity at the University of Music Hamburg


Ulrike Stadler

Principal Timpanist of RECREATION, Großes Orchester Graz, Tutor at the University of Music Graz and Joseph-Haydn-Konservatorium Eisenstadt


Kerstin Eibel

Lecturer in mental training at University of Music Graz, Coach for musicians and athletes


Petra Gründl

Workshops for musicians on stress competence, resilience and self-empowerment at the University of Music Graz


Previous tutors


  • Tom Greenleaves
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Jens Herz
  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Thomas Lechner
  • Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Christoph Sietzen
  • Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
  • Guido Marggrander
  • Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Johannes Fischer
  • soloist, Music and Arts Academy Lübeck
  • David Friedman
  • vibraphonist, marimbist, composer and jazz educator
  • Martin Grubinger
  • multi-percussionist
  • Raphael Haeger
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Anton Mittermayr
  • Wiener Philharmoniker, Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
  • Katarzyna Myćka
  • marimba virtuoso and chamber musician
  • Norbert Rabanser
  • Tyrolean State Conservatory
  • Klaus Schwärzler
  • Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Zurich University of the Arts
  • Emmanuel Séjourné
  • composer, percussionist, head of the percussion at the Conservatoir de Strasbourg
  • Wieland Welzel
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Arend Weitzel
  • Bochumer Symphoniker


  • Andor Csonka
  • mental audition training
  • Lilian Genn
  • body work, Franklin method
  • Andrea Latritsch-Karlbauer
  • Stage presence, authentic communication
  • Pat Leonhard
  • my Mozart-Scan
  • Heidemarie Zuder
  • personality training, mentoring