Vienna Violin Camp for Kids


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SUZUKI Violin Camp Vienna

09-15 July
Level: SUZUKI Book 1-4
Anna Lea Stefánsdóttir, Violin
Gustav Krachler, Violin
Marianne Schweitzer, Violin
Kanako Sekine, Piano Accompaniment
Recreation Pedagogues
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Anna Lea believes that learning the art of violin playing is one of the best tools a child can get for neural, emotional, and personal development. She believes that learning the language of music, a universal language of emotion, is something all children should have access to. Thus, teaching children and helping parents to facilitate the best environment for optimal growth is one of Anna Lea´s main focus points in life.

Always in search of new ways to learn and improve, Anna Lea has adopted a variety of cross-over activities as integral parts of her violin practice. Health and nutrition, different kinds of Yoga and Meditation all play a key role in her continuing development as a violinist, a teacher, mother and woman.

Anna Lea is a certified Suzuki Teacher and has been teaching children and adults for over a decade. As a child she learned the violin through the Suzuki Method, and completed her studies at the Vienna Conservatory of Music with Prof. Hink (1st Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic) and graduated in 2005 with a Solo Performance Degree and a Pedagogy Degree. Anna Lea has two daughters with whom she is grateful to be able to share the violin. For a more detailed CV go to

For Gustav, the musical education of the youth is an affair of the heart and central matter.

Born in Vienna, came to the violin through his grandfather, who was first violinist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 15, he began to study with Florian Zwiauer at the Vienna Conservatory. Fascinated by the precision and stability of the Russian school, he continued his studies with Prof. Arkadij Winokurov at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, where he received his Master of Arts degree with a unanimous distinction.

Important artistic impulses he received from Gerhard Schulz and Dominika Falger, as well as from Pavel Vernikov, Gerhard Schulz, Viktor Tretyakov, Alexander Arenkov and Klara Flieder, and last, but not least, from Marina Keselman, Moscow.

Following his family tradition, he has always enjoyed playing in various orchestras like Brucknerorchester Linz and Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich. As chamber musician, he is member of the Godard Piano Trio and the Stratus Quartet and toured to Japan.

Gustav teaches violin and chamber music at the Musikschule Spielstatt in Vienna since 2012, and since 2014 at Musikschule Wiener Neudorf as well as Johannes Brahms Musikschule Mürzzuschlag in Styria.

Since 2012 teaching violin and chamber music at Vienna Summer Music Academy, as well as since 2015 at the Chamber Music Festival at Burg Feistritz am Wechsel. In 2014 he was a lecturer for violin (focus on technical basics) and ensemble at the Spring String Seminar 2014 in Saitama, Japan. In 2017 he was also lecturer at the Suzuki Festival Mürzzuschlag 2017. Jury member of the 2nd Feurich International Competition Vienna 2017.

Marianne says: ‘I am convinced that music touches everyone. Being able to express yourself through music is a precious treasure for the whole life. For me as a teacher it is a great happiness to be able to accompany little personalities on their way to becoming great personalities with music. The Suzuki method opens the view for the most essential in the complexity of violin playing. Thus, the unmanageable suddenly becomes simple and clear.’

She was born in Graz and studied instrumental pedagogy with Helfried Fister in Klagenfurt, majoring in “early musical education”. At the same time intensive occupation with the baroque violin. Second period of study with Bruno Steinschaden at the Mozarteum Salzburg and subsequent dissertation in the field of folk song research. Master studies on the baroque violin with Michaela Gaigg at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. Trained as a Suzuki teacher at the “Austrian Suzuki Institute of Music” in Vienna with Andrea Mugrauer-Beis.

Since 2005 teaching activities at the music schools Fohnsdorf and Eggersdorf for violin, viola, chamber music, early musical education and theory lessons. Artistically active with modern violin and baroque violin in various orchestras and chamber music groups, including baroque orchestra “Neue Hofkapelle Graz”, duo “Saitenspiel”, trio “Quergestrichen”, trio “QuaRZ”.

  • Join us for a week long intensive course for violin in the beautiful gardens of Palace Laudon in the outskirts of Vienna.
    The daily program from Monday to Friday consists of intensive and playful group classes with certified Suzuki teachers.
    Recreational pedagogues provide the children with daily outdoor activities (indoor if it rains) to support the developing brains and bodies with the necessary exercise and play. Every child also gets a group unit of Rhythm study in Flamenco style.
    All children from 4-11 learning to play the violin following the Suzuki approach are welcome. A maximum of 30 children will be accepted.
  • Program: Group lessons with selected pieces from the Suzuki Violin School repertoire Books 1-4. Additional pieces are studied in the course.
  • General Daily schedule:
    09:00-09:15 Morning Circle
    09:20-11:55 Group Classes and Outdoor Activities
    12:00-13:15 Joint lunch (included in the course fees).
    13:15-16:30 Group Classes, Outdoor Activities and Afternoon Circle.
    Parents and children will receive a detailed schedule with their classes upon arrival.
  • For parents: 09:30-10:30 Yoga (to be booked additionally)
  • Saturday, 14 July, good wheather: 10:30-11:30: Flash Mob at the Mozart House in the Heart of Vienna. 17:30: Concert at a Heuriger and dinner together.
  • Sunday, 15 July: 9:30-11:00: Dress Rehearsal, 11:30-12:30: Final Concert in Laudon Palace Freskensaal
  • Preparation: Based of Suzuki Violin books 1-4.
  • Qualification: The course is designed for children learning the violin through the Suzuki Method age 4-11, but is also open for all other violin kids.
  • Please note: Parents are liable for their children. For more information, please see below under “Parents Presence on Campus”.
  • Languages: German, English
  • Application deadline: 15 June 2018 – please consider that this course will sell out!
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July 9, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Regular course€350,00
Late registration€350,00
July 9, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Regular course €350,00
Late registration €350,00


July 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Daily Group Sessions€85,00
Group Sessions 3 Days€60,00
July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Daily Group Sessions €85,00
Group Sessions 3 Days €60,00