Musical summer Neustift: Concert for violoncello and guitare
Information about the Event:
Programme: Compositions by Bottesini, Paganini and B. Romberg with variations on an Austrian folk song
Concert in the parish church St. Georg, Neustift im Stubaital
Musicians: Heidemarie Mravlag/ Stubai Valley/Vienna (Violoncello) and
Melanie Hosp/ Tyrol/Vienna (Gitarre)
Heidemarie Mravlag, who grew up in the Stubai Valley, completed preparatory studies with Michael Hell at the Tyrolean State Conservatory in Innsbruck. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Wolfgang Herzer, Prof. Valentin Erben and Prof. Stefan Kropfitsch, where she successfully completed both concert studies and instrumental studies. She received grants to attend the master classes of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and 2009, Allegro Vivo 2011 and the European Academy Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano 2014.
She has been a cellist at the Burgtheater Vienna since 2013 and a regular substitute in the stage orchestra of the Vienna State Opera since 2015. She is also a member of the pt.art Orchestra Linz, the Johann Strauss Ensemble Linz and the Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra InnStrumenti, as well as a substitute in the Tyrolean Symphonic Orchestra Innsbruck and the Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra Vienna.
In 2009 she received the Richard Wagner Scholarship for her chamber music work and since then has given concerts, among others, with Melanie Hosp (guitar) "Duo 2in1Klang", Veronika Villányi (harp) "Duo HarpArt" www.harpartmusic.com, Thomas Yu-Tung Pan and Eva Salmutter (piano). Since June 2019 she has been performing again with the chamber music group Atout. Solo and chamber music appearances have taken her to the Musikverein Vienna, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Friends of Kammermusik Wien, the Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Wien, the Stadthalle Innsbruck, the Melodium Peuerbach (Upper Austria), the Chamber Music Festival Lodz (Poland) and the KULTUR .LIFE Bludenz, the Kulturforum Breitenwang, the chamber concerts in Klosterneuburg and others.
She gives private lectures and in the children's and youth orchestra "superar" Vienna and has been a lecturer for violoncello and chamber music on the Payerbach master courses since 2017.
In 2017, she founded the MusikForumFulpmes association in her home in the Stubaital / Tyrol to promote and disseminate chamber music. www.musikforumfulpmes.at
The guitarist Melanie Hosp was born in the Tyrolean district of Ausserfern in 1987 and lives currently in Vienna. As a winner of national and international competitions, she is considered a promising artist on the guitar scene. She has given solo and ensemble concerts in Germany and abroad (including China, Taiwan, Lebanon and the Czech Republic) and made her debut in 2017 as part of an Austria-wide concert tour by the Jeunesse-festival of the Wiener Konzerthaus with the program of her eponymous CD "Cómo el Agua". She received formative instruction from Michael Andreas Haas, Dr. Stefan Hackl at the Tyrolean State Conservatory in Innsbruck and finally with Prof. Alvaro Pierri at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She received an award for all degrees in her studies. She has been teaching at the Linz Music School since 2013.
She was a scholarship holder of the Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll Dürr Foundation and member of the "Live Music Now" funding program founded by Yehudi Menuhin.
She can currently be heard in various ensembles (Duo 2in1Klang, Duo Silverchord in collaboration with the dancer Karin Steinbrugger, Duo Hosp - Palier, Melanie Hosp Quartet) and often moves across genres between the worlds of classical music, Latin American music and jazz.