Best of isaDigital "Heroes?"

18. - 24. August 2020
in various digital formats

In 2020, the master classes and concerts of isa – the International Summer Academy of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna took place in various digital formats. isa20 presented itself as never before to offer an onscreen digital arena of experimentation – isaDigital – instead in its accustomed form as it’s taken place in the Semmering-Rax Region in Lower Austria for the past 29 years due to Covid 19.

isa’s digital palette ranged from online lectures, webinars, concerts, and documentaries to a competition for the most creative online musical performance, body work, and informal networking meetings. “Heroes?”—isa’s 2020 theme—was illuminated from various perspectives with special attention paid to Beethoven’s oeuvre.

Here you can see a selection of performances of the isaDigital.

Best of

Opening Concert - 18.08.2020
Opening Concert Beethoven & Heroes
Conceived and Presented by Hyung-ki Joo
Artists: Hyung-ki Joo, Chaos Quartet (Susanne Schäffer, Eszter Kruchió, Sara Marzadori, Bas Jongen), Anna Mittermeier, Aleksey Igudesman, Johannes Fleischmann, Lucy Landymore, Yu Horiuchi

Lecture Recital Schubert with Alfred Brendel and Simply Quartet - 19.08.2020
About Franz Schubert, String Quartet G Major
Artists: Alfred Brendel, Simply Quartet (Danfeng Shen, Antonia Rankersberger, Xiang Lu, Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald)

Masterclass for Voice with Laura Aikin - 19.08.2020
In this master class, the renowned opera singer Laura Aikin worked with mdw students on one of her signature roles: Zerbinetta from Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.

LOLA Presentation Vienna - Prague
Low Latency Audiovisual Streaming System aims to enable real time music making and teaching when the participants are not in the same room.
Participants: Johannes Meissl, Irvin Venyš, Artel Quartett, Trio Bohémo

Beethoven's Notation - 20.08.2020
Lecture with Clive Brown

Beethoven Out of the Box - 21.08.2020
Works by Georg Nussbaumer
Artists: Soleil Fröhlich, Daria Kovaleva, Katja Limani, Toranj Mashayekhi, Adele Thoma, Georg Nussbaumer

Chamber Music with isa-Alumni - 22.08.2020
Live from Schloss Reichenau
Artists: Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Dominik Wagner, Vera Karner, Philipp Scheucher, Kiron Atom Tellian

Beethoven's Hero - 23.08.2020
Early Music Lecture Recital Händel with Stefan Gottfried and Hiro Kurosaki
Artists: Stefan Gottfried, Hiro Kurosaki

isaChallenge Chamber Music - 23.08.2020
Recording of  isaFestival 2019
Artists: Adelphi Quartett, Gallant Quartet, Marc Aurel Quartett, Meta Piano Trio, Trio Hélios, Trio Incendio

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