Global Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015 - Application period starts now

Global Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015 - Application period starts now

Sydney, 09 June 2015


Allianz and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation will host the third annual Allianz Junior Music Camp in Vienna from 18 to 24 November, 2015. Ten young talented pianists up to 14 years of age from around the world (and a parent) will receive an all expenses paid trip to Vienna to participate in the camp where they will perform music and work with world-acclaimed pianist Lang Lang.

Previously held in Munich and Barcelona, the third Allianz Junior Music Camp will inspire the next generation of classical musicians and continue to develop their passion of music.

"Observing a new generation of music ambassadors, kids playing together, sharing their common passion and spreading the message of the power of music to a wider audience makes me feel very optimistic about the future of the piano world", Lang Lang said.

The third Allianz Junior Music Camp will comprise of solo piano lessons with teachers from the renowned Youth Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich as well as cultural activities in and around Vienna. The highlight of the Camp will be a public Masterclass with Lang Lang at "Wiener Musikverein", one of the world’s most distinguished concert halls.

Niran Peiris, Managing Director at Allianz Australia, said "through the partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Allianz is able to inspire the next generation of classical music lovers and support young talents in their musical development."

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young musicians in Australia and I encourage all young pianists to apply. Selection is based not only on technical and artistic skills, but the individual's ambition and desire to share their love of music with others," he said.

"Following the success of our Music Camps in Munich and Barcelona, I am very happy to present this program in Vienna. I look forward to igniting a passion for music in our youth, so they will be the future leaders to bridge cultural gaps. We are very excited to continue our collaboration with Allianz as they are so instrumental in the success of the Junior Music Camp", says Leszek Lukas Barwinski, Executive Director of Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

The application process is now officially open. Applicants are asked to submit two short videos for evaluation. More details about the program and the application process can be found at langlangfoundation.org


Background
Lang Lang has been donating his time towards furthering music education for over ten years. Since the founding of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in 2008, he has taken his commitment to music education to another level by developing sustainable, impactful, and unique charitable activities, as well as establishing partnerships with dedicated organizations.

Mission
The mission of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation is to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers and to encourage music performance at all levels as a means of social development for youth, building self-confidence and a drive for excellence.

Our Approach
We design programs that are sustainable, scalable, measurable and meaningful.
We develop partnerships with respected and trusted nonprofits and community organizations.
We seek financial support from respected individuals, corporations and foundations that share our vision.

About Allianz Australia
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