World Premiere at the Carinthischer Sommer

The twelve-year-old Alma Deutscher delighted on the violin and at the piano.
Opening Ceremonies in Villach

The Carinthischer Sommer was opened on Sunday. The opening speech was held by philosopher Robert Pfaller. The highpoint and finale of the opening day was a world premiere.
The twelve-year-old composer, pianist and violinist Alma Deutscher played her Piano Concerto, which she had only completed in May, for the first time accompanied by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Joji Hattori in the Joseph Resch Hall, sold out to the last standing place.

Until the 26th of August, the Carinthischer Sommer offers about 50 events. This year, a new work by the Carinthian composer Bruno Strobl, Hemma – eine Weibspassion, with a libretto by Franzobel, is on the programme.

Translation by John Allan Moffat.