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  • Austrian Cultural Forum New York 11 East 52nd Street New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)


AlpenKammerMusik, now in its 10th season, is a festival in the spectacularly beautiful setting of the Austrian Alps that seeks to unite the global musical community through the intimate study of chamber music, with dynamic musical instruction and the opportunity for participants to play together with world-class faculty. This couples with the festival’s humanitarian initiative of inviting a group of talented musicians from socially and economically difficult backgrounds to perform chamber music in a supportive and uplifting cultural environment.


Felicia Weiss
Felicia Weiss, piano, has been an AlpenKammerMusik participant since the very first festival, 9 years ago. She is a board member for AlpenKammerMusik, works at the World Bank, studies piano with Myriam Avalos, and lives in Washington, D.C. She is very active chamber musician in the DC area and has recently performed at the National Gallery of Art and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.

Willem va Eeghen
Willem van Eeghen was concertmaster of the Dutch National Student orchestra, when studying economics in the Netherlands. He currently lives in Washington DC, where he retired as a World Bank economist two years ago. He now performs regularly in a variety of chamber ensembles and teaches the violin in primary schools in the DC area.

Menno van Woerkorn
Menno van Woerkom is a Public Health consultant from theNetherlands. He is all about bringing people together through music. He does so as a coordinator of a primary school music program and in various music foundations.

Randall Scarlata
Hailed for his warm, expressive sound and winning way with the audience, baritone Randall Scarlata is one of the most highly regarded singers of his generation. He has appeared with top orchestras, opera companies, and on concert stages across the world. Mr. Scarlata is co-artistic director of Alpenkammermusik.

Tanya Bannister
Lauded by The Washington Post for playing “…with intelligence, poetry and proportion,” pianist Tanya Bannister’s victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition confirm her status among the leading pianists of her generation . She has recorded on the Naxos, Albany and CAG labels with her career bringing her to many of the world’s great stages such as Carnegie and Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw and the Kennedy Center. Tanya Bannister is founder and co-artistic director of Alpenkammerusik.


Translation: Music in the Alps
25 min, German with English subtitles (2015)

Regisseur: René Anderl
Camera: Stefan Dierle
Speaker: Gereon Nußbaum
also starring Tanya Bannister, Norma Dermond, Gerhard Lexer, Werner Lexer,
Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Roi Trawon, Frazan Adil Kotwal, Ferdinand Stadlober, Manfred Hofer


René Anderl, born 1979 in Würzburg, Germany, is currently studying media and communcations at the Hochschule Offenburg. "Music in the Alps, his second documentary, has been his final diploma film.