“Classics from the Other Side” was started with the inspiration of bringing together young musicians from Asia and Europe to connect our cultures through chamber music. Music has the ability to bridge cultural misconceptions and divides: The medium of chamber music is ideal, as it is an unique form of collaboration where every individual is equal. We aim to create a multi-national, cooperative network of performance opportunity connecting the younger generation of dedicated professional musicians, as well as to elevate the visibility of young Asian musicians studying abroad.
About Classics from the Other Side
CFOS Public Prize Artists 2024
Ania and Sophie Druml
(c) Julia Wesely
Ania Druml studied cello since the age of 6 years with Christophe Pantillon and Maria Grün and piano at the mdw in Vienna with Alma Sauer and Vladimir Kharin. Currently she is a student of Reinhard Latzko and Stefan Vladar there with both instruments.
Further artistic impulses came from Dmitri Alexeev, Paul Gulda, Christopher Hinterhuber, Thomas Kreuzberger, Peter Ovtcharov, Piotr Paleczny and Dina Ugorskaja as well as Peter Bruns, Gregor Horsch, Josef Luitz, Lilia Schulz-Bayrova, Hans-Christian Schweiker and Wen-Sinn Yang.
She received numerous prizes and awards which led her, apart from concerts, to China, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, Russia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA.
She was a part of the 2022 „Geneva International String Academy“ as well as a participant of the „Kronberg Academy“ in the class of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
The “Mittelbayerische Zeitung” describes the young pianist and violinist Sophie Druml as “an exceptional talent who impresses the audience with her technical and creative abilities.” She completes her concert studies with Christopher Hinterhuber, Jacques Rouvier, Rainer Schmidt, Benjamin Schmid and Julian Rachlin.
The „STRAD Magazine“ wrote after a concert in Montreal: “That evening, the recital itself began in cracking classical fashion. Sophie Druml (First Grand Prize winner, Concours FLAME; 2016 finalist, New York International Piano Competition) who appears frequently in TwoSet videos as 'Sophie Oui-Oui', has joined this tour as pianist. She opened the concert with an entrancing rendition of Franz Liszt's devilish 'Mephisto Waltz' (No. 1, 5.514), her playing by turns effervescent and vigorous. The dramatic, ten-minute tour de force set the technical bar high for the evening.”
World tours with TwoSet Violin and Hilary Hahn in 2023/2024 in over 60 cities. Her collaboration with TwoSet Violin as “Sophie Oui Oui” has reached “cult status” on YouTube with now over 20.000.000 views.
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