In addition to the official musical recordings, we also introduced a new format this year. In a two-minute “best practice video” participants could live out their creative sides by filming a funny introduction or showing how they practiced their piece. Thus we got to see stuffed animals as attentive listeners, as well as musicians playing in every corner of Salem Castle or in Spetzgart Castle, with the lake as background. In some videos we could feel how strange and difficult the current situation is for making music.
At the time this newsletter went to press, the winners of the music competition had not yet been announced.
Ziyan Liu and Clemens Fiala, Abi1