With the master courses for piano, chamber music, singing and organ, as well as with the Festival of the future, Ernen is the far beyond national borders as "Ernen music village" admits become. It was created by Professor Gyoergy Seboek, had given numerous concerts and master courses to which as a pianist and music paedagogue in the whole world, is it in Tokyo, Paris or Helsinki.
It was Mrs. Seboek, who Ernen discovered and called the place, of whom her had always dreamed. When the master learned the idyllische peace of this settlement to know for his part, it decided, to carry out here the idea of a music academy although the village did not exhibit any infrastructure, it would permit a summer academy to accommodate. A first master course took place 1974 with nine pupils, in the following year already was it 42. Soon representatives from 17 nations met and it developed the idea to let the class participants arise with concerts in the village church.
1987 were finally the time ripe for a correct Festival in Ernen, beside the original summer academy. Seboek created it to stick on the population with its enthusiasm and the Maezene, which he addressed, showed up interested. Musicians from Europe, Asia and America explained themselves ready, also for a relatively small Gage and with accommodation in here resident families to participate in the Festival.
For now 16 years here former pupils, those come in the meantime to proven Solisten matured together, in order to give to the large joy of the listeners each year of eight concerts, their programs by the musicians themselves to be together placed in the Wallis.
Today the Festival has a resonance until the far beyond borders of the Wallis. The master courses for piano and chamber music reached than 800 participants from all continents in 28 years more. Public such as press are of the presentations inspired. The daily paper "the federation" calls the music village Ernen several times a "Mekka for chamber music friends".
The name Festival of the future astonishment likes some. It explains itself from it that it was important for Seboek to provide not only for the training of young musicians but also their future to plan and them help, the entrance into a career to find.
Once Gyoergy Seboek on one of its walks a Lyra had been noticeable, which was carved into a stable door. The municipality let some years later cut out and the association Ernen music village this part of the door and gave it to the Maestro. Today this Lyra in the parish meeting hall of the village beside all other family coats of arms reminds of the large musician.
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