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Women Empowerment: Music, Poem, Picture

Irma Servatius (Viola), Brigitte Demus (Klavier), Irmi Horn (Stimme)

In the kunstGarten series Women Empowerment, the musicians Brigitta Demus (piano) and Irma Servatius (viola) and Irmi Horn (voice) present works by composers Jeanne Behrend, Blanche Blood, Eric Coates,  Vlad KorshunovArvo Pärt and poems by Louise Glück.

Louise Glück

Louise Glück was born in New York in 1943 and has taught at various universities. Since 1968 she has published ten volumes of poetry, for which she has received numerous prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for “Wild Iris”, the Bollingen Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In 2003-2004 Louise Glück was Poet Laureate of the United States. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2007, Luchterhand published her poetry collection “Averno”, which was shortlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry in 2006. In 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Brigitta Demus was born in Hungary in Pápa. She studied piano at the Music Secondary School in Szombathely and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.
In 2008 she graduated from the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne as a piano artist.
She has won two prizes at the Hungarian National Piano Competition.
She has been living in Graz for 10 years, teaches privately and in the MS Eggersdorf as a piano teacher and répétiteur, and regularly gives concerts….

Irma Servatius (viola) was born in Styria, but grew up in Boston, USA. She received her training as a concert violist at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in 2006. She plays on a viola that was built especially for her by Marten Cornelissen in 2008. Among other things, she works with the music publisher “Musikproduktion Höflich” for whom she writes introductions for editions of musical rarities. In 2015 she moved to Graz, and from the typical “classical framework” she performs with United Intonations – a string quintet founded in Graz.


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