Verena Mösenbichler

First-class conductors at the Mid EUROPE 2022

Tuesday, 22.02.2022

In July 2022, the International Brass Band Festival Mid EUROPE welcomes a first-class selection of conductors who not only run the master class "Conducting", but above all enrich the orchestral projects WYWOP and WAWOP.

Kevin L. Sedatole
The American is almost a "regular guest" at Mid EUROPE, Kevin Sedatole has been invited as a guest conductor several times, including Mid EUROPE 2022, where Kevin and Paulo Martins run the master class "Conducting" and support the orchestral projects WYWOP and WAWOP. Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students His performances range from the United States to Europe and Japan.

Paulo Martins
The Portuguese conductor Paulo Martins will be attending Mid EUROPE for the first time in 2022, supervising the orchestral projects WYWOP and WAWOP in addition to the master class "Conducting". Among his teachers are the renowned conductors Jan Cober, Osvaldo Ferreira, Ernest Schelle, Eugene Corporon and Jorma Panula. Paulo Martins has been awarded several times the "Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Valencia" Prize. He is currently a teacher at the Porto Conservatory, artistic director of the International Philharmonic D 'Gold Competition, and artistic director of the Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Santa Maria da Feira and the Portuguese Band Academy (APB).

Phillip Riggs
Phillip Riggs can certainly be named as a “fixed component” of Mid EUROPE. Phillip is responsible for the World Adult Wind Orchestra Project as director and conductor. Phillip Riggs is Grammy Music Educator of the Year 2016 and teaches at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham (USA). He is a co-founder and conductor of the Wachovia Winds and the North Carolina Youth Wind Ensemble. Phillip was the first faculty member to be inducted into the Reagan High School Hall of Fame in 2016. He is an active juror, clinician and workshop leader in the United States, Europe and China

Johann Mösenbichler
Prof. Johann Mösenbichler joined the Executive Board of the MID EUROPE in 1997, and was appointed as the President of the “Mid Europe Festival” in Schladming in 2000. He is the artistic director of the festival and principal conductor of the Bavarian Police Orchestra as well as a professor at the Anton Bruckner Private University for Music in Linz. Johann Mösenbichler performs and conducts widely, teaches, and has served as a clinician and adjudicator at seminars, workshops and competitions in Asia, the USA, and throughout Europe. He has also been honored to conduct prestigious orchestras such as the Sinfonietta Da Camera in Salzburg.

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant serves as Executive Director of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project and the World Adult Wind Orchestra Project of the annual Mid-Europe festival in Schladming and as Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the music department and Artistic Director & conductor of the Durham Medical Orchestra. Verena serves frequently as cover conductor for the North Carolina Symphony, and as guest conductor and clinician across the United States, Japan, as well as in her native Austria.