SELECTED FOR NASOM 2016/2017: Holler My Vier

Photo © Manuel Schamberger

The New Austrian Sound of Music – in short NASOM – is a long-term sponsorship program by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), promoting young Austrian musicians for the fifth time in the two-year period 2016/2017.

The aim of NASOM is to offer support for international performances of promising young talents with the help of a global network of embassies, cultural forums and consulates.
A further objective of NASOM is to draw more attention to the fact that Austrian music creation – beyond the traditional – is as vibrant, modern and culturally diverse as ever.
The young artists accepted for this program were selected in cooperation with the organization mica – music information center austria and local music universities.
Here once again, young emerging musicians from the genres classical, jazz, world, contemporary and pop music were chosen to participate in this sponsorship program.

Among the 25 selected artists for the NASOM program:

Holler My Vier

The musical universe of Laura Winkler is one of many colors, shades and facets. Together with her band, the Graz-born and currently Berlin-based singer and composer creates music that covers an extremely broad spectrum, which is quite unusual in the traditional jazz sense. Tinted with gentle jazz and folk elements, the songs of the young formation maneuver between wonderfully delicate and atmospheric lyrical moments, charming and dreamy exhilaration, ornate pop renditions and bittersweet melancholy.

Laura Winkler – vocals, DDR-harmonium
Stephen Molchanski – trumpet, beatbox, percussion, vocals
Fabian Koppri – mandolin, mandola, e-guitar, vocals
Lucas Dietrich – double bass, bass ukulele


(Photo: Holler My Vier © Manuel Schamberger)

An initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs