SELECTED FOR NASOM 2016/2017: Florian Feilmair


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:

Florian Feilmair

Performances by Florian Feilmair are praised by the press as sovereign and full of nuances – a circumstance that is not a given for a pianist whose birth certificate marks the year 1989. His list of awards and solo performances with renowned orchestras is also unusually long: to name an example, the classical music award “Klassikpreis.Österreich”, which he received for his performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, together with the Mozarteam Orchestra Salzburg. Besides enthusing audiences and press with solo performances of compositions by Haydn, Liszt, or Strawinsky, Feilmair makes a lot of music with his brother Philipp, a clarinet player. Together, they do not shy away from conventional musical boundaries. No matter what Florian Feilmair brings forth, his interpretations always bespeak artistic excellence and a well-considered refined approach.

Florian Feilmair – piano


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