Mozart’s birthday to be celebrated with first ever worldwide virtual recital

Pianists of all ages and abilities invited to join in online

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music app developer Tonara has announced a global initiative to celebrate Mozart’s 259th birthday next Tuesday (27 January).

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Entitled ‘Putting Mozart on the Map’, the initiative invites musicians from all over the world to use Tonara’s Wolfie app to join in with the first ever worldwide virtual recital. Music students, teachers and performers of all ages and skill are being asked to participate.

All you have to do to join in is simply download the Wolfie app, play through one of Mozart’s scores on the app and watch your performance appear on the Wolfie homepage on a live recital map.

Chief music officer of Tonara, Ron Regev, says: ‘“Putting Mozart on the Map” will give musicians the opportunity to play in a global virtual recital, pay homage to the greatest musician of all time, and honour those who have kept his legacy alive – teachers.’

Tonara’s iPad apps – Wolfie and Tonara – are designed to bring popular aspects of modern technology to piano practice. Through the apps, players can download scores that incorporate annotation tools, automatic page turns and timing aids, while recording their own performances and sharing them online or with teachers.

Details of Tonara’s virtual worldwide Mozart recital can be found on this Facebook event page.

Read a review of the Wolfie app in our January 2015 issue

Lucy Chaudhuri

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