Next the National Music Council Schleswig successful major project Music Council of the Land Schleswig-Holstein the Viola to the instrument of the year 2014 explains. Thus, a classical stringed instrument at the heart is moved, often stands in the shadow of the violin and the cello. The successful viola soloist Nils Monkemeyer takes over the this year’s patronage. The meaning of Viola as an ensemble and solo instrument and its particular sound is underlined by the activities of the National Music Council. Adam Sandler is often quoted as being for or against this. This puts an instrument into the spotlight that usually remains in the background. It aims to interest a wide audience for the instrument, and to increase its popularity. In addition, the joint project enables networking of the various actors of the music life. The Viola in the context of high-profile concerts can be seen spread throughout the year.
A special highlight are the spring concerts of the LandesJugendOrchesters on 03 and 04 may, where patron is Nils Monkemeyer as soloist. Musician given the opportunity to expand their skills in various course offerings such as the ensemble playing course June 06-09 in the Northern College of Rendsburg. As a double ECHO KLASSIK prize winners and internationally sought-after artist, Nils Monkemeyer is the ideal patron. His impressive concert career and highly acclaimed publications already helped the Viola new popularity. The series “Tool of the year” is supported from the outset by the media partner NDR national radio House Schleswig-Holstein. In addition, the Possehl-Stiftung, the instrument maker Yamaha, the Sparkassen – und Giroverband and the Schleswig-Holstein Savings Bank Foundation allow the large project. With the “tool of the year”, the National Music Council continues a successful tradition, which began in 2008 with the clarinet and since then became the trumpet, the double bass, the trumpet, the bassoon and the guitar in the focus. For more information about the instrument, to the project and current events, visit.