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the joy of toy :: performances

Since the start of Isabel's project THE JOY OF TOY she has performed as a toy pianist at numerous international festivals and venues. She is intrigued by the fact that she can travel with her little instruments, take them with her to hotel rooms and also perform at venues not usually available for concert pianists. Isabel is very interested in exploring all sorts of performance situations. She of course loves legendary concert halls, but also enjoys performing at unusual venues and doing outdoor projects.

The balance of a programme is very important to Isabel Ettenauer. The selection of pieces for a recital is always influenced by many factors, as for example the venue and the occasion. 

Here is a selection of festivals and venues where Isabel has given toy piano performances: 

Konzerthaus Vienna: Schubert-Saal (Reihe Dichtung & Musik), Mozart-Saal (IGNM Musikfest), Brucknerhaus Linz (gala opening of Linz09), Linz09 Circus in Linz and Schärding (15 performances), Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Jeunesse Festival Geheimnis Musik (Palais Schönburg, Vienna, 12 nights), ORF RadioKulturhaus (Großer Sendesaal), Essl Museum (Klosterneuburg: 7 performances), Komponistenforum Mittersill, isa musikfestival (Reichenau), Klangspuren Schwaz (Pilgerwanderung), ORF Tirol kulturhaus (Innsbruck), open music series (Graz), Akkordeonfestival Vienna (Jugendstiltheater and Ehrbar-Saal), Höfefest (St. Pölten), Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Wienerlied Festival (Vienna), femmes:os Festival (Upper Austria), Museum Walzengravieranstalt (Guntramsdorf), Alte Schmiede (Vienna), Klangturm (St. Pölten), Art/Brut Center (Maria Gugging), Siemens Forum Wien (Jeunesse), Siemens Forum Linz (Jeunesse), Siemens Forum Graz (Jeunesse), Vereinshaus Horn (Jeunesse), Fine Art Galerie (Traismauer), Die Pianistengasse (Vienna), WUK (Vienna), Insel Retz, Atrium Tulln, Aula der Wissenschaften (Vienna), Kartause Aggsbach

Castelliotissa (Nicosia), Rialto Theatre (Limassol)

Avignon Festival (9 performances), Opéra de Lille, Saison musicale Royaumont

Berliner Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Hamburg (Non Piano/Toy Piano Weekend), resonanzraum Hamburg (Non Piano/Toy Piano Weekend), indra Musikclub (Non Piano/Toy Piano Weekend) Media Docks Lübeck, Festspiele Ludwigshafen (MusiCircus im Pfalzbau), Städtisches Museum im Storchen (Göppingen), Haus Illig (Göppingen), Schlachthoffestival (Sigmaringen), Künstlerhaus Lukas (Ahrenshoop), Toy Museums in Nuremberg (2 times) and Sonneberg

Around the Piano Festival (Athens)

Making New Waves Festival (Budapest)

Ravello Festival, Festvial delle Ville Vesuviane (Ercolano), Uovo Performing Arts Festival (Milano)

Philharmonie Luxembourg (Toy Piano World Summit) 

The Netherlands
International Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), De Doelen (Rotterdam), Crosslinx Festival (Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht & Muziekcentrum Enschede), Rotterdam Music Biennial, Muziekcentrum's-Hertogenbosch, Cristofori (Amsterdam), Stichting Axes Series (De Witte Dame, Eindhoven)

Inspiracje Festival (Szczecin)

SonoAus Festival (Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid)

Archipel (Genève), Theater Stadelhofen (Zurich)

Huashan Creative Park (Taipei) 

Wigmore Hall (Festival Soundings, London), Kings Place (London), BMIC Cutting Edge Series (Warehouse, London), Leamington Festival, Vale of Glamorgan Festival (Wales), Kettle's Yard Cambridge, Modern Art Oxford

Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington