Dalma Késics (SS 2021) - von der Universität Szeged (Ungarn)
"I went to Peggau with my Indian friends. I went to Vienna with my flat-mate for a few days. After the semester I spent one week in Graz and I visited Grüner See, the Eggenberg Castle and a waterfall in Semriach."
Hannes Ivask (Studienjahr 2020/21) - von der University of Tartu (Estland)
Bachelorstudium Computermusik und Klangkunst
"I basically chose the destination of my exchange year by throwing a dart at the list of my home university's partner schools. I had no idea what to expect, but the dart couldn't have landed on a better place. The stay in KUG and in Graz has been wonderful. I've met so many amazing people, done a lot of interesting things and learned a lot from all of the various lessons I took. Studying Computer Music here has been only a pleasure. All of the teachers, professors and other students have been extremely helpful, very professional and easy to talk to. The city itself is an amazing place to live for a year (or longer) and I'm lucky I got to explore the surrounding areas as well. Even though the COVID situation has been a bit of an annoyance - mostly because there wasn't much going on and all of the lessons were online - I still managed to make the most of it and enjoy living here."
Pablo Galaz (Studienjahr 2019/20) - von der University of Huddersfield (UK)
Künstlerisch-wissenschaftliches Doktoratsstudium Komposition & Musiktheorie
"When I started my PhD in Music Composition, I never thought I would spend one year in Graz – I didn't even know that an Erasmus+ exchange was possible for postgraduate studies! When I asked my University about the options and saw the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the list, I knew I wanted to go there. I visited Graz a few years before my exchange for the Impuls festival, so I was aware that it was not only a beautiful city for living, but also an excellent place for studying music. The level of professors and students is really outstanding, and the university staff was always extremely friendly. During my stay in Graz I made friends, met many musicians, established new connections and learned a lot from knowing the artistic research that is being conducted within the KUG. And I also improved my German! I would recommend any music student, at any level of their studies, to go spend a year in Graz if they can."
Nolwenn Tardy (WS 2020) - von Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique of Paris Boulogne-Billancourt
Bachelorstudium historische Streich- und Violininstrumente
"I spent 3 months at the KUG from the beginning of November until the end of January. I studied baroque violin and early music with Susanne Scholz, Konstanze Rieckh and Alexander Gergelyfi, who are all generous teachers and marvelous musicians. It was amazing to see how helpful and kind-hearted all the teachers and students of my class were. They made my Erasmus a really interesting and sweet time in spite of the difficult corona situation. Graz is a really beautiful city where it’s really nice to spend time."