Felix Del Tredici, trombone | Mélanie Genin, harp | Alicja Marta Pilarczyk, violin | Jeffrey Young, violin | Laura Dykes, double bass | Manuel Alcaraz Clemente, percussion 

Maged Mohamed  idea and choreography

Johannes Fuchs  dramaturgy

Susanne Boner  costumes

Linda Sollacher scenography

Markus Güdel  light design

Music by Béla Bartók, Frédéric ChopinEdward Elgar, Jeffrey Young and more

Ages 6 and up | 50 minutes

What happens if musicians don’t stick to the score? If instead of playing their instruments the usual way, everything is permitted? In NOMOZART, six instrumentalists and countless musical styles meet and emerge transformed. Choreographer Maged Mohamed creates a colorful and animated stage show where the musicians are everything – except Mozart.

In September 2017 NOMOZART, the fourth production of LUCERNE FESTIVAL Young Performance, premiered in Lucerne. In March 2018, it enchanted audiences at Philharmonie Luxembourg and in Bern, Zurich, Zug, Verscio, and St. Gallen, Switzerland. Now it’s coming…to you!

NOMOZART is available for bookings in the 2020-2021 season and beyond. Please contact Alicja Pilarczyk for booking inquiries and further information.

Check out the promotional trailer for the 2017 premiere


Felix Del Tredici was born in Canada and started playing trombone at the age of 13. He first studied at the Schulich School of Music in Montreal and then moved to the University of Music Basel. He loves to experiment with his instrument and is a member of extraordinary ensembles.

Mélanie Genin comes from France and discovered her passion for the harp at age nine. After studying in Paris, she played in large concert halls. Mélanie also gives small concerts in hospitals to use music to give hope.

At the age of three Alicja Pilarczyk began to dance and at the age of six she received her first violin lessons. Born in Poland and raised in a family of musicians, she decided to study violin in her native country and then moved to Switzerland for further education. She has appeared at numerous festivals.

Laura Dykes is from Texas, where she lives today and began playing the double bass at the age of eleven. She likes to play classical music in the orchestra on the one hand; on the other, she loves to improvise and experiment with her band. In her free time she loves to do yoga.

Manuel Alcaraz Clemente began playing drums in a brass band in his native southern Spain at the age of seven. His passion for modern music has taken him from Spain to Portugal to Austria. Manuel lives in Austria, where he plays in numerous ensembles and festivals.

Jeffrey Young plays the violin, composes and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He likes to experiment with different styles of music, be it rock or classical. Jeffrey has been invited to numerous international festivals and has toured China, the US, and Canada – as an orchestra musician and member of an indie rock band.

Choreographer Maged Mohamed was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and his parents are from Egypt. At the age of eight, he took his first ballet lessons, and at 16, he had his first engagement at the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, where he was directly taken on as a solo dancer after one year. A scholarship from the UNESCO Art Foundation enabled him to participate in the Balletto Classico in Reggio Emilia, Italy. After 20 years as a solo dancer at the Staatstheater Meiningen, he moved into the ensemble of the Dresden Semperoper; until August 2015 he was an ensemble member in the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich.

Maged appreciates experimenting with different formats and styles and is equally passionate about classical, modern and contemporary dance. Since 2008 he works as a freelance choreographer and developed u. a. Choreographies for projects at the Munich Gasteig, at the Hungarian Ballet Academy in Budapest, at the Academy of Arts in Berlin and at the Bavarian State Opera (“The Little Prince”). He received numerous awards for his short film “7 years before,” in which he first worked as a director and producer.

Past Performances

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11am and 3pm 

LUCERNE FESTIVAL Young Performance‘s NOMOZART premiere at Lucerne Hall in KKL Luzern, Europaplatz 1, Lucerne, Switzerland, tickets 10 and 20 CHF

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5pm

Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l’Europe, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, tickets 18€ adults, 12€ children

Monday, March 5, 2018, 10am 

Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l’Europe, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, private performance for school classes

Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm

Zentrum Paul Klee, Monument im Fruchtland 3, Bern, Switzerland, tickets 20 CHF adults/10 CHF children, for ages 9 and up

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7pm 

Theater Rigiblick, Germaniastrasse 99, Zürich, Switzerland, 20 CHF adults/10 CHF children

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2pm

Theater Casino, Artherstrasse 2-4, Zug, Switzerland, tickets 20 CHF adults/10 CHF children

Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:30pm 

Teatro Dimitri, Caraa du Teatro Dimitri 1, Verscio, Switzerland

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7pm 

Lokremise, Grünbergstrasse 7, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Swiss press clippings

June 18, 2017 in Piú Magazine:
Die Violine Wird Zum Tennisracket by Katharina Thalmann

August 14, 2017 in Musik & Theater:
«Follow your body!» by Pirmin Bossart

September 7, 2017 in the Luzerner Zeitung:
Ballon-Poesie ohne Knall zum Schluss by Urs Mattenberger

March 1, 2018 in Zug Kultur:
Konzert aus dem Labor


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