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SEEFELD, 14.02.2019 | Next Wednesday, 20 February, the opening ceremony of the Nordic World Ski Championships will take place at the Medal Plaza in Seefeld from 6 p.m. on Wednesday (5.30 p.m. live on ORF eins). Admission is free for all visitors!

During a media event in the Media Lounge (WM-Halle Seefeld), where the Media Centre is located during the international title competitions, the first details of the opening ceremony were announced today. The big highlight of the ninety-minute opening show will be a performance by star violinist DAVID GARRETT, who will personally pay tribute to the great achievements of the World Cup participants. "As a teenager, I myself was an enthusiastic cross-country skier for many years and know how much this sport has to offer. What the athletes get out of themselves, no matter in which discipline, is absolute madness", David Garrett explained a few days before his performance on the big stage at Medal Plaza.

The exceptional virtuoso is not the only known music act in preparing for the 22 medal decisions in Seefeld and Innsbruck. With PIZZERA & JAUS two Austrian chart strikers are also part of the varied opening program.

In addition to the two top acts, a lot of musical local colour will also be sprayed. The World Cup song "Time 4 heroes" by thoroughbred musician Gregor Glanz and former ÖSV Freestyle star Christian Rijavec is firmly in Seefelder's hands. In addition appearances of the plateau chapels, the military music Tirol and the Wiltener choir boys, who will sing the Austrian federal anthem, are part of the extensive opening program.

David Garrett
With "Unlimited", DAVID GARRETT released his eleventh album in 2018 in just as many years, his ninth Top 10 success in Germany. The musician celebrated as Paganini among the pop stars and Jimi Hendrix the violinist fascinates with his rock star charisma and his virtuosity like only the greatest musicians of our time possess. With over three million albums sold, 24 gold and 17 platinum awards in countries such as Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and Brazil, and millions of tickets sold, DAVID GARRETT is one of the biggest stars of today's music scene. In the more than ten years of his international artistic career, he has always surpassed himself. Most recently with his "EXPLOSIVE LIVE" world tour, which he completed in November 2018 with over 400,000 tickets sold in 20 countries. With his new 'UNLIMITED LIVE' tour he finally returns to Austria in 2019 and celebrates his 10th crossover anniversary with a brilliant show together with his fans".

Pizzera & Jaus
PAUL PIZZERA and OTTO JAUS get to know each other on a "Long Night of Cabaret" tour. They hope to get something up and running together and bring a stage. For the time being they are songs together. Already the second one: "jedermann", reaches number 1 of the Austria Top 40 Charts. The song is in the Austrian charts for a total of 40 weeks. In Austria probably a record for a very long time: Pizzera & Jaus release their first 5 singles in a period of 20 months and bring all 5 simultaneously (!) into the Austria Top 75 Charts. In 2017 Paul Pizzera and Otto Jaus win two Amadeus trophies in the categories "Song of the Year" and "Pop/Rock" at the Amadeus Austrian Music. The CD "unerhört solide" has been on the album charts since its release in mid-September 2017 and has already reached platinum status.