Martin Harling, Vice World Champion

After 6 years on the world's best!

Martin Harling was in March 2013 at the World Championships in Portorož Vice World Champion.

The 18-year-old, who is already 2-fold Austrian. Vice-champion, experience catapulted after only 6 years with this instrument as best Austrian international right to the top. "A century students that has never happened before," says his teacher Mario Pirsterer, excellent accordionist with the Philharmonic of folk music "The Mooskirchner", which plays an important role to Martins performance.
The international breakfast selection with very high degree of difficulty, which includes many musical styles helped him to his success. This also includes accordion literature as the "Wolf Polka" composed by Mario Pirsterer or "The globetrotter" with jazzy elements of Gottfried Hubmann.

The decisive factor for such a top ranking is an extraordinary talent, hard work and discipline for the months of preparation work. High concentration and strong nerves are needed to assert itself against an 8-member expert jury.
This is a great success for Austria, because the quality of the work of the Austrian. Harmonica Association HVÖ is underlined by specialist board BA Gottfried Hubmann.

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