Villa For Forest

INSTANT AVI – Konzert – 20.30

karin loiitsch (vocals)
jozej stikar (keys, accordion)
lan sticker (percussion)
felician honsig (saxophone)

instant avi

Formed in 2007, the austrian singer–song writing duo of Karin Loitsch (vocals, guitar) and Jozej Stikar (keys, accordion) started to create their very own style of music, which they call „instant pop“. „Instant“ because they aim at reaching peoples hearts instantly with their songs and „Avi“ because this was Karin““““““““s nickname as a child.

Karin Loitsch and Jozej Stikar live and work together in Southern Austria, nearby the italian and slovenian border.

„After one of our latest concerts, the guy who booked us went out to buy himself a guitar. This is one of the great things to happen and definitely one of our major goals. To bring people in contact with their own inner music, their very private sounds and tones, which make them special and unique.”

In 2009 instant avi released their first album „innocent queen.“

„I sing the stories of my life, what else could I tell you about?“
Karin Loitsch, singer-songwriter

„When I was a little girl, I owned a very old fashioned tape recorder. I had just a few tapes with songs of popular music of the 70s. For hours and hours I sat and sang with all these great wonderful musicians not understanding a word, but feeling a universe.“

„I had this dream of being a singer, but never thought this could be real one day. Eight years ago a friend of mine, who plays the guitar, asked me to sing along with him, just improvising. After we had finished the song he looked at me and said: „Never ever stop singing again.“

„That was the beginning of my coming out in music. I started to write my own songs, which was an easy task, because it seemed like they had been lining up inside me for years.“

„I want to express the world and how I feel it in music – how does a stone, a traffic sign or fence of my neighbor sound?“
Jozej Stikar
pianist, keyboarder, songwriter, composer, teacher

Jozej grew up on the country side, in a family where singing and making music, were part of everyday life. At the age of five years, he discovered an accordion on the attic of their farmhouse. He started to learn this instrument by himself. Beginning from this point of time Jozej learned how to play the flute, the guitar, the akkordeon and finally the piano which he studied at the conservatory in upper austria.

At the age of twelve Jozej started to write his own songs and formed his first band. When Jozej was 15 years old he wrote his first piece of theatre music and since 27 years he loves to compose for theatre.

Since 14 years Jozej teaches the piano and enjoys working with young people.

„I make music because I like it“
Lan Sticker, percussionist

Since 2010 the 16 year old percussionist Lan Sticker joins the duo as often as possible.

„Watching Lan and listening to him while his life performances, is like breathing fresh air. It is an inspiration to Jozej and me to have a young musician as dynamic as Lan playing with us“
Karin Loitsch