The Sound of Music captured the hearts of millions when the film debuted in 1965. Now, nearly forty years later, the von Trapp's family legacy is born anew. Meet the VON TRAPP CHILDREN: Sofia (16), Melanie (15), Amanda (13), and Justin (10). They are the great-grandchildren of Captain von Trapp, father of the famous singing family whose story captivated the world in the musical The Sound of Music. The children have continued the tradition of the family's exceptional musical gift and love of singing, sharing songs and heart-warming family stories of life before and after coming to America.
The von Trapp Children perform a variety of folk and classical songs from various European and American traditions, as well as timeless pieces from The Sound of Music. The children's effervescent voices mesh together the way only a family's can, and musicians and audiences of all ages recognize the Children's beautiful harmonic blend and pristine tone. As a result, they are increasingly in demand as symphony and pops orchestra guest artists.
Although the kids started out playing small venues, sell out crowds have carried them into some of the world's most prestigious theaters, including a date at the Sydney Opera House on a world tour that took them to Australia, New Zealand and Korea. The children have performed across the country for a variety of media, including appearances on Today (NBC), Fox and Friends (Fox News), Good Morning America (ABC), The Grand Ole Opry (GAC), The 700 Club (CBN), Good Day New York (Fox), QVC Network and numerous top 20 market television morning and news shows. Print coverage has included features in The New York Times, Parade magazine, Time for Kids, Associated Press, Reuters, Times News Service, Cox News Service and dozens of local newspapers. The von Trapp Children also make a number of appearances each year for charities and churches of all denominations, including a performance for the workers at Ground Zero.
The von Trapp Children have recorded three albums: The von Trapp Children, Vol. 1, released nationally in January, 2003, Christmas with The von Trapp Children, set for re- release in fall, 2004 and The von Trapp Children, Vol. 2, released in September 2004.
Summer 2003 brought an historic event for the children, as they portrayed the beloved characters based on their grandfather and three of their great aunts in the North Carolina Theater production of The Sound of Music in Raleigh, NC. That production broke several box office records for the company, grossing $850,000 in 13 performances. The show then moved to the Aladdin Resort in Las Vegas for a week.
In 1990, the family relocated from the dairy farm in Vermont to the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Northwestern Montana. They strive to maintain a balance between a wholesome family life and touring/singing, with a vision to preserve their heritage and, above all, share the joy and love of music.
Visit their website at vontrappchildren.com.