Rock University, a music school in Luxembourg, caters its courses specifically to its students, all under the slogan of 'Music Made in Luxembourg'.
Rock University is a music school unlike any other. The goal is not to simply play music, but to feel, and above all, personalise it. The teachers, who are passionate, professional musicians, set out to promote every talent as much as possible.
With specially adapted courses, they can respond to the individual needs and wishes of each student, which is also reflected in their results.
Every Friday, we introduce a new musician and their video with a personally covered song through RTL You. This week we present Tyko with his cover of Michael Kiwanuka's hit song "Home Again".
1. Could you please present yourself in 2-3 sentences?
My name's Tyko Majus, I'm 17 years old and I am from Stockholm, Sweden. I moved to Luxembourg when I was 3 years old, and I go to the European School Luxembourg. My passion is singing and my ultimate dream is to one day, become a singer.
2. When did you discover your talent for music?
I've loved music for as long as I can remember. Several relatives in my family have a musical interest and I believe that I've partly got mine from them.
The first time I realised I could sing was in primary school. During class training for a choir performance, my teacher told me that she really liked my voice and that I would be singing with a great passion. This gave me the confidence to sing more and be more confident while doing so.
However, I still felt that there is room for improvement regarding singing but also my performance skills. That’s why I decided to join the Rock University in 2017.
3. In your eyes Is the Luxembourgish music industry just as influential as abroad?
I do think Luxembourg has a developed music scene, for being such a small country. And even though the size of Luxembourg limits its musical exposure to the world, its proximity to France, Germany and Belgium makes it easier for Luxembourgish musicians to reach out to the much bigger audiences in those countries. A good example is my friend Alex, who got contacted by the French version of the "The Voice Kids", to perform in their show. In which he reached the semifinals.
4. What was your biggest / most memorable gig so far?
I've performed several times at events, either organised by Rock-University or the International School. I'm proud of all of them. But the ones I'm most proud of must be my two performances in my school's talent show, called "LuxFactor".
My first performance was in 2018, when I sang Jason Mraz's "Im Yours". I didn't win the contest, but it was the first time ever that I truly performed on a real stage, in front of a real crowd. And the fact that I managed to walk out on that stage, feeling all the pressure and perform rather well, with not too much preparation, is what makes me proud.
My second "LuxFactor"-performance, was in 2019 and this time I was well prepared. I sang the song "Go Now" by Adam Levine, which I worked on for a month, with my singing teacher Rebecca. In addition to that, we worked on the performance itself and it payed off. Everything went right. The singing, the movement on stage, the hand gestures, the eye contact and the interaction with the crowd. And because of that, I won the whole thing. That's what's making me proud regarding this performance.