The von Trapps

The von Trapps (formerly The von Trapp Children) was a musical group made up of Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August (formerly Justin) von Trapp, descendants of the original Trapp Family Singers. They are the grandchildren of Werner von Trapp, who was portrayed as Kurt in The Sound of Music, and the great-grandchildren of Georg Ritter von Trapp and his first wife Agathe Whitehead, and the step-great-grandchildren of Maria von Trapp, Georg's second wife.[1]

The von Trapps
OriginKalispell, Montana
Years active2001–2016
  • Sofia von Trapp
  • Melanie von Trapp
  • Amanda von Trapp
  • August von Trapp


The von Trapp Children began their singing career after performing in the play The Sound of Music in 1997. They subsequently toured the United States and other countries. They frequently performed with the band Pink Martini and their collaboration album Dream a Little Dream was released in March 2014.

The von Trapp Children appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show,[2] The View,[3] Jack Hanna's Into the Wild,[4] The Today Show,[5] and 19 Kids and Counting. In 2016 The von Trapps announced that after 15 years of performing together, their final show as a group would be in their hometown of Portland early May.


Studio albums

TitleAlbum details
The von Trapp Children, Vol. 1
  • Released: January 28, 2003
  • Label: Rattlesby Records
Christmas with the von Trapp Children
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Rattlesby Records
The von Trapp Children, Vol. 2
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Label: Rattlesby Records
Snow: New Songs of the Season
  • Released: November 1, 2007
A Cappella
  • Released: March 4, 2008
  • Label: Von Trapp J.A.M.S. Media

Collaboration studio albums

TitleAlbum details
Dream a Little Dream
"Kitty Come Home"
(Pink Martini with Rufus Wainwright and the von Trapps)
2013Get Happy
"Satellite of Love"
(Storm Large with the von Trapps)
2014Le Bonheur
"Stand up for Me"
(Storm Large with the von Trapps)
2014Le Bonheur


Dancing in Gold2014Dancing in Gold


TitleDVD details
Live in Concert
  • Released: September 1, 2008
  • Label: Von Trapp J.A.M.S. Media


In 2006, the von Trapp Children were given the Special Award for Outstanding Young Family Singing Group at the 27th annual Young Artist Awards.[6]


  1. "Werner von Trapp, a Son in 'Sound of Music' Family, Dies at 91". New York Times. October 15, 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-05. Werner von Trapp, a member of the family made famous by the stage musical and the 1965 movie 'The Sound of Music,' died Thursday at his home in Waitsfield, Vt. He was 91.
  2. "'The Sound of Music' Cast Reunites on 'Oprah'; Von Trapp Family Performs". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company. October 28, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. "The hills are alive: von Trapps on 'The View' before trip to Henderson". The Gleaner. Scripps Media, Inc. December 5, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. "Jack Hanna - Episode Guide. Season 3. Episode 309 'Montana Hanna's'". Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  5. "The Hills are Still Alive with Music". SouthJersey. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  6. "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations/Special Awards".
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