About the World Orchestra Festival
Our motto: one future,our better future!
As one of the most important orchestral festivals in the world, the World Orchestra Festival aims to provide a platform for all kinds of orchestras and ensembles to perform, to learn, to compete, to communicate, to establish and deepen friendship, regardless of their age, origin, religion and cultural backgrounds.
The World Orchestra Festival welcomes symphonic orchestras, chamber music orchestras, folk music orchestras, wood and brass Bands, marching bands, percussion ensembles, Jazz bands, ensembles of various types to join in the rich activities of the festival.A number of concert halls and
historical venues in Vienna provide perfect stages for the participants to unfold their
talents and to present their music.
Individual musician can join in the Summer Seminar prior to the festival. The participants will be coached individually and daily by the top musicians and music educators. Chamber music lessons and orchestral trainings will be also emphasized during the seminar. During the seminar, the ONE FUTURE Orchestra should be built by the participants and then join into the festival’s main activities on the great stages.
During the festival, workshops held by professors of University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, members of the world famous orchestra “The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra” and other renowned musicians and educators give the participants good chances to get in touch with the world top music educators and learn advanced method and superb performance skills which build a solid base for their further development.
Even competition is not the ultimate goal of the World Orchestra Festival, but to encourage further development of the orchestras and their members, the festival provides an open and fair chance for orchestras, on their free will, to present themselves in a way of competition. The jury consists of world renowned musicians and music educators.
The World Orchestra Festival is organized annually in Vienna in July-August each year, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Haydn Foundation and Liszt Cultural Center, a series of NGOs, enterprises and personalities.
Since Since the premiere of the World Orchestra Festival in Vienna in July 2013, orchestras from more than 40 countries (for example: Armenia, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam etc.) have participated in the festival and brought beautiful memories and friendships back home.
It is said that one can smell the music notes even in the air of Vienna. Now let’s follow the footprints of great music masters and breathe the music in Vienna, be inspired by the culture and traditions of Austria, and let’s contribute to “the one future, our better future”!
The World Orchestra Festival welcomes you!
For more information please visit: www.orchestra-festival.org
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Dates for upcoming festivals:
July 25th – 28th, 2024 The World Orchestra Festival 2024
July 24th – 27th, 2025 The World Orchestra Festival 2025
July 23rd – 26th, 2026 The World Orchestra Festival 2026