About the World Orchestra Festival
One future, our better future!
Under the motto “One Future”, the World Orchestra Festival aims to provide a platform for young as well as adult musicians to perform, to learn, to communicate, to establish and deepen friendships, regardless of the participants’ age, origin, religion and cultural backgrounds.
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 a good chance 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 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 festival welcomes symphonic orchestras, chamber music orchestras, folk music orchestras, wood and brass Bands, marching bands, percussion ensembles, Jazz bands, chamber music orchestras, ensembles of various types to join in the rich activities of the festival. A series of concert halls and historical venues 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 in Muerzzuschlag, a small town located in the beautiful Alps mountains and 100km away from Vienna. 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 in Vienna.
The festival is organized annually in Vienna in July each year, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, provincial government of Burgenland, the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the world famous Vienna Boys Choir, Haydn Foundation and Liszt Cultural Center, a series of NGOs, enterprises and personalities.
Since its premiere in Vienna in July 2013, orchestras from Austria, China, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore etc. have participated in the festival and brought beautiful memories and friendships back home.
The festival is becoming a more and more important music event in the orchestral world and in the world capital of music.
It is said that one can even smell the music notes in the air of Vienna. Now let’s breathe the music in Vienna, be inspired by the culture and tradition of Austria, and let’s contribute to “the one future, our better future”!
The World Orchestra Festival welcomes you!
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Dates for upcoming festivals:
July 19th– 22nd 2018 The World Orchestra Festival 2018
July 18st – 21st 2019 The World Orchestra Festival 2019
July 23rd – 26th2020 The World Orchestra Festival 2020