Young Singers Project

The Young Singers Project 2014 is complete. The participants are announced here:

Miloš Bulajić, tenor (Germany)
Alexandra Flood, soprano (Australia)
Giuliana Gianfaldoni, soprano (Italy)
Henriette Gödde, mezzo-soprano/alto (Germany)
Franz Gürtelschmied, tenor (Austria)
Phoebe Haines, mezzo-soprano (England)
Diana Haller, mezzo-soprano (Croatia)
Roman Hoza, baritone (Czechia)
Raimundas Juzuitis, bass (Lithuania)
Peter Kellner, bass-baritone (Slovakia)
Maria Mudryak, soprano (Kazakhstan)
Idunnu Münch, mezzo-soprano (Germany)
Amitai Pati, tenor (New Zealand)
Martin Piskorski, tenor (Austria)
Wolfgang Resch, baritone (Austria)
Giovanni Romeo, bass-baritone (Italy)
Annika Schlicht, mezzo-soprano (Germany)
Gerard Schneider, tenor (Austria/Australia)
Marco Stefani, tenor (USA)
Manuel Walser, bariton (Switzerland)
Andreja Zidarič, soprano (Slovenia)

Director of YSP

Toni Gradsack

Director of studies: Gaiva Bandzinaite

Conductor and Pianist: Kai Röhrig

Pianist: Dario Tondelli

Lecturer: Jane Thorner-Mengedoht

Project Manager: Ulrike Köstinger

With the Young Singers Project, the Salzburg Festival created a high-carat platform in 2008 to support rising young vocal artists. At international auditions, young vocalists are selected for the Young Singers Project; they subsequently get to work with Festival artists as part of their scholarship. Their tuition includes not only musical aspects, but also scenic rehearsals, language coaching and repertoire expansion. These encounters and the practical work at the Festival make the YSP a professional education project internationally regarded as a benchmark. Members of the Young Singers Project are responsible for the performances of La Cenerentola for Children as well as Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Children (please see the folder on Children’s and Youth Programmes); they also appear in other productions of the 2014 Festival season. Furthermore, there will be public master classes led by major Festival artists. In a final concert the young singers are introduced to their audience.

Public Master Classes
Christa Ludwig, July 30, 2014, 11.00 a.m., Schüttkasten
Thomas Hampson, August 2, 2014, 11.00 a.m., Schüttkasten
Helmut Deutsch, August 21, 2014, 11.00 a.m., Große Universitätsaula

Free tickets for the Master Classes will be available at the Ticket Office.

Final Concert

Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 07:30 pm
Stiftung Mozarteum / Großer Saal
Tickets for the Final Concert will be available at the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival.


From 2008 on, working for and with the younger generation is one of the focal points of the Salzburg Festival program. Everybody complains that parents and schools are failing to educate children and teenagers about and for art. Many lament that the “event” is the only thing that counts these days. Others despair because the so-called “high culture” seems to be aging with its audiences. The Festival, however, will take action. On the one hand, we will actively promote young artists – our most spectacular project is the Young Singers Project. On the other hand, we want to cultivate a new audience. Youth camps, affordable youth tickets, student projects and accompanying events specifically aimed at younger audiences are meant to inspire and develop their joy and understanding of music.



Supported by the Klaus-Michael Kühne Foundation, the Armin Weltner Foundation and the Max Kohler Foundation.