Youth! Arts! Science!


sponsored by Roche

A total of 100 students of the natural sciences, music and arts aged 20 to 29 will be invited to explore the common ground of creativity and innovation in music, the arts and sciences. The participants will accompany the core of the Festival’s contemporary music programming, the series Salzburg contemporary, for one week. Workshops, lectures and performances will encourage the young people to experience contemporary music and explore new territories.

Information may be found starting February 2014 at www.roche-continents.net.


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.