Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy Vienna Philharmonic

The Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy supports the education of young orchestral players – and has already produced many professional musicians. 50 students of all orchestral instruments from Austria’s music universities audition for a place and then receive intensive chamber music and instrumental coaching during the three weeks of their stay in Salzburg. 25 different chamber music projects in many different formations, ranging from classical to modern music, will be rehearsed with a member of the Vienna Philharmonic. Excerpts from these works will then be presented at a grand final marathon of three subsequent concerts as part of the Salzburg Festival. The detailed programme will only be determined at the end of the Academy, and thus, musical surprises are guaranteed. In addition, the young musicians have the opportunity to perform in Festival productions as stage musicians.

Presented by the Salzburg Festival, in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic
Artistic Director: Michael Werba

Free tickets are available from RE*creation at +43.662.890083 (Mon–Fri from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) or online www.ticketgarden.com/tickets/angelika-prokopp-sommerakademie-der-wiener-philharmoniker

10th Special Appearance of the Vienna Philharmonic with Young Wind and Brass Talents

For the tenth time, the Salzburg Festival hosts a special appearance of members of the Vienna Philharmonic together with young talented wind and brass musicians. For this anniversary, young musicians from Salzburg and – for the second time already – from Upper Austria are showcased together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Karl Jeitler at the Felsenreitschule. In addition to the opportunity of working with members of the Vienna Philharmonic, the special feature of this project is that it introduces the young musicians to opera literature and composers – a genre often ignored by today’s wind and brass music scene. The project is a cooperation between the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg State Association of Wind Bands; among others, it is supported by the State of Salzburg.

Free tickets will be available from July 4, 2015 at the SHOP • KARTEN/TICKETS of the Salzburg Festival, Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg (Tel. +43(0)662.8045.6549).

International Summer Academy – Prize Winner's Concert

The best students from all the master classes of the 2015 International Mozarteum Summer Academy perform and sing pieces from their solo and chamber music repertoire. The Prize Winners are selected by the director of the Summer Academy together with the docents. The prizes are donated by the Cultural Fund of the State Capital of Salzburg.

Presented by the International Mozarteum Summer Academy Salzburg, in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival.

Tickets can be purchased from the International Mozarteum Summer Academy and Kartenbüro Polzer.



“Friends, this way, come this way, this is the place!”

Thus, Fiorello invites the musicians to accompany Count Almaviva during his serenade at the very beginning of the opera The Barber of Seville. And thus, we invite our young friends to discover the Salzburg Festival as THE place where everyone can join in!
On the one hand, we wish to awaken our young audience to the world of theatre, of opera and classical music – a world full of adventure, imagination and sound, where magical moments wait to be experienced. Specially developed performance formats, workshops, opera camps, youth tickets at reduced prices, student projects and age-appropriate introductory events for children and young people are all designed to spark and nurture an enjoyment and understanding of music and theatre.
On the other hand, we also wish to actively support young artists. The Salzburg Festival is an accelerator and launch-pad for artistic careers, but also offers the space and time for very different artist characters to unfold gradually. This important responsibility is addressed by our Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir, the Young Singers Project and the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, all of which present numerous public concerts and master classes.
Our favourite goal is to create those happy moments in which both groups – young artists and young audience members – meet and give each other the gift of unique experiences: for example when members of the Young Singers Project win the hearts of their young audiences by performing this year’s children’s opera The Barber of Seville, and when those young audience members motivate the performers to give their very best.
There is much to discover at the Salzburg Festival, and we are delighted to present the following children’s and youth programme for the 2015 season to you. May it spark joy and enthusiasm for opera, concerts and drama!