Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic

The Vienna Philharmonic’s Summer Academy in Salzburg aims to nurture orchestral players of the future – many professional musicians are former participants. Selected through auditions, for three weeks students of almost all orchestral instruments currently enrolled at Austrian universities receive intense tuition in chamber music and their own instrument in Salzburg. Approximately 20 different chamber music projects featuring very different combination of instruments and ranging from classical to modernism are each rehearsed with a member of the Vienna Philharmonic. Excerpts from these works are then presented in a grand final marathon: three concerts immediately following one another take place as part of the Salzburg Festival. In addition, the young musicians have the opportunity of appearing as stage musicians in three Festival productions this season. The detailed programme will be announced at the end of the Academy – ensuring plenty of musical surprises!

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

Free tickets are available starting immediately 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-1/

11th Special Appearance of the Vienna Philharmonic with Young Wind and Brass Talents

For the eleventh 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
Lower 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 9, 2016 at the SHOP • KARTEN/TICKETS of the Salzburg Festival, Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg (Tel. +43(0)662.8045.6549).

International Summer Academy – Award Winner's Concert

The best students from all the master classes of the 2016 International Mozarteum Summer Academy sing and perform parts from their solo and chamber music repertoire. The award winners will be chosen by the director of the Summer Academy’s directors and faculty. The prizes have been donated by the Cultural Fund of the State Capital City 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 Ticket Office Polzer.



Come, come, come, let us leave the Town
And in some lonely place,
Where Crouds and Noise were never known,
Resolve to spend our days.
In pleasant Shades upon the Grass
At Night our selves we’ll lay;
Our Days in harmless Sport shall pass,
Thus Time shall slide away.

The Fairy Queen, Act I, Duet


This invitation to enter Titania’s fairy kingdom marks the beginning of this year’s children’s opera, The Fairy Queen. Thus, we invite our young friends to discover the Salzburg Festival as a magical place where music and theatre can be experienced intensely – and far away from daily life.
Apart from reduced tickets to regular performances for young visitors, it is mainly the special performance formats developed particularly for a young audience which help us awaken and strengthen the enjoyment and understanding of music and theatre: new children’s operas produced especially for Salzburg, the introductory workshops offering ‘Fun and Games with Purcell’, the opera camps we are offering this year for the tenth time in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic, various fringe programmes for specific age groups and projects for young adults as well.
We also actively support young artists: through our Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor, the Young Singers Project and the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award – all of which present numerous public concerts and master classes.
Our greatest goal is to enable both groups – rising young artists and young Festival visitors – to meet each other, with unique experiences ensuing: when, for example, the members of the Young Singers Project find an enthusiastic young audience for their performances of the children’s opera, and the young audience, in turn, elicits outstanding artistic achievements from the singers.
There is much to discover at the Salzburg Festival, and we are delighted to present the following Children’s and Youth Programme for the 2016 season. May it bring our young friends joy and enthusiasm for opera, concerts and plays!