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The history of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy

Lilli Lehmann founded the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in 1916. At the beginning only private voice lessons were offered within the premises of the Mozarteum. In 1925 Willy Schweyda gave the first violin class. Classes in piano, composition, conducting and opera were added in 1929 thanks to the sponsorship of American Julian Freedman. Between 1930–1937 the “Academy” was known as “Musical Summer Courses”, from 1937 to 1940 as “The Mozarteum Summer Academy” for Music, Theatre and Dance, and between 1940 to 1944 as “Summer Academy for Foreigners at the Mozarteum”. After 1945 Bernhard Paumgartner reorganized the classes, and since 1947 it bears the name “Mozarteum International Summer Academy”. Former directors have been Bernhard Paumgartner, Eberhard Preussner, Heinz Scholz, Robert Wagner, Paul Schilhawsky, Rolf Liebermann and Peter Lang, Paul Roczek and from 2003 until 2013 Alexander Mullenbach. Throughout the years, the Summer Academy has steadily expanded its rich artistic offerings.

Centenary of the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg - Brochure Anniversary Exhibition


Lecturers have included among others

Luciano Berio, Boris Blacher, Friedrich Cerha, George Crumb, Franco Donatoni, Gottfried von Einem, Wolfgang Fortner, Sofia Gubaidulina, Cristóbal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Paul Hindemith, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Bruno Maderna, Frank Martin, Carl Orff, Wolfgang Rihm, Alfred Schnittke, Kurt Schwertsik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Viktor Suslin, Hans Zender, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Clemens Kraus, Erich Leinsdorf, Günther Ramin, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Hermann Scherchen, George Szell, Bruno Walter, Udo Zimmermann, Iris Adami- Coradetti, Arleen Auger, Walter Berry, Kim Borg, Grace Bumbry, Ileana Cotrubas, Werner Hollweg, Hans Hotter, Siegfried Jerusalem, Sena Jurinac, Rudolf Knoll, George London, Christa Ludwig, Rosa Papier-Paumgartner, Julius Patzak, Thomas Quasthoff, Irmgard Seefried, Graziella Sciutti, Giulietta Simionato, Rita Streich, Renata Tebaldi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Ellen Müller-Preis, Geza Anda, Friedrich Gulda, Claude Helffer, Kurt Leimer, Hans Leygraf, Tatiana Nikolaeva, Alexis Weissenberg, Dieter Zechlin, Kenneth Gilbert, Renato De Barbieri, Ivry Gitlis, Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Ljerko Spiller, Tibor Varga, Sandor Vegh, Gérard Caussé, Kim Kashkashian, Zara Nelsova, Arto Noras, Antonio Janigro, Enrico Mainardi, Harvey Shapiro, Pepe Romero, Wolfgang Schulz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Oskar Kokoschka, Harald Kreutzberg, George Tabori, Peter Ustinov.

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Contact Students, Application

  • Bernhard Schneider
    Students & Fundraising
  • Mirabellplatz 1
    5020 Salzburg

  • Tel: +43 (0) 662 6198 4550
    Fax: +43 (0) 662 6198 4509

Lecturers & Events

  • Michaela Wieser-Hois
    Lecturers & Events
  • Mirabellplatz 1
    5020 Salzburg

  • E-Mail: micha.wieser-hois@moz.ac.at
    Tel: +43 (0) 662 6198 4501
    Fax: +43 (0) 662 6198 4519