Klangkörper und Ensembles

Geiger*innen mit Dirigenten Ion Marin auf der Bühne, Blick zum Publikum | © Elsa Okazaki

With its various ensembles, choirs and orchestras, the Mozarteum University offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain valuable practical experience, to participate in major projects both inside and outside the university, and to work with renowned performers and conductors while they are still students.

Orchestra Office
+43 676 88122 354

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1
5020 Salzburg

Sinfonieorchester von oben fotografiert, dunkler Raum | © Elsa Okazaki

Symphony Orchestra

In the symphony orchestra, orchestral musicians gain their first podium experience during their studies under the direction of renowned conductors and receive essential impulses for their artistic development. Personalities such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Michael Gielen, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Schneider, Gerd Albrecht, André Previn and Cornelius Meister have stood at the podium.

From 2013 to fall 2015, Hans Graf led the orchestra; from 2015-2018, Bruno Weil, Reinhard Goebel, and Johannes Kalitzke presided over the orchestra. With the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21, this position was filled by Ion Marin. The internationally acclaimed conductor is also responsible for the training of the conducting students. Concert invitations have already taken the orchestra to the Salzburg Mozart Week, the Salzburg Culture Days, the Salzburg Festival, the Wels Subscription Concerts, the Vienna Konzerthaus and several European music centers.

Academy Orchestra

Artistic Director: Alexander Drčar

The Academy Orchestra is a newly founded orchestra of the Mozarteum University in the fall of 2022 through the generous support of Jovanka & Hans Porsche, which has lighthouse character for the orchestral field.

The Academy Orchestra is composed of 25 students who had to qualify for the individual positions in a selection process. The members form a permanent instrumental ensemble for one year at a time, which will perform under the direction of experienced and renowned conductors* with the best performers from the university's instrumental classes; conducting students will also be on the podium for individual concert projects. The orchestra will also perform in oratorio and opera. In addition, the Academy Orchestra will be a regular guest at the Salzburg Mozart Week.

Wind Philharmonic Orchestra Mozarteum

Artistic Director: Andreas Martin Hofmeir

The Bläserphilharmonie stands for wind music at the highest level. It was founded in 2002 with the essential objective of positioning the orchestra on an equal footing with classical symphony orchestras by performing original compositions as well as special wind symphonic instrumentations. Through regular concerts and CD recordings and the typical sound aesthetic developed by Hansjörg Angerer (chief conductor 2022-2022), the orchestra has established itself over the years as one of the leading international wind symphony orchestras. In various instrumentations, the Bläserphilharmonie plays compositions of today as well as works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and traditional Austrian music.

Mehrere Geiger*innen | © Christian Schneider

Baroque Orchestra

Department for Early Music

In recent years, the Baroque Orchestra has strengthened its cooperation with local and international partners and also organizes regular concerts in the historic performance halls of the city of Salzburg (especially the Residenz).

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