International Summer Academy
As part of the International Summer Academy, the Mozarteum University annually welcomes musicians from all over the world to the festival city of Salzburg. Founded in 1916 by Lilli Lehmann, it now offers masterclasses with outstanding teachers from the Mozarteum University and many internationally renowned artists. The diverse program offers space for intercultural encounters and musical fine-tuning.
Contact for students & Registration
+43 676 88122 327
Contact for lecturers & Events
+43 676 88122 364
March 27-April 24
Course dates 2023
July 17-August 12
17. July - 22. July 2023 Course Period 1
24. July - 29. July 2023 Course Period 2
31. July - 5. August 2023 Course Period 3
7. August - 12. August 2023 Course Period 4
Philippe Bernold, Flute
Johannes Hinterholzer, Horn
Andreas Schablas, Clarinet
Philipp Tutzer, Bassoon
Myrto Aretaiou, Alexander Technique
Birgit Füreder, German
Elke Renner, German
Bernhard Hagspiel, Performance Training
Philipp Meraner, Body & Breath
The International Summer Academy is aimed at advanced students who are enrolled at universities or similar institutions and/or at musicians who are preparing for auditions/competitions. Our Young Excellence Program is specifically designed for highly talented young musicians under the age of 16. In general, there is no age limit for an active participation.
In a total of four course periods, the International Summer Academy offers intensive one-week masterclasses with renowned lecturers and numerous supplementary additional offerings. Included are:
- 4 private lessons of 45 minutes each
- Passive participation in all masterclasses
- 2 free hours of practice time/day for active participants of a masterclass
- 3 free hours of practice time/day for participants of the piano masterclasses
- Free trial workshops Body & Breath & Performance Training, Pilates
- Free admission to events and performance opportunities
- Additional program with social events
Registration fee per person: € 120,-
Course fee: € 480,-
Reduced course fees for ensembles*
Course fee for duos: € 880,–
Course fee for trios: € 1.260,–
Course fee for quartets: € 1.600,–
*every ensemble member must make a booking for the complet
German (3x90 minutes group lessons): € 150,-
Alexander Technique (3x60 minutes private lessons): € 180,-
Performance Training (3x45 minutes private lessons): € 150,-
Body & Breath (3x45 minutes private lessons): € 150,-
The registration period begins on March 27 and ends on April 24, 2023. We ask for your understanding that late registration is not possible.
Necessary documents for registration:
- To register, you must upload a video of a piece of your choice (best possible representation of your abilities, no mandatory repertoire).
- Please submit the chosen repertoire for the masterclass in the field "Repertoire" at online registration.
- Attention: Registration does not mean a guaranteed admission to the masterclass!
- Lecturers decide on the basis of the video about the active admission to the masterclass.
Additional courses can also be booked via online registration:
- German Language Course € 150,- (3x90min group lessons)
- Alexander Technique € 180,- (3x60min private lessons)
- Body & Breath € 150,- (3x45min private lessons)
- Performance Training € 150,- (3x45min private lessons)
There is a right of cancellation within 14 days after conclusion of the contract: entire fee will be refunded. If the cancellation is made by April 24, 2023, the course fee will be refunded.
If the cancellation takes place after April 24, 2023, the course fee can only be refunded in justified exceptional cases.
The course fee includes 3 hours/day for pianists. All other instruments can practice 2 hours/day. More practice time is available for a small additional fee.
No, accommodation is not included in the course fees. We kindly ask you to book accommodation on your own. Information about this is provided in the download area of the online registration.
The singer Lilli Lehmann began private singing courses in the rooms of the Mozarteum in the summer of 1916, thus establishing the beginning of the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University. In 1925 Willy Schweyda added a first violin course to the Academy, and in 1929, with the support of the American Julian Freedman, the Summer Academy was expanded to include courses in piano, composition, conducting and opera. From 1930 to 1937 the institution was run as the "Musical Summer Courses", from 1937 to 1940 as the "Mozarteum Summer Academy" for music, theater and dance, and between 1940 and 1944 as the "Summer Academy for Foreigners at the Mozarteum". After 1945 it was reorganized by Bernhard Paumgartner, and since 1947 it has borne the present name "International Summer Academy Mozarteum University". Its previous directors were Bernhard Paumgartner, Eberhard Preussner, Heinz Scholz, Robert Wagner, Paul Schilhawsky, Rolf Liebermann, Peter Lang, Paul Roczek, Alexander Müllenbach, Reinhart von Gutzeit, Siegfried Mauser and Wolfgang Holzmair.
Since 2019, the International Summer Academy has been directed by Hannfried Lucke.
We would like to thank our sponsors, whose support in the form of scholarships enables numerous students to participate in the International Summer Academy Mozarteum.
- Federal Ministry - European and International Affairs
- Province of Salzburg - Department 2 Culture, Education and Society Cultural
- Fund of the City of Salzburg
- 32 master classes in 10 subjects
- 4 intensive courses ("Young Excellence" - piano, violin, violoncello)
- 9 additional courses (Alexander Technique, German, Italian)
- 538 bookings by 438 participants* from 52 nations
- Average age: 21 years
- 6 full scholarships to students from Ukraine through specially established Ukraine Aid Fund
- Press dossier on the Summer Academy 2022 (PDF)