Guitar spring: concert tour & premiere of the "CumTempora" project


The guitar department of the Mozarteum University is starting spring 2024 with an extensive programme: students in the classes of Andrea De Vitis and Laura Young have the unique opportunity to showcase their talent at concerts in Italy, which are made possible as part of an Erasmus collaboration with the renowned Boccherini Conservatory in Lucca (Tuscany).

The students' trip spans the first two weeks of March and includes performances that have been organised by invitations from the Accademia Vivarium Novum (Frascati) and the "Roma Expo Guitars" festival. Around 20 students will be accompanied by Laura Young and Andrea De Vitis to present their skills to an international audience. A highlight of these concerts will be the premiere of the project "CumTempora - the Mozarteum Guitar Ensemble". Under the direction of Andrea De Vitis, the ensemble will present an innovative exploration of the sounds and repertoire of our time and the future. This initiative demonstrates the Mozarteum University's commitment to promoting students not only in traditional but also in contemporary forms of musical expression.

Save the date: CumTempora celebrates its premiere at the Solitär on 5 June at 20:00: the concert will feature students from all guitar classes at the Mozarteum University and promises to be a fascinating experience for lovers of guitar music.

Events of the guitar classes

  • 15.4.2024
    08:00 pm
    Omaggio a Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
    The legendary composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) was one of the most successful and remarkable composers of the first half of the 20th century in Italy.
  • 19.4.2024
    07:30 pm
    Meeting place solitaire: The guitar
    On 19 April, the Cuarteto Ardoroso will introduce the audience to the diversity of guitar music with two guitars, vocals, flamenco and castanets in a virtuoso and soulful manner. With works by Georges Bizet, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazolla and others.
  • 17.5.2024
    08:00 pm
    Women's Voices
    A Celebration of Women's Music for Classical Guitar and Voice: For the second time, the new concert series Women's Voices is dedicated to works for classical guitar and voice by contemporary and historical female composers.
  • 3.6.2024
    06:00 pm
    Laura Young and Andrea De Vitis would like to thank two extraordinary colleagues for their years of outstanding work and for contributing to the education of several generations of guitarists and teachers.
  • 5.6.2024
    08:00 pm
    CumTempora - the visionary Guitar Ensemble
    CumTempora is a dynamic new ensemble of guitars dedicated to creating an infinite sound world of new music. New compositions explore the maximum sound density in the ensemble's largest formation as in a guitar orchestra, as well as proposing more crystalline sonorities through its smaller formations