Vice Rector Dr. Mario Kostal of the Mozarteum University also congratulates the successful project, which "introduces young people to Mozart's music as well as to his life, work and travels. The project aims at the core of our university's mission statement: Europe's cultural heritage forms our foundation and mission, in which we live internationality, cosmopolitanism and tolerance in constant dialogue. I wish all participants a successful jubilee journey in the footsteps of Mozart." The orchestra brings together young students from Austria, Italy and Germany, who rehearse chamber music and orchestral works together and present them at concerts in Austria and abroad. The young ambassadors of the European Mozart Ways spread the awareness of a common European cultural heritage through art, through Mozart's music. They themselves live and experience this through their work. in 2021, the orchestra will embark on its tenth concert tour to Italy to act as ambassadors in the footsteps of W.A. Mozart. Until September 5, Bella Musica will tour the Italian regions of CAMPANIA (Napoli, Portici - Napoli, Positano), TOSCANA (San Quirico d'Orcia - Siena), EMILIA-ROMAGNA (Piacenza) and TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE (Rovereto) as a reduced ensemble due to the pandemic. The European Mozart Routes are the only cultural route of the Council of Europe that places a musician at the center of its activities. The main objective is to revitalize the tourist routes, to promote artistic, cultural and scientific collaborations and, above all, educational projects. The network was founded on the occasion of the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart in 2006 on the initiative of Land Salzburg. Since 2014, outstanding youth choirs and orchestras that also have works by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart in their repertoire have been named "Young Ambassadors of the European Mozart Ways"; the Bella Musica - Ensemble Giovanile Europea has held this distinction since 2017.
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