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  • © Matthieu-Rynkiewicz

    On 24 May, "Doppler 15" will be the first concert by the newly formed ensemble for new music at Solitär. Kai Röhrig, the ensemble's musical director, flautist Leona Rajakowitsch and composer Anna Skladannaya (both students and founding members of the ensemble) talk about the genesis, current projects, challenges and the hunt for new, unheard-of soundscapes.

  • © Wolf Silveri
    Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff 

    Sir John Falstaff is a natural phenomenon: his appearance is imposing, his demeanour commanding, his manner possessive. And most fascinating of all: the event does not care about rules, conventions or decorum, it simply exists for its own sake, in a sense for nothing but its belly.

    Opera production
  • Sarah Nemtsov | © Camille Blake
    Sarah Nemtsov receives the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis 2025 

    Sarah Nemtsov, renowned composer and university professor of composition at the Mozarteum University, will receive the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis 2025 for her outstanding contributions to contemporary music. The prize, which has been endowed with 10,000 euros since 2025, is one of the most important cultural prizes in Germany and is the only prize in the world to be awarded exclusively to female composers.

    Awards & Successes
  • Lehár Theater Bad Ischl | © Daniel Leitner /
    Evil Operetta 

    As part of the Salzkammergut Capital of Culture 2024, the Lehár Theatre in Bad Ischl, in cooperation with the Mozarteum University and the Lehár Festival, will be the venue for a short operetta festival that aims to revive the operetta condemned by the National Socialists. The aim: short, topical, critical.

  • © Christian Schneider
    Future music from five centuries 

    With the first edition of the new interdisciplinary ORA Early Music Festival, the Mozarteum University is celebrating a special premiere. Over three days, early music, contemporary musical language and improvisation come together in numerous concerts and sound performances.

  • Ziyu He | © Sofija Palurovic
    A new home - Ziyu He 

    Ziyu He was one of the youngest soloists in the Vienna Philharmonic when he made his debut at the Musikverein under Adam Fischer in 2017 at the age of just 18. The year before, he won both the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and in 2014 he was the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year. He is a violinist with the renowned Altenberg Trio.

    Alumni Story