String Quartet (Hagen Quartet)

University course
Hagen Quartett | © Christian Schneider

Quartet playing at the highest level. The members of the Hagen Quartet invite all ensembles that are seriously dedicated to quartet playing and already make music at a high standard to attend this course. With the aim of developing concert programs and preparing for participation in international competitions, the main focus is on the interpretation of great works from different stylistic periods.

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3 semesters / 60 ECTS credits

Language of Instruction

Registration deadline
currently no admission test scheduled

Admission examinations
Registration on request, currently no admission test scheduled


Each quartet receives instruction from all members of the Hagen Quartet during the course and in this way experiences interpretive considerations from all positions. The ensembles and their individual members are offered a comprehensive musical education; chamber music is more predestined for this than any other field.

General information

The university course is aimed at graduates of a relevant artistic study program at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution (e.g.: Bachelor's, Master's or Diploma program). Especially desired are string quartets that have already played together.

For admission, proof of completed studies and of having passed the admission examination for the university course for string quartets must be submitted.

A prerequisite for admission is passing the entrance examination. For this, an online application is required, during which the necessary documents are checked. Only after examination of the completely submitted documents an invitation to the admission examination takes place.

Dates & time schedule

  • Examination registration during the application period via the registration portal for applicants
  • Participation in the on-site admission examination in May/June
  • If the admission examination is passed: Invitation to enroll in the university course
  • Enrollment during the general admission period

Required documents for online registration

  • BA transcript and MA transcript or final transcript of a relevant degree program, if the degree program has already been completed
  • Current confirmation of enrollment, if the degree program has not yet been completed (the transcript must be submitted by the time of enrollment!)
  • Overview of subjects and grades of the BA and MA studies (Transcript of Records)
  • official confirmation of the main subject, if this is not evident from the other documents (e.g. "Bachelor of Music" is not sufficient!)

Form of the documents

  • The documents can be uploaded as PDF in the application form.
  • If the documents mentioned are not available in German or English, an official translation must be submitted.

The entrance examination

If an invitation to the admission examination is issued, an instrumental audition must be performed on site to determine artistic aptitude.

A programme must be submitted for the entrance examination which includes

  • 1 string quartet by W. A. Mozart or L. v. Beethoven
  • 1 romantic string quartet
  • 1 string quartet of your choice.

The performance programme should have a duration of at least 30 minutes. The examination board will choose an audition programme from the selected pieces.

Final examination

The final examination consists of the positive completion of the courses and the intermediate examination as well as the positively completed final examination in the form of a public concert.

The course fees are Euro 500,- per semester.

Performance opportunities at university concerts and events inside and outside Salzburg are part of the course.


  • © Wildbild & Team
    Awarding of ensemble scholarship 

    The presentation concert of the scholarship holders of the newly created ensemble scholarship A (one-year) Start Up for Ensemble(s) took place in the impressive ambience of Schloss Leopoldskron at the beginning of April. In cooperation with "The International Society of Mozarteum University Salzburg", over 44.000 euros will be made available to students or graduates of the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

  • 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.

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    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).



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Ion Marin und das Akademieorchester im Rahmen der Mozartwoche 2023 | © Wolfgang Lienbacher
Sinfoniekonzert Max Schlereth Saal Oktober 2023 | © Michael Klimt
Zweigeteiltes Bild des Solitär, links Treppe nach unten, rechts Blick in den Konzertsaal | © Andrew Phelps
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