About the World Orchestra Festival
Our motto: One future, our better future!
As one of the most important orchestral events in the world, the World Orchestra Festival aims to provide a platform for all kinds of orchestras and musicians to perform, to learn, to compete, to communicate, to establish and deepen friendships, regardless of their age, origin, religion and cultural backgrounds.
Workshops held by professors of University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, members of the world famous orchestra “The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra” and other renowned musicians and educators give the participants a good chance to get in touch with the world top music educators and learn advanced method and superb performance skills which build a solid base for their further development.
Even competition is not the ultimate goal of the festival, but to encourage further development of the orchestras and their members, the festival provides an open and fair chance for orchestras, on their free will, to present themselves in a way of competition. The jury consists of world renowned musicians and music educators.
The World Orchestra Festival welcomes symphonic orchestras, chamber music orchestras, folk music orchestras, wood and brass Bands, marching bands, percussion ensembles, Jazz bands, ensembles of various types to join in the rich activities of the festival. A series of concert halls and historical venues provide perfect stages for the participants to unfold their talents and to present their music.
Individual musician can join in the Summer Seminar prior to the festival. The participants will be coached individually and daily by the top musicians and music educators. Chamber music lessons and orchestral trainings will be also emphasized during the seminar. During the seminar, the ONE FUTURE Orchestra should be built by the participants and then join into the festival’s main activities on the great stages in Vienna.
The World Orchestra Festival is organized annually in Vienna in July each year, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, provincial government of Burgenland, the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the world famous Vienna Boys Choir, Haydn Foundation and Liszt Cultural Center, a series of NGOs, enterprises and personalities.
Since its premiere in Vienna in July 2013, orchestras from Austria, Belgium, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore etc. have participated in the festival and brought beautiful memories and friendships back home.
The World Orchestra Festival offers rich activities, enjoys high reputation and is the only one orchestral event offering the unique and unforgettable experience in the world capital of music – Vienna in the Summer time.
It is said that one can even smell the music notes in the air of Vienna. Now let’s breathe the music in Vienna, be inspired by the culture and tradition of Austria, and let’s contribute to “the one future, our better future”!
The World Orchestra Festival welcomes you!
For more information please visit: www.orchestra-festival.org
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Dates for upcoming festivals:
August 1st – 4th 2019 The World Orchestra Festival 2019
July 23rd – 26th 2020 The World Orchestra Festival 2020
July 22nd – 25th 2021 The World Orchestra Festival 2021
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