Dr. Michael Ludwig


Dr. Michael Ludwig

Mayor and Governor of Vienna


Dear friends of orchestral music,


It is a very great pleasure that the annual “One Future - World Orchestra Festival” will be held in Vienna in 2019 for the seventh time. As Austria has a long tradition of music and organizing cultural events, I am very pleased to see so many young musicians performing at this festival. Vienna is considered as the capital of classical music and is the home of several of the most famous composers and conductors, so it is a great concern to promote the exchange of knowledge, getting new insight of the interpretation as well as skills to improve the performance of classical music. I highly appreciate the “spirit” of music and, moreover, all projects that are actively devoted to cultural education as well as the promotion of very young and gifted musicians.

The “World Orchestra Festival” is a challenging for young musicians to present their expertise and get a first glimpse of musical entertainment and new impressions inside and outside of the world of music.

I hope we will see a challenging competition and I would like to welcome all participants and guests to the “World Orchestra Festival” 2019 in Vienna.




Dr. Michael Ludwig
Mayor and Governor of Vienna

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