Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellsberg
President of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
It is very important that the young generation has interests in music and does more musical activities, regardless whether they will take the music as their profession or just as a hobby for the life. In this way, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and I personally has been always supporting the ideas and initiatives.
It is a great pleasure for us that "The World Orchestra Festival" takes place in Vienna in summer. I believe that the festival will provide chances to learn and practice music, and to strengthen the communication, understanding and respects among the young participants from all over the world.
Vienna has a long and rich history of music. Not only in the past, but also today, the spirit of music is still an essential element in the life of Viennese. Concerts, workshops, research works, music monuments and many more, all these give Vienna a colorful life of music. It is a big worth to experience Vienna and breathe the air of music.
I wish "The World Orchestra Festival" a great success and the participants an unforgettable memory!