The World Orchestra Festival
July 25th - 28th 2013
From July 25th till 28th 2013, "One Future - The World Orchestra Festival" will be held in the world's music capital - Vienna, Austria. For symphony orchestras, wind and brass bands, folk music orchestras, Jazz bands and percussion ensembles of the young generation from all over the world, "One Future - The World Orchestra Festival" provides a platform for celebrating, communicating, learning, competing, establishing and deepening friendship with each other.
Prof. Mark Stringer, the world renowned conducting educator of the conducting department of University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, leads the artistic committee of the festival. As one of the most famous music conservatories in the world, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna has been providing unique theories, rigorous technique and methods in teaching. Many music stars and experts today have studied at the university. The conducting department of the university owns a legendary history and has brought up a series of famous conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Zubin Mehta, and Claudio Abbado.
For the participating groups, 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 hold workshops/master classes, which give the young musician a good chance to get in touch with the world top music educators and learn advanced method and superb performance skills, which will build a solid base for the future 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, they can present themselves in a way of competition. The jury consists of Prof. Mark Stringer, members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned Austrian musicians and music educators.
The festival provides a world top stage for the young musicians to perform. The Haydn Hall in the Esterházy Palace in the home town of Josef Haydn, Liszt Cultural Center Music Hall in the birth house of Franz Liszt, Concert hall of Vienna Boys'Choir, and the famous Golden Hall of Musikverein, are perfect places for the young musicians to train, to present and to unfold their talents.
Under the patronage of Dr. Heinz Fischer, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, the festival is organized annually in Vienna in summer, in co-operation with and supported by the World Organization for Promoting Music and Arts Education, Vienna municipal government, Provincial government of Burgenland, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Vienna Boys' Choir, Haydn Foundation and Liszt Cultural Center, and a series of further government authorities, NGO organizations and enterprises.
It is said that one can smell the music notes even 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 make a contribution to the world peace and our future!
"One Future -- The World Orchestra Festival" welcomes you!
For more information please visit: www.orchestra-festival.org