Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-84 43 13
Fax: +43-662-84 06 93
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
(last entry 6.30 pm)

Mozart Residence

Mozart Residence

Makartplatz 8
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-874227-40
Fax: +43-662-87 42 27 83
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8 pm
(last entry 7.30 pm)

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation


Schwarzstr. 26, A-5020 Salzburg
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Great Hall & Viennese Hall

Mag. Reinhard Haring
Rentals, Disposition
Tel. +43 (0) 662 889 40 22
E-Mail: haring@mozarteum.at

Bibliotheca Mozartiana

Dr. Armin Brinzing
Bibliotheca Mozartiana (Director)
Tel: +43 (0) 662 889 40 13
Fax: +43 (0) 662 889 40 50
E-Mail: brinzing@mozarteum.at

VISIT TO JAPAN

Great success of Mozart exhibition and concert with Mozart’s original bowed string instruments in Tokyo

The Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg was present in Japan from 19th – 25th November with two projects. At the 110th anniversary of Dai Ichi Semei Mutual Life, the insurance group and funding partner of the Mozarteum Foundation, an exhibition and a concert were organised in Tokyo. Almost 6,000 Japanese visited the public presentation with an unheard-of number of original Mozart exhibits at the insurance group’s headquarters in Tokyo. These included the world-famous portrait by Joseph Lange which was on display outside Europe for the first time. So the exhibition exceeded the organisers’ expectations.

A Salzburg string quartet (Frank Stadler on Mozart’s violin, Herbert Lindsberger on Mozart’s viola, Werner Neugebauer on violin, Florian Simma on cello) gave a charity concert on Mozart’s original instruments with works by W.A. Mozart. Over 3,000 Japanese applied for the tickets in Dai Ichi Semei Hall with its capacity of about 800 seats.

“We are pleased with the great success of the exhibition and the concert and also with our Japanese partners’ affection for Mozart. This encourages us to continue with international projects for exciting engagement with Mozart,” says Dr. Honsig-Erlenburg, President of the Mozarteum Foundation.

Other highlights of the visit were the reception with Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, which lasted almost an hour, with Mozart’s original instruments and meeting the world’s oldest Mozart community, with which the Mozarteum Foundation has had links since 1956, its year of foundation.

Already in December 2009, Mozart's childhood violin left Europe for the first time. In a concert at the National Art Centre Tokyo organized by the Japanese Nippon Music Foundation, the 14-year-old violinist Hiroka Matsumoto performed Mozart's early sonatas K. 6, 11, and 29 on the instrument Mozart played during his childhood. The media interest in the event in Tokyo was enormous, with the major Japanese newspapers and television broadcasters reporting exhaustively on the proceedings. The concert was also documented on a DVD recording.

With this concert, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg brought the 140th anniversary celebrations of the Austrian-Japanese relationship to an end with a unique climax. In this way, the Foundation also showed Salzburg's appreciation for the great interest in Mozart in Japan, and for the great services performed by the Japanese insurance corporation Dai Ichi Mutual Life, which in its time was the largest sponsor contributing to the reconstruction of Mozart's Residence.

 

Presentation of the Costa Violin after the concerts (c) ISM

Contact


Franziska Förster M.A.
International Cooperations and Media Production
Tel. +43 - 662 - 889 40 51
Email: foerster@mozarteum.at