Mozarts Geburtshaus

Mozarts Geburtshaus

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

Öffnungszeiten

Täglich: 09:00 - 17:30
Juli und August: 08:30 - 19:00
Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schließung

Mozart-Wohnhaus

Mozart-Wohnhaus

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

Öffnungszeiten

Täglich: 09:00 - 17:30
Juli und August: 09:00 - 20:00
Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schließung

Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg

Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg


Schwarzstr. 26, A-5020 Salzburg
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Großer Saal & Wiener Saal

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

Bibliotheca Mozartiana

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

MOZART CHILDREN´S ORCHESTRA

Mozart, too easy for children, too difficult for adults. (Artur Schnabel)

The Mozart Children's Orchestra founded in 2012 is an ensemble consisting of young and very young musicians. 62 young players aged between 7 and 12, from music schools in Salzburg and Bavaria, present themselves in two concerts during the Mozart Week and in further projects. 

The Mozart Children’s Orchestra is intended as a motivation for young musicians. We are convinced that Mozart’s music is particularly suitable as the prime aim of such a project, and we hope the orchestra will provide a strong incentive and an exemplary contribution to early musical training. Even very young musicians are capable of fulfilling the technical and musical demands of works by Mozart and other composers, and of conveying their enthusiasm to audiences.

Above all the experience of playing in an orchestra is crucial for the motivation for young children. In our region it is difficult to become part of an ensemble at an early age (usually not before a musician is 15 years old) and so the orchestra should also be an example for other children, motivating them perhaps to learn to play an instrument.

The Mozart Children’s Orchestra made its debut in the Mozart Week 2013. The concert was conducted by Christoph Koncz and Marc Minkowski, and presented by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. After its debut performance the young orchestra had a very special encounter during the summer of the same year: the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Infantil de Venezuela – the children’s orchestra of the El Sistema movement – which gave guest performances at the Salzburg Festival that year, came together with the Mozart Children’s Orchestra for a joint public rehearsal. Witnessing the way music transcends borders made a deep impression on those involved, and innumerable pen-pal letters still prolong this experience.

In the Mozart Week 2014 the Mozart Children’s Orchestra performed symphonies by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, also Darf ich… by Arvo Pärt. Besides the Mozart Week the year 2014 saw another special project for the orchestra with the Salzburg Festival: the first joint concert of the Mozart Children’s Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival Children’s Choir! The choir, directed by Wolfgang Götz, has been an integral part of Salzburg’s opera and concert productions for years; its members are aged between six and sixteen and are called in for projects depending on the occasion. In this first concert the orchestra and the chorus initially performed separately – the orchestra played Mozart’s Symphony K. 45a, and the chorus sang three a cappella songs – before joining forces for Mozart’s Spatzenmesse, in which members of the Young Singers Project sang the solo roles.

In the Mozart Week 2015, conducted by Marc Minkowski and Christoph Koncz, the Mozart Children´s Orchestra and the Superar Choir touched on the theme of transcendence, led by Sunnyi Melles. From "Bastien and Bastienne" by the twelve-year-old Mozart to the ninety-year-old Elliott Carter´s "Sound Fields". On the way, the audience encountered the deeply-felt emotion of Schubert´s German Mass and Mozart´s Freemason compositions - musical approaches to differing depictions of the Creator, the "soul of universe".

 

 

 

 

    

Information

Petra Brüderl
Assistant Educational Program
Schwarzstraße 26, 5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43-662-88 940 23
bruederl@mozarteum.at