One future, our better future!
Under the motto "One Future", the World Orchestra Festival aims to provide a platform for all kinds of orchestras and musicians to perform, to learn, to compete, to communicate, to establish and deepen friendships, regardless of the participants' age, origin, religion and cultural backgrounds.
The festival provides a world top stage for the musicians to perform and exhibit in Vienna. A series of concert halls and historical venues are perfect places for the musicians to train, to present and to unfold their talents.
Workshops held by 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 give the participants 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 their further 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, to present themselves in a way of competition. The jury consists of renowned Austrian musicians and music educators.
The festival is organized annually in Vienna in July each year, supported by the World Organization for Promoting Music and Arts Education, Vienna municipal government, Provincial government of Burgenland, Vienna Boys Choir, Haydn Foundation and Liszt Cultural Center, and a series of further government authorities, NGO organizations and enterprises.
Since its premiere in Vienna in July 2013, musicians from Austria, China, Ireland, Latvia, Malaysia etc. have participated in the festival and brought beautiful memories and friendships back home.
The festival is becoming a more and more important music event in the orchestral world and in the world capital of music.
It is said that one can even smell the music notes 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!