Instrumentalists for the Vienna Summer Music Festival Orchestra are encouraged to apply and will automatically receive a reduced tuition resulting in a program fee of €325. Eligible participants will play in the orchestra for the operas we are producing. Participants may perform in more than one opera. Additionally, members of the orchestra will receive masterclasses on their primary instrument with members of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphoniker. Please see a complete list of our faculty below. Solo recitals with or without a pianist are optional. Member may also form small chamber ensembles and perform as well.
MEET THE FACULTY
Harald Hoerth, Oboe
Within Austria, Hörth has taught at the International Orchestral Institute Attergau (a project of theVienna Philharmonic), as well as the iconic Salzburg Festival.
Trumpet performance studies at theVienna Conservatory and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (with Prof. Richard Schwameisand Univ.Prof. Karl Steininger).
Hans Stroecker, Trombone
Membership in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 1984Membership in the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic: 1987Membership in the Hofmusikkapelle: 2012
Igor Petrushevski, Violin
Igor Petrushevski is one of the most successful violin teachers in Europe. His students are winners of many international violin competitions including Tibor Varga, Tchaikovsky, Indianapolis, Long-Thibaud, Paganini, Lipizer, Tokyo, Wieniawski, Heifetz, Joachim, Sion, Britten, Canetti, Enescu, Valsesia, and Khachaturian
Orsolya Korcsolan, Violin
Discovered and supported by the late Sir Georg Solti, the Juilliard Alumna won numerous awards in New York before settling in Vienna. As a chamber musician, Ms Korcsolan has performed with artists such as Grammy nominee
Daniela Ivanova, Viola/Violin
Daniela Ivanova was born in Burgas (Bulgaria). During her education at the music high school “Pantscho Vladigerov”, which she concluded with the Matura in 1996, she studied viola with Marin Mantchorov and won numerous national competitions.
Hans Peter Oschenhofer, Viola
1977 successful audition for the orchestra of the VIENNA STATE OPERA 1978 leader of the viola-section
1980 member of the VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
He was also a member of the WIENER VIRTUOSEN1989-1999.
Walther Schulz, Cello
"We found that they were an important part of the literature. ... They were the first piano trios to be written. Up till then, there was only the baroque trio sonata. We found it important that we start introducing the Haydn trios," he said
Joachim Tinnefeld, Bass
Joachim Tinnefeld is a member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Munich, Germany, Joachim studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Klaus Stoll (Principal Double Bass at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)
Hafez Babashi, Piano
Hafez Babashahi is one of the most versatile and renowned pianists of his generation. After receiving the Bösendorfer award in 2008, he performed in large European cities such as Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Budapest. In 2015
SCHEDULE AND REHEARSALS
Orchestra rehearsals take place in the famous Wiener Konzert Haus daily.
10:00 - 1:00 Rehearsal Konzert Haus
2:00 - 5:00 Break/Masterclasses/Lessons
6:00 - 9:00 Evening Rehearsal
You will be called to rehearsal depending on which opera is being rehearsed.
On days off, you may tour Vienna or attend one of the other activities which are happening within other programs in the Vienna Summer Music Festival. Additionally, we will provide some cultural activities for you to see the city.
In order to apply, please prepare a short video as part of the application. You may provide a Google Drive link or another familiar software for us to download, or you may upload your video to YouTube and send us the link so our application committee can review it. After we review your video, we will schedule a phone interview with you. You will be assigned an opera to perform in. You are welcome to share you preference of which opera you will perform in.
Chair auditions will take place in Vienna.
Festival housing is centrally located at the Student Hotel. If you decide to use the festival housing, you will receive your own room/bathroom and have access to a kitchen.
You are welcome to arrange your own housing with AirBnb or another service.