Salzburg: The training centres for the next generation of musicians
Intermezzo at the Mozarteum University
The Mozarteum University is an imposing building in the heart of Salzburg. In this building, built by Robert Rechenauer, musicians from all over the world are trained.
Whoever happens to walk through Salzburg’s Mirabell Gardens might just, with a little luck, hear the sounds from the rehearsal rooms of the Mozarteum. It’s quite possible that Nathan Rinaldy is playing on his flute. This 12 year old takes lessons at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, and has travelled numerous places in his so far short life and seen much of the world. If you talk to Nathan about his life and music, the comparison with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart quickly comes up. The name-sake of the university also travelled a lot during his lifetime. Today, however it is more comfortable than travelling in the 18th Century. That is why the Mozarteum University of Salzburg is the goal for many music talents from all around the world, who are looking for the highest quality training for their talents.
Exceptional talents such as Nathan Rinaldy are recognised early in Salzburg at the Pre-College of the Mozarteum University, in the sense of finding and promoting talented individuals. They are promoted in the best possible way in both the central artistic field as well as in a broad musical environment. Later, this will lead them on to an artistic career.
The history of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg dates back to the year 1841. In 1880, the Mozarteum Public Music School was founded after the earlier simple forms of school and was taken over by the International Mozart Foundation one year later. In 1914, the Mozarteum Public Music School was recognised as a conservatory with public rights. In 1922, the conservatory was nationalised for cost reasons and in 1939 it was converted into the Reichs High School Mozarteum. At the end of the Second World War, the Mozarteum was temporarily continued under the title “Music High School”. In 1953, the Music High School became the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. In 1970, the Academy was once again named as a high school. In 1998, the Mozarteum University of Salzburg was created out of the former music school.
The Mozarteum University of Salzburg is undoubtedly the best location in the City of Mozart to experience young classics. Here, fresh talents try out their skills, find their voices and their sounds and give spontaneous concerts in the auditorium.
Mozarteum University of Salzburg