Salzburg - International Mozart Competition Salzburg

There is music all around you wherever you go in the City of Mozart, Salzburg: The Salzburg Festival, the Mozart Week of the International Mozarteum Foundation, the Easter and Whitsun Festivals, as well as the Mozarteum University Salzburg with widely acclaimed academic and artistic programs and the International Summer Academy.

All of them regularly attract some of the world’s most renowned artist – many of whom laureates of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome many young artists from all over the world to Salzburg and can’t wait to discover new personalities in all their diversity.

We hope you will enjoy meeting these extraordinary musicians from many different cultural backgrounds and will seize the opportunity to celebrate diversity united on one stage.

The competition was founded in 1975. Since 2014 the International Mozart Competition Salzburg is held every two years (2023 string quartet & voice, 2025 violin & piano).

The centre of attention is Mozart and the discovering of the greatest interpreters of his genius music in the young generation is our aim.

Special thanks to the panel of judges and the chair of the jury committee. Furthermore, we are very grateful to all members of our staff, our partners, sponsors and the institutions that helped organize this international competition and make it a success.

Whether you are participating or simply listening to some of the performances we want you to let beautiful music and the picturesque atmosphere of Salzburg enrapture you by joining this competition with its unique festival character.

I wish all participants – the audience in particular – an exciting and exhilarating musical experience.


Prof. Hannfried Lucke
University Mozarteum Salzburg
Mirabellplatz 1
5020 Slazburg

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