Austria's largest international youth music festival for choirs, orchestras and symphonic bands will be held under the patronage of the Austrian Federal President and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO, as well as under the artistic patronage of Nikolaus Harnoncourt for the ninth time from the 3rd to the 8th of July 2015 in the most beautiful concert venues in Vienna and its surrounding regions.
The musical youth of the world will present itself to the Central European audience at more than a dozen venues, including Vienna's most important musical and cultural institutions: Musikverein, Konzerthaus, House of Music, St. Stephan's Cathedral and Vienna City Hall.
This year a special emphasis will be on the concert series in the MuTh- the concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.
On the 5th and the 6th of July concerts will be staged during the entire day at the newly-built concert hall of the MuTh.
The visit of the MuTh concerts - nestled in the green oasis of the Viennese Augarten - is an excellent opportunity to experience the festival in all its diversity.
More details on the these concerts:

Tickets to the Gala Winners’ Concert can be obtained directly from the Konzerthaus:, Tickets to the MuTh concerts can be obtained here:

Another of the many highlights of the festival will be a workshop “Music and Brain” held together with the Vienna Forum for Educational Exchange and the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems. This workshop combines a thrilling experiment with an expert talk. Get the details on the website of our partner the Vienna Forum:

The SCL Festival is proud to announce, that the festival in 2015 will again take place under the patronage of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO.


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SCL 2014 Konzerthaus Vienna

Dear SCL participants of 2014!

Thank you for having shared your great music with us, we very much enjoyed your performances this July.

Please enjoy the day by day highlights of the SCL Festival 2014 and a huge THANK YOU to Vienna Tourist Board!!
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(Photographs © WienTourismus/Gerhard Weinkirn,
Photographs Musikverein © Carina Ott)

The SCL Festival Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras.

Taking place every July in Vienna’s two main classical concert venues, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents.

Ensembles may participate either in the Competition or in the Celebration (non-competitive).

Top professionals form the international juries in the Competition and teach our Academy program at the Vienna University of Music.

Enjoy interactive workshops and educational lectures, additional concerts with local audiences, and pre-and post-concert tours in Europe.

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