PRESS | SCL-Festival


July 1-6, 2016   July 7-12, 2017

 

The Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras.
The festival is under the auspices of UNESCO and the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer in 2015, the artistic patronage is under the international celebrated conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

The festival is held annually in July in the two most important concert halls of Vienna, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges.
Ensembles may participate either in the Competition or in the Celebration (non-competitive)

Top Professionals from the international jury in the competition teach our Academy program at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Take advantage of the interactive workshops and informative lectures, as well as additional concerts with local audiences, including Vienna‘s newest Hall „MuTh“, the concert hall of the Vienna Boys‘ Choir. Other events will be conducted in such famous venues as the St. Stephen‘s Cathedral and the City Hall in Vienna.

The true focus of the Festival is to create an environment where young musicians from all
over the world can interact on an international level and build bridges amongst themselves.


DAILY PROGRAM:

Day 1   Registration and welcome ceremony at the St. Stephen´s Cathedral (all participants)
Conductors´ kick-off meeting (all conductors)
Day 2   Choir competition and celebration at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
Individual concerts and performances in and around Vienna (all groups)
Day 3   Band and orchestra competition, celebration and special groups at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
Day 4   Individual concerts and performances in and around Vienna (all groups)
Choir, orchestra and band workshops at the University of Music in Vienna
Day 5   Visit the House of music, an interactive sound museum
Lecture, preparation for Gala Winners’ Concert and group photo (all groups)
Evening Gala Winners’ Concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus or the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
Award ceremony & farewell reception
Day 6   Departure to continue on your tour or home

* Program subject to change


FESTIVAL PACKAGE INCLUDES:

The package fee includes the following services:
Travel, board and lodging for the 5 days of the festival
Organization costs for the following festival services, that are not subsidized by public or private sponsors:
- Opening ceremony in St. Stephen’s Cathedral
- Two workshops at the University of Music in Vienna and one additional lecture
- Two additional concerts in and around Vienna
- Competition only: one performance before the jury in the Golden Hall of the
Musikverein or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus and possibly (the best groups only as selected by the jury) a performance during the Gala Winners’ concert in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus
- Celebration only: one performance in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus
- Closing ceremony
- Diplomas for every participant for the workshops attended at the University of Music
- Online presentation of the biography of the group and the exact Festival program
- Printed Festival program for every participant and conductor
- Participation certifi cates for every group and every participant

 


APPLICATION:

The application deadline is till the 15th of February of the festival year, but please take advantage of the early bird registration till the 31st of October, offering a great discount!:
www.sclfestival.org/application_procedure.htm

CONTACT DETAILS:
For Information and details please contact:
VIA MUSICA - Vienna International Association for Music and Culture Exchange
Email: office@sclfestival.org

OR YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT