Wanderer in Orchestral Space: Anders Eliasson

3rd Anders Eliasson Symposium: Anders Eliasson‘s Solo Concertos The International Anders-Eliasson-Society July  24, 2022, Start at 10 a.m., Laudon Palace, Vienna ‘I cannot fully capture the strange, entrancing quality of Eliasson’s works in words: its essence defies description. I can only express my enthusiasm for the music – there is nothing quite like it out there.‘   Nathan Faro in …

Scholarships for Ukrainian Music Students

Dear Friends! We are deeply convinced that music is a profound manifestation of our humanity, important for the present and indispensable for the future. In in the darkness of the war taking place in Ukraine, European Music Institute Vienna and its faculty is offering a number of full scholarships for the Summer Academy 2022 to music students from Ukraine who are affected …

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In a nutshell

Günther Theuring (1930-2016), founder of EMIV’s predecessor Wiener Meisterkurse, offered these words about the point of master classes in his unique way: “Look, someone sits down and plays like a tiger, and it sounds like he’s a puppet. Every sound is there but stands in space without a relationship to anything. Well, he got that from a teacher who said: …

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Corona-Virus Update May 17, 2021

Message from the Artistic Director Dear Friends Since 1975, for 46 years, the principal concern of us, European Music Institute Vienna, and its predecessor Wiener Meisterkurse, has been to offer young musicians from all over the world the best possible conditions for musical formation with internationally renowned masters of their profession. For making your planning a bit easier, we have …

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2020 – Still Beethoven’s Year!

Message from the Artistic Director Dear Friends! Despite all the obstacles we are currently experiencing, 2020 is still Beethoven’s year. Inspired by his timeless Promethean attitude, we will do everything in our powers to make the courses at Laudon Palace happen. Some dates had to be altered, and, due to the current restrictions, some of the courses can only be …

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Corona-Virus Update May 21, 2020

Message from the Artistic Director Dear Friends Since 1975, for 45 years, the principal concern of us, European Music Institute Vienna, and its predecessor Wiener Meisterkurse, has been to offer young musicians from all over the world the best possible conditions for musical formation with internationally renowned masters of their profession. Since 1975, our principal concern as European Music Institute …

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Corona-Virus Info II

Message from the Artistic Director Dear Friends First of all we hope that you all are fine and also still taking utmost care of yourself and your families. Following the announced easing of the Corona lockdown by the Austrian government and the governments of neighboring countries and the associated modifications of the travel restrictions within the EU, we have decided …

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Corona-Virus Info

Message from the Artistic Director Dear Friends First of all we hope that you all are fine and also taking utmost care of yourself and your families. As the course of the current crisis still cannot be assessed, no decision has yet been made regarding the realisation of our Summer Academy 2020 at Laudon Palace. In this respect, we will …

Paul Badura-Skoda (1927-2019)

European Music Institute mourns its great teacher, mentor and friend Paul Badura-Skoda. Everyone who has ever met him even once owes him deeply, including us.   (Paul Badura-Skoda teaching at EMIV 2017, ©jbirhance)    

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ORF Interview about EMIV Conducting Course

Listen here to ORF-OE1 Radio Interview with Artistic Director Jörg Birhance about EMIV conducting course (Courtesy ORF):     English transcript: Music: Egon Wellesz: Music for String Orchestra in one Movement, op. 91 (Edition: Doblinger). Orchestra: WienSinfonietta JB: “We are very fortunate to be able to expand here in the premises of Laudon Palace. We have six teaching rooms in …