A schedule of the summer program “Music in the Alps” offers a well-balanced activities, alternating between lessons, chamber music sessions, performing classes, students’ presentations, performances, and, the entertaining part of the program (see Performance Opportunities, and Extracurricular activities.)

In 2018, we can offer many more possibilities to visit and hear music at Salzburg International Music Festival.

The schedule is General, it may not reflect the details of each individual program. Please, use it as a reference to understand what activities are planned during the festival. (Please, note-our final schedule will be posted in mid-July.)

Date Activity

Arrival-all day

(the festival does not provide transportation from the airport, however will gladly assist in finding various possibilities).


General Meeting and Greetings from the Tourismusverband. Wienersaal (Hotel L’Europe) 10:30



Aria-Concerto Competition Day 1 (Solo Round)

Study Day “A” (Lessons, Lecture, Presentation)

Evening-attending Salzburg Concert

E. Kissin



Aria-Concerto Competition Day 2 (Solo Round)


Study Day “B”

(Chamber music, Lecture, Presentation)


Evening 20:00

Opening Concert





Evening: Concert  20:00 Wienersaal

“Around Mozart”

A. Shilkloper/B. Levitsky


Concert Wienersaal 10:30

T. Hensrud “Sonorous Melodies of Germany and Austria”

Practice/ Rehearsing

Afternoon: Concert Wienersaal 16:30

S. Kvitko

“Pictures at an Exhibition” by M. Mussorgsky



Practicing Rehearsing

Late afternoon : excursion and attending Salzburg Concert Wien Philharmonie/E.-P. Salonen


Concerto-Aria Competition Day 3 (accompanied)


Afternoon Concert: 16:00

Etsuko Terada and Kikuo Watanabe

Piano Duo: Schubert, Brahms, Grieg


Concerto-Aria Competition Day 4 (accompanied)

Attending Salzburg Concert

G. Sokolov




Evening: Saal Innsbruck, (Innsbruck)

9.8.18 Innsbruck Hal 19:30

Escape to New York: Competition to Carnegie Hall

International Festival “Music in the Alps” presents competition winners’ concert. Seven performers from the United States, Japan, Ukraine will compete for the top prize-debut at Carnegie Hall, New York and present instrumental concerti and arias, accompanied by Festival Orchestra and led by Dr. Douglas Bish. Audience prize will be awarded.



Study Day “B”


10.8.18 Bad Gastein, Preimkirche 20:00

Conductor’s concert

International Conductor’s Showcase in Bad Gastein

Showcase of Conducting Intensive program with Grammy-nominated Maestro Kenneth Kiesler culminates with the Showcase of Conducting Fellows from the United States, France, Spain, Norway. They will present their interpretations of C Major Symphony No 9 by  F. Schubert (written by the composer in Bad Gastein), E. Elgar’s Enigma Variations, G. Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (featuring soprano Tammy Hensrud) and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919), while leading the Festival orchestra.

Preimskirche (Bad Gastein)




Attending Salzburg Concert


Y. Wang


Study Day “A”






13.8.18 Marmursaal (Mirabel Palace) 19:00

From Mozart to Sound of Music: International Performers bring Highlights to Schloss Mirabell

Highlights of the International Festival “Music in the Alps” are presented  in the program, that includes choral and chamber music by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner and by others.


Study Day “B”

Attending Salzburg Concert

Wien Philharmonie/R. Muti


Attending Salzburg Concert

Wien Philharmonie/R. Muti

Attending Salzburg Concert-

L’Incoronazione di Poppea


Study Day “A”


Students’ Gala



Study Day “B”


17.8.18 Saal Tirol (Innsbruck) 19:00

International Festival “Music in the Alps” Closing ceremony and Concert: Sound of our “Music”

Closing Ceremony and Concert of the International Festival “Music in the Alps” presents K. Orff’s Carmina Burana with soprano Haley Clark (Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreis in der Kategorie “Beste weibliche Hauptrolle”), baritone Nigel Smith, tenor Justin Berkowitz; featuring prominent Spanish choir “Orfeon Donastiarra”,  Festival Symphony Orchestra;  Conductor-Grammy nominated Maestro Kenneth Kiesler.

Program includes J. Brahms Festival Ouverture and W.A. Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E Flat Major K 365, that will be performed by Internationally renowned piano duo Irena Portenko and Svetlana Gorokhovich and accompanied by the Festival orchestra.


Morning: Conference Day

“Music and Movie” Presentation

Piano Masterclass:

Wienersaal 13:30

Professor Pietro De Maria (Mozarteum Academy)


Afternoon: Passau National Park (horse-carriage ride or by foot)


Departure (unfortunately, the festival does not provide transportation to the airport, however will gladly assist in finding various possibilities).