(since 2022)

Photo © Erika Mayer

You love your instrument, like to play with friends and always wanted to play in a great orchestra? Then the Children's Youth Philharmonic Salzburg is just right for you! Don't miss the chance and become part of an extraordinary musical

We are looking for music-loving children and young people between the ages of 7 and 18 who want to take part in 2 to 3 concert projects per year. It is tested in blocks. There is a more intensive rehearsal phase two weeks before the concert date. Under the direction of conductor Elisabeth Fuchs, supervised by an experienced team of lecturers, musical experiences are gained and new friendships are made. The focus is on having fun and enjoying making music together, as well as getting to know professional rehearsals.

Violin, viola, cello and double bass, flute, clarinet

General information about Children & Youth Philharmonic Salzburg

The Salzburg Children's & Youth Philharmonic, founded in 2022, is aimed at music-loving children and young people aged 7 to 18 who would like to gain their first orchestral experience and are already receiving instrumental lessons (privately or at music education institutions such as the Mozarteum or Musikum).

The focus is on having fun making music together and getting to know regular, professional rehearsals. The program is diverse: a colorful mix of classical, rock and pop. Pedagogically experienced professional musicians support the young talents during preliminary rehearsals in smaller groups as well as during large orchestral rehearsals and concerts under the direction of Elisabeth Fuchs.

The Children's & Youth Philharmonic currently receives no funding from public funds and is financed exclusively through donations, sponsors, entrance fees and contributions to expenses from contributors.

Per concert season (September-June)
three orchestra projects take place:

summer concert

May/June: Summer concert in the Salzburg Arena at the exhibition center, together with well-known soloists and with rehearsals that take place 3 to 5 weeks before the concert.

orchestra week

September: Orchestra week in the last week of vacation at the beginning of September in the city of Salzburg, Mon-Fri, all day from 09 a.m. to 00 p.m. with a final concert on Friday at 17 p.m.

carnival concert

January/February: Carnival concert in the city of Salzburg with rehearsals well spaced out over 3 to 5 weeks before the concert.

Concerts by the Children's & Youth Philharmonic Salzburg
Young talents on the stage
with conductor Elisabeth Fuchs