The Vianden International Music Festival and School [August 6-20, 2018]

“The world meets in Luxembourg”

The Vianden Music Festival and School is set in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the lovely 700 years old city of Vianden, the pearl of Grand Duchy, a medieval town with its town wall and well-known castle, Trinirarien church and cloisters, the only chair lift in Luxemburg, a beautiful heated open air pool, tennis fields, the house of Victor Hugo, different museums and European largest hydro-electric powel station with barrage and upper-lac and is conceived as a program which should promote better understanding between various peoples of the world through the music-making. It should stimulate musical and human exchange, provide a podium for the talented young musicians and music lovers, create a peaceful non-competitive environment, in which a desire to express oneself through the music would happily unfold.

We are very grateful to the Community of Vianden, which kindly agreed to host the Festival and is committed to providing the best possible environment for a unique and rich experiences in international setting.

The program is geared for high school, college and young professionals and designed as an advanced training program for singers, pianists, and orchestral instrumentalists with emphasis on individual music enrichment and advancement as well as preparation given to qualified performers for careers in European countries. Exceptionally talented children and advanced amateurs are also encouraged to apply.

The focal point of the program is Chamber music. Students who are interested only in solo playing are not encouraged to apply.

We are committed to expanding the horizon of the students through introduction of neglected and rarely performed vocal repertoire.

A special “music appreciation division” of the program will encourage and welcome those music lovers who would be interested in observing the activities of the Festival and The Music School in combination with intensive sightseeing in Luxembourg and other European metropolis.

The participants will be in residence in Vianden for 2 weeks each summer, working and performing intensively under the guidance of an internationally experienced faculty and staff.