This year the Vienna International Arts Festival is happy to invite you to celebrate dance and music from the 15th to 21th of July in Vienna. You will enjoy :
At the VIAF, participants can choose between music or dance to compete. The competition for soloists and chamber musicians will be held in a beautiful hall, the so-called "Klaviergalerie". For dancers, choirs and orchestras the competition takes place in the prestigious "MuTh" Theater and will be judged by a selection of top international well known and respected professionals. As one of the highlights, the finest participants selected by the jury will present their best work at the Charity Gala Award Concert.
At VIAF, you can apply for a performance, independent of the competition. Chamber musicians, ensembles, orchestras and choirs are welcomed to apply. Solo performers are to asked to bring professional skills. The program can vary from one single piece to a broader program. Either way, VIAF offers a unique opportunity to perform on Vienna´s most magnificent stages: The MUTH Theater.
If you are interested in performing at the VIAF, please send your video application.
As part of the festival, master classes and workshops offer a range of continuing education and training opportunities, which are led by renowned, highly qualified professionals. These trainings also serve as a platform for intercultural communication and exchange of experiences. In particular, we want to highlight the master classes and workshops for ballet and folk-dance. These unique classes are held at the "Music and Art University Vienna" (MUK). The Choir Workshop will be held at "Haus der Musik".
All participants shall prepare their respective piece for the first workshop. At the second workshop, the participant will work on a piece selected by the workshop lecturer. The music notes will be provided by the festival, as well as participants.
The program rehearse is guided by an internationally acclaimed choral expert for stimulating artistic and interpretive guidance. For an effective rehearsal, participants and choir group leader are asked to prepare one piece in advance.
Participants may take part in a character dance group from their countries.
Greetings from the mayor
Vienna has an excellent international reputation as a city of art and culture. I am particularly delighted that the Vienna International Arts Festival (VIAF) is about to enrich our city’s wide cultural spectrum in summer this year. The comprehensive VIAF programme, ranging from workshops and seminars held by renowned music and dance experts to a charity gala event, allows young artists to hone their skills and present their talent to an international audience. The new festival is to become a hub for artistic and cultural exchange that promotes aspiring artists in various fields. With music and dance, Vienna can build one of the most beautiful bridges between Eastern and Western culture.
I wish you the best of success for the festival, and hope that the young artists will enjoy their time in Vienna – a time that may well have a lasting influence on their future lives and careers.
Dr. Michael Ludwig
Mayor and Governor of Vienna
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