Mozarteum, Salzburg

Mozarteum, Salzburg (must see)

The Mozarteum is one of the four universities in Salzburg. It is dedicated to teaching music and dramatic arts and is named after the most famous son of the city, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Mozarteum began as the Cathedral Music Association of Salzburg and Mozarteum in 1841. It was founded by Mozart’s widow Constanze. It later became the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg. In 1870, the International Mozart Foundation was created to help and encourage young and gifted musicians. The building was constructed between 1910 and 1921. In 1931, the Central Institute for Mozart Research was also housed in the Mozarteum.

The International Mozart Foundation maintains the Mozarteum and two large concert halls. It has published the periodical, “Neue Mozart Ausgabe" from 1956. It was conferred with the status of an academy in 1970. The name of the Mozarteum was changed in 1998 to the University of Music and Fine Arts. The old building was torn down and a new structure was built keeping the original baroque façade and opened in time for Mozart’s 250th birth anniversary in 2006. Today, both Austrian and international students are trained in music and fine arts at the university. The Salzburg born conductor Herbert von Karajan had his music education at the Mozarteum.

Tip:
Attend a concert in the Stiftung Mozarteum if you can – you won't be disappointed.

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Mozarteum on Map

Sight Name: Mozarteum
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Mozart Heritage Tour   Old Town, Right Bank Walk  

Walking Tours in Salzburg, Austria

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Travel Distance: 0.7 km