Encounter with the world stars of tomorrow at the best University of Music
It's official now: The mdw is the best University of Performing Arts 2019 together with New York's Juilliard School for Dance, Drama and Music (according to the QS-World-University-Ranking 2019). Congratulations!
At the mdw, passion and perfection are at home – guaranteeing the artistic excellence for which this world-famous institution stands. As a city of music, Vienna has its hotspot here, where musical talents from around the world are trained to perfection. Those who pass the entrance examination here have already spent 10,000 intensive hours with their instrument and have an extraordinary ability. This is refined to the highest level with the support of the best teachers. Quite a few of them are the very best in the world. Graduates and former students include, for example, Alfred Brendel, Friedrich Gulda, Angelika Kirchschlager, Elisabeth Kulman, Gustav Mahler, Zubin Mehta, Birgit Minichmayr, Heinrich Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida.
Interesting fact: The mdw and its 1,300 events each year is one of the biggest organizers of cultural events; moreover, the stars of tomorrow can be heard for a discount or even free of charge. – A tip for music lovers who value the unusual.
Exclusive moments of encounter in 2019
During the personal encounters, students and teaching staff give insights into their life and work, which is characterized by their passion for music. The spectrum is broad: chamber music, sound technology, new and early music, rhythmics and choral singing – die mdw whisks its guests away to a world of music and provides the opportunity to encounter the next Claudio Abbado or the next Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Music lovers can register online for the following eight dates in order to participate in these special moments in a small group (usually up to max. 10 people):
- February 26, 2019: The quietest place in Vienna
- April 11, 2019: Webern Chamber Choir Farewell!
- May 17, 2019: Saxophone Spring
- May 24, 2019: New music focus: Friedrich Cerha
- June 15, 2019: mdw Campus Festival
- October 9, 2019: Music – Movement – Rhythm
- November 2019: The World of Technology and Sounds
- December 2019: Chamber music
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