Academy of the "Freunde der Tiroler Festspiele Erl"

11. - 14. April 2023 - Strings Academy

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From its foundation, the Friends of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl have placed importance on the development of young and emerging talent.

Together with the Festival team and in collaboration with the Federal Province of Tyrol, the Academy was successfully implemented for the first time in spring 2022, made possible by the financial contributions of the Friends.

Following the successful "Wind Academy," the focus of the second “Academy of the Friends of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl" in spring 2023 will be on the strings: Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass and Harp.

Under the guidance of a group of world-renowned orchestra musicians, the students will not only improve their instrumental skills, but also hone their most important orchestra excerpts. On the final workshop day, there will be an audition in front of a professional jury. Winners of this mock orchestra audition will be featured in a Prize Winners Concert during the summer festival on 25 July 2023 and receive a cash award.



Albena Danailova
Violin, Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Thomas Selditz
Viola, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Antonio Mostacci
Cello, Tyrolean Festival Erl

Christoph Wimmer-Schenkel
Double bass, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Margit-Anna Süß
Harp, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz


The application is hosted at

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 January 2023.


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Sandra Wolf