2018 Conductor & Soloists

Anneleen Lenaerts - Harp
Anneleen Lenaerts - Harp
Mathieu Dufour - Flute
Mathieu Dufour - Flute
Josep Caballé Domenech - Conductor
Josep Caballé Domenech - Conductor

12th Moritzburg Festival Academy: August 5 - 16, 2018

Ever since its founding in 2006, the Moritzburg Festival Academy under the direction of violinist Mira Wang has acquired an excellent reputation as an creative musical workshop, thus becoming a permanent feature of the Moritzburg Festival. Every year in August, students from all over the world are chosen to participate in the academy and form the Festival Orchestra.


Alongside orchestral work, chamber music plays an important role at the Academy as well. Participants have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned conductors and established soloists to perform in several concerts on tour as well as within the Moritzburg Festival.

In addition, internationally renowned Moritzburg Festival Artists work on chamber music with the participants in daily rehearsals. The orchestral and chamber music programmes of the Moritzburg Festival Academy will be performed for a wide audience in concerts on tour and within the Moritzburg Festival.

Every participant - regardless of social or financial background - benefits from a full scholarship. Therefore, we're always looking for music enthusiasts who will contribute to this ambitious education programme by uniquely adopting one of the young talents. 


Music students aged between 16 and 26 years in following groups of instruments:

  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • French Horn
  • Piano (for chamber music only)
Full scholarship

For participants of the Moritzburg Festival Academy we provide:

  • Full board and accommodation
  • Free individual coaching of Moritzburg Festival Artists
  • All music
  • The Moritzburg Festival will reimburse travel costs upon presentation of original receipts according to the following distribution pattern up to the maximum amount of:

    Germany: €100
    Austria, Czech Republic, Poland: €150
    Remaining European Countries: €250
    Non-European Countries: €500


2018 Academy Jury

Nicholas Cords (Viola)
Johannes Dengler (French Horn)
Thomas Jahn (Oboe)
Ruth Killius (Viola)
Dora Ombodi (Flute)
Daniel Ottensamer (Clarinet)
Richard O'Neill (Viola)
Christian Poltéra (Cello)
David Seidel (Bassoon)
Dominic Seldis (Double Bass)
Antti Siirala (Piano)
Jan Vogler (Cello)
Kai Vogler (Violin)
Mira Wang (Violin)

2018 Faculty

Josep Caballé Domenech (Winds)
Nicholas Cords (Viola)
Mathieu Dufour (Flute)
Narek Hakhnazaryan (Cello)
Paul Huang (Violin)
Pauline Sachse (Viola)
Janne Saksala (Double Bass)
Jan Vogler (Cello)
Kai Vogler (Violin)
Mira Wang (Violin)

and other Moritzburg Festival Artists!

2018 Orchestra Repertoire

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Nocturne & Intermezzo from “A Midsummer Night‘s Dream” op. 61
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra K 299
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
G. Rossini: Overture to "La scala di Seta"


Chambermusic repertoire from classic to contemporary

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