Moritzburg Festival Academy: August 7 - 22, 2021

The Moritzburg Festival, under the artistic direction of the cellist Jan Vogler, is one of the most significant chamber music festivals in the world. Launched in 2006, the Moritzburg Festival Academy under the direction of violinist Mira Wang enjoys a reputation as a place of excellence delivering focused musicality and inspirational creativity at their highest. Every year, young musicians from all over the world are chosen to participate in the Academy and form the international Moritzburg Festival Orchestra under the direction of chief conductor Josep Caballé Domenech. All participants benefit from a full scholarship and from the guidance of internationally renowned Festival soloists, who give an essential impulse to their artistic development in the idyllic setting of the Moritzburg Castle near Dresden/Germany.

It is very important under the corona situation to enhance the support of intercultural exchange of young musicians. 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 talent


Applications for this year's Moritzburg Festival Academy are now closed. We are looking forward to welcoming 37 young musicians in Moritzburg this summer.


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

  • Strings
  • Winds (except Trombone and Tuba)
  • Timpani (for orchestra only)
  • Piano (for chamber music only)
Full scholarship

For participants of the Moritzburg Festival Academy we provide:

  • Full board and accommodation
  • Chamber music coachings
  • 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


Academy Jury 2021

Josep Caballé Domenech
Ulrich Eichenauer
Thomas Jahn
Richard O'Neill
Daniel Ottensamer
Marina Piccinini
Christian Poltéra
David Seidel
Dominic Seldis
Antti Siirala
Jan Vogler
Kai Vogler
Mira Wang

Faculty for chamber music 2021
Pablo Barragán
Ulrich Eichenauer
Albrecht Mayer
Magali Mosnier
Christian Poltéra
Lars Anders Tomter
Jan Vogler
Kai Vogler
Mira Wang
Wu Qian
Orchestra Repertoire

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Overture to „Los esclavos felices“
Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major op. 56
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major op. 61

Conductor: Josep Caballé Domenech
Violin: Kevin Zhu
Cello: Jan Vogler
Piano: Mishka Rushdie Momen


Chamber music repertoire tba by June 2021


August 12, 2021
Bad Elster, King Albert Theatre
Orchestra Concert (Tour-Concert)

August 13, 2021
Berlin, Konzerthaus
Orchestra Concert (Tour-Concert / Young Euro Classic Festival)

August 15, 2021, 11.00 am
Proschwitz, Proschwitzer Schlosspark
Proschwitz Music-Picnic (chamber music)

August 19, 2021, 7.00 pm
Moritzburg, Terrace Schloss Moritzburg
Long Night of Chamber Music

August 21, 2021, 8.00 pm
Dresden, Kulturpalast
Orchestra Concert "Moritzburg for all"


Chamber music repertoire tba by June 2021



Subject to modification!