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Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna 2023

June 30th – July 5th, 2023

Vienna, Austria (Europe)

The Summa Cum Laude Festival is Austria’s premier international youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras. It takes place in Vienna’s most important and most beautiful concert venues: The Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the Grand Hall of the Konzerthaus and the MuTh Concert Hall of the renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir – offering an international environment where more than 1.000 young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents. Top professionals form the international juries in the Competition and teach our Academy programme at the Vienna University of Music. Enjoy interactive workshops and educational lectures, additional concerts with local audiences, and pre-and post-concert tours in Europe.

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One of the central aims of the festival is to provide a unique international atmosphere. Every participating musician enjoys 5 festival days full of incomparable experiences. Vienna – also known as the “world capital of music” – and its concert halls offer the perfect environment to achieve this aim. As a matter of course, the interaction with local residents is also a vital part of the festival. Every ensemble will have the possibility to present themselves and their musical programme to a local audience in Vienna or in the surrounding areas.

All participating choirs, orchestras and symphonic bands can choose to either take part in the “Competition” or the “Celebration” which is non-competitive. All competing ensembles are encouraged to prepare their own music programme to complement the requiered music pieces given by the festival’s jury. Another requirement is that one music piece in the repertoire has to come from the home country of the respective ensemble, which makes the performances at the festival even more international. Please find all information about the required music pieces on our website choosing your respective category: 

In addition, the Summa Cum Laude Festival is proud to offer an extensive Academy programme to all ensembles as an integral part of their participation. The programme includes two workshops with renowned professionals from our international festival jury that take place in the Vienna University of Music. Every musician of course receives a certificate after completing the workshops.


Contact information:

Concerts-Austria – Artistic Office of the Summa Cum Laude Festival

Columbus Ihr Reisebüro GmbH & Co. KG

Universitätsring 8 – 1010 Vienna, Austria


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