Summer Academy

The Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic promotes the training of young orchestral talent.

© Benjamin Morrison
Summer Academy 2024

The application for the Summer Academy is open !

Application deadline: until 10 March, 2024

About the Summer Academy

The Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic promotes the training of young orchestral talent. For more than fifteen years, the Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic has been held in Salzburg during the Salzburg Festival. Playing in an orchestra of the highest quality is related to listening to each other, to interact with each other and to the flexibility between the musicians - this is to be learned and sharpened in the musical work ranging from chamber music in small groups to the large orchestra within the framework of the Summer Academy.

© Ruth Walz

The Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic is a unique course for young musicians that focuses on orchestral playing, chamber music and individual lessons.



One of the focal points is the orchestra module. During an intensive rehearsal week, an orchestra programme is developed with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and under the direction of an internationally sought-after conductor and performed in several concerts.

Zoom © Michael Maritsch

Chamber Music

In the chamber music module, selected chamber music works in various smaller and larger ensembles are worked on in class with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and performed in various concerts.

Zoom © Martin Kubik

Individual tuition

All participants in the chamber music or chamber orchestra modules have the opportunity to receive individual lessons with an audition programme with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Individual lessons is offered for all participating instruments and takes place within the Summer Academy period.

Zoom © Michael Maritsch

Stage music

Upon invitation by the jury, depending on the programme of the Salzburg Festival, participants of the Summer Academy have the opportunity to participate in the stage music of opera productions of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Salzburg.

No stage music takes place in 2024.

Zoom Bühnenmusik Wozzeck, Salzburger Festspiele 2017 © Ruth Walz

Summer Academy 2024

The Summer Academy 2024 will take place over a period of approximately 3 and a half weeks. After the selection process, the participants will be assigned to the individual modules by the jury, whereby the contents are structured as follows:

All Summer Academy participants take part in the Orchestra module. This is held from 7 to 23 August. 

In addition, there is the possibility of being invited to the Chamber Music module after evaluation by the jury: 

Chamber Music for Strings + Winds 28.07. - 23.08.

Participants in the chamber music module will also receive individual tuition from members of the Vienna Philharmonic as part of the audition training.

For the participants taking part in the orchestra module, workshops with an audition programme for the individual instrument groups are planned.

* The dates correspond to the respective arrival and departure days.


Ariadne auf Naxos

As an additional project this year, the Summer Academy is taking part in a concert production of the opera Ariadne auf Naxos at the Richard Strauss Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The project will take place in June before this year's Summer Academy. Further information can be found here.


  • Course location

    Classes take place at the Musikum Salzburg, Schwarzstraße 49. 

    The building has sufficient rehearsal and practice rooms, a large concert hall with around 200 seats and a small chamber music hall, is acoustically appealing, offers a lot of comfort and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the academy period (28 July to 22 August).

  • Accommodation

    In the Kolpinghaus Salzburg in 2-bed rooms with bath/WC incl. breakfast  

    Accommodation in a single room in the Kolpinghaus is subject to an extra charge (€ 37,- / night) depending on availability and should be requested at the time of registration. 

    The Kolpinghaus is within walking distance of all course venues and is an 18-minute walk from the main railway station. 

    Adolf-Kolping-Straße 10
    5020 Salzburg 

    For the time of the Summer Academy from 28.07. to 22.08., one meal per day (2 courses, main course optionally vegetarian) is provided at the Musikum (excluding concert days, if applicable).

  • Course fee

    Course fees

    € 600,- for the modules Chamber Music, Orchestra and individual tuition
    € 200,- for the Orchestra module and Masterclass


    The costs for board and lodging are supported by the Vienna Philharmonic

    Additional charge for single room: € 37,- /night

Concerts 2024

The course content of the chamber music and orchestra modules will be performed in several concerts. 

Planned concerts

  • 08.08.2024 Concert in Tamsweg, Music Summer St. Leonhard (chamber music)
  • 09.08.2024 Concert in Musikum Salzburg (chamber music)
  • 11.08.2024 Concert in the Great University Hall Salzburg (chamber music)
    Tickets here
  • 15.08.2024 Concert Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden (orchestra)
  • 18.08.2024 Concert in Eisenstadt, Schloss Esterházy (orchestra)
  • 20.08.2024 Concert in Konzerthaus Berlin, Young Euro Classic (orchestra)
  • 22.08.2024 Final concert Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg (orchestra)
    Tickets here

Ariadne auf Naxos

  • 07.06.2024 Radiokulturhaus Wien
  • 09.06.2024 Richard-Strauss-Tage Garmisch-Partenirchen

Do you have any questions?

Mag. Katharina Wildner
Summer Academy Organisation
Theresa Clauberg, MA MA
Summer Academy Organisation

Artistic direction

Adela Frasineanu-Morrison & Benjamin Morrison

Katharina Wildner & Theresa Clauberg

Zoom © Jun Keller