The Viennese Sound
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≡ InfoHelmut Zehetner
"The Vienna Philharmonic is considered worldwide to be the orchestra with the most individual and distinctive sound and style.To preserve these assets, which in times of standardization and globalization represent something special and unique, is a very important matter for the Vienna Philharmonic. The so-called "Viennese Sound", which the Vienna Philharmonic represents, is a style of playing which has developed over many generations and, much like the Olympic flame, has to be handed from one generation from the next in order to keep it from going out.
It is a matter of great importance to the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as being a significant responsibility, to pass on this form of musical communication to as many young people as possible.
The IOIA is the institution in which all of these goals can be realized in concentrated form. Necessary for its preservation and continuation is the support of sponsors with cultural understanding and a vision for the future, because only coming generations will truly be able to reap the benefits."
Prof. Helmut Zehetner, long-time instructor at IOIA