conjecture – study – reflect
The motto of the 2023 Mozartfest is “Conjecture – study– reflect”: Fascination Mozart. It focuses attention on Mozart as a person who lived and breathed musique. And it poses the question: what does it mean to live entirely for music today? Mozart opened himself up to a wide range of musical influences, and the Mozartfest explores in 84 events how different generations of music makers have taken his lead ever since and learned from each other. Highlighting the intensity, inspiration and exemplary nature of his musical output, the upcoming programme re-examines the fascination of Mozart by bringing together first-class artists who are keen to delve into Mozart and his links to the present day in particular.
From 2 June to 2 July, renowned ensembles and soloists will bring the fascination of Mozart to the stages of Würzburg and once again make this “beautiful, magnificent city” the place to be for classical music enthusiasts. In addition to the popular “Nachtmusik” concerts in the Hofgarten and performances in the sumptuous Kaisersaal by top-flight musicians such as William Youn, Maxim Emelyanychev and Christine Karg, the Mozartfest also offers unusual programmes to those willing to expand their musical horizons in the “unexpected” series. Away from the baroque venues, the MozartLabor and MPopUp pay tribute to this year's festival motto – »speculire – studiere – überlege« (“Conjecture – study – reflect”), providing a forum for dialogue, encounters and musical discourse.
The pianist and teacher Ragna Schirmer, artiste étoile 2023, embodies what it means to be fully immersed in music since childhood. Displaying her passion for music as well as her dedication to the promotion of new talent, she can be seen and heard in various formats in the coming season. These include numerous concerts in the Kaisersaal, covering everything from distinguished orchestral concerts to piano recitals. She will also appear with Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet, in the MozartLabor and on the road with the “Blauer Eumel”.
All details about the programme and the individual events can be found in the concert schedule. Tickets for the concerts are on sale in the online shop and can be purchased at the Mozartfest ticket office in the Rathaus from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Wednesdays 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m..
We look forward to sharing the fascination of Mozart with you!
Gen Z meets Silver
Visit the concert as a generation-tandem
M Pop Up - Space for Mozart
A city meets itself
Spaces of resonance
The Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, churches, monasteries, wineries, palace gardens or industrial monuments are the stages for a multi-faceted cornucopia of events in which the focus is on shared appreciation and exploring aural sublimities.
In over 100 years of Mozartfest history, many magnificent impressions and memories have accumulated. To dive into the past one more time, you will find pictures, audios and information about the last years since 1921 here.
Mozart – trazoM
Music in a mirror is a journey approaching Mozarts influence on music throughout history and on various music genres.Download Brochure 2014
What does classics mean?
During his lifetime Mozart was an unconventional and lateral thinker, far from classic. Who made him a classic and why?Download Brochure 2015
The 2016 programme is a quest for cultural diversity and artistic integrity. It tracks the musical essentiality of Europe in Mozarts own era.Download Brochure 2016
As a child prodigy and musical genius, Mozart only turned 36 years old, having already created an oeuvre of magnificently masterful maturity.Download Brochure 2017
Enlightenment. Clarification. Transfiguration.
Enlightenment is the wellspring that we are aiming to tap this time: the concept of light and a new level of ratiocinative maturity.Download Brochure 2018
Mozart, a romanticist?
In 2019, we illuminated the controversial question of whether classicism and romanticism can be comprehended as a single unit or not.Download Brochure 2019
Resistance, Resurgence, Renewal
In the Beethoven year 2020, we think about »Resistance, Resurgence, Renewal« and intertwine both Mozart and Beethoven.Download Brochure 2020
100 years Mozartfest
The 100 years of the Mozartfest will be celebrated in a multi-facetted programme, including all the Fests milestones, but also reflecting present...Download Brochure 2021
All in one: The freethinker Mozart
2022 is the year after the 100th birthday: a new beginning. A new century. The focus is on our musical present.Download Brochure 2022
Conjecture – study – reflect
In 2023, the Mozartfest explores the fascination of Mozart in a new way and asks what it means to be completely immersed in music today.Download Brochure 2023
Image Brochure Mozartfest
For over hundred years the Mozartfest fascinates with its manifold program between international charisma and local embeddedness.Download Brochure Image