All in one
In 2021, Mozartfest Würzburg celebrated its 100th anniversary. 2022 now marks a new start, the beginning of a new century in the event’s history. We will, of course, continue to explore Mozart in all his ambivalence, to forge connections between his work and the present day. He has always been our source of inspirational input, and that will not change. A festival can only retain relevance if it addresses topical issues, or – as Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier put it in his 2021 opening speech in Würzburg – if it never stops trying »to save the classics from their worst enemy: the inviolable status of a museum piece«.
As befits such a new start, in 2022 we will be focusing on our musical present. Mozart would surely have expected us to do so. He was a freethinker in two ways: in his soul, because he pursued his own artistic avenues at all times, and in his behaviour, because he opposed social conventions. His music has always embodied both provocation and fascination, both consummate perfection and chaos. »All in one: The freethinker Mozart« is the motto of the Mozartfest 2022. You are most welcome!
Many contents were broadcasted by radio or television and are available on the media library. To take a digital look back at the festival, you will find many concerts and reports here.
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.
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
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For over hundred years the Mozartfest fascinates with its manifold program between international charisma and local embeddedness.Download Brochure Image