The MozartLab – a place for creativity, encounter and innovation
The interdisciplinary MozartLab conducts research far beyond sounds into perceptual worlds of image, language, digital media and music philosophy.
»Now and then, even connoisseurs alone can receive satisfaction - but in such a way - that the non-connoisseurs must be satisfied with it, without knowing why.«
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Overcoming boundaries, going one's own way, combining the seemingly simple with the highest artistic standards - »all in one«, this characterizes the life and work of the freethinker Mozart. Against this background, this year's MozartLab takes up relevant topics of music education and concert practice and asks what classical music can and must achieve today.
In six sections, several lectures, panel discussions and open rehearsals, prominent lecturers and guests from various disciplines will provide insight into their work.
Fellowships were awarded in the following sections:
- Creative Concert Formats
- Classical Music and Digitization
Each section works intensively - in theory and practice - on its own topic. Beyond the deepening of the content, there are numerous networking opportunities with all participants of the lab.
Isabel Mundry | Composer
Section Chamber Music
Isabel Mundry | Composer
Carolin Widmann | Violin
William Youn | Piano
Section Creative Concert Formats
Thomas Posth | Concert Designer
Orchester im Treppenhaus
Dr. Hansjörg Ewert | Musicologist
Section Classical Music and Digitization
Prof. Dr. Holger Noltze | Music journalist
Technische Universität Dortmund
Elisa Erkelenz | Dramaturg
David-Maria Gramse | Musician/Moderator
Des Pudels Kern
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Catani | Literary scholar
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Konrad | Musicologist
Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Mersch | Philosopher
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer | Sociologist
Burak Caniperk | Streetworker
Dr. Kerstin Schüssler-Bach
Dr. Dimitra Will
Scope of the scholarship
- participation in the 4-day MozartLab as a scholarship holder in the respective section
- free attendance of all events, panels, lectures in the context of the MozartLab
- free attendance of the final concert in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz Würzburg
- full board and 4 nights in single rooms in the retreat house Himmelspforten in Würzburg from May 28 to June 1 (departure after breakfast)
Who could apply?
Young musicians, students, media professionals and aspiring cultural managers.
First experiences in the cultural sector (studies, internships, workshops, etc.) or another adequate proximity to the topics covered in the lab, ideally with a musical focus, are required.
Application deadline: February 28, 2022