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In 2020 the world will celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday! Join the festivities in Vienna and other cities where this magnificient mastermind of music left his trace!

We have festivals, tours and special events to meet the desires of your music ensemble. And of course we tailor-make tours and events according to your unique requirements. Simply contact us and let's start planning together! 

For more than 35 years Vienna was Beethoven’s chosen home and the center of his creative life. Follow in Beethoven’s footsteps and perform with your choir or orchestra in the beautiful venues where he premiered his magnificent works. Choose your favourite Beethoven piece and start planning your performance in the capital of classical music.

David Slater

David Slater

Artistic Director; Conductor and Composer
Christoph Ehrenfellner

Christoph Ehrenfellner

Conductor and Composer
Jeffrey Grogan

Jeffrey Grogan

Conductor, Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities
Saul Zaks

Saul Zaks

Conductor, Artistic Director SCL Festival Vienna
  • David Slater
  • Christoph Ehrenfellner
  • Jeffrey Grogan
  • Saul Zaks
  • David Slater

    Artistic Director; Conductor and Composer
    David Slater is an Australian composer, conductor and music educator.
    His compositions have received numerous awards and were twice short-listed for Australia’s richest composition prize. His work encompasses many genres from concert hall to TV, film and advertising, and includes solo, chamber, choral and orchestral music. He receives regular commissions and his work is performed throughout Australia and the world.
    Mr Slater is an experienced conductor with an extensive repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the present day. He has conducted student and professional orchestras and choirs in several countries, and many seasons of musical theatre. He founded and directed a number of award-winning ensembles which include contemporary music groups, orchestras, choirs, youth orchestras and musical theatre companies. Since 2016 he has worked with choirs and orchestras from Austria, China, England, Estonia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and USA, as well as in Australia.
    He is a regular guest at international music festivals, where he sits on international juries, conducts masterclasses and gives lectures. His regular schedule includes engagements in Austria, Italy and Slovakia, with notable events in Germany, Latvia and Russia, among others. Mr Slater has over 35 years’ experience as a music educator and lecturer. He is passionate about the role of music in society and in education, and has promoted the creation, study and performance of great music throughout his career. He has been a consultant on music curriculum and final year examiner in three Australian states.
    He has won many major awards for composition, conducting and services to music in the community, including the Symphony Australia Prize, the National Award of the Orchestras of Australia Network and Australia Day awards for services to music in the community. He has published articles on music and music education and is Australia’s representative to the World Choir Council.

    For over 40 years Mr Slater has been studying, performing and conducting the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Christoph Ehrenfellner

    Conductor and Composer
    Christoph Ehrenfellner is born in Salzburg 1975 and works as violinist, composer and conductor. He is 2016-2019 artist in residence at Theater Nordhausen/Germany, where he composed his 1st Symphony, his 1st Ballet, his 3rd Opera, where he conducts and performs. Ehrenfellner is composer in residence at the St.Gallen Festival 2018, a 4th Opera is commissioned by the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg for 2020. Residencies contained the Opera Festival Retz 2017, the Loisiarte Chamber Music Festival 2017, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse/France 2012, Seiji Ozawa Academy/Geneva 2013, PalmKlang Festival/Salzburg 2015.

    Ehrenfellner is a regular guest-conductor at the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Loh-Orchester Sondershausen, Krasnojarsk Chamber Orchestra, OSN Nancy, RSO Minsk. He was chief-conductor at the Sinfonietta Baden 2011-15 and assistant conductor at the Opéra National de Lorraine/Nancy 2010-2013. He is since 7 years jury member at the SCL Youth Orchestra Festival at Wiener Musikverein, and teaching the University Orchestra at the KUG University Graz. 2015-17 he was head of the youth orchestra and youth chamber music classes at the Allegro Vivo Festival in Austria.

    As a violinist Christoph performs in the season 2017 with the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen, Krasnojarsk Symphony Orch. and the Mexico City Phil. 2016-18 he is doing a complete recording of Beethovens Violin Sonatas in Tokyo. He was guest-concertmaster at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and OENM Salzburg (Ensemble for Contemporary Music), since 2006 he is leading the Zuckmayer Ensemble Wien-Berlin and touring at Festivals worldwide.

    Ehrenfellner is honorary member of the Japan Austria Cultural Association. His thesis ‘Art&money’ is edited at the Akademiker Verlag Saarbrücken.

    Find more about Christoph Ehrenfellner at www.christophehrenfellner.at
  • Jeffrey Grogan

    Conductor, Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities
    Jeffrey Grogan is an internationally acclaimed conductor and teacher, dedicating more than 25 years to nurturing musical excellence among young musicians. Mr. Grogan has served as adjudicator, conductor, and clinician for many prestigious national and international events. In 2018 he was invited by the LA Philharmonic to conduct with Gustavo Dudamel and Michael Morgan at Disney Hall, a part of the National Take A Stand Festival. Other conducting engagements include: the Honor Orchestra of America sponsored by Music for All, the National Orchestra Cup at Lincoln Center; and the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Recent international work includes conducting festivals at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland, and venues in Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore. Mr. Grogan has also conducted numerous all-state orchestras and bands throughout the US, and in 2018, was named Master Educator by the Yamaha Corporation of America.

    Grogan is currently Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Music at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University and Artistic Director of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. Previously, Grogan served eleven seasons as Education and Community Engagement Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and as Conductor and Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. His youth orchestras have performed to capacity crowds at some of the greatest concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Smetana Hall, Bartok Hall, Musikverein, and Konzerthaus. He has appeared as a guest conductor at many universities throughout the US from Indiana University to the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes School of Music Pre-College Division. His work with professional orchestras includes the New Jersey Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Reno Philharmonic, Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, Ridgefield Symphony and the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.

    Following his passion for performing and helping to create new music for orchestras, he has collaborated with many composers: Lowell Liebermann, Michael Colgrass, Eric Whitacre, Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Amanda Harberg, Steven Bryant, Dana Wilson, David Sampson, Michael Markowski, and Scott McAllister – and has worked with soloists Richard Stolzman, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Julian Schwarz and the Canadian Brass. Grogan worked on several projects with violinist and composer Mark O’Connor, which included professional studio work in New York City. He also conducted a recording of O’Connor’s March of the Gypsy Fiddler with the Ahn Trio and New Jersey Youth Symphony. This CD is recorded on the OMAC Records label and is played on classical music radio throughout the country.

    Mr. Grogan is founding Artistic Director of two El Sistema inspired music programs in New Jersey: the Paterson Music Project (PMP) in Paterson and the NJSO CHAMPS in Newark. These two programs currently teach music to more than 500 students.

    Prior to his work in New York and New Jersey, Grogan taught conducting and trained future music educators for over a decade at the University of Michigan, Ithaca College, and Baylor University. He is also the former Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at the University of Michigan and Baylor University. Grogan began his career teaching grades 6-12 in DeSoto, Texas Independent School District.
  • Saul Zaks

    Conductor, Artistic Director SCL Festival Vienna
    Born in Buenos Aires in 1961, is the conductor of the University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra. He has been the conductor of the University of Southern Denmark Chamber choir for 16 years.
    Saul Zaks performed the Misatango with Martín Palmeri several times and at the Scandinavian premiere in December 2014. Today is Saul the Artistic Director & Conductor of the Misatango Festival Vienna (www.misatango.com).

    Saul Zaks has been a conductor of the Jerusalem Rubin Academy Ensemble for Contemporary Music and a guest conductor for The Danish Radio Choir. He also worked for many years as a lecturer at the Musicology Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
    Saul Zaks is a guest professor in choral conducting at the University of Buenos Aires, Universidad Católica de Asunción del Paraguay, Conservatorio Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro and Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba. He specializes in music from Latin America and has performed and recorded with, amongst others, the composer Ariel Ramirez, the singer Mercedes Sosa and the composer & pianist Pablo Ziegler.
    Saul Zaks completed his conducting studies at The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music & Dance, Israel, with Prof. Mendi Rodán and received a diploma in musical theory, history of western music and conducting from the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
    Saul Zaks is Ambassador for Argentina and for Denmark at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Network of University Orchestras.
    Saul Zaks has won the Recording of the Month in Europe as leader of the Danish National Choir together with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Dausgaard for recordings of Choral Symphony & Requiem by Asger Hamerik (DACAPO 8.226033, 2006). He has also gained a nomination to the Danish Grammy (P2 Prisen) as well as in 2016 to the Latin Grammy’s in the category „Best Tango Album“ together with Pablo Ziegler.
    From February 2018 Saul Zaks has been appointed as the Artistic Director & Conductor of the Music Students Choir at the University of Aarhus

    www.saulzaks.com
  • David Slater
  • Christoph Ehrenfellner
  • Jeffrey Grogan
  • Saul Zaks

We would like to invite your ensemble to perform at our festival celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday!

Your ensemble will perform in the Beethoven Festival in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. The Festival will take place from June 29th – July 7th, 2020 and includes performances in unique venues such as the famous Mozarteum in Salzburg and the iconic Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. The festival will also take you to Prague and other places of your choice!

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Itinerary Options

Itinerary 1
Salzburg, Vienna, Prague and Munich

Itinerary 12 days - PDF
Itinerary 2
Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Munich and Bonn

Itinerary 15 days - PDF
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