Destination Mozart – The 2025 Mozart Week Festival invites you to join us on a musical journey from the composers of the Renaissance to Mozart and the present day

Destination Mozart – This is the motto of the 2025 Mozart Week Festival: it reflects our desire to forge a link between Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and the earlier composers whose genius prepared the way for him and who served as a model and as a source of inspiration. All roads lead to Mozart – in the case of Destination Mozart this journey takes us via Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn and many others besides.

Destination Mozart – Under this heading come grand opera in the guise of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, an elaborate puppet show with Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe(the German version of La finta giardiniera), orchestral concerts and chamber music as well as street dancing, a Mozart pub quiz, silent films with live accompaniment, a family programme, guided tours, talks and much more besides. Destination Mozart features works by Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Schütz, Buxtehude, Bortniansky, Gluck and, of course, Mozart himself, but it also includes the world premiere of a new piece by the young composer Tsotne Zedginidze and a piece by Fazil Say that bring us down to the present day.

Since it was founded in 1956, the first major festival of the calendar year has brought the world’s leading Mozartians to Salzburg, and 2025 will be no exception. Among the distinguished artists, ensembles and orchestras that are expected are Ádám Fischer, Igor Levit, Sonya Yoncheva, Oksana Lyniv, Juan Diego Flórez, Michael Schade, the early-music specialist Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations, the Concentus Musicus of Vienna, the Collegium Vocale of Ghent under Philippe Herreweghe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida, lautten compagney of Berlin, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Robin Ticciati, the Cappella Andrea Barca with Sir András Schiff, the internationally acclaimed pianist Fazil Say, the Hagen Quartet, François Leleux, Lisa Batiashvili, the brothers Andreas and Daniel Ottensamer and, of course, the Vienna Philharmonic.

The Mozart Week will take place from January 23 to February 2, 2025.