partner of:
Bolzano Festival Bozen
XVII Gustav Mahler Academy - Awarded with the support and a medal of the President of the Italian Republic

The "Gustav Mahler - Music and Youth" Foundation was founded in 1999 at the initiative of Maestro Claudio Abbado and is the result of long years of close collaboration between the city of Bolzano and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Every year the Foundation conducts master classes for advanced young musicians from all over Europe, which represent a continuation of the working periods of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

The courses include individual lessons, chamber music in collaboration with the faculty, as well as an orchestra concert together with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.


First Honorary President
Claudio Abbado (1933- 2014)
Executive President

Sandro Repetto
Artistic Direction
Philipp von Steinaecker

Artistic Committee
Michael Adick
Peter Paul Kainrath
Alexander Meraviglia Crivelli
Emir Saul

Board of administration
Federica Costanzo
Alessandro Fabbrini
Micki Gruber
Alexander Meraviglia Crivelli
Giuseppe Mora
Fabio Neri
Heinrich Unterhofer

Giorgia Daprà
Cinzia Girardi
Evelyn Reich

Alessandra Caramaschi
Emanuele Girotti

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