The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Application for IOIA (International Orchestra Institute Attergau) 2015


Application for IOIA 2015 is now open

Date: 23-30 August 2015


For string, woodwind, brass instrument or timpani students


The IOIA is an international youth orchestra project by the Vienna Philharmonic (Wiener Philharmoniker) orchestra which takes place during one week in August in Attergau, a lovely district of Austria, close to the Attersee and not too far away from Salzburg (about 40 km). The main goal of IOIA is to show young students in the age of 18 - 28 years the basic features of the Viennese way of making music. The work on Viennese classic is one of the biggest challenges for every musician - that’s why at almost every audition in the world one concert of this style is required. Due to the personal contact, the members of the Vienna Philharmonic, who will coach, but also participate in the final concert as soloists and in the orchestra, have the possibility to impart their professional experiences to the students.


In 2015 Maestro Leopold Hager will be leading the project for the second time. Leopold Hager, who used to conduct one Mozart-program with the Vienna Philharmonic every year for more than ten years, will convey the long tradition of our orchestra that he experienced and also formed himself to our students.


Application process

  1. Registration at by uploading a video (about 10 minutes with 2 pieces, one from the "Viennese classicism") no later than April 30, 2015. After completing the registration, please send an email with your name, instrument, title of the uploaded pieces to mate.eva.gyongy[at]
  2. Audition at Liszt Academy based on the places made available by IOIA.

Date of audition: mid May, to be announced.


Please note that sufficient knowledge of German or English and a written commitment to arrive on time and to stay until the end of the working period is required.



Accommodation: 300 EUR (includes breakfast and dinner)

Course fee: for students of the Liszt Academy the course fee is provided by IOIA


For further general information please visit:


For more information on the audition please contact: Éva Gyöngy Máté, mate.eva.gyongy[at],  (1) 462 4644/129