FRANZ LISZT University of Music in Weimar
The FRANZ LISZT University of Music is a lively, internationally oriented institution in Weimar, a European City of Culture. It contributes to life in the city of Classicism with its daily concerts by professors and students, whether offering solos, chamber music or large-scale symphony concerts. Its wide range of music is illustrated not least by the numerous university ensembles addressing the jewels and also the hidden treasures of musical literature. Internationally too, the Weimar University of Music sets new standards with its master courses, competitions, exchange programmes, festivals and congresses.
The university is a venue for communication about music, particularly in July, when the "Weimar Master Courses", the annual classic festival, attracts high-level artists, up-and-coming young musicians and music lovers to Weimar from all over the world. Tomorrow's stars attend the numerous international competitions, which the university organises for young violinists (LOUIS SPOHR), chamber music ensembles (JOSEPH JOACHIM), younger and older pianists (FRANZ LISZT), organists (BACH / LISZT), and school-oriented piano playing (GROTRIAN-STEINWEG).
For its approximately 900 students from some 50 countries, the Franz Liszt University of Music offers a wide range of courses in music, music education and music science. It was no lesser person than the 19th century superstar who had the idea of founding a university of music in Weimar, namely the great pianist, composer and educationalist Franz Liszt.