Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

The Salzburg Easter Festival has been a frequent guest with different concert projects in one of Austria’s optically and visually most impressive halls: the Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation (Grosser Saal der Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg), which opened in 1914.

Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation
Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation © Wolfgang Lienbacher

Richard Berndl, an architect from Munich, designed the building for the Mozarteum Foundation at Schwarzstrasse No. 26 in a late historic style typical of Munich. The building was constructed from 1911 to 1914 and ceremoniously opened on 14 September 1914. Today the offices of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation are located here, as well as the two concert halls, the Grosser Saal (Great Hall) and the Wiener Saal (Viennese Hall), the Bibliotheca Mozartiana and several teaching rooms which are used by the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

 

“... everything that is good, genuine and beautiful!”

On the façade of the building is an inscription illuminated by neon light which was created by the artist Sylvie Fleury on the occasion of the first Dialoge Festival in 2005. It is a phrase in Mozart’s handwriting typical of Mozart and also of Fleury’s œuvre, reading “I would like to have everything that is good, genuine and beautiful!”


Great Hall

Seating plan of the Great Hall
Seating plan of the Great Hall

The Great Hall, with its unique ambiance and ornate splendor, is suitable for concerts seating up to 800 visitors. The excellent acoustics enhance concerts with soloists, chamber music ensembles or even large orchestras with programs ranging from classical to light music.

Here you can get to know the other venues of the Easter Festival: